CELEBRATING THE NEW ALBUM “ALAN CUMMING SINGS SAPPY SONGS” Tony winner Alan Cumming comes to New Orleans Joy Theater for one night in:“Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs in New Orleans”, Saturday, January 21st, 8pm
Producer Daniel Nardicio will present the eclectic and electric Tony Award-winning performer ALAN CUMMINNG in Sappy Songs on Saturday, January 21st 2017 at 8:00 PM. Backed by Cumming’s longtime musical director Lance Horne on piano, Eleanor Norton on cello and Chris Jago on drums, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs premiered in Spring 2016 for a limited run at the iconic New York supper club Café Carlyle, garnering such critical praise that Nardicio approached Cumming about bringing the show to Carnegie Hall and then New Orleans for a one-night-only performance.
This evening also celebrates the release of Cumming’s newest CD of Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, from Yellow Sound Label, recorded live at the Café Carlyle. It 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).
When this program was introduced last year, 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 News. Time Out New York praised Cumming for “putting a completely fresh interpretive spin on familiar songs.”
The new album – produced by Michael Croiter, with Daniel Nardicio serving as associate producer – is currently available at www.AlanCummingSingsSappySongs.com or at The Joy Theater the evening of the show
In addition to the New Orleans, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs was performed in Tampa, FL (January 24), Toronto, CA (February 6), Bethesda, MD (February 14), Napes, FL (February 28), Detroit, MI (March 19), Minneapolis, MN (March 26) and Port Washington, NY (May 14). PBS recorded the show in Las Vegas for a special which airs this Spring.
Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs In New Orleans will take place at The Joy Theater, 1200 Canal Street in New Orleans. Tickets range from $45 to $150. Also available are additional seats which include attendance to Alan’s personal after-party “Club Cumming,” which was his nightly post-show performance dressing room celebration during the recent Broadway production of Cabaret.