Written by New York’s Hunter Nelson and Directed by Taylor Negron (Fast Times at Ridgemont High) Who Loves You, Baby? boasts devilishly smart writing and impeccable comic timing. Actor Tom DiMenna plays Savalas and channels the unmistakable chutzpah of the long dead Greek-American celebrity with pitch-perfect gravitas.
It’s the resurrection nobody was expecting: 1970s Hollywood icon Telly Savalas has risen from the grave to give the cynical hipsters of today a good kick in the pants in “Who Loves You, Baby?”, a hilarious and surreal lounge act starring Tom DiMenna.
Telly’s moved beyond “Kojak,” beyond the Dirty Dozen, beyond his instructional VHS series on no limit blackjack — indeed beyond the land of the living entirely. He’s been watching us very closely from the Other Side, and here’s the verdict: We’re doing it all wrong. TV, movies, haircuts, heavy petting — You name it, we’ve blown it. Now, Telly will rise from the dead to personally administer his antidote to our perpetual state of cultural coitus interruptus (hint: it involves some angry sermonizing and several bizarre interpretations of classic pop songs and standards)!
Who Loves You, Baby? sprung from the valeted trenches of LA’s underground cabaret scene and made Best Of Hollywood Fringe 2011. Then the show brought Savalas “back to the old neighborhood” to make Best Of Fringe NYC 2011. The show took up residency at The Huron Club at The SoHo Playhouse immediately following Fringe NYC.
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