$30 cover charge and 2 drink/food minimum per person.
Mendacity and half-truths abound in the new, critically acclaimed musical solo work from internationally renowned pianist-singer, Mark Nadler. The Old Razzle Dazzle: An Evening of Lies, Lying and Liars will bow at the Laurie Beechman Theatre this fall. The Old Razzle Dazzle: An Evening of Lies, Lying and Liars is a rich collection of music, carefully chosen by much-honored showman Nadler, as a playful reflection on the tenor of our times. Throughout the repertoire and commentary, Mark explores lying from every angle, explaining at the start that everything he says will be a lie.
Songs – including Dave Frishberg’s “Blizzard of Lies,” celebrating classic white lies, to the lies that lovers tell, as in Murray Grand and Elisse Boyd’s ”Guess Who I Saw Today My Dear” to Friedrich Hollander’s “Münchhausen” and several classic favorites for kids in which the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus and the Stork make appearances – illustrate, without judgement, this unavoidable part of human nature. Mark’s performance builds to a dramatic conclusion with a tour de force singing, piano-playing and tap-dancing version of Kander and Ebb’s “Razzle Dazzle” that must be seen to be believed. The dance was choreographed by Germaine Salsberg.
“Mark Nadler, aka Mr. Show Business, is Danny Kaye, freshly reincarnated as a hyperkinetic piano man visiting from Vaudeville heaven…a comic spark plug touched with brilliance!” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times