Friday, July 21, 2006
Kiki & Herb Spice Up Broadway This Summer
Coming a long way from their storied cabaret roots, the irreverent, unconventional duo Kiki & Herb are set to spice up the already sizzling summer on Broadway by bringing their decidedly downtown act to Midtown Manhattan. Kiki & Herb: Alive on Broadway will star Justin Bond and Kenny Mellman in the campy roles that have taken New York -- including a highly-regarded stint at Carnegie Hall -- by storm over the past thirteen years. Performances run August 11-September 10 at the Helen Hayes Theatre.
Last December, I finally had an opportunity to see Kiki & Herb for my very first time as they toured with Kiki & Herb: Jesus Wept at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre. The no-holds-barred performance had "septuagenarian" Kiki (Bond) gleefully taking shots at everyone from the President of the United States to unruly plane passengers all while getting royally soused on stage as Herb (Mellman) tickled the ivories, occasionally interrupted by Tourette's-style outbursts.
While Kiki & Herb are certainly not everyone's cup of tea, they're highly entertaining if you enjoy pointed barbs and biting humor blended with your social commentary.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).
Click here for tickets.