- Preview: October 28, 2005
- Open: November 10, 2005
- Close: January 8, 2006
A new play with music by Stephen Temperley which imagines events surrounding the musical career of Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy society eccentric of the 1930s and 40s who suffered under the illusion that she was a great coloratura soprano – in fact the opposite was true. Nevertheless, her annual charity recitals at the Ritz Carlton and performances at other venues brought her cult status, especially as news of her unfortunate singing spread, culminating in her legendary sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall.
“Souvenir” had its World Premiere at the York Theater in Nov 2004. Vivian Matalon directed a cast which included Judy Kaye & Jack Lee.