The Gardenia will present Broadway, television and film actress and singer, Neile Adams in "Wasn't It Good! Wasn't It Fine!," a musical celebration of her memories and the stages of her life. The 60-minute show will be presented at The Gardenia, 7066 Santa Monica Boulevard (East of La Brea Avenue), West Hollywood, Calif., on Fridays and Saturdays, tonight, November 9 and November 10, 16 and 17, 2012 at 9:00 p.m.
The show will include popular songs like: "Shaking The Blues Away" by Irving Berlin, "Arthur" by Kander & Ebb, "This Time It's The Big Time" by Jerry Herman, "In A Very Unusual Way" by Morey Yeston, "Smile" by Charles Chaplin, "See Saw" by Cy Coleman, "You're Just Too Marvelous" by Richard Whiting and Johnny Mercer and "Look For The Silver Lining" by Jerome Kern, among others.
Ted Sprague directs. Andy Howe serves as Musical Director. Admission is $20.00 per person, plus a $10 two-drink minimum per person, unless having dinner, which is served from 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Show Reservations may be made by calling The Gardenia at, 323-467-7444. Street parking is available.
Broadway performer Neile Adams ("Kismet," "The Pajama Game," "At The Grand") was personally selected by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II to play a lead in their first National Company Tour of "Me And Juliet." Adams also starred in numerous regional musical productions, including: "Damn Yankees," "Bye, Bye Birdie," "Carousel," "Can Can," "South Pacific," "Connecticut Yankee," "Where's Charley?," "Desert Song," and others.
Film and Television credits include: "The Pat Boone Show," "This Could Be The Night," "The Bob Hope Show," "The Eddie Fisher Show," "The Patrice Munsel Show," "The Walter Winchell Show," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Man From The South," "Five Fingers: A Shot In The Dark," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents: One Grave Too Many," "The Perry Como Show." "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Ten Minutes From Now," "The Jack Benny Program: Jack Loses A Raffle," "The Man From UNCLE: The Yellow Scarf Affair," "Fuzz," "Women In Chains," "So Long, Blue Boy, " "The Bionic Woman: Max," "The Rockford Files: The Competitive Edge," "Vegas: French Twist," "Buddy Buddy," "Chu Chu and The Philly Flash," "Hotel: Saving Grace," "Nightmare On The 13th Floor" and "Dead On The Money."
She is a member of the charitable organization, SHARE and is a board member of The Boys Republic of Chino Hills. In 1986, Adams wrote her best selling book entitled, "My Husband, My Friend," about her life with her former husband, Steve McQueen. In December 2006 a 20th Anniversary edition of Adams' book was re-released by AuthorHouse and is now available at Amazon.com. In recent years Adams has created and presented he own cabaret shows, which have received rave reviews in New York, London, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Palm Springs. She has four CD albums. To learn more about Neile Adams, please visit the website, www.myhusbandmyfriend.com.
Photo courtesy Neile Adams.