David Gurland‘s Critically Acclaimed “Neurotica” invites audience to “Hitch a Ride Through the Music and Musings of
Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie” as part of Ace of Clubs Pride Music Series.
David Gurland will present a special performance of his latest collaboration with musical
director and arranger Michael Holland as part of the Ace of Clubs Pride Music Series.
Gurland’s critically acclaimed show, Neurotica, premiered in May 2005 and covers twenty
of Madonna‘s hit songs from the early 80’s through the present, with many surprises along
the way. The show follows a similar format to Gurland’s prior endeavor with Michael
Holland, the wildly successful Gurley Show. Launched in early 2002, The Gurley Show
enjoyed sold out crowds and rave reviews with its unique mergence of rock music and the
theatricality of a cabaret show. In addition to the arrangements and musical direction,
award winning songwriter/singer/instrumentalist Michael Holland will be playing guitar and
piano. Neurotica also features Gurley Show veterans Karen Mack (back-up vocals), Jerry
Smith(percussion), David Boyd (back-up vocals) and Marco Brehm (bass). This special
presentation of Neurotica is produced by Spin Cycle.
John Hoglund of Back Stage Magazine says Gurland’s Neurotica is “one of the most
exciting outings of the season” and that “Gurland is in better voice than ever and everything
he sings is fully realized…he illuminates the stage with a vibrant presence that is sexy,
funny, and sensual. Much like Madonna, Gurland pushes peoples buttons, reinvents the
norm-and it all works.”
HX Magazine raves that Gurland “beautifully proves that the
songs written by and for Madonna are every bit as well-crafted, smart and emotionally
searching as any “golden age” showtune, while throwing in teasing hints of camp and trashy queer sexuality. His high, soaring tenor powerfully conveys Maddie’s landscapes of desire
and regret, joy and fear.”
David Gurland in Neurotica
Musical Direction/Arrangements by Michael Holland
Ace of Clubs
9 Great Jones (at Lafayette Street, across from Fez)
Saturday, June 25 th at 8:00 p.m.
$12 cover at the door
Reservations – 212-462-9077