Warm, Sassy Diva -ASSOCIATED PRESS
RAVE REVIEW for the FABULOUS FANNY CAST ALBUM from BROADWAYWORLD!
Don't Rain on Her Parade: Kimberly Faye Greenberg
Brings Fanny Brice to Fabulous Life!
Kimberly Faye Greenberg CHANNELS THE ICON!
RAVE REVIEW for the FABULOUS FANNY at the RENOWNED 54 BELOW!
Sylvia Fine in
"Danny & Sylvia, The Danny Kaye Musical"
Fanny Brice in "One Night With Fanny Brice"
Watching Kimberly cavort around the stage in Fabulous Fanny, you do get the sense of being thrust back in time. She is as nimble and rubber-faced as Brice in her prime, executing a montage of physical numbers like "Sadie Salome" and "I'm an Indian" with gleeful ease and tossing off joke after joke. It's more than a cabaret in that Greenberg gives you a complete story arc to follow, radiating with such warm, homey intimacy that even newcomers to Brice's canon will leave feeling like experts.
54 Below provides a perfect venue for such a show; its speakeasy-like atmosphere contributes to the impression of having been transported to a 1920s supper club for an evening's entertainment by a famous chanteuse. In fact, until true time travel becomes possible, Kimberly's act is the closest modern audiences will ever come to seeing Fanny in person.
With deft skill, she brings Fanny Brice back to life on the recording, allowing modern audiences a chance to enjoy a taste of the woman who inspired the hit musical FUNNY GIRL.
Taking on the persona of Fanny Brice, Kimberly Faye Greenberg fills FABULOUS FANNY: THE SONGS & STORY OF FANNY BRICE with the razzle dazzle and showmanship that made the performer a true star and legend in her own right. With a brassy belt, a powerful nasal timbre that is used to add emphasis, and a delightfully light alto instrument, Kimberly Faye Greenberg pristinely channels
the renowned icon as she performs.
"Little Wars" fulfills a nostalgic fantasy - like Plato's Symposium. Well known bright lights from the past gather and we're there, too - catching their jokes, clueing in on their interactions, and deepening our understanding of what makes them tick. Fly-on-the-wall style, we're among the great, brilliant, and witty. Thanks to McCasland's talented writing and ability to create a world, and to flawless casting, they come alive for us. We're there to learn from them, and love them.
--Let's Talk Off-Broadway
May 7-May 31, 2015
The Clarion Theatre, NYC
For schedule and tickets: www.showclix.com
More info: www.beautifulsouptheatercollective.org
Please contact Kimberly directly for INDUSTRY COMPS!
-Recreating the role of Lillian Hellman in "Little Wars";
-Recreating the role of Marguerite Taylor in "What Was Lost'";
-Debuting as Kathleen Kennedy in "28 Marchant Avenue".
READ SOME OF THE REVIEWS FROM THE LAST RUNS OF "LITTLE WARS" AND "WHAT WAS LOST":
As a result of one man's interest and dedication to the proper telling of actress Laurette Taylor's magnificent story, New York is now fortunate enough to own a piece of the treasure that is Steven Carl McCasland's "What Was Lost".
Written and directed by McCasland and hereby added to the list of successful and praise-worthy Beautiful Soup Theater productions, which include a recent production of Liliom and the critically acclaimed Little Wars, What Was Lost is a complete surprise to both those familiar with the story of stage actress Laurette Taylor, and to those who have yet to understand the fortitude one woman can possess in the depths of her nearly shattered heart. It is truly one of my best experiences at the Dorothy Strelsin Theater.