Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs in San Francisco

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DANIEL NARDICIO 

and  FEINSTEIN’S 

PRESENTS

ALAN CUMMING

ALAN CUMMING SINGS SAPPY SONGS

CELEBRATING HIS NEW ALBUM IN SAN FRANCISO AT THE CASTRO THEATRE

THURSDAY, JUNE 30 AT 8:00 PM

Producer Daniel Nardicio – in association with Feinstein’s at the Nikko – will present the eclectic and electric Tony Award-winning performer ALAN CUMMINNG at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre on Thursday, June 30 at 8:00 PM. Cumming’s current national concert tour celebrates his acclaimed new album Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs from Yellow Sound Label. When Cumming performed this show at the album launch event at Carnegie Hall in February, Billboard called the evening “absolutely enchanting. The androgynous imp is both quiet and uproarious, adorable and sensual, flippant and emotional, otherworldly and inviting.” Cumming is backed by his longtime musical director Lance Horne on piano, Eleanor Norton on cello, and Chris Jago on drums.

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs premiered in Spring 2015 for a limited run at the iconic supper club Café Carlyle, where it was recorded live. The recording includes his singular interpretations of pop hits (Billy Joel’s “Goodnight Saigon,” Miley Cyrus’s “The Climb,” Rufus Wainwright’s “Dinner at Eight”), musical theater songs (“The Ladies Who Lunch” from Company, “You, You, You” from Kander & Ebb’s The Visit, “If Love Were All” by Noël Coward) and numbers that Cumming has collected from around the world (“Mother Glasgow” from Scotland, “La Complainte de la Butte” from France, “How Do Humans Live” from Germany). Sappy Songs was hailed as “an emotional firestorm, delivered passionately with tremendous theatrical authority” by The New York Times. Alan was lauded for his “wit, whimsy and powerful voice” by People.com, called “wonderfully dreamy” by the New York Post with songs that “ripple with emotion,” according to the New York Daily NewsTime Out New Yorkpraised Cumming for “putting a completely fresh interpretive spin on familiar songs.” The album is produced by Michael Croiter and Lance Horne, with Daniel Nardicio serving as associate producer.

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs will also be performed in Princeton, NJ (May 13), Port Washington, NY (May 14), Dallas, TX (June 24), Austin, TX (June 25), San Antonio, TX (June 26), Westhampton Beach, NY (July 9), Provincetown, MA (July 16) and Great Barrington, MA (July 18). Details are at AlanCumming.com.

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs will take place at The Castro Theatre on Thursday, June 30 at 8:00 PM. The venue is located at 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. Tickets range from  $35 to $150 VIP tickets . VIP seats are available which include attendance to Alan’s personal after-party “Club Cumming,” modeled after his nightly post-show performance dressing room celebration during the recent Broadway production of Cabaret. Tickets are available at www.AlanCummingSingsSappySongs.com.

ALAN CUMMING is an actor and activist beyond eclectic and according to The New York Times “a bawdy countercultural sprite”; Time Magazinenamed him one of the most fun people in show business; He plays political maverick Eli Gold on CBS’s “The Good Wife,” for which he received Golden Globe, Emmy, SAG and Satellite Award nominations and earlier this year finished his Tony Award-winning role of the Emcee in the Broadway musical Cabaret. Alan’s diverse career has found him performing at venues around the globe including the Sydney Opera House; making back to back films with Stanley Kubrick and The Spice Girls; directing and starring in a musical condom commercial; creating voices of a Smurf, a goat and Hitler; entering upside down and suspended by his ankles in a Greek tragedy (in the National Theatre of Scotland’s The Bacchae); and recording an award-winning album of songs (plus a dance remix).  Alan is also Host of PBS’s “Masterpiece Mystery” and appears opposite Lisa Kudrow in Showtime’s “Web Therapy.” Alan has written for The New York TimesNewsweekHarper’s BazaarOut, has a bi-monthly column for Globe and Mail, and two books; Tommy’s Tale and his New York Times bestselling memoir, Not My Father’s Son.  A tireless champion for LGBT civil rights and HIV/AIDS, Alan serves on the Board of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and works closely with amfAR, The Trevor Project and the Ali Forney Center to name but a few. In 2009, Alan was made an OBE in the Queen’s Honors List and by his homeland, Scotland, for which he was a vocal supporter of the YES for independence campaign, he has been awarded the Great Scot and Icon of Scotland awards, as well as recently having his portrait unveiled at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery as seen on the finale of Portrait Artist of the Year.

DANIEL NARDICIO segued into concerts in 2012 after 15 years in nightlife. He has had the incredible fortune of working with John Waters, Chita Rivera, Margaret Cho, Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Lynda Carter, Peaches, Bridget Everett, Carol Channing, Lady Gaga, Vivian Reed, Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch. He was beyond thrilled to be presenting Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs at Carnegie Hall.

Daniel Nardicio brings jazz violin virtuoso Aaron Weinstein back to Pangea with special guest the one, the only Rex Reed!

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Daniel Nardicio brings jazz violin virtuoso Aaron Weinstein back to Pangea with special guest the one, the only Rex Reed! Thursday, May 5th: 7:30, doors 6pm

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Tony Bennett called Aaron Weinstein, “the Groucho of the violin”.  Jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli called Aaron Weinstein, “a perfect musician”.  Other people call Aaron Weinstein a little odd.  In his show, Violinspiration lactose intolerant jazz violin virtuoso and humorist Aaron Weinstein will present his unique brand of swinging jazz standards with a healthy dose of sly wit. Joined onstage by the legendary film critic, gossip columnist and actor, Rex Reed and brilliant jazz guitarist Matt Munisteri!
Tedd Firth on piano 
Last month sold out so buy early!
$25 advance, $30 door
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The 5th New York Boylesque Festival is here!

