Dr. Bradley’s Fabulous Functional Narcissism
A Benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
The Laurie Beechman Theatre
April 30th at 7pm
New York – April 1 – Manhattan-based psychoanalyst and former Broadway singer-dancer, Dr. Bradley Jones, returns to the Laurie Beechman stage on April 30th 2019 at 7pm with a performance of Dr. Bradley’s Fabulous Functional Narcissism…The Psychoanalytic Odyssey of a Once Glorified Chorus Boy, to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Dr. Bradley’s Fabulous Functional Narcissism…The Psychoanalytic Odyssey of a Once Glorified Chorus Boy regales us through 70 minutes, with Jones applying a rapier wit and his psychoanalytic expertise (that shingle is REAL) to true tales of his early childhood as a budding theater queen, nearly ten years on Broadway in A Chorus Line, backstage life and excessive drug use, living through the AIDS pandemic, a murder and making his decision to pursue a new career. In the penultimate scene, he recounts his own 15 years of psychoanalysis in under seven minutes in tap shoes. Dr. Bradley’s musical memoir has been packing in SRO audiences for months at clubs and theaters in New York, Connecticut and Los Angeles, CA.
Purchase tickets now for the show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd Street. Showtime is 7pm. The theater is in the rear and downstairs at the West Bank Cafe. Tickets for this event are $20, with a $20 minimum per person. Ticket link: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10390993
100% of net proceeds will go to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
“Jones has written an accessible, sophisticated theater piece that’s sympathetic, entertaining – and, who’d’ve guessed – illuminating! The story is keenly observed, witty, dark and redemptive.” – Alix Cohen, Theatre Pizzazz
“Dr. Bradley wielded his psychological prowess like a surgeon’s scalpel, with the exquisite timing of a Borscht-Belt comic.” – David Sabella, Cabaret Hotspot!
About Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and the Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway Cares also awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., providing lifesaving medication, healthy meals, counseling and emergency assistance.
Dr. Bradley’s Fabulous Functional Narcissism… features mainly the music of Jones’ milieu: Broadway standards including the songs of Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Harold Arlen, Ray Heindorf, Brian Yorkey and more. Dr. Bradley’s Fabulous Functional Narcissism is directed by KT Sullivan, artistic director of the Mabel Mercer Foundation, and an internationally renowned performer. Jones is supported by The Freudians, a quartet.
“The Doctor is IN. IN-sync. IN-spiring. And just the teeniest bit IN-sane. Dr. Bradley Jones (yes, that shingle is real) has just the right amount of observation, rhythm and razzle-dazzle to charm anyone within earshot.” – Tulis McCall, The Front Row Center
“Dr. Bradley’s Fabulous Functional Narcissism is a fascinating, wildly entertaining show.” – Michael Barbieri, Nitelife Exchange