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My View: Opening Night ! Bright Colors And Bold Patterns

My View: Opening Night ! Bright Colors And Bold Patterns

It was chilly in SoHo last night but “poolside” at the SOHO playhouse it was sizzling with non stop laughter during the 80 minutes of “Bright Colors And Bold Patters”  which was written and performed by Drew Droege and directed by Michael Urie.

This production is presented by Zach Laks in Association with Riki Kane Larimer.  Co-producers are Jamie deRoy, Keith Boynton/Mike Lavoie, JimKierstead, Drew Desky/Dane Levens. Tom De Trinis serves as associate producer.

Bright Colors And Bold Patterns – the hit play hailed as “devastatingly funny” by The New York Times – returns Off Broadway for an exclusive eight week limited engagement at SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street, between 6th Avenue and Varick Street in Manhattan), officially opening on Monday, November 20 at 8:00 PM. The production began previews on Sunday, November 12 and runs through Sunday, January 7. Written and performed by Drew Droege (the internet’s “Chloë,” “Drunk History,” “Bob’s Burgers” and “Heathers” on Paramount TV Network in 2018) and directed by Michael Urie (Torch Song, Buyer & Cellar, “Ugly Betty”), the play has come back to New York due to overwhelming demand, following a smash three-week run last year.

Bright Colors And Bold Patterns is a riotous new solo play that storms the stage with ferocity and wit, deemed “fantastic” and “pure magic” by Time Out New York, and “side-splitting” and “fresh” from The Huffington Post when it debuted in New York last year. It was hailed as “raucous, witty and occasionally moving” by The Daily Beast, “a very funny play” by The New York Post, “outrageous and stinging” by Out Magazine and “relentlessly funny” by Buzzfeed.

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Bright Colors And Bold Patterns

Drew Droege & Michael Urie

tonya Pinkins & Frances Raffelle

Jamie deRoy & Riki Kane Larimer

Amy Stiller & Riki Kane Larimer

Jamie deRoy & Frances Raffelle

Riki Kane Larimer & Robert Creighton

Stephen Sorokoff


Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on, and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is thrilled to be the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor. email:

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