2009 BISTRO AWARD WINNER AND 2009 MAC AWARD NOMINEE KIM SMITH RETURNS TO DON'T TELL MAMA, MAY 3RD!
Emerging from the cabaret circuit Down Under, Kim Smith charts a dark and whimsical path through the arrivals and departures of a neo-Weimar musical misfit in his new cabaret, Johnny Come Lately. Ji Young Lee accompanies on piano. Karen Kohler produces and directs.
Hailed as "A new breed of cabaret star!" (MCV Magazine, Melbourne) in his native Australia, Kim Smith returns to the venerable cabaret hotspot Don't Tell Mama with his celebrated debut show Johnny Come Lately.
Kim Smith has chosen a compelling international collection of songs to showcase his extraordinary range as singer and actor, including works by composers Amphlett (Australia), Seress (Hungary), Eisler (Germany), and Americans Schwartz and Bolcom. Johnny Come Lately is made possible by the generous support of the Dame Joan Sutherland Foundation.
"Kim Smith is mesmerizing. Johnny Come Lately is a dark show balanced by Smith's whimsy." (Barbara Leavy, Cabaret Scenes)
"Smith performs as if he's a porcelain doll turning mechanically on a delicate music box. He's got a wide Mack the Knife smile...occasionally, he draws his supple hands across his chest as if wiping off illicit thoughts. Women probably find themselves wanting to mother him; gay men probably think he'd be ooh such fun to take home. He's all safe decadence and sly appeal." (David Finkle, Backstage)
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