Sharon and Mia - In Development
Sharon and Roman - Premiering April 2017 NYC
Together, Sharon Tate in Heaven, Charlie and Sharon, Sharon and Roman, and Sharon and Mia form a Sharon Tate Quadrilogy of plays. Starring Jen Danby as Sharon Tate, Daniel Delano as Charles Manson and Roman Polanski, and Jessica Smith as Mia Farrow. Directed by Austin Pendleton.
Sharon Tate in Heaven Super 8 - a film for new media released January 2016, an adaptation of the stage play. With Jen Danby, This American Blonde Actress, as Sharon Tate.
And filming in February 2017 - Sharon Talks a short film for new media about Sharon Tate playing Jennifer North in Valley of the Dolls
California Girl: Being Michelle Pfeiffer premiered in Long Beach, NY March 2016. Written by and starring This American Blonde Actress, Jen Danby.
The Farrah Fawcett Project a new show in development as of January 2017. Starring Jen Danby, This American Blonde Actress, as Farrah and directed by Austin Pendleton.
What celebrity artists are saying:
Olympia Dukakis says of Jen's Marilyn Monroe in The Blonde Bombshell Project: "Beautiful work and I was able to see all the colors of the woman."
Geoffrey Owens gives a Rave for The Blonde Bombshell Project: Marilyn Monroe with Jen Danby, directed by Austin Pendleton. Mr. Owens is perhaps most remembered for his role as Elvin Tibideaux, husband of Sondra Huxtable on NBC's hit sitcom "The Cosby Show." He is an actor and teaches at HB Studio in NYC: " I don't like one-person shows. I loved Jen Danby's 'The Blonde Bombshell.' She doesn't TRY to be Marilyn Monroe - she just IS her. DOES her. It's a magnificent performance of an excellently conceived and written piece - a masterclass in acting. Not only was I not impatient during the 90 minutes of Ms Danby's work - I wanted it to go on and on." Thank YOU for a truly brilliant and inspiring theatrical event. Masterful. Humbling. Awesome. (These are NOT words I use lightly.) Brava, Lady, Brava."
And from Austin Pendleton, Obie winning director and director of The Blonde Bombshell Project: "I love it when an artist takes on the role of another artist and soars and sails beyond imitation into some lovely sphere of a kind of cohabitation, a living together in one space.
That's what I watched happen in Jen Danby's performance (working from her own brilliant script) as Marilyn Monroe. I felt other people watching it, too, and getting as spiritually
and emotionally and sensorily high on it as I was. I hope there are many, many performances by Jen of this piece, so that many, many other people can experience that same
gentle, demanding, exhilarating high."
Motion picture star Vivien Leigh takes questions from the press in what is actually a confrontation with Death in the summer of 1967 on everything from her dreams as a young actress in London, to impossibly landing her Academy Award winning role of Scarlett O'Hara, her love life in and out of her mentor, lover, and husband Sir Laurence Olivier's arms, on beauty, fame, destiny, Hollywood and aging, to funny, frank behind-the-scenes dishing on Gone with the Wind, A Streetcar Named Desire on stage and on film, horseplay with Marlon Brando, her affairs and sexual compulsions and their shattering effects on her marriage, her breakdown in India that led to her being flown back to Hollywood in a straightjacket, and her lifelong “companions” tuberculous and bipolar disorder that never made her lose faith in acting and love. A bold, funny, candid look at a courageous and charismatic star who continues to fascinate.
Orson's Shadow - October 2011
An ingenious tale of two Hollywood giants-- Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier, set in 1960 in a London West End theatre. Legendary critic Kenneth Tynan has made a startling proposal: Welles should direct Olivier and the young Joan Plowright in Rhinoceros, Ionesco's absurdist masterpiece. But it is the rehearsal process that brims with absurdity as titanic personalities, including Vivien Leigh, wrestle the muse in this witty and incisive depiction of the drama of theatre.
Vivien Leigh: The Last Press Conference - Gold Coast, NY - September 2011
Vivien Leigh: The Last Press Conference - Key West - June 2011
Come as Your Favorite Hollywood Icon Mud Gala - March 2011
Fundraising gala at Lips NYC.
Vivien Leigh: The Last Press Conference - Long Beach, NY - March 2011