The next MAMA ROSE’S TURN book event is going to be right here in New York City when The Ziegfeld Society puts on a show on February 22nd! Loria Parker will be playing Rose, Merrill Grant is June, Vanessa Altshuler is Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee, and with Mark York at the piano, as always, it’s going to be a great event!
They will be singing the actual songs that were in the acts that Rose Hovick managed for her two daughters. The original Jazz Age acts were called: The Diehl and Hovick Sisters, Baby June the Pocket-Sized Pavlova, Baby June & Her Pals, Dainty June and Her Newsboy Songsters. June was later known professionally as June Havoc. The acts led by Louise, later called Gypsy Rose Lee, were called Madame Rose’s Dancing Daughters and Rose Louise and Her Hollywood Blondes. It was very exciting the other night, at the first rehearsal, to finally see some of these songs played out and performed. Rose Hovick’s children performed on the old vaudeville Pantagis and Orpheum Circuits. Rose was later portrayed on Broadway and film by Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury, Rosalind Russell, Tyne Daly, Bernadette Peters, Bette Midler, Patti LuPone, and will soon be played by Barbara Streisand in a new movie. Join us on the 22nd of February to find out why the original act Rose created act to showcase her daughters was so much fun and is see what it was all about!
I’ll be in this production, too, as the Narrator. So come one, come all, and JOIN US on February 22nd!
When: Saturday, February 22nd
Where: Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College, 69th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues, New York City
Cost: $7 Members and $15 Non-Members
To reserve: email firstname.lastname@example.org or book tickets online at www.theziegfeldsociety.com
Near: The Madison Avenue Buses (M1, M2, M3, M4) and the #6 Subway Line
SEE YOU THERE!