Opened Oct 18, 2013
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Mimi Cohen deconstructs the life and legacy of 1960's iconic songwriter, Laura Nyro, to reveal to us the life insights that Laura knew when she, at 16, composed the top ten hit "And When I Die." Some of Laura Nyro's other songs that became hits for other artists include: "Wedding Bell Blues" by the 5th Dimension, "And When I Die" by Blood, Sweat & Tears, "Eli's Coming" by Three Dog Night, and "Stoney End" by Barbra Steisand. Using her strong vocal prowess and funny characterizations of real people and events in Laura's life, Mimi illuminates the rite of passage girls experience when becoming women. Girls seem to lose their voices, but Mimi shows one girl who always sang with abandon and never lost her voice … Laura Nyro.