Donna Maxon’s “Bette & Barry: Back to the Bathhouse” Friday, Sept 20, Laurie Beecham Theatre

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After a sold out run last fall, Bette Midler tribute artist Donna Maxon revisits the glorious 70′s with her acclaimed cabaret show BETTE & BARRY: BACK TO THE BATHHOUSE co-written by Maxon and director Michael Schiralli. Maxon stars as the Divine Miss M, performing a hilariously bawdy act of tunes, monologues, and jokes. The show co-stars musical director Fonda Feingold as Barry Manilow, and the duo proudly pays homage to the partnership that Midler and Manilow began at New York’s Continental Baths in 1970.

BETTE & BARRY: BACK TO THE BATHHOUSE runs for one performance only, Friday, September 20 at 7:30pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre inside West Bank Cafe (407 West 42 Street at 9th Avenue). at the Laurie Beechman Theatre inside West Bank Cafe (407 West 42 Street at 9th Avenue). Tickets are $20. A full dinner menu and a full bar are available; there is a $15 per person food/drink minimum. Doors open one hour before show time. Transportation: all trains/buses to Port Authority/Times Square. To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.

BETTE & BARRY: BACK TO THE BATHHOUSE is a theatrical imagining of current-day Midler and Manilow returning for “one more show, for old times sake” at the legendary Continental Bathhouse. Incorporating songs from throughout both Midler’s career (Wind Beneath My Wings, Delta Dawn, Friends, and more) and Manilow’s (Copacabana, Looks Like We Made It, Mandy, and others), the banter between the pair touches on highlights of their career, including a touching reminiscence of friends from their bathhouse days lost to AIDS. While Maxon has a long career as a Bette Midler tribute artist, this show marks the theatrical debut of Fonda Feingold (a woman) as Barry Manilow — America’s foremost professional Barry Manilow drag king!

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