Betty Garrett
Betty Garrett
Theatre West will present the world premiere of the revue Betty Garrett: Closet Songwriter, featuring unknown songs penned by the legendary actress, to run October 26-November 18. The production will be co-directed by Garrett and John Carter, with choreography by Devra Korwin and musical direction by Paul Chipello.

The show will feature special guests Lee Meriwether (October 26-28, November 9-18) and Bridget Hanley (November 2-4) along with co-stars Debra Armani, Daniel Keough, Jack Kutcher, Robert W. Laur, Barbara Mallory, and Andy Taylor. The creative team will feature Keough and Joseph A. Altadonna (sets), Yancey Dunham (lighting), and Matthew Hoffman (sound).

Garrett, who co-founded Theatre West, first came to fame in such MGM musicals as Words and Music, On the Town, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, and My Sister Eileen. Her many Broadway appearances include Something for the Boys, Jackpot, Bells Are Ringing, Meet Me in St. Louis, and the 2001revival of Follies. Her many other stage appearances include Reprise's My One and Only, and Theatre West's productions of Morning's at Seven and Nunsense.

In addition, Garrett co-starred on the hit sitcoms All in the Family and Laverne & Shirley, and received an Emmy Award nomination for her guest appearance on the sitcom Becker.

For more information, call 323-851-7977 or visit www.theatrewest.org.