Sidney Myer: Live at the Laurie Beechman Theatre!

 

 

Presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation

Harbinger Records is pleased to announce their premiere DVD release. And for this prestigious debut they’ve chosen to present a live video recording of the estimable Sidney Myer at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York. Known for his witty musical comedy, Sidney delivers numbers that are understated and even heartbreaking. Disarming, funny, preposterous, touching, and utterly unique, Myer is one of the country’s leading cabaret performers and has won numerous awards for his incomparable choice of material, delivery and wit. He’s performed around the world making New York his base. 

For the past 25 years, despite constant urging from admirers, Sidney limited his brilliance to cameos at clubs, benefits and conventions. But for this, his debut DVD, Sidney sold-out six one-man shows emphasizing his wide range of material and thrilled his audiences. Harbinger is proud to say the result is an utterly marvelous record of a uniquely versatile performer that will thrill aficionados of musical comedy, cabaret, popular song and standup comedy. There’s something for everyone in this record of a master showman at the top of his game.

Sidney Myer: Live at the Laurie Beechman Theater is filmed and edited by Michael Lee Stever and he’s thrilled to be working with Sidney, KT Sullivan and the entire Mabel Mercer Foundation team. Some of Stever’s credits include UPM on the critically acclaimed documentary ‘Broadway: The Golden Age by the Legends Who Were There.’ Chief cinematographer for Off Broadway’s, ‘Little Rock,’ and co-cinematographer for the acclaimed Terrence McNally documentary, ‘Every Act Of Live.’ Filmed, directed and executive produced ‘Resurrecting Carrie,’ featuring Piper Laurie, and ‘Jan Broberg’s Guide To Thespians, Sociopaths & Scream Queens!’ featuring Elijah Wood. His work has screened at numerous film festivals, and pop culture conventions throughout the United States. www.MichaelStever.net 

 

About Ken Bloom Producer:

Ken Bloom is a leading authority on American popular song and musical theatre. His books American Song, Hollywood Song, and Tin Pan Alley are seminal works, documenting over 300,000 songs. His Broadway: An Encyclopedic Guide to the History, People and Places of Times Square was named one of the top reference books of the year by The New York Times.

Bloom’s newest book, Show and Tell: The New Book of Broadway Anecdotes, was released by Oxford University Press in 2016. Ken also co-founded, with Bill Rudman Harbinger Records. For the label Ken has produced more than fifty albums, including Maxine Sullivan Sings Great Songs of the Cotton Club by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler.

 

This DVD is available from Harbinger Records (HarbingerRecords.com) and has just become available at Amazon.com. Harbinger is distributed by Naxos USA.

Produced for Harbinger Records by Ken Bloom

Harbinger Records is a division of The Musical Theatre Project Bill Rudman, Artistic Director Heather Meeker, Executive Director

Stephen Holden, The New York Times: “A beloved latter-day vaudevillian… an engaging, mischievous dispenser of musical repartee.”

Alix Cohen, Broadway World: “There’s nothing provisional about a Sidney performance. Those of you lucky enough to have seen this show will undoubtedly never forget it. To others, I highly recommend the DVD! 

Please see comprehensive interview of Sidney Myer here by Alix Cohen for Theater Pizzazz: 

Sidney Myer- Nurturer, Evangelist, Iconoclastic Talent

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