When Tony® Award Winning Actress Donna McKechnie takes the stage at Michael Holmes’ Purple Room on Memorial Day weekend, it will be with her brand new one woman show, Same Place, Another Time. The show, a musical déjà vu celebrating the scintillating 70’s in New York City – the heyday of Studio 54 – is likely to have particular appeal to Coachella Valley audiences, many of whom remember that era, and Studio 54, with fond memories.

The journey McKechnie takes in Same Place, Another Time puts a very personal spin on the “ingénue” coming to New York, finding love and success, losing her innocence along the way, perhaps, but never her spirit. It is beautifully illuminated by the music of Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlisch, Peter Allen, Jim Croce and Leroy Anderson

Donna McKechnie received a Tony® Award for her performance in the original production of A CHORUS LINE, in which she portrayed Cassie, a character based in large part on herself. She danced her famous Bennett-McKechnie number, The Music and the Mirror, in which the vocal sections were tailored to her unusually wide range. 

McKechnie is regarded internationally as one of Broadway’s foremost dancing and singing leading ladies. Her Broadway shows include HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, (NAT’L TOUR), THE EDUCATION OF H*Y*M*A*N-K*A*P*L*A*N, SONDHEIM – A MUSICAL TRIBUTE, ON THE TOWN, PROMISES-PROMISES, COMPANY, STATE FAIR and THE VISIT. She has starred in numerous productions in London’s West End, including PROMISES-PROMISES, COMPANY, FOLLIES and THE WILD PARTY. Also a veteran of television, McKechnie had a regular role on the Gothic soap opera, Dark Shadows, early in her career, and after her rise to fame, guest appearances on Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Rowan & Martin's Laugh In and Cheers as Deborah, the ex-wife of Sam Malone, plus the role of Suzi Laird on several Fame episodes.

Tickets are available for both the Friday, May 26th, and Saturday, May 27th shows at Michael Holmes’ Purple Room by calling 800-838-3006, or online at purpleroompalmsprings.com.