Charlotte Sweet is one of my favorite musicals; so much so that I borrowed a character’s name for my pseudonym for this blog (minus a “d’). I wasn’t even aware that Michael Colby (libretto) and Gerald Jay Markoe (music) had written a prequel to Charlotte Sweet, actually called Ludlow Ladd, until recently. Ludlow Ladd is currently being performed as a staged reading (for, unfortunately, only one more performance on Monday the 11th), benefiting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and it is a real treat. It maintains much of the loopy, dark humor and musical style of Charlotte Sweet, while being the perfect holiday show for those who don’t want to see the Rockettes. Let’s hope this great musical gets a full production next and every Christmas in NYC.
For Tickets & Info: www.timelessdivas.com