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The Doctor Is In (And Tells All): Dr. Bradley Jones Performs Solo Show in Broadway Cares Benefit April 30th

Wednesday Apr 24, 2019

Manhattan-based psychoanalyst and former Broadway singer-dancer Dr. Bradley Jones returns to the Laurie Beechman stage on April 30th 2019 at 7 pm 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.

The show 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 led by Music Director, Ben Moss.

Here is a sample of the reviews:

"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 writes on the website The Front Row Center.

"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," writes Alix Cohen of Theatre Pizzazz.

And David Sabella of Cabaret Hotspot! puts it this way: "Dr. Bradley wielded his psychological prowess like a surgeon's scalpel, with the exquisite timing of a Borscht-Belt comic."

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.

For more information, please visit Broadway Cares online at broadwaycares.org, at facebook.com/BCEFA, at instagram.com/BCEFA, at twitter.com/BCEFA and at youtube.com/BCEFA.

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