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.“
Melody Breyer-Grell chats with Rita about her career and her upcoming show, Rita Gardner: Much More‚A Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt Songbook. a-conversation-with-rita-gardner/
Rita had the pleasure of performing “Time Goes By” from the musical Grover’s Corner by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt. Watch the full performance below:
The performance was part of the evening “Broadway Bound 2: The Musicals That Never Came to Broadway” at 54 Below.
I will be appearing on At Home with Amy Sedaris later this fall on TruTV. There will be a screening of the episode on Thursday, October 19 at The Bowery Ballroom.
Here is a short scene that I did for the show Falling Water on the USA Network.
I’ll be performing a song called “Time Goes By” from Grover’s Corner, which is a musical adaptation from the play Our Town by Thornton Wilder.
And I’m also adding Emily’s monologue from the end of the original play. I’d love to see you there!