RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET returns to Don’t Tell Mama
Therese Lee returns to New York for a revival of her new show, RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET. In it, she recalls her days in Los Angeles as an entertainment reporter too broke to own a car, and shares how her interactions with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars at that time changed her life forever. .
The show features an eclectic set of songs from songwriters such as Jerry Herman, Richard Maltby and David Shire, Cy Coleman, Diane Warren and Lady Gaga, Patty Griffin, John Prine and more. RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET debuted at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Los Angeles and returns to New York for a special encore after critically acclaimed performances at The Triad and Don’t Tell Mama.
Music Director Doug Peck is a Los Angeles-based musician and educator. He has appeared in concert with artists like Renée Fleming, Heather Headley, Michelle Williams, Lupe Fiasco, Jessie Mueller, Shemekia Copeland, John Prine, Matthew Polenzani, Kristin Chenoweth, André DeShields, Tovah Feldshuh, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Ernestine Jackson, among many others. The show is directed by Jeff Harnar, award-winning director of multiple MAC, Bistro and Broadway World Cabaret awards and recipient of The Noel Coward Foundation Cabaret award. He has conducted solo shows for Tovah Feldshuh and Rita Gardner and award-winning shows for Celia Berk, Dawn Derow and Margo Brown.
RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET is played at Don’t Tell Mama (343 W. 46th St.) on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 2 p.m. There is a $25.00 cover charge with a $20 minimum for two drinks. Cash only. Reservations can be made at www.donttellmamanyc.com
Therese Lee is a versatile performer who has sung in every genre, from opera and art song (in five languages) to musical theater and The Great American Songbook. She holds a BA in music from UCLA and has performed her own cabaret acts in Los Angeles at Cinegrill, Gardenia, Masquers Cabaret and Feinstein’s at Vitello’s. In 2019, she participated in the St. Louis Cabaret Conference professional track, which gave her the opportunity to work with top members of the cabaret community from across the country, including Marilyn Maye, Jeff Harnar and Faith. Prince.