New York, NY
Venue Address (Get Directions)Sellersville Theater
Date and Time
Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 at 7:30pm
Nellie McKay returns with her band that includes Alexi David on bass, Cary Park on guitar, Tivon Pennicott on saxophone and flute and Kenneth Salters on drums. Hailed by the New Yorker as “funny and touching, ceaselessly clever and scarily talented,” Nellie McKay has recently finished an extended run in the off Broadway hit "Old Hats" (winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revue) and has written two acclaimed musical biographies, "Silent Spring: It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature," an exploration of environmental pioneer, Rachel Carson, and "I Want to Live!," the story of Barbara Graham, the third woman executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin.
David Byrne tells the Wall Street Journal, "Her last two 'cabaret' shows I saw have been jaw dropping. They both completely subverted the genre,"… Among Ms. McKay's charms, Mr. Byrne said, are the ways she playfully mixes what he called a “tragic noir vibe” with her “wicked sense of humor." Nellie critically acclaimed releases include the debut double album "Get Away From Me" with Beatles' engineer Geoff Emerick and "Normal as Blueberry Pie: A Tribute to Doris Day," ("among the killer overhauls of American standards” - The New York Times). She has won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum in the Broadway production of "The Threepenny Opera" and her writing has appeared in The Onion, Interview and The New York Times Book Review.