attacked the Birdland stage with an animalistic energy that caught even the most fanatical of her admirers off-guard. The opening night of her four-show run, "Classical Julie," was a who's who of the showbiz scene, and included Tyne Daley, Lisa Lampanelli
, Charles Busch
, James Lecesne
, Danny Visconti, Shirley Herz
, Peter Bartlett
, Dan Butler
, KLea Blackhurst
, Natalie Douglas
and Ed Windels, among many others.
BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below!
"Classical Julie" includes new Halston rants, as well as her inimitable take on Ibsen and other highly literate writers. Her impression of Little Edie Beale performing the role of Lady MacBeth was an audience favorite, as was a harrowing experience with her sister, who is a Revolutionary War Reenactor. Of course, there were iconic readings of some of the more ridiculous New York Times wedding announcements that have become Halston trademarks.
Julie Halston will perform "Classical Julie" on Mondays, March 11, 18 and 25 at 7pm at Birdland (315 West 44 Street, NYC). Call 212-581-3080 or www.BirdlandJazz.com.
Photo Credit: Seth Walters
Bill Westmoreland and Julie Halston
Charles Busch and Julie Halston
Gianni Valenti, Lisa Lampanelli, Jimmy Cannizzaro and Jim Caruso
Jake Wilson, Julie Halston, Danny Visconti, Connor Gallagher and Company
James Lecesene, Julie Halston, Charles Busch and Ralph Howard
Jimmy Cannizzaro, Ralph Howard, Julie Halston and Lisa Lampanelli
Julie Halston, Charles Busch and Ralph Howard
Julie Halston and Dan Butler
Julie Halston and Natalie Douglas
Julie Halston and Peter Bartlett
Julie Halston and Shirley Herz
Julie Halston and Tyne Daly