After a sold-out run last year at The Duplex, this unique cabaret act written and performed by Brett Lowell with his 84-year old father is returning to NYC at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Joining the creative team is director Michael Schiralli (Jackie Hoffman's A Chanukah Charol at New World Stages).
Noted psychiatrist Dr. Edward "Pappy" Lowell is the happiest man he knows. His son Brett is one of his closest friends. The two of them will join together to present an evening of songs and stories on the art and science of being happy-84 years of wisdom on living a life of joy, passed from father to son. It will feature a diverse range of music, including the songs of Kander and Ebb, Bruce Springsteen, Comden & Green, Alan Menkin, Jason Robert Brown, the Beatles, and more. Written by Brett Lowell & Edward Lowell, MD. Musical director Darius Frowner. Direction from Michael Schiralli. More information at CmonGetPappy.com.
Shows will be at THE Laurie Beechman THEATRE (407 W 42nd St, NYC) Saturday, February 23 at 7:30PM, Saturday, March 23 at 7:30PM, and Saturday, April 20 at 7:30PM. Tickets are $16 in advance online, or $20 at the door ($10 MAC/AEA). There is a $15 food/drink minimum. Tickets and information are available at CmonGetPappy.com, or by calling the Laurie Beechman at 212-695-6909.
Brett Lowell is a singer experienced in styles ranging from cabaret, musical theater, swing, jazz, and classical. He has performed at many venues in the NYC area, including The Duplex, Rose's Turn, Don't Tell Mama's, St. Bart's Players, Brooklyn Heights Players, St. John the Divine, Merkin Concert Hall, Tim McLoone's Supper Club (in Asbury Park, with Bob Egan), and Carnegie Hall.
Edward Lowell, MD is a physician of 58 years specializing in psychotherapy and forensic psychiatry. He has taken his practice beyond treating mental illness to empowering people to live with aliveness and joy. An accomplished public speaker, this show represents DR. Lowell's stage debut.
Darius Frowner is a musical director and pianist from New York City who has supervised numerous productions throughout the United States and Europe. Darius won the Bistro Award for Excellence in Piano Bar Entertainment for his work at The Duplex in Greenwich Village where he is a mainstay on Monday and Thursday nights. Darius has been an adjunct artist at NYU and The New School.
Michael Schiralli has credits that include A Chanukah Charol (New World Stages) Jackie Hoffman's solo shows including Jackie Five-Oh and The Kvetching Continues; many Varla Jean Merman shows and videos including Enough About Me: An Unauthorized Autobiography; several Coco Peru shows including Undaunted (GLAAD Award); Sleepless Variations with Mary Testa (Barrington Stage); The Vendler Television Playhouse with Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman; The Tragic And Horrible Life Of The Singing Nun (NYMF); Wasp Cove, episode 2; Bob&Carol&Ted&Alice (Culture Project); Born Again Again! with Tammy Faye Starlite (Ars Nova); Valentine's Day Massacre (Drama Dept.); Nothin's Easy and Nobody's Happy with Colette Hawley; Gas, Food, Talent (West Bank); Darlene Love's True Love (N.Y., L.A.); Songs for a New World with Beth Leavel; MTW's Holiday Extravaganza with Kristin Chenowith, Free & Equal (Yip Harburg Foundation); and the feature film Varla Jean And The Mushroomheads.