BEVERLY HILLS —Hollywood icons are making their way to Broadway. For the first time, Broadway veteran, Florence Henderson, will appear on the boards of the Great White Way with TV daughter Eve Plumb, Jan Brady, during Broadway Backwards 5, hosted by Ms. Henderson. In addition to the Broadway Backwards engagement, both ladies are in town for their own shows Stage and Gallery.
Ms. Henderson with be appearing in New York with her critically acclaimed one-woman production of “All The Lives Of Me: A Musical Journey,” under the musical direction of Emmy award-winning Composer Glen Roven, at Joe’s Pub on Friday, February 12, and Saturday, February 13, at 7 p.m.
Ms. Plumb will be simultaneously presenting a gallery exhibition of her new oil on canvas paintings entitled “Bistro” at the GINA Gallery of International Art on February 14, – February 28; Opening Reception: Thursday, February 18, 6-8 p.m. at 454 Columbus Ave. New York, NY 10024.
Joe’s Pub proudly offers New York audiences an evening of entertainment with one of America’s greatest icons and Beverly Hills resident Ms. Florence Henderson. A crowd-pleasing evening with “America’s Favorite TV Mom,” features songs from her starring roles in such Broadway hits as “Oklahoma,” “South Pacific,” “Sound of Music,” and “Annie Get Your Gun,” as well as personal anecdotes of a life on the boards of Broadway and the Brady set. One of the most outstanding careers on film, in television and on stage, her enthusiasm, professionalism, commitment to quality and artistry, has made Miss Henderson one of the most respected and well-liked performers of our time. She is known worldwide to fans of all ages, as America’s favorite mom, Carol Brady, on the classic hit TV series “The Brady Bunch.” She was also the first woman ever to host “The Tonight Show” while starring in numerous Broadway hits including the lead role in Fanny, Maria in The Sound of Music, Nellie Forbush in “South Pacific,” and the starring role of Anna opposite Ricardo Montalban in the production of “The King and I.” She received the Pop Culture Award from TV Land and the Wall Street Journal rated her #5 out of 10 top television endorsers. She can now be seen as the host of her own national talk show “The Florence Henderson Show” on the RLTV Network. In October 2009, the first product offered the “FLOH Club.” The FLOH CLUB (flohclub.com), a telephone-based technical support service is aimed at empowering older adults. “It’s like roadside assistance, but for all your technology needs,” says Florence. In 2009, Ms. Henderson was inducted in the Smithsonian Institute as part of the first permanent Entertainment History Exhibit.
While Eve Plumb may be best known for her pop icon role of middle child “Jan” on “The Brady Bunch,” is as an established artist with numerous national gallery exhibits that Ms. Plumb is now becoming famous. The two-week exhibition at the GINA Gallery marks the debut of Plumb’s work in Manhattan. For the first time in New York, the artist’s original works ranging in size from 9” x 12” to 30” x 40” will be showcased in a solo exhibition in the gallery’s custom 2,000-square-foot space on the Upper West Side. Works from the “Bistro” series depict simple, striking tabletop scenes in quiet cafes, restaurants and coffee houses. “I decided to focus on small intimate moments from my own life,” explains Plumb. “I started noticing when sunlight hit items in the house in an interesting way and photographing them.” These photographs are then transformed into moody scenes of peaceful still life, void of figures, rendered in dusky palettes – the themes and treatment of light, a subtle nod to Edward Hopper. Ms Plumb has been working in television, movies, and stage since the age of 6, and has been painting steadily for the last 20 years. Self taught, Plumb has been focusing on still life for her subject matter, painting moments from her everyday life and travels, Plumb states that painting “gives me a feeling of control over my creative life.” The artist’s work is currently represented by galleries in California, Massachusetts, Scottsdale and Tennessee. GINA GALLERY OF INTERNATIONAL NAÃVE ART has locations in Tel Aviv, Israel and New York City’s Upper West Side, GINA Gallery is the world leader in the procurement and sale of international NaÃ¯ve Art. GINA exhibits only original paintings created by over 250 artists living and working in 26 different countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Russia and Spain. GINA seeks to expose the heartwarming NaÃ¯ve genre to collectors while educating the public about the talent and diversity comprising this charming art form. GINA – Gallery of International NaÃ¯ve Art was founded in 2003.
Broadway Backwards 5 is the annual one-night-only concert benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center. The event begins at 8 p.m. at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Broadway Backwards features some of Broadway’s biggest names singing songs originally written for the opposite gender: women singing songs written for men and men singing song written for women. By keeping all of the lyrics intact, including the original pronouns, each song takes on an entirely new dimension, sometimes with hysterical results and sometimes with immensely touching results. The show’s creator Robert Bartley is returning as director and choreographer of this special evening with musical direction by Wayne Barker.