Direct from Los Angeles, where it enjoyed an acclaimed and extended 5-month run at Open Stage West, the musical Alan Palmer's Fabulous Divas of Broadway will have its New York premiere this Spring.
What to do when you're a male musical theater performer with a big belting voice and an affinity for Broadway's greatest leading ladies? Since Broadway shows aren't casting men in traditional women's roles - if you're resourceful, you create your own one-man "woman" musical!
Creator and actor/singer Alan Palmer delivers a hilarious and touching look at growing up in the business while portraying 18 different stars of the stage. In rapid succession - and a non-stop turnover of gorgeous costumes - he brings to life such legends as Ethel Merman, Carol Channing, Liza Minnelli, Angela Lansbury, Julie Andrews, Judy Garland and Chita Rivera and such Tony-winning stars of today as Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone, Sutton Foster, Kristin Chenoweth and Beth Leavel.
Performing 25 songs in each lady's singular style, he weaves together reminiscences of growing up in a small town obsessed with musical cast albums, auditioning for shows in New York City, performing during onstage and backstage mishaps, raising his young son and interacting with many of the ladies represented in the show.