• Jan 26, 2017     

    Lavender Songs - A Queer Weimar Berlin Cabaret

    source: nyblueprint.com

    (Jan. 20 - Apr. 8) - On Inauguration Day Jeremy Lawrence remounted an evening created by Alan Lareau in conjunction with the exhibition "Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945" at the U.S. Holocaust Museum. Seven of the show's eleven composer-lyricists were Jewish. Two of these died in the camps, two committed suicide, one survived in hiding in the Netherlands, and two others escaped to exile - Frederick Hollander in America and Mischa Spoliansky in England. The show's English lyrics and special material are written by Lawrence, who also created the English lyrics on Ute Lemper's widely praised recording, "Berlin Cabaret Songs."

    Lawrence's flaming alter-ego Tante Fritzy - kabarettist extraordinaire - who kicks up a storm of risque, bawdy and gender-bending material. The music director is Ariela Bohrod, who accompanies on piano.

    A distinguished translator, lyricist and performer, Lawrence, whose extensive translations of German repertoire are in wide usage, is the official English translator of songs by Frederick Hollander and Franz Waxman. As an actor, Lawrence has had a long career on New York and regional stages, screen and television (most recently on "The Blacklist" and "Shades of Blue"). His one-man Tennessee Williams shows have received international acclaim.