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I'm a Stranger Here Myself

I'm a Stranger Here Myself

APRIL 29 to JUNE 9, 2013

A New Solo Musical
Written and Performed by Mark Nadler
Directed by David Schweizer

In his most personal and gripping show, I'm a Stranger Here Myself, internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning entertainer Mark Nadler explores the depths of the European expatriate experience. Using songs by German and French artists - Kurt Weill, Friedrich Hollaender, Lotte Lenya and Marlene Dietrich (to name a few) - who through their music express the declarations of identity, the resistance in the face of terror and the hopes for survival. Nadler examines the lives of these artists as well as those of ordinary German citizens caught up in one of the most intriguing periods of the Twentieth Century.

The Weimar Republic was the first democratically elected parliamentary government in German History and lasted from the end of World War I until Hitler’s rise to power.  The music from this period reflects the unprecedented artistic and sexual freedom of this emotionally charged era.  Mr. Nadler’s multilingual performances of songs that speak of yearning for deliverance are especially pungent in their evocation of European Jews and homosexuals, the luckiest of whom found refuge in America.

“****! EXCELLENT!
AN ENTERTAINING AND THOUGHTFUL SURVEY OF WEIMAR-ERA MUSIC!
CRACKERJACK PIANISM BURSTS WITH SALOON-STYLE VIGOR!”
– Time Out New York

"COMPELLING!
BROADLY HISTORICAL AND DEEPLY PERSONAL!
THE PERFECT DATE MUSICAL!"
-The New York Times

“A HIGHLY PERSONAL AND MOVING ACCOUNT OF THE WEIMAR ERA!”
-Wall Street Journal

“ENTERTAINING AND ILLUMINATING!
NADLER SINGS AND PLAYS THE PIANO WITH EXUBERANCE…
FASCINATING!  STRANGER ISN'T ONE FOR LONG!"
-New York Post

“ENDEARING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING! FILLED WITH PASSION AND HEART!”
-The Broadway Blog

“SWEET! A GIFTED STORYTELLER… NADLER’S VOCALS ARE WONDERFUL!”
-Theatermania

“ENTERTAINING, ENLIGHTENING AND REWARDING! MEMORABLE!”
-CurtainUp