When I was young, I used to hope that someday I’d have a TV show. I never got far enough to actually express what that show would be about, but I figured I’d worry about that after I signed my multimillion dollar contract. Flawless plan, I know.
A new theatrical production, The Judy Show: My Life As A Sitcom arises from that same spirit of hoping for a TV show. The comedy, written by and starring Judy Gold, describes the comedian’s relationship with the sitcom from her days as a young girl.
“My desire for my own sitcom began as a little girl – I spent hours lying on my belly on the shag carpeting getting lost in the world of the 70′s sitcom,” Gold says. “All I wanted to do was run away to the Brady house, The Partridge Family bus, even the project on Good Times seemed better than Clark, NJ. Maybe it was because Good Times was a spin-off of Maude which was a spin-off of All In The Family – which were all spin-offs of Norman Lear’s brain. Whatever it was I thought it was DYNOMITE!”
Given Gold’s previous success in the theater – she starred to great acclaim in 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother – it’s likely this show will be dynamite, too. If you’re in the greater New York area, buy up some tickets at telecharge.com – the show officially opens July 7 but performances begin June 30th.