Tovah Feldshuh stars in Tallulah Hallelujah!, a new play with music. The time is 1956. The place is a benefit concert for the USO, for whom Ms. Bankhead is fundraising chair. She has lined up Ella Fitzgerald as the headliner. But when Ella is delayed, Tallulah agrees to "vamp for five." Feldshuh (who co-wrote the performance with Larry Amoros and Linda Selman) presents a roller coaster ride through Tallulah's life: intimately talking about her family, her politics, her relationship with Tennessee Williams, and her lovers. The play is about human courage. It is not an imitation, not a recreation, but an imagination of the life of Tallulah Bankhead under specific stressful circumstances. William Wesbrooks directs.
There is no performance on December 25. There will be added performances on December 28 at 8pm and December 29 at 2pm.