Miss Peggy Lee: In Her Own Words and Music

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Great performance. Great performance space.

Miss Peggy Lee: In Her Own Words and Music

Walking into The Green Room 42, the new snazzy and classy performance space in the super cool Yotel Hotel on 10th and 42nd, one truly is transported to a different time and place.

It oozes elegance, and is the perfect spot to see a new one-woman show about legendary singer and songwriter Peggy Lee.

Miss Peggy Lee: In Her Own Words and Music was developed by the star of the piece, the fabulous Cady Huffman, and the writer and director of the show (who is also an awesome singer) Will Nunziata. 

During the one hour and ten minutes of this show, we see Cady giving a luminous performance, (backed up by some wonderful musicians) singing the songs that Peggy Lee wrote (did you know she was a prolific writer?) and drawing the audience into her world, starting with growing up in Fargo, North Dakota, where she dreamed of being a star.

Cady becomes Ms. Lee, through her voice, her mannerisms, the costume and wig, but also through the heartbreaking stories she tells. I felt incredible empathy for the singer because she was a groundbreaking artist, who yearned to have both a robust career and love, but seemingly could only succeed in her profession.

Although the performances of Miss Peggy Lee: In Her Own Words and Music have concluded at The Green Room 42, I am certain this show will have life again. Next time it plays, be sure to grab tickets.

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  • Valerie Smaldone

    Valerie Smaldone is a 5-time Billboard Magazine Award winner and is well known for her unprecedented success holding the #1 on-air position in the New York radio market on 106.7 Life-FM, an iHeart station. She has hosted, produced, and created several award-winning nationally syndicated programs featuring in-depth interviews with stars like Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Elton John and Mariah Carey among others. Her radio talk show "Bagels and Broadway" highlighted theatre and food personalities. She is an accomplished interviewer and voice artist heard on commercials, narrations, promos and audiobooks, as well as a sought after live announcer. Most recently, Valerie produced and directed a film, The Thursday Night Club, featuring pop diva Gloria Gaynor in her movie acting debut. She is one of the creators and producers of a docu-series, Divine Renovation, starring Erik Estrada, on streaming networks soon.

1 Response

  1. We are so excited to be coming back on July 24 and 31 at 7pm to the GreenRoom42 with some changes to the script so if you saw it already, you’ll be witnessing a brand-new version of this theatre piece! And although I’m bias as writer-director, ask anyone who saw the show, my co-creator and the leading lady – Tony Winner Cady Huffman – is a once-in-a-generation talent giving a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

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