Musical comedy is alive and well and on network television thanks to the exuberant genius of Rachel Bloom, the Golden Globe–winning star and writer of The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. An NYU Tisch and Upright Citizens Brigade alum, Bloom burst onto the scene in 2010 with several viral YouTube videos—including the Hugo-nominated “Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury”—that established her as a one-woman sketch comedy act and opened the door to television writing. For this special evening, she performs alongside her Emmy- and Grammy Award–winning (and Oscar- and Tony-nominated) Crazy Ex musical partner Adam Schlesinger, known for his work with the band Fountains of Wayne. Bloom and Schlesinger, along with collaborator Jack Dolgen, have penned over 100 songs for three seasons of the show, touching on every genre from modern R&B (“Love Kernels”) to ’80s dance pop (“Let's Generalize About Men”) to ’70s disco ("We'll Never Have Problems Again") to hip-hop ("JAP Battle") to klezmer (“Remember That We Suffered”), plus plenty of Broadway-style belters. For this highly anticipated show in The Appel Room, they bring a collection of hilarious originals and songs that influenced their delicious, twisted artistry.
“A national treasure…gently sending up the whole culturalized notion of women’s rescue via finding that One True Love.”– IndieWire
“Rachel Blooms’s twisted comedy…somehow manages to set women’s uncomfortable truths to music…a mordant, modern comedy and a twinkling, cheery musical.”– New York Times
Saturday, February 10 at 8:30 pm The Appel Room
For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.