, widely recognized and beloved for her Broadway and film acting career, will debut music from her new recording "In Search Of Cleo" this month at “The Box” in New York City and continuing every Sunday and Monday for the remainder of October.
Anointed an “indie movie stalwart” by The Los Angeles Times
, Ms. 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,” and 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,” Gershon adds, “instead of dinner theater.”
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
, The Insider
and most recently, Tom DiCillo’s Delirious
Additionally, her first young-adult novel, "Camp Creepy Time," co-written with her brother Dann Gershon, was just published by Putnam Publishing and optioned by a partnership between Steven Spielberg’s
DreamWorks and Nickelodeon. Gershon’s upcoming television and film credits include a recurring role as Denis Leary’s
girlfriend in the acclaimed series “Rescue Me
,” a recurring character on “Curb Your Enthusiasm
,” as well as a role in P.S., I Love You
, coming this December.
Upon seeing “The Box,” Gershon knew instantly that this Lower East Side venue would be the perfect room to present her music in a more theatrical way. Produced by Tony Award-nominated Jonathan Burkhart and directed by Alex Steyermark—who worked with and directed Gershon in "Prey for Rock & Roll," "In Search Of Cleo" will run Sunday and Monday evenings throughout October for eight performances only. Tickets for each performance are $50 seated, $25 standing. For more information, please visit www.ginagershon.com and/or www.theatermania.com.