THE SONGS AND LETTERS OF Noël Coward
in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre
Written and Devised by Barry Day
Directed by Charlotte Moore
Starring Steve Ross and KT Sullivan
“Charming… [the songs are] all terribly clever and amusing.” – The New Yorker
Get to know the life and times of one of the 20th century’s most dynamic creative icons – Noël Coward – through this intimate performance in which Steve Ross and KT Sullivan transform into some of the many characters that made up Coward’s unique life…Gertrude Lawrence, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Elaine Stritch, Lynn Fontanne, Virginia Woolf, Edna Ferber, the Queen Mother, and, of course, The Master himself, Noël Coward.
Through Coward’s songs, stories, and personal letters, cabaret legends Steve Ross and KT Sullivan will summon up timeless memories of an era that may be gone, but is never to be forgotten.
Love, Noël is an invigorating 90-minutes of trenchant wit, beautiful melodies and a reminder of what a brilliant legacy of words and music Coward left us.” – Talkin Broadway
“Sullivan’s fairy-footed soprano gleams like metal” – Time Out New York
★★★★Love, Noel “does service to its subject’s legendarily sharp wit… to charming and moving effect.” – Elysa Gardner, New York Stage Review
“For a rare look at some of the best material from another era, I suggest you visit the Irish Rep Theatre and delight in this small gem of a show.” – On and Off Broadway
“it is the two stars who turn the Irish Rep’s tiny studio theatre into a living room where they can entertain their friends with superbly crafted songs and sophisticated repartee… I commend to you this tribute to one of the twentieth century’s greatest entertainers.” – Lighting & Sound America
Steve Ross “delivers excellent patter with his unspoiled take on arrangement and lyrics… [KT] Sullivan is pitch perfect.” – Woman Around Town
This is the New York Premiere of Love, Noël: The Letters and Songs of Noël Coward, an original entertainment devised by Barry Day. A previous version of the play was published by Samuel French in 2016 and premiered at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, CA in February 2014. This revised version starring Steve Ross and KT Sullivan premiered in February of this year at the Kravis Center in Palm Beach, FL.