Due to popular demand, Cindy Williams will extend her run as a guest star in Menopause The Musical® at Harrah’s Las Vegas. Originally scheduled to perform through May 29, Williams has received such a positive audience response that show producers have asked her to continue performing for an additional three months through Sept. 2, 2017.
Famed for her role as Shirley Feeney in the iconic television comedy Laverne & Shirley, Williams’ second Vegas run marks the fifth time she has performed in Menopause The Musical®, having previously appeared in the Tampa, Fla., Laguna Beach, Calif., and New Haven, Conn. productions. The actress plays the role of the fifth girlfriend, joining current cast members Vita Corimbi, Earth Mother; Jacquelyn Holland Wright, Soap Star; Lori Legacy, Iowa Housewife; and Lisa Mack, Professional Woman. Karen Gedissman understudies all four roles. In addition to guest starring in Menopause The Musical®, Williams recently released her critically-acclaimed book, “Shirley, I Jest!: A Storied Life,” which is now being released in paperback.
“I am having the time of my life performing in Menopause The Musical® and look forward to performing for even more fans through September!” said Williams.
“Audiences have spoken and they want more Cindy Williams!” added one of the show’s producers, Kathi Glist. “We are delighted that Cindy is extending her stay with us. She is such a joy to work with and the fans love her!”
Menopause The Musical® is the longest-running scripted musical in Las Vegas history and has played almost 5,000 performances in the city and just celebrated 11 years in Las Vegas. In “The Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change,”® four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This joyful musical parody set to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! Join the sisterhood and see what 11 million women worldwide have been laughing about. Men love it, too! Since 2001, the show has partnered with Susan G. Komen® to raise funds to fight breast cancer.
Menopause The Musical® has performances Monday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., as well as an additional 4 p.m. matinee each Saturday and Monday.
GFour Productions is the producer and owner of the international smash-hit MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL®. Their recent successes include winning the 2013 Tony Award for their 50th anniversary production of Edward Albee’s WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF; co-financing the five-time Tony Award, five-time Drama Desk Award, and seven-time Olivier Award winner for Best Musical, MATILDA THE MUSICAL; producing the critically acclaimed revivals of THE GLASS MENAGERIE starring Cherry Jones and Zachary Quinto, and the history-making production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL starring six-time Tony Award winner, Audra McDonald; and their most recent launch of the Pulitzer Prize winning play, DISGRACED, which The New York Times calls, “Terrific, turbulent, and roaring to life with currents of dramatic electricity!” This season they will be producing the new David Mamet play, CHINA DOLL, starring Al Pacino, and a glorious new revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, directed by Tony Award winner, Bartlett Sher. GFour recently premiered the Spanish-language version of the hit, MENOPAUSIA EL MUSICAL, in Hollywood, CA, and have now begun the international launch of their ever-popular MENOPAUSE brand, bringing laughter to audiences around the world. They began producing in 1981 with NINE, winning the Tony Award that year for Best Musical. Among their favorite Broadway productions are MY ONE AND ONLY starring Tommy Tune, ZORBATHEGREEK starring Anthony Quinn, THE RINK starring Liza Minnelli, BABY, GRAND HOTEL, GRIND, BIG, TRUE WEST, the original and the revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES which won them Tony Awards for Best Musical in 1983 and Best Revival in 2004. Their combined shows have been nominated for 115 Tony Awards, winning 44 and 110 Drama Desk Awards, winning 56.