Adam Sank to Star in MAMA, I WANT TO SING SHOWTUNES! at the Duplex, 6/19 & 6/27
For the first time ever, popular New York comic Adam Sank stars in his own cabaret show, complete with songs, comedy and humiliating childhood stories, at the legendary Duplex Cabaret Theatre in "Mama, I Want to Sing Showtunes!" on Thursday, June 19 and Friday, June 27th at 7 p.m.
Sank will share such terrifying-but-true tales as:
** That time in 7th grade he got up in front of the entire school at morning assembly and sang "Corner of the Sky" - a cappella and off-key.
** His world-renowned appearance as Magaldi in the 1987 Kent Place School for Girls production of "Evita."
** How a bathroom stall and a fraternity brother finally led him out of the closet.
** How Last Comic Standing almost made him famous... but didn't.
With special guest singer/actress Erika Amato, fresh off the national tour of "Flashdance." Directed by Maria Gentile (MAC Award winner). Musical direction and performance by Michael Isaacs (MAC Award Nominee).
ADAM SANK is one of the most recognized and accomplished openly gay stand-up comics in the country, having been featured on Season Six of NBC's Last Comic Standing, in which he advanced to the New York showcase. He has also appeared as a featured commentator on Vh1's I Love the 2000s (premiering June 17th) and Best Week Ever, CNBC's Street Signs and truTV's World's Dumbest Criminals, along with numerous radio appearances as both a guest and fill-in host on Sirius-XM OutQ. From 2006 to 2007, he hosted Adam Sank's Gay Bash, a monthly showcase, at Carolines on Broadway and later Comix comedy club. And for three years, Adam was the host and producer of the wildly successful Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour at New York's Therapy lounge. Adam is also a member of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus. For more information, visit www.adamsank.com.
ERIKA AMATO is an accomplished actress and singer who has performed for audiences all across the USA and Canada. In addition to her critically-acclaimed theatrical work, she is also the lead singer of indie band Velvet Chain, best known for their appearances on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show and soundtrack album. For more information, visit www.erikaamato.com.
MARIA GENTILE is a singer, songwriter, actress and comedienne who spent six years in the hit Off-Broadway show Tony & Tina's Wedding, as bridesmaid Marina Gallino. She has written and recorded two albums of original music and won the 2004 MAC Award for Song of the Year. She has also been nominated for Piano Bar Entertainer of the year seven times. For more information, visit www.mariagentile.com.
MICHAEL ISAACS is a MAC-nominated singer, songwriter, musician and actor who was twice featured on Showtime At The Apollo. He is the Duplex's resident piano bar performer on Friday nights and has performed with Roberta Flack, Jose Feliciano, Bobby Short, Ronnie Spector and Neil Sedaka.
TWO NIGHTS ONLY! $10 + 2-Drink Minimum. Limited Seating. For reservations and information, visit www.theduplex.com. The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is located at 61 Christopher Street, New York, NY. Subway: A B C D F or M to West 4th Street/Washington Square, or 1 to Christopher Street/Sheridan Square.
Pictured: Adam Sank. Photo by Amy Slotnick.