28 September 2007

Oh, Gina

Gina Gershon, widely recognized and beloved for her Broadway and film acting career, will debut music from her new recording In Search Of Cleo.

Anointed an "indie movie stalwart" by the LA Times, Gershon, together with a band of five and a dancing cast of three, will introduce the audiences at The Box to the true and unique story revealed in her songs.

In Search Of Cleo recalls the true story of the search and recovery of Gershon's lost cat Cleo.

Gershon wrote or co-wrote every song on the record, except for Linda Perry's "Watch Over Me". The album is Gershon's first for which each song was written entirely for her own voice and artistic expression.

The theme, woven among the album's 10 songs, focuses on the literal and metaphoric experience of the search, not just for Cleo, but for love. With biting humor, country, blues and jazz influenced singing and a splash of sexy, the show will reveal the desperation and beauty of the search. "Drinking theater, instead of dinner theater", says Gina. Oh, you!

Although Gershon began her career as a "song and dance girl" before turning her attention seriously to acting, In Search Of Cleo is her first recording. Sam Mendes brought her back into the world of musical theater by asking her to take the role of Sally Bowles in the Tony Award-winning Cabaret. Gershon has gone on to give unforgettable performances in several indie films including Showgirls, Bound, Face/Off, The Insider and most recently, Tom DiCillo's Delirious.

Ginaface will be at The Box every Sunday and Monday night for the month of October. The Box is a gorgeous little spot on the Lower East Side on Chrystie near Rivington. 212-982-9301

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