In 1959, theater, film, and TV star Lane Bradbury created the role of Dainty June in the original Broadway production of the classic show Gypsy starring Ethel Merman. (That’s Lane, second from left in photo above with Stephen Sondheim on far right). Now, almost 60 years later, Bradbury will make her debut at the legendary cabaret club Don’t Tell Mama with Let Me Entertain You, Again, a show she premiered in 2015 at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Lane’s musical trip down memory lane is a personal tour of how she transitioned from being an Atlanta debutante to “The Great White Way” during the Golden Age of Broadway Musicals.
Written by Doug DeVita, directed by Bradbury’s daughter Elkin Antoniou, and with Musical Direction by Joe Goodrich, Lane Bradbury’s show hits the Don’t Tell Mama stage on June 7 and June 29, both shows at 7 pm. Don’t Tell Mama is located at 343 West 46th St (between 8th & 9th Aves). Cover: $20 (MAC: $15), 2-Drink Minimum, Cash Only. For reservations, call: 212-757-0788 (after 4:00 PM) or go to www.donttellmama.com
“The enduringly charming Lane Bradbury still commands the stage, entertains us, and makes us smile. In the words of Stephen Sondheim, ‘You’ll have a real good time, yes sir!’” –Bob Ost, Executive Director, Theater Resources Unlimited
“Let Lane Bradbury entertain you again as she continues to light up the stage with an energy and enthusiasm!” –Adam Rothenberg, Founder & Editor,callmeadam.com
BIO: Lane Bradbury was born and raised near Atlanta, Georgia, and began to study ballet at age five and joined the Atlanta Ballet at age 12. She moved to NYC to pursue a dancing career was accepted at the Actors Studio as the youngest ever member. She made her Broadway debut in 1958 in J.B. after director Elia Kazan discovered her at the Actors Studio, and she followed that the next year appearing in Gypsy. In 1961, she was cast in The Night of the Iguana, originating, respectively, the roles of the older June and Charlotte Goodall. Bradbury’s film credits include Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Hawaii, The Barony, and Consenting Adults, and she has had guest starring roles in many TV “Movies of Week” including: Maybe I’ll Come Home in the Spring, Dial Hot Line, A Real American Hero, and To Dance With the White Dog. Bradbury has also appeared in more than 40 TV series including such classics as Gunsmoke, In the Heat of the Night, Kung Fu, The Rockford Files, The Partridge Family, Walking Tall, Serpico, The Waltons, Police Story, McCloud, The Mod Squad,and The Streets of San Francisco. She now serves as the artistic director of Valkyrie Theatre of Dance Drama & Film in Los Angeles, a non-profit organization that utilizes the arts to bring hope, healing, and identity to “at risk” children and teenagers.