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18 Minutes of Fame
written by Susan Morgenstern & Barbara Minkus | directed by Susan Morgenstern
produced by Diane Baroni & Matt Aaron Krinsky | accompanied by Ron Barnett
While searching for fame, Barbara found
the more meaningful things in life.

In this acclaimed one-woman show, Broadway, film, and television singer/actress Barbara Minkus shares an intimate evening of personal moments, funny and poignant songs, and her remarkable stories working with such luminaries as Danny Kaye, Merv Griffin, Jerry Lewis, and Charlotte Rae.

Featuring a variety of show-stopping songs, this 90-minute multi-media musical (with live piano accompaniment) incorporates film, graphics, recordings, and photos to showcase Barbara’s exceptional journey of love, life, difficult decisions, family dynamics, and so much more.

Please enjoy these clips from this critically acclaimed show:

18 Minutes of Fame
For information & booking requests, contact:
Matt Aaron Krinsky
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Recent Reviews

TIMES SQUARE CHRONICLES (8/31/23) by Craig J. Horsley

Who is Barbara Minkus? I Found Out at The York Theater

NITE LIFE EXCHANGE (9/9/23) by Marilyn Lester

Barbara Minkus and 18 Minutes of Fame

Served Up Many Minutes of Remarkable Theater


"It flows seemlessly, making its points with down-to-earth humanity as well as possessing an entertaining flair…. but primarily it's the star who makes it all work. Her incredible light shines

brightly at every moment. She may not think she's famous, but she will live on in our hearts….

and that's about as famous as one could wish to be." 

~Don Grigware, Broadway World

“Minkus, a tiny woman, bursts forth with a breathtaking energy that is both mesmerizing and comforting – she has over 6 decades in the business to draw from. Barbara lures her audience in song and in tales of growing up in a different time – with the reminders that we all have the same feelings and needs, no matter our age… This dynamo excels and is a woman to be reckoned with!" 

~E.M. Fredric, The Hollywood Times

“Your show is wonderful! It’s marvelous on several fronts; the writing is personal and warm, your story is both fascinating and touching, your singing is honest and passionate and your storytelling, timing and delivery are just superb – dramatic, theatrical and smart… And best of all, it’s fun and funny!” 

~John Sheehan, NYC Theatrical Director


“Great Show! It was everything I thought it could be; funny, charming, moving, stunning

in all the right places and seamlessly assembled." 

~Arnold Margolin, Producer – Love, American Style

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