April 27, 2009
Obie Award-winning performance artist John Kelly will present Paved Paradise Redux: The Art of Joni Mitchell, June 18-27 at the Abrons Arts Center - 466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street) in New York. The show will be produced by TWEED TheaterWorks in association with Robbi Kearns, and directed by Kevin Malony.
Kelly, who has performed the work of the Canadian singer-songwriter for many years, will evoke Mitchell's own smoky soprano as he sings songs from the various stages of her career in their original key. He also plays dulcimer and replicates Mitchell's guitar style by way of her signature open tunings.
The show's creative team includes musical director Zecca Esquibel; there will also be a video component featuring Kevin Joseph (a.k.a. Flotilla DeBarge) as journalist Tavis Smiley in a recreation of his PBS interview with Mitchell.
Fore more information, visit John's website.