The Huntington Theatre Company presents the triumphant Boston return of Kiki & Herb, in their show, Kiki & Herb: Alive From Broadway.
Boozy chanteuse Kiki DuRane and her accompanist and only living friend, Herb, bring their outrageously funny cabaret performance act to the Calderwood Pavilion. This performance, presented by the Huntington Theatre Company, is the duo's first in Boston since they were infamously banned from the city decades ago.
Describing their long and bumpy career, DuRane has said, "Herb and I started performing together professionally in the 1950s, when I was known as sort of a torch singer. In the '60s we were kind of a lounge act. In the '70s of course, we went through our disco phase. And a lot of people thought that we sort of dropped off the map in the '80s. But at that time we had a contract with the Princess Cruises line aboard the Love Boat. We've been on the comeback trail ever since."
This also describes the diverse influences found in their current show. Not satisfied simply doing endless versions of cabaret standards, Kiki & Herb display their unique musical prowess reinventing popular songs by great 20th- and 21st-century artists like Wu-Tang Clan, Joni Mitchell, Styx, Pat Benatar, Radiohead, Nirvana, Bonnie Tyler, and Britney Spears.
Kiki and Herb are the alter egos, respectively, of Justin Bond and Kenny Mellman.
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