Saturday, November 1, 2008

Love Out Loud for Jill O'Hara

We have been blessed with the unique and rich voice of Jill O’Hara, with whom New York City has always been in love. [source: New York Times] Jill O'Hara grew up in Warren, Pa. and arrived in Manhattan right after high school, singing in Greenwich Village coffeehouses. Her first professional theater work was Hang Down Your Head and Die, a satirical Off Broadway revue about capital punishment, produced by Marion Javits. The show lasted only one night, but it had the distinction of being the vehicle that brought together Jerome Ragni and James Rado, the creators of Hair. She portrayed in rapid succession the female lead in the original Public Theater production of Hair, co-starred with Joel Grey in the hit musical George M! and played opposite Jerry Orbach in the Burt Bacharach, Hal David and Neil Simon musical Promises, Promises. Barely 21 years old, she was a big star.

She's going to recreate her Tony nominated performance with the lush “Whoever You Are, I Love You.” She will be joined by Tony Roberts for “I'll Never Fall In Love Again.”

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