Rita is interviewed by Charles Kirsch of “Backstage Babble”. Click on the picture to listen!
Come to 54 Below at 7:00pm on April 20th to see Rita honor Hal Prince through song! “If It Only Even Runs A Minute” will feature performances of music from under-appreciated Prince musicals sung by many talented artists. It’s sure to be a great night honoring a great person, tickets available here.
Rita reprises her show! Come hear her sing Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt Classics at the Laurie Beechman on Sunday, May 3rd at 2:00pm. Tickets available online at the Laurie Beechman/West Bank Cafe website.
Here are a few photos from “Much More, A Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt Songbook performed by Rita Gardner at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in September and October 2018.
Rita Gardner will be honored as a “Legend of Off Broadway” at the 9th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards ceremony held at Sardi’s in NYC on June 18 from 4-6:30 pm.
Catch Rita on The Last O.G. starring Tracy Morgan at 10:30 pm (ET) on TBS:
Tuesdays, April 9 and 23, 2019
Much More: A Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt Songbook
Laurie Beechman Theatre, NYC, September 25, 2018
Reviewed by Randolph B. Eigenbrode for Cabaret Scenes
“Who better to celebrate the musical Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt and Gardner? And, with an naughty glimmer in her eye, she finds humor at every turn… brimming with an unwavering honesty that comes from years of experience. It’s almost eerie experiencing Jones’ lyrics when Gardner sings them – they are vibrant with an almost on intended perspicacity… constantly engaging… Gardener conjures a weeping willow – strong, even while buffeting in the breeze.“