AFTERNOON CABARET NYC: BERNHARDT ON BROADWAY WITH CAROL DUNITZ
June 1913. Sarah Bernhardt wowed New York with the splashy premiere of her new motion picture, The Romance of an Actress, an adaptation of Adrienne Lecouvreur, the play she starred in at New York's Booth Theatre during her first American tour in November 1886. Fast forward. June 2013. Carol Dunitz channels Sarah Bernhardt at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) in the one woman muscial, "Bernhardt on Broadway" on Sunday, June 23rd at 4:30 pm. Bernhardt on Broadway is a no holds barred expose about the daughter of a courtesan who overcame countless obstacles to become the most famous woman in the world. Now, almost a century after her last apearances in the United States, audiences can once again experience the wonder of Madame Sarah. The show opens with Bernhardt welcoming the audience to her drawing room, a warm and cozy setting for the audience to become rapt in intimate self-disclosures via story and song about the actress' legendary life. Before mass media and modern travel, Sarah Bernhardt ingeniously master marketed her meteoric rise to superstardom. She was the WORLD'S FIRST SUPERSTAR. Before Lady GaGa and Marilyn Monroe posed nude for national magazines, and Janet Jackson "accidentally" bared one breast at the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show, Sarah Bernhardt shamelessly posed nude for renowned 19th century photographer Felix Nadar while still in her teens. Playwright, composer, lyricist and lead Carol Dunitz read close to 100 books and countless articles and reviews on Sarah Bernhardt before writing Bernhardt on Broadway. Dunitz graduated from the Universtity of Michigan and holds a Ph.D. in Speech Communication and Theater from Wayne State University. She is the author of nine books in addition to Bernhardt on Broadway. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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