Kiki & Herb: Alive on Broadway BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • Opening Night:
    August 15, 2006
    Closing:
    September 10, 2006

    Theater: Helen Hayes Theatre / 240 West 44th Street, New York, NY, 10036

    Synopsis: 

    Kiki is a brash, boozy septuagenarian chanteuse. She's never much cared what other people think, but she's always willing to say what she thinks. On stage with her stalwart accompanist and only living friend Herb, Kiki lets rip with political rants, searing social commentary and confessions about their own highs and lows. As the story goes, a young Kiki & Herb met in the 1930s at the Erie Children's Institutional, where the two would begin an artistic collaboration and close personal relationship that would last a lifetime. A very long lifetime. Together they've seen come and go numerous regimes, fads and fascists, and the presidencies, pregnancies and personal challenges that would send them through a string of their very own 'Great Depressions.'

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Kiki & Herb: Alive on Broadway

    ‘Kiki & Herb’: The Road to Catharsis With Those 2 Immortals

    Ben Brantley

    August 16, 2006: That’s one gorgeous set of teardrops that the immortal Kiki DuRane is wearing for her mind-popping Broadway debut. Kiki, a molting songbird for all seasons, and Herb, her happily suffering shadow and accompanist, opened last night at the Helen Hayes Theater in “Kiki & Herb: Alive on Broadway,” a hyper-magnified cabaret concert that has the heat and dazzle of great balls of fire.

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