Audience members react after seeing August Darnell's Cherchez La Femme: the musical.
May 20 - June 12, 2016
Tuesdays - Saturdays at 7PM; Sundays at 4PM
Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 East 4th Street (2nd Floor)
tickets and info at: lamama.org/cherchez_la_femme/
It's reckless. It's rhythmic. It's romantic.
A madcap adventure featuring the music of August Darnell (AKA Kid Creole and the Coconuts) and Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band! Set in New York City and the Caribbean in the 1980s, Cherchez La Femme is a musical extravaganza that tells the story of one man's loss and another man's gain and the powerful women who make it all possible. The show explores dark themes (abandonment, sibling rivalry, unrequited love) and light themes (sexual healing, the pursuit of happiness, the smell of success) but never without inviting you to shake your head and tap your toes to infectious neo-urban-jungle grooves.
Written by August Darnell (a/k/a Kid Creole of Kid Creole and the Coconuts) and Vivien Goldman (a/k/a "The Punk Professor" at The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU Tisch School) Cherchez La Femme features the music of Grammy-nominated songwriters Stony Browder Jr. and August Darnell. The score is comprised of the iconic title song "Cherchez La Femme" and other hits by Kid Creole and the Coconuts, such as “Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy,” “Stool Pigeon,” “Endicott” and “I’m A Wonderful Thing Baby,” along with new compositions.