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Monday, October 27, 2008


Broadway musical theatre star Christine Pedi begins her world tour in Durban.

The Broadway musical theatre star Christine Pedi, has begun her world tour with her hilarious musical Great Dames. This will run for a two week season in Durban from November 4 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre.

Currently the toast of New York, after adding another two top Musical awards to her trophy cabinet, Pedi walked off with a 2008 Nightlife Award in the category ‘Outstanding Cabaret Comedy or Characterization’ in January. The annual Nightlife Awards celebrate the best in New York cabaret, comedy and jazz.

In addition, it was recently announced that Pedi has won a 2008 Back Stage Bistro Award for best musical comedy performer, following her recent sensational performances at the Metropolitan Room. Pedi is one of Broadway’s most beloved musical theatre stars, combining comedy and cabaret in a stupendously entertaining manner that tends to leave patrons dazzled and critics searching for superlatives. Besides being an accomplished singer, she is naturally funny and boasts an uncanny knack for impersonation.

The recipient of several accolades during her career, Pedi has been hailed by American critics as a “versatile performer whose equal parts great actress and diva vocalist”, “an absolute knockout” and “one of New York’s favorite performers”. In addition to theatre, she also hosts a radio show and was even featured in the edgy television series The Sopranos.

She has just made a triumphant debut in Johannesburg recently with Great Dames Great Dames at the Old mutual Theatre on the Square. The Star described the show as: “This Diva is Dame Good…. something irresistibly seditious and deeply funny.”

She will be appears with accompanist, Matthew Ward, on piano. Great Dames World tour is produced by Colin Law for Afro Asia Events, with lighting by Jane Gosnell.

Great Dames runs at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from November 4 to 15. Tickets R125 (Tuesday specials of “buy–one get-one–free”) booked through Computicket