Kirkland Performance Center presents...
Nellie McKay: I Want to Live!
- Saturday, March 3, 2012, 8:00PM
Choice: $27 | Prime: $30
CONTEMPORARY / POPULAR MUSIC
Artist Sponsors: LBC Pharmeceutical, The Francesca Fund
Nellie McKay is hard to categorize. She’s done Brecht on Broadway, opened for Lou Reed at Carnegie Hall, sung Woody Allen movie songs at the Hollywood Bowl, performed on A Prairie Home Companion, duetted with Eartha Kitt and Triumph The Insult Comic Dog, played Hilary Swank’s sister on the big screen, paid tribute to Doris Day, and released three wildly acclaimed albums of original music. Her music is as tuneful and clever as the best of the Great American Songbook—part cabaret, part sparkly pop. But beneath the charming melodic surface is a wit that cuts, and a sharply tuned social conscience.
She comes to KPC to perform a brilliant, zany film-noir musical biography of Barbara Graham titled "I Want to Live!"
Nellie McKay is a singer-songwriter, actor, and former stand-up comedienne, noted for her critically acclaimed albums, and for her Broadway debut in The Threepenny Opera (2006), for which she won a Theatre World Award. Her music has showcased different genres, from jazz to rap and disco to funk.