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Queen of Mean: The Rise and Fall of Leona Helmsley (Mon or Thurs, Apr 4th or 7th, 2016, 7:30 pm)

posted Sep 18, 2015, 8:05 AM by Ezrath Israel   [ updated May 10, 2016, 7:22 AM ]

Starring TOVAH FELDSHUH as Leona Helmsley.

April 4th performance now sold out!

April 7th performance now sold out!

A reading, with songs, of the new musical!

Does getting what we want bring happiness? What does it feel like to be rich and powerful? Why would someone with everything stop at nothing to have more? With rampant corporate malfeasance and income inequality on the rise, these questions have never been more relevant. However, what ultimately makes “Queen of Mean” compelling is the enormously colorful leading lady, her fascinating rise to power, and the emotional relatability of her drive, her passions, and her shortcomings. We cheer her, envy her, ache for her, and watch in gleeful horror as she crosses lines we ourselves would not cross.

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $15 for AT members and students under age 18

Purchase tickets for this event now.

Part of HOT NIGHTS @ A COOL SHUL, a new Monday night series that seeks to stimulate dialogue about American and global Jewish culture through engaging, entertaining and thought-provoking films, play readings, cabaret acts, musical performances, and panel discussions. Produced by Joan Finkelstein and Carol Ostrow.

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