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Bear Weekend at Big Dicks Inn

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Leather weekend at Big Dicks Inn

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Kick off Gay Pride Week with Dina Martina at BB Kings!

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Monday June 20th

This tragic singer, horrible dancer and surreal raconteur, the hysterically funny Dina Martina debuted at Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art in 1989, instantly gleaning reviews that dubbed her “magically warped”, “utter genius” and “unwittingly hilarious”. Since then, she’s packed venues in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto and London and shared the bill with acts ranging from Alan Cumming to Nina Hagen to Margaret Cho. Her Christmas show at BB’s sold out last year so act fast!

Absolutely packed with ludicrous song, horrifying dance, overburdened costumes and sidesplitting video, Dina Martina’s shows are impossible to describe – other than that they’ve become synonymous with jaw-dropping pathos and mind-blowing comedy.

Dina Martina has been hailed as “alarmingly funny”, “dazzling and mind-blowing” and “as graceful as a Coke machine moving about on a hand truck”. What a Dina Martina show is, quite simply put, is a smart and hilarious evening of entertainment that you will never forget.

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The 2nd Annual Seattle Boylesque Festival is here!

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“Equal parts strip tease, circus act, and comedy routine, the nascent sibling of burlesque is finally turning heads”- Details Magazine

 After last years resounding success,  Jen Gapay of Thirsty Girl Productions (voted #1 most influential/non-performing women in burlesque ) and Daniel Nardicio, NYC’s “Best Gay Party Promoter” (Village Voice), join forces to bring back  The Seattle Boylesque Festival, for a 2nd year, April 28th and 29th.

With over 40 male performers from Japan, NYC , Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, Canada & more, this year’s two day flesh-festival is back and sexier than ever!

The festival kicks off on Thursday  April 28th with it’s Teaser Party, hosted by Seattle’s own Ernie Von Schmaltz at the legendary Re-Bar!  The party features over a dozen local and national performers and is sure to get your motor started for the weekend! Performers include The Brotherhood of Boylesque (Colorado) Al Lykya (Seattle), Beau Creep (Canada), Jesus La Pinga (Seattle), Major Suttle Tease (UK), Willy LaQueue (Chicago), Marquis Facade (Seattle), Jimmie Swagger (Chicago) EmpeRoar Fabulous (Seattle), Fosse Jack & Apollo Vidra (Seattle), and TheGla Monster (Chicago) and Will Longfellow (Portland)!

Thursday April 28th

The  Seattle Boylesque Festival

Teaser Party

Hosted by Ernie Von Schmaltz

Re-bar

1104 Howell Street

Seattle, WA 98101

Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

Tickets:  $15 adv, $20 at the door

www.boylesquefestival.com

Join us Friday April 29th for the festival’s Main Event at The Triple Door, hosted by BenDeLaCreme! This stellar line up features international, national and local superstars including:  Waxie Moon (Seattle), Tito Bonito (LA), 2 to Fly (NYC) Mod Carousel (Seattle), Izohnny (Portland),Jacques Patriaque (Vienna) Paris Original (Seattle),  The Luminous Pariah (Seattle),  Trojan Original (Seattle), Isaiah Esquire (Portland) Johnny Nuriel (Portland) Jonny Porkpie (NYC), Eddie Van Glam (Seattle), Ambrose Martos (NYC),  Joshua Dean (NYC), Ben Franklin (NYC), Ernie Von Schmaltz (Seattle) and Matt Knife (NYC)

Friday April 29th

The  Seattle Boylesque Festival 

Main Event

Hosted by BenDeLaCreme

The Triple Door

216 Union Street

Seattle, WA 98101

Two Shows:  7pm & 10:30pm

Doors: 5:30pm & 10pm

Tickets:  $25 GA, $40 VIP

www.boylesquefestival.com

Dina Martina live on Fire Island!

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This tragic singer, horrible dancer and surreal raconteur, the hysterically funny Dina Martina debuted at Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art in 1989, instantly gleaning reviews that dubbed her “magically warped”, “utter genius” and “unwittingly hilarious”.  Since then, she’s packed venues in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto and London and shared the bill with acts ranging from Alan Cumming to Nina Hagen to Margaret Cho. A huge hit on Fire Island. Last year sold out so act fast!

Recently, Dina Martina’s hugely successful shows in New York and Provincetown have made ardent fans of the likes of John Waters, Whoopi Goldberg, Matt Stone and Jennifer Coolidge.  Martina has received nominations for the Alpert Award in Theater and two GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding Off-Off Broadway Theater.  She’s received two Seattle Times Footlight Awards and the Stranger’s 2012 Genius Award for Theater.

Absolutely packed with ludicrous song, horrifying dance, overburdened costumes and sidesplitting video, Dina Martina’s shows are impossible to describe – other than that they’ve become synonymous with jaw-dropping pathos and mind-blowing comedy.

Dina Martina has been hailed as “alarmingly funny”, “dazzling and mind-blowing” and “as graceful as a Coke machine moving about on a hand truck”.  What a Dina Martina show is, quite simply put, is a smart and hilarious evening of entertainment that you will never forget.

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