DIAMONDS ON MY WINDSHIELD Ellen Kaye, Seth Goldman, Ethan Fein, Alan Joseph & LiveItLIVE, Inc.
About This Show
It’s hard to capture the wind, the freedom of the highway, and the psychedelic insanity of road-tripping in the 1970’s. Ellen Kaye, whose parents owned the iconic NYC restaurant, The Russian Tea Room, ran away from home in 1974, at age 14, and hitchhiked 7,500 miles across America. Upon her return to NYC, though she was not an addict, she was exiled to Phoenix House, a drug rehabilitation program. In this show, she tackles race relations, gender inequality, and class struggles through humor, wit, and music. Ellen speaks directly to our current times from the turmoil and excitement of decades past.
about the artists
Ellen Kaye (Performer/Writer/Producer), born into show business at her parents’ Russian Tea Room, has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Room, Iridium, La Mama E.T.C. and the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock. She produced a weekly live radio show, M57 Live From Delancey, from her former live music venue, Moscow 57 and the M57 Urban Salons with pop-ups of food and music from Harlem to New Orleans. Ellen’s CD’s include 2AM, 3AM…the dogs, the milkman & me, and Ice Wine: Songs for Christmas and dark winter nights. She is the president ofLiveIt!LIVE, growing live music everywhere.
Ethan Fein (Arranger/Musical Director/Producer) has played guitar in concerts with Kristin Chenoweth, Bernadette Peters, Marvin Hamlisch, Cy Coleman, and Carole King, to name a few. Ethan also played in the Broadway shows 42nd Street, West Side Story, The Full Monty, and Cats for its entire run. Ethan co-produced Ellen’s latest CDs. He is writing a new musical, The Black Russian, with Vladimir Alexandrov. Ethan is the founder of LiveIt!LIVE, the nonprofit growing live music everywhere.
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:30pm
$15 in advance
$18 at the door
Seth Goldman, Alan Joseph
Camille Gainer Jones