Musical Revue / Cabaret
Time Period - 1980s
Settings Of Play - The feeling of a city. Simple suggestions of various locations.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
If you love New York - or if you hate it - you will be sure to enjoy this peppy show, which is as much about life in the Big Apple as it is about the Mayor. Virtually every aspect of the social and political life of New York City is genially lampooned, and the result is an entertaining evening - even for audiences who wouldn't be able to tell Ed Koch from Frank Perdue!
"An extremely entertaining blend of polemic, satire, song and dance." - Women's Wear Daily
"While Mayor Koch has been called many things by his fans and detractors, adjectives like 'genial,' 'mild' and 'sweet' have generally not been among them. It's those words, however, that most accurately describe both Mayor, the modest new cabaret musical adapted from Mr. Koch's memoirs, and the character it places center stage. Although lightly critical of the Mayor -and lightly sprinkled with amusing segments - this 90-minute show does transform New York's brash, archetypal political street fighter into a cuddly, if egocentric, hero" - The New York Times
Mayor: The Musical was first presented by Martin Richards, Jerry Kravat, and Mary Lea Johnson with The New York Music Company Off Broadway at The Village Gate in New York City on Mary 13, 1985. It was directed by Jeffrey B. Moss and choreographed by Barbara Siman.