American Conservatory Theater presents the production that Ben Brantley of the New York Times stated "has the heat and dazzle of great balls of fire," and called one of the 10 best Broadway shows of 2006: Kiki & Herb Alive From Broadway, created and executed by Justin Bond and Kenny Mellman.
Kiki & Herb: Alive From Broadway is the latest acclaimed cabaret performance featuring Kiki and Herb, the infamous duo created by Justin Bond and Kenny Mellman, who began performing together almost 20 years ago after meeting at a San Francisco nightclub. The fictional biography follows that Kiki (the "boozy chanteusy") was born during the Great Depression and was living in an orphanage in western Philadelphia when she met her partner, accompanist, and "only living friend," Herb. The duo recount some favorite reminiscences from their heyday (including playing both Monte Carlo in the 1960s and "The Love Boat" in the 1980s) while they deliver rowdy and robust reinterpretations of music from pop acts new and old, including Gnarls Barkley, Elliot Smith, Dan Fogelberg, Public Enemy, The Cure, and more. Along the way, Kiki regales the audience with grand delusions and self-indulgent asides that take on a wide range of subjects from motherhood to gay marriage to presidential politics.
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