A now-you-have-a-chance-to-go-see-it update by Casey Curtis
The last time I reviewed this terrific one-woman show (link here: http://thefrontrowcenter.com/?s=marlene), I attended on the only night it was playing. That means, unless you are a time traveler, seeing the show in response to my highly positive review was not possible. All you could do was to make a mental note to see it the next time it came around. Well, next time is here! Formerly titled, “Marlene,” the show has been retitled “Dietrich.” It is a fascinating look into the life of movie legend Marlene Dietrich. The role of Marlene is played by the lovely and talented Cindy Marinangel, who in addition to having Dietrich’s voice and mannerisms down, also bears a striking resemblance to her physically. A few classic Marlene songs are included. It’s all a pleasure that can be caught at:
The Triad Theater, 158 W. 72ndSt., Friday, June 22nd at 9:30 p.m.
Special one-night performance. Tickets are $25. For tickets and more information, visit http://apps.vendini.com/u/73b311ea71 or call 212.279.4200.
Written by Willard Manus, directed by Judith Rose and starring Cindy Marinangel,
“Dietrich” is a based on a true story. Set in May 1960, the play takes place when the actress returned to the Berlin stage for the first time since fleeing the Hitler regime in the 1930’s. Inside her dressing room at the Tatiana Palast Theater, Dietrich weighs whether to go through with the live performance despite threats on her life by Nazi sympathizers who resented her for having spent much of World War II entertaining American soldiers on the front lines. To them, Dietrich is a turncoat; a traitor who deserves to be shot and killed on stage.