Olivier and Molière Award winner and Grammy nominated singer/actor Ute Lemper makes a rare Bay Area appearance with her riveting one-woman, very personal homage to Marlene Dietrich.
Rendezvous With Marlene is based on a 3-hour phone call and exchange between Marlene Dietrich and Ute Lemper in Paris, in 1988. The evening is a dialog between Ute and Marlene, exploring Marlene's career and personal life from the beginning, in a timeline that eventually meets Ute's timeline with a continuation of their parallel stories. In it she shares Marlene's story by singing her iconic songs as the older Dietrich from all the chapters of her life – the Berlin cabaret years to her fabulous Burt Bacharach collaborations, with Lemper singing songs as herself that were her inspiration as a young aspiring singer/actress.
Ute Lemper's career is vast and varied, having made her mark on stage, film and in concert around the globe. With over 30 albums in her 40 year career, a Grammy nomination and a Billboard Crossover Artist of the Year Award, she is universally praised for her interpretations of Berlin Cabaret Songs, the works of Kurt Weill, the chansons of Edith Piaf, Marlene Dietrich, Jacques Brel, and Astor Piazzolla as well as her own compositions. She has starred in films, TV and in musical productions of Chicago (Olivier Award), Cabaret (Molière Award), Cats (original German production) and many others on Broadway, London's West End, Paris and beyond.
"Ute Lemper electrifies her audience." - Broadway World
"An extraordinary, unforgettable evening with a sublime artist at the height of her powers - it should on no account be missed!" - Musical Theatre Review
"Lemper takes us deeper into the mind of Dietrich, her personal memories, her loves, her thoughts, her feelings...Lemper's performance as Dietrich is exceptional." Broadway World Adelaide