Movie, theater, and television star Kathleen Turner makes her cabaret debut in Finding My Voice at Philadelphia Theatre Company for one night only, Monday, September 25. Performances at 7:00pm and 9:00pm are at Philadelphia Theatre Company’s home, the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Tickets are available by calling the PTC Box Office at 215-985-0420 or visiting PhiladelphiaTheatreCompany.org.
In Finding My Voice, Turner brings her trademark husky voice to the American songbook, performing classic songs, interwoven with personal anecdotes, with her band, led by Mark Janas. The evening, directed by Andy Gale and designed by Ed McCarthy, situates the audience at cafe tables, as the PTC stage becomes an intimate setting for the launch of Ms. Turner’s cabaret career. “I am very excited to venture into the world of cabaret and look forward to returning to PTC where I have a history of introducing new work,” said Turner.
Kathleen Turner appeared at Philadelphia Theatre Company in Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, one of the most popular productions in PTC history. She starred on Broadway in High, Indiscretions; The Graduate; and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, for which she received Tony nominations for Best Actress. On screen, she garnered critical acclaim for her performances in Body Heat, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe; Romancing The Stone and Prizzi's Honor, each of which earned her a Golden Globe Award; Peggy Sue Got Married, which brought both Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations; and War of the Roses, for another Golden Globe nomination. On television, Ms. Turner appeared on Showtime’s hit series, Californication. Recently, Turner has turned her attention to directing with such productions as Would You Still Love Me If… at New World Stages, The Killing of Sister George at Long Wharf Theatre, and Crimes of the Heart at both Roundabout Theatre and Williamstown Theatre Festival. In addition, Turner released her 2008 autobiography titled Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on my Life, Love, and Leading Roles, which secured a position on the New York Times Best-Seller List.
Tickets are available starting at $56 by calling the PTC Box Office at 215-985-0420 or visiting PhiladelphiaTheatreCompany.org.
ABOUT 2017/2018 SEASON
For 2017-2018, Philadelphia Theatre Company continues its commitment to sharing the unique American experience and presents an exciting festival-style theatre season under the leadership of new Artistic Director Paige Price. The ambitious line-up includes plays, music, comedy and political commentary and features top local and national voices. With Price at the helm of the company, PTC begins a bold new chapter for the ground-breaking organization.
Following Ruggedly Jewish, the 2017/2018 season line-up includes Kathleen Turner's cabaret debut Finding My Voice (September 25); Wrestling Jerusalem, written and performed by Aaron Davidman (October 18-November 5); The Mad Ones: An Intimate Evening with Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk, a concert version of a Broadway-bound musical from one of theatre's most exciting songwriting teams (October 23); Mike Daisey's This Is Not Normal and The End of Journalism, two provocative new monologues (November 9-11); We Know How You Die!, a fully improvised comedy show performed by members of the Upright Citizens Brigade (December 1 - 2); a sing-along A Dream Is A Wish: Princess Concert (December 17); Musical Thrones: A Parody, a giddy and raucous parody of the Emmy Award-winning HBO show (February 9 - 10); and the Off-Broadway hit play, Small Mouth Sounds (March 13 - April 1).
ABOUT PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY
Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) is a leading regional theater company that produces, develops, and presents entertaining and imaginative contemporary theater focused on the American experience. PTC balances its Philadelphia roots with a national point of view that combines a taste for adventure with a dedication to new American plays and musicals.
Founded in 1974, PTC has presented 140 world and Philadelphia premieres. More than 50 percent of PTC’s world premieres have moved on to New York and other major cities, helping to earn Philadelphia a national reputation as a hub for new play development. PTC has received more than 180 nominations and 53 awards from the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. In 2007, PTC was instrumental in expanding Philadelphia’s thriving cultural corridor by opening the Suzanne Roberts Theatre on the Avenue of the Arts.
PTC believes in the importance of education programs that support its artistic mission and its award-winning education programs have introduced hundreds of students to contemporary American theater through in-school and at-the-theater workshops, residencies, student matinees and summer camp experiences.