Erik Lee Preminger, Son of Gypsy Rose Lee, to Present One-man Show Revealing the Real Characters Behind the Musical Gypsy   WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2020 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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Erik Lee Preminger, Son of Gypsy Rose Lee, to Present One-man Show Revealing the Real Characters Behind the Musical Gypsy  
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2020
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Naples, FL (December 4, 2019) – Erik Lee Preminger, the son of legendary burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee (whose 1957 memoirs inspired the classic musical GYPSY) and film director Otto Preminger, will appear in-person at Naples’ TheatreZone on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 to present his one-man show about his famous mother (featuring rare home movies, television shows, newsreel footage, a question-and-answer session and more).
Mr. Preminger’s show, Together, Wherever We Go: Gypsy Rose Lee by her son, Erik Lee Preminger, will inaugurate TheatreZone’s new “Legends & Legacies: Growing up Broadway” series of events celebrating the Company’s 15th season. Mr. Preminger will present his show for one performance only, at TheatreZone (13275 Livingston Rd. Naples, FL 34109). Tickets for this special event range from $100 – $150 and are available for purchase at www.theatre.zone or by calling the TheatreZone Box Office, 888-966-3352 x1.
“I love watching these films,” says Mr. Preminger. “My mother had a wonderful sense of humor, and even though I’ve seen them countless times since my childhood, I still find myself laughing along with the audience.”
Each “Legends & Legacies: Growing up Broadway” event will highlight one of TheatreZone’s 2019-2020 season productions, with special guests including the children of Broadway legends and original cast members. Together, Wherever We Go: Gypsy Rose Lee by her son, Erik Lee Preminger performs ahead of TheatreZone’s production of the musical GYPSY, which will perform March 5 – 15, 2020.  More information on this and all TheatreZone productions can be found at www.theatre.zone.
About Erik Lee Preminger
Erik Lee Preminger, the son of American burlesque artist Gypsy Rose Lee and filmmaker Otto Preminger, has been in show business his entire life. He spent his childhood by his mother’s side as she performed her strip-tease/comedy act in nightclubs and theatres all over the world. From the age of 8, he served as her stage manager, dresser and photographer. Erik met his father Otto for the first time at age 22 and worked for him for four years, contributing to the films SKIDOO with Jackie Gleason and Groucho Marx, TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME JUNIE  MOON with Liza Minnelli and SUCH GOOD FRIENDS with Dyan Cannon. Erik is the best-selling author of the memoir “Gypsy and Me: At Home and On the Road with Gypsy Rose Lee” (which was later reissued as “My G-String Mother”).

From 1986 – 1991 Erik was the entertainment producer on KGO-TV’s live morning talk show AM San Francisco (later Good Morning Bay Area), where his weekly segment of celebrity interviews and movie criticism “Preminger’s Pics” generated more viewer mail than any other segment on the show. He is an Emmy Award-winning television producer and has authored numerous screenplays. Erik’s documentary about his mother has won numerous film festival awards and is the basis for his one-man show. He has performed his show in connection with productions of GYPSY throughout the United States. In 2019, he performed it at The Hollywood Heritage Museum (2 sold-out performances). The London Daily Mail wrote an article about the evening, available here. He has also enthusiastically supported and promoted productions of the musical GYPSY; he was recently profiled by the San Francisco Chronicle (available here) and made several television appearances, including one with KRON4 (watch here). Erik lives with his wife in Northern California.

About TheatreZone
TheatreZone is a nonprofit, 501©3, professional equity theatre located in-residence at the 250-seat G&L Theatre on the Community School of Naples campus, 13275 Livingston Rd., Naples. Online at: https://theatre.zone/. Follow TheatreZone on Twitter at TheatreZoneFL, on Instagram @Theatre.Zone, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheatreZoneFL/.
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WHAT: Together, Wherever We Go: Gypsy Rose Lee by her son, Erik Lee Preminger
WHEN: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: TheatreZone,13275 Livingston Rd. Naples, FL 34109.
TICKETS: Tickets range from $100 – $150 and are available for purchase at www.theatre.zone or by calling the TheatreZone Box Office, 888-966-3352 x1.
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