J. Michael Reeds returns to Don’t Tell Mama in Ghost of Vaudeville on Friday, September 22 at 7 PM with additional shows on Saturday, October 14 at 4:30 PM and Thursday, November 9 at 7 PM.
The press notes describe the undertaking, which is an original song cycle written by Marc McBarron Kessler, as one that “paints a fascinating picture of a family, of a time and of lives lived,” characterizing the performer as “a veteran who takes his audience by the hand and effortlessly leads them through a journey of complex emotions and bittersweet memories,” adding that “his ease as an actor and as a singer is a pleasure to watch.”
About the songwriter, the notes characterize him as “prolific” and “a rare artist whose lyrics dig deep into the human experience and give voice to the yearnings that live in all of us. His writing in Ghost of Vaudeville is character-driven and carefully constructed around the talents of his performer. Among many things, Kessler is an actor’s-songwriter. His melodies are beautiful; his lyrics smart and thought provoking. This is not an ordinary songwriter and this is not an ordinary show.”
For more information and tickets, click here Don’t Tell Mama is located at 343 West 46 St. in Manhattan. Phone: (212) 757-0788
Pictured above: Marc McBarron Kessler