BWW Review: ALAN CUMMING at Atlanta Symphony Hall
Throughout the night, the "Cabaret" star was hilariously inappropriate, delightfully entertaining and, yes, sappy as hell. Yet, Cumming was sentimental in the most uplifting way possible. He was sincere, humorous and did not hold anything back. It was the perfect night for any fan to get know the iconic performer better, both personal and professional. Though, he did not recall any memories from his hosting gig at the 2015 Tony Awards. Bummer, right?
Cumming did, in fact, introduce every song with a narrative that gave the audience some insight into his life. The stories, all of which were much too long for any concert (not that anyone minded) portrayed his tattoos, love life, family and everything in between. He even told a story about when he and Liza Minnelli ate dinner in her hotel room one night. To be a fly on the wall, am I right?
He also had the most eclectic music present that I have ever heard. His selection was comprised of "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus, the Scottish song "Mother Glasgow" and a musical commercial he wrote for Trojan condoms, for starters. Plus, his encore was "Ladies Who Lunch" from "Company" with a cocktail in hand. No further explanation.
No matter how you spin it, Alan Cumming is an entertainer, and that is exactly what he did. The show was incredibly fun; just a really good time. If you have the chance, spend your evening with Alan Cumming and let him sing sappy songs to you. Or, download the album Alan Cumming SINGS SAPPY SONGS: Live at the Cafe Carlyle anywhere that streams music.