Join Hollywood and Broadway legends Kaye Ballard, Liliane Montevecchi, and Lee Roy Reams in "Doin’ It For Love," an evening of song, dance, and timeless comedy acts from the best of Broadway and New York cabaret. Combining Ballard’s musical talent, comedic wit and timing, Montevecchi’s cabaret-style performances, and Reams’ song and dance routines, and featuring a full orchestra led by David Geist, “Doin’ It For Love" is a Broadway-style tribute to the standards and the stories behind the music from some of the most beloved entertainers in show business. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Texas Humane Legislation Network, an organization dedicated to promoting the humane treatment of animals through legislation, education and advocacy.
“I am honored to perform and work with two of Hollywood and Broadway’s most celebrated performers. ‘Doin’ It For Love’ tells the personal stories behind the music by Kaye, Liliane, and myself. Not only will we perform the music, but entertain the audience with stories about the entertainment world then and now,” said Reams.
Kaye Ballard starred on Broadway in “The Golden Apple,” “Carnival,” “Molly,” “Pirates of Penzance,” “Gypsy,” “Funny Girl,” “Nunsense,” and Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies.” She has been in numerous films including “The Girl Most Likely,” “A House Not A Home,” “Freaky Friday,” “Which Way To The Front,” and “The Ritz.” Ballard has guest starred in numerous television programs including “The Doris Day Show,” “The Muppet Show,” “Match Game,” “The Tonight Show,” “Carol Burnett Show,” and the live telecast of Rodger & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” In addition, she co-starred with Eve Arden in the NBC sitcom “Mothers-in-Law” which was recently re-released on DVD.
Receiving a Tony Award for her portrayal of Liliane La Fluer in “Nine,” Liliane Montevecchi began her career as a prima ballerina. Inspired by dance, she started a film career in the 1950s and starred in “King Creole” with Elvis Presley, “Meet Me in Las Vegas” with Cyd Charisse, “The Sad Sack” with Jerry Lewis, and “The Glass Slipper.” She left Hollywood for a leading role in “Follies Bergére.” Montevecchi’s Broadway credits include starring in “Nine,” “Grand Hotel,” “La Plume de Ma Tanta,” and Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies.” She also appeared in the films “Wall Street” and “How to Lose a
Guy in 10 Days.” Montevecchi recently starred in “Love, Chaos and Couture” and is currently performing in “Teatro ZinZanni” directed by nine-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune which has received rave reviews from the critics.
Nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production of “42nd Street,” Lee Roy Reams has starred in several Broadway shows including “Show Boat,” “Hello, Dolly!,” “Oklahoma,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Producers,” and more. Reams has also directed several shows including “An Evening with Jerry Harman.” Receiving a Master of Arts degree from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Cinncinati, Reams made his Broadway debut in 1966 in “Sweet Charity.” He was most recently featured in the 2011 documentary “Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age.”
David Geist has starred in several Broadway shows including “Cats,” “Les Miserables,” “Wicked,” and “The Lion King.” He has also performed alongside and coached several top performers within the music industry including Hugh Jackman, Sarah Brightman, Michael Crawford. Geist has also worked with composing legends Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Weber.