Rita is interviewed by Charles Kirsch of “Backstage Babble”!
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.“