Madame Rose, Eva Peron … Kathie Lee Gifford? Yes, Kathie Lee, the preternaturally perky talk-show host, is, like those other ambitious ladies, the subject of her very own musical. She Can’t Believe She Said That! (subtitled The Rise and Fall and Fall and Rise of Kathie Lee Gifford nee Epstein) is the highlariously demented brain child of Matt Prager, a South Park writer. Broadway actress Heather Laws pulls out all the stops while singing lines like “I used to be a Jew … now I’m Christian-er than you.” With clever choreography and staging, this is definitely a must-see.
Because bloggers often request suggestions for things to do while in New York, I decided I would do the occasional post on the topic, especially if the activity or place is off the beaten path. This musical is in a tiny little theater on the third floor of a building on West 36th Street, so it’s not the kind of thing you’d normally stumble upon. If you’re in town this week, I highly recommend catching this. The show will be performed tomorrow at 4:30 PM, Saturday at 4:30 PM and Sunday at 1 PM. Tickets are available here for $20.
Weird note: Someone I know is namechecked as one of Kathie Lee’s pre-Frank boyfriends!