“Anyone who cares about the future of musical theatre would be well advised to see this.” –William Finn
Regretting Almost Everything
Anne L. Nathan (Ragtime, It Shoulda Been You, Once) and Jeff Blumenkrantz (Bright Star, Into the Woods, How to Succeed In Business without Really Trying) return to Feinstein’s/54 Below for the New York premiere of Regretting Almost Everything–or, as Jeff and Anne like to call it, The Last 25 Years. Regretting Almost Everything combines humor, honesty and compassion to deliver a seldom-seen look at life from the perspective of middle age. Featuring the sensational songs of (middle-aged) Lauren Taslitz (lyrics) and (young-enough- to-be- her-child) Danny Ursetti (music). You’ll be touched and appalled by songs like “I Want to Have an Affair,” “The Very Short Jew in the Long Fur Coat,” “Main Line Philly Sex,” and “The Baby Likes Me Best.” Lauren, who left her husband, dogs, friends and family in Chicago to attend the Graduate Program in Musical Theatre Writing at NYU while in her 50’s, narrates the evening, and will also share some of her most entertaining stories about what it was like to spend two years drowning in classmates who were the same age as her children. If you’ve had a long relationship, have children or grandchildren, or are somebody’s child, this is the show you’ve been waiting to see!
Lauren Taslitz (Lyrics)
Danny Ursetti (Music)
Benji Goldsmith (Musical Director)
Emily Chiu (Violin, bells, uke, etc.)
Amy Weintraub (Vocals)
Shannon Tyo (Vocals)
Jacob Fjeldheim (cello, keys, melodica)
Cast is subject to change.