Mister D: Now some of you Westerners get out there and go see Ms. Lewis…should be a dynamite show…
Jennifer Lewis has sung with Bette Midler, done Broadway’s Dreamgirls and Ain’t Misbehavin’ and currently has a TV gig on Lifetime’s “Strong Medicine.” So, Now What?? Jennifer Lewis has sung with Bette Midler, done Broadway’s Dreamgirls and Ain’t Misbehavin’ and currently has a TV gig on Lifetime’s “Strong Medicine.” So, Now What??
Exactly. Lewis’ cabaret evening Now What? returns every Monday at Los Angeles’ Tiffany Theatre for an indefinite run, beginning Jan. 14. Previously, the night of song and dance played the North Stage Nov. 19-Dec. 17. Lewis co-wrote the show with Mark Alton Brown.
After Bette Midler discovered her singing cabaret and made her one of the Harlettes, Lewis went on to perform in several musicals, including Eubie, Comin’ Uptown and her own one-woman show, The Diva Is Dismissed, which played the Public Theatre. She has performed featured roles in film and television, including “Mystery Men,” “The Preacher’s Wife,” Cast Away,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Hollywood Squares.”
Five-time Grammy winner Mervyn Warren (Take 6) accompanies Lewis on the piano and serves as musical director. Academy Award nominee Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) is musical consultant.
Tickets are $35. The Tiffany Theatre is located at 8532 Sunset Boulevard. For reservations, call (310) 289-2999.
— By Christine Ehren