January 2011


“3 Days” Gets Recognized!

Last week I was in NYC to produce Mary Birdsong’s one woman show: “3 Days in the Tub.” We got some props from Timeout NYC: time out ny – critics’ pick And a few bloggers: www.ControlGeek.net – At Joe’s Pub last night, I saw the remarkable Mary Birdsong‘s new piece 3 Days in the Tub. It’s rough (I think this was only the second time the piece was in front of an audience) but there’s a lot of rich material there, and Birdsong is a prolifically creative, remarkably multi-talented tour de force, singing, acting, and impersonating everyone from her own mother to Judy Garland. Joe McGinty, who I’ve seen about 1000 times in the Losers Lounge (lots of my Losers photos here) was in the band, which was excellent. Birdsong is a great singer, and I hope she will add more music to the show, and I hope that this piece (with a bit of shaping) will find a future life. www.beaconpass.com – I have a feeling that if your mother sat in a bathtub, fully clothed, for three days, you too would have a lot of material. You’ve probably seen Mary Birdsong before — as a correspondent on the Daily Show, or as Deputy Kimball on RENO 911. Named by The Hollywood Reporter as one of “Hollywood’s Top 10 Talents on the Rise” and having just been presented with a Theatre World Award, it’s only a matter of time before Birdsong becomes a household name. If you weren’t lucky enough to catch Birdsong’s recent New York romps — including Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss, & What I Wore and Tales of the City – then do yourself a favor and see her newest treasure, which combines comedy and live music with unbelievable family dysfunction. Don’t miss it, fool!


Mary Birdsong’s show coming to NYC!

Mary Birdsong’s one woman show: 3 Days in a Tub: A MAMA DRAMA performed by Mary Birdsong Is coming to NYC for one night only!!!! Tuesday, January 18th @ 7:30 pm For tickets call 212.967.7555 or go to www.joespub.com I have helped Mary put this show together and I am running tech the night of. I would love to see any and all of you who live in NYC! Come out, laugh and buy me a drink after the show! Show Description Mary Birdsong tells true stories about her crazy southern mama who, while reclining in the bathtub with no water in it, fully dressed, for 3 days, used her super-human manipulative powers to hold her daughter hostage. Will Mary come up with enough reasons why she shouldn’t just leave poor mama there? Will Mary still make it to that award ceremony in time to collect her coveted award? Through the art of storytelling, and a bunch of really great rock songs performed live with a kick-ass band, Mary will forever change your idea of what a “nice long bath” can be. 3 DAYS IN THE TUB: A MAMA DRAMA Why is Mary’s mom still in that tub? What’s Agatha Christie doing in there with her? And what’s that smell? If you have a southern belle matriarch in your tub, this is the show for you. Starring (& written by) Mary Birdsong Directed by Eric Gilliland Created by Mary Birdsong & Eric Gilliland MARY BIRDSONG was voted one of “Hollywood’s Top 10 Talents On The Rise” by the Hollywood Reporter, and in her latest solo show (“3 Days In The Tub: A Mama Drama”) her high precision, lightning-fast, multicharacter transformations will make it clear she’s earned that honor and then some.