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(E) Mickey Rooney and Jan Rooney performing in New York
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  08/9/2004 | Friends In Action | Unrated
(E) Mickey Rooney and Jan Rooney performing in New York

 

Mickey Rooney and Jan Rooney performing in New York

 

 

Dear Nenad,

Please be our guest at the opening night and invite all of your CROWN friends to see the show that is running for a month. Looking forward to seeing you.

Love,

Jan and Mickey Rooney

THE IRISH REPERTORY THEATRE AND DENSMORE PRODUCTIONS
PRESENTS
JAN AND MICKEY ROONEY
LET’S PUT ON A SHOW!

SAM KRIGER, MUSICAL DIRECTOR
August 10, 2004 - September 12, 2004

Tues - Sat at 8pm, Wed at 2pm, Sat and Sun at 3pm

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!

Tuesday August 10, 2004 -
Sunday September 12, 2004

Tuesday - Saturday at 8pm
Wednesday at 2pm
Saturday and Sunday at 3pm
Ticket Prices are $60 and $65

Entertainment giant Mickey Rooney and his wife, singer Jan Rooney bring their hit show “Let’s Put On A Show” to the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York for a special limited engagement. “Let’s Put On A Show” is a musical look at a legendary life. With music, humor, and video, Hollywood legend, Mickey Rooney relates the story of a life lived large. Mickey regales with tales of studios, movies, and, of course, the women in his life. He offers tributes to Ava Gardner, Judy Garland and culminates with his wife of over 25 years, Jan Rooney. Jan offers her own tribute to Patsy Cline. The show includes original music by Mickey, interspersed with standards from the films of MGM. Jan a singer of great range performs a wide range of styles from “Smile” to a smashing tribute to Patsy Cline. Together they perform some classic duets such as “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off” and “Our Love is Here To Stay/It Had To Be You”.

Mickey Rooney is getting his act together and taking it to Off-Broadway.

The Tony Award nominee best known for his puckish film performances in the many "Andy Hardy" movies and such pictures as "Babes in Arms" and "Babes on Broadway" will perform Let's Put on a Show!, about his life in showbiz, at the Irish Repertory Theatre Aug. 10-Sept. 12.

His wife, singer Jan Rooney, co-stars in the entertainment, which includes songs and stories about M-G-M, Judy Garland, his sundry ex-wives and more. Film clips are to be part of the experience, which was previously seen June 9- 12 at the Cinegrill in Los Angeles.

At 83, Rooney is an 80-year veteran of show business, having started as a child performer. He was Tony-nommed for Best Actor in a Musical in 1980 for his shticky turn in the vaudeville-burlesque revue, Sugar Babies, which was a smash on Broadway and on tour. In the early 1990s he was a replacement actor in Broadway's The Will Rogers Follies, playing Clem, the father of humorist Will Rogers.

His many film credits — for a time he was the No. 1 box-office star in the nation — include "Boys Town," "Strike Up the Band," "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1935), "Girl Crazy," "Captains Courageous," "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World," "Pete's Dragon" and many more.

Sam Kriger is musical director for Let's Put On a Show! It's presented by Irish Rep and Densmore Productions.

According to the announcement, "Mickey regales with tales of studios, movies, and, of course, the women in his life. He offers tributes to Ava Gardner, Judy Garland and culminates with his wife of over 25 years, Jan Rooney. The show includes original music by Mickey, interspersed with standards from the films of M-G-M. Jan, a singer of great range, performs a wide range of styles from 'Smile' to a smashing tribute to Patsy Cline. Together they perform some classic duets such as 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off' and 'Our Love is Here To Stay' and 'It Had To Be You.'"

For information, call (212) 727-2737 or visit www.irishrep.org

 

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