Lady Gaga: #artbirth

 

She's showed us her "P-P-Poker Face," and now Lady Gaga's ready to share something a lot more intimate and avant-garde with her biggest fans: her real-life p-p-pregnancy! Acclaimed tribute artist Athena Reich stars as an expecting Lady Gaga in #ARTBIRTH, a hilarious evening of art, pop and comedy that combines vaudevillian comedy with ARTPOPoutrageousness. The show features a very preggers Lady Gaga who's decided to give birth in front of her most devoted fans as "the ultimate performance art piece." Star Athena Reich is an award-winning comic actress who's received acclaim from Lady Gaga's "Little Monsters" -- and even Gaga herself. Come see Gaga's baby being "Born This Way" in this show full of dancing, singing and afterbirth. 

#artbirth played at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC for 2 years, at the Berkeley Street Theatre August 2017 in Toronto, and watch for the upcoming world tour, announced soon, for 2020!

The story behind #ARTBIRTH is featured in the Emmy nominated documentary Vegas Baby, as seen on PBS, Amazon & iTunes and now available on Netflix worldwide. 

Athena Reich on Our Toronto CBC interviews about her show Lady Gaga: #artbirth at the Berkeley Street Theatre Aug 29-Sept 3 2017. Http://www.LadyGagaInternational.com
Athena Reich’s impressive impersonation of the pop star...Reich is a showboat with a great set of pipes that bear an uncanny resemblance to Gaga’s own, and she’s got more than a few aces up her sleeve. Her version of The Edge of Glory - rechristened here as The Edge of Labour - has her climbing over every inch of an upright piano while playing it (frequently upside-down). It’s hilarious, impressive and savvy... (Reich has) the promise of (a) star.
— NOW Magazine (Toronto)

Lady Gaga: #artbirth: 6 minute show reel

Click to watch exclusive interview about the birth of #artbirth (outtake from    Vegas Baby   )

Click to watch exclusive interview about the birth of #artbirth (outtake from Vegas Baby)

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Check out the Toronto #ARTBIRTH commercial! (below)

LIVE at the Waterfront Night Market Athena Reich performs #artbirth which opens August 2017 at The Berkeley Street Theatre (Canadian Stage Company).

Produced by Sara Schwartz Geller Productions
Created by Athena Reich
Directed by Sara Schwartz Geller
Dramaturg: Andy Goldberg
Written by Athena Reich & Jack Trinco with contributions by Erin Wotherspoon & Adam Reich
Choreography by Kyle Rostan with contributions by Michael J Clark