Oliva Stevens back in New York.
Fresh from sold out performances throughout Europe with her show: ZARAH LEANDER, and her debut at Carnegie Hall, the Swedish actress Olivia Stevens is back in New York two more nights only: Tuesday February 17 & 24,7:00 pm.
An actress and singer with an impressive resume, Stevens's new One-woman show is a riveting personal journey featuring amazing stories and songs from shows she’s performed around the world. Music from CABARET, West Side Story, CHESS as well as Piaf, Brel and Leonard Cohen. It’s a whirlwind rollercoaster tour from Ingmar Bergman in Sweden to Theatre du Soleil in Paris.
OLIVIA – PASSION
An artist’s journey into the light.
Three nights ONLY: Tuesday February 10,17 & 24th,7:00 pm
The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd St
Strictly Limited Seating — call 212-206-0440 for Reservations. Tickets $20 plus $15 drink minimum
Tony Kaplan Expressen
“Stevens - an international performer in her own right, in classical drama, musical theater and television - is a find, adding her European sensibility, charm, and rich, supple voice to the city's… stages.”
Cabaret Scenes NY
”Not only can she sing and act but she moves like a Goddess and has a charisma that takes your breath away”
Stevens's earlier show, the story of Swedish diva Zarah Leander was not a story told with ease, besmirched as she was with Nazi-Germany. Leander was born in Karlstad in 1907, and died in Stockholm in 1981. Just like Stevens - and ironically so - Leander had Jewish grandparents but nevertheless became a star in Hitler's Germany, a country she didn't leave until 1943. At the start of that successful show, I remember vividly how Stevens recounts a telephone conversation with her mother.
“Mom, it’s a cabaret and everyone has already done Brecht, Dietrich and Lotte Lenya.”
Leander, the only one left to do? Cabaret singers haven’t usurped upon Leander who after her return to Sweden in 1943 never really got her Swedish career back on track.
For more info, see: www.oliviastevens.com