Three more weeks for AT LEAST IT’S PINK at Ars Nova. These Kiki and Herb people are everywhere
This one has some writing by Michael Patrick King from Sex and the City. Working with Mellman is a step up, we think. (HA!)
Basic ticket info:
Tickets are $25 for performances January 25 to March 11. Tickets for the three-week extension will be $32.50. To purchase, call SmartTix at 212-868-4444 or go to www.SmartTix.com. Ars Nova is located at 511 West 54th Street.
Full press release is below.
AT LEAST IT’S PINK
To Sunday, April 1
Written by Bridget Everett, Michael Patrick King and Kenny Mellman
Music and Lyrics by Kenny Mellman and Bridget Everett
If you like Kiki and Herb, you probably like them separately. Or so one might think. Justin Bond, one half of the dyspeptic duo, is doing his TALK/SHOW, where he, you know, talks to people on stage. Guests on 2/19 include Daniela Sea of ‘The L Word’, John Cameron Mitchell of ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’, and Debbie Harry of FREAKIN’ BLONDIE (if you didn’t know that you are not worthy). Not bad for $15. Joe’s Pub, see below for details.
Joe’s Pub is presenting the dynamic duo of Kiki and Herb. This is a way more intimate way to catch ’em than when they were on Broadway, and maybe they’ll sing some Suicidal Tendencies, so go check ’em out.
Joe’s Pub NYC proudly announces the addition of the following show to our calendar:
Sundays January 7, January 14, January 21 + January 28
KIKI + HERB
“Having reached the heights of Broadway this past summer, Justin Bond and Kenny Mellman bring their characters Kiki and Herb back downtown for a series of late-night shows at Joe’s Pub where people can drink, eat and quite possibly have Kiki walk across their table. Who knows? “”Dare to Suck and let the magic happen!””, Kiki always says…
425 Lafayette Street (between East 4th and Astor Place) NYC; adjacent to The Public Theater
By Phone: 212-967-7555
On the Web: www.joespub.com
In Person: At The Public Theater Box Office from 1pm to 6pm and at Joe’s Pub from 6pm to 10pm (both located at 425 Lafayette St.)
TABLE RESERVATIONS: 212-539-8778
Purchase of tickets does NOT guarantee a table reservation; you must call to reserve seats. Seating, as well as standing-room, is available only on a first-come, first-served basis for all shows without a dinner reservation. Two drink or $12 food minimum per person is standard.
Reverend Jen has been hosting her Anti-Slam for a looong time (we can remember seeing her at Collective Unconscious, wearing a cat suit and those ears, waaaay back in, like, 1997. Collective Unconscious was on Ludlow Street. There were no clothing stores there. Really.) Now this event has moved to Downeast Arts Center and will play every Wednesday at 8pm (see below and check the calendar for details).
What’s this about her thinking you’re a 10? Don’t get yer hopes up, dude (although she does, on her website, invite dudes to contact her). The idea behind the Anti-Slam is that, while every act is rated from 1 to 10, everybody gets a 10. (We’d prefer if everyone got a 1, but we’re cranky that way.) So whether or not you have talent, if you’ve got a yen to perform, go Downeast, young man/woman/troll.
REVEREND JEN’S ANTI-SLAM!
starting Wednesday, October 4
Want some singing with your trick or treating? Or just want something where kids aren’t allowed (in this case, cuz they serve alcohol)? Check out the The LionHearted Players event on October 23. Don’t forget to check the calendar. Read on:
Monday, October 23
The LionHearted Players Present:
A Halloween Special of Magic Tricks and Comedy Treats
Drag Kings don’t get the kind of attention that Drag Queens get, so you’ve got to admire Murray Hill. S/he has been knocking around for a loooong time, with sold out live shows that played all over New York and even (in 2005) in London. Hell, s/he even ran for mayor of NYC in 1997 (and lost, but got 341 write-in votes – and probably without spending Bloomberg-type money).
The latest show is at Mo Pitkin’s, which is where the last show was. Drink specials, Rheingold beer, cheeseburgers – what could be bad? Starts September 22, full info below.
ONE SHOWBIZ LEGEND. ONE UNFORGETTABLE FABRIC.
ONE ALL-NEW, ONE-MAN MUST-SEE SHOW!
LIVE FROM THE SANSABELT ROOM
* 10 WEEKS ONLY, OPENS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 @ 8 p.m.
* SUPPER CLUB–STYLE, ONE-MAN COMEDY SHOW (full menu)
* EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 8 p.m. & 10 p.m., $18 admission
* AT MO PITKINS (34 Avenue A, betw. 2nd & 3rd Sts.)
We told you before, but now we’ll tell you again, okay? Karen Finley is not covered in chocolate (at least not as far as we know), but she is at the Cutting Room September 8-10. This show has a lotta Liza impersonations. You know whether or not that’s for you.
September 8-10 :
KAREN FINLEY: MAKE LOVE (The Cutting Room, 19 West 24th Street).
Performance artist KAREN FINLEY honors the 5th Anniversary of 9/11
with an encore engagement of her critically acclaimed piece MAKE LOVE.
This cabaret-driven, lounge-style act co-stars drag performer and
artist Chris Tanner, pianist Lance Cruce, and a rotating roster of
LIZA MINNELLI impersonators. This encore engagement has been updated
and slightly modified to reflect current events. Friday – Sunday at
8pm. $20. For tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit
Did s/he ever leave? The Village Voice thinks s/he’s “inappropriate”, which should at least be enough to make you curious. Cutting Room, September 1-3. Check it out:
JACKIE BEAT: HOW TO ACHIEVE THAT NATURAL LOOK (The Cutting Room, 19
West 24th Street).
The Village Voice recently labeled drag star JACKIE BEAT,
“inappropriate, lewd and disgusting.” And that’s why we love her. In
her annual Labor Day Weekend visit, Beat brings us a new evening of
her classic twisted songs, rude stories and bad behavior. 3 shows only
— Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 8pm. $18. For tickets call
212-352-3101 or visit www.TheaterMania.com.
From the good folks at FringeNYC and SpinCycle, a big ol’ party:
Wednesday, August 16:
FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS (49 Grove, between 7th Ave. & Bleecker St — one
block below Christopher St.)
The New York International Fringe Festival is back in town. Come meet
the cast and creators of some of the best and gayest shows in the
festival. Other benefits: NO cover charge, FREE Cosmos from 10pm –
11pm, $6 drink specials all night, and music by DJ Chip Duckett
(including brand new songs from FERGIE, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, BEYONCE,
CHRISTINA AGUILERA, SCISSOR SISTERS, JESSICA SIMPSON and PARIS
HILTON). Now That’s what Friends are for! Doors open at 10pm. Every