Randy Jones to Guest Star in Raging Squid Ink's THE DEAD DREAM MACHINE, 9/21
RAGING SQUID INK and ERIC SCHMALENBERGER will welcome RAndy Jones, actor, author, American Music Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist, the original Cowboy and founding member of Village People, as the special guest star (aka SHAMAN) in Jake Thomas' horror experience THE DEAD DREAM MACHINE, directed and choreographed by Rachel Klein, on Opening NIght, Saturday, September 21st. Jones joins a line-up which includes Michael Musto and Mx Justin VivIan Bond among others. In the final scene each night, the SHAMAN with sing a gothed out orchestral version of Nick Cave's "There is a Kingdom.'
The role of SHAMAN will be played by
September 18th Heather Christian (Heather Christian & the Arbornauts, Witness Relocation, The T.E.A.M.)
September 19th Ashley Morgan Monroe (Silky Sirens Burlesque)
September 20th Rob Roth (Screen Test, Click And Drag, The Mystery of Claywoman)
September 21st RAndy Jones (original cowboy from the Village People)
September 26th Mx Justin VivIan Bond (TANGO: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels, Bdwy: Kiki and Herb Alive on Broadway, Tony nomination)
September 27th Lady Rizo ('Cabaret Superstar' - New York Magazine, Grammy winner)
September 28th Michael Musto (journalist and columnist for Gawker and Out)
In an abandoned theater on the outskirts of town, an experiment is being conducted?one which extracts dreams! This crazed horror anthology incorporates song, dance, puppetry, aerial, magic and more to create an out of body theatrical experience. THE DEAD DREAM MACHINE will play a limited engagement at La Luz(135 Thames Street, Brooklyn, NY). Performances begin Wednesday, September 18 and continue through Sunday, October 13. Opening Night is Friday,September 20 (8 p.m.). Press are invited Wednesday September 18 at 8 p.m., Thursday September 19 at 8 p.m. and Friday, September 20 at 8 p.m. (and any subsequent performance).
THE DEAD DREAM MACHINE plays Thursday - Saturdays at 8 p.m. (with additional performances on Wednesday, September 18 and Sunday, October 13th at 8 p.m.) through Sunday, October 13. Tickets are $20 and are now available online at www.deaddreammachine.eventbrite.com or by calling 1-800-350-8850. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater ½ hour prior to performance.
RAndy Jones, an actor, author, American Music Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist, is the original Cowboy and a founding member of Village People. In his career spanning four decades before, with and since Village People, he has sold more than 100 million units. Perhaps best known for his hits with the group, like "Macho Man", "In the Navy, and "Y.M.C.A," he has earned 65 Gold and Platinum record certificates, toured worldwide, starred in the camp classic film, "Can't Stop the Music", made the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine and in 2008, garnered a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
Continuing a career as an actor, singer and dancer, Jones has released solo CDs (most recently 'Ticket to the World', 2008 and "Your Disco Needs You!", 2011). He performs internationally his own solo concerts and has appeared onstage in musicals and plays in New York City and elsewhere, including "When Joey Married Bobby", "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", "Music Man", 'Chicago', "The Madonna Whore: Confessions of a Dirty Mind", "Carousel", "Oklahoma!", "Applause", "Barefoot in the Park", "Hello Dolly!", 'Camelot, and "42nd Street", among many others. Included in the motion pictures in which he can be seen are "Tales of Poe"(2014), "Against the Wind' (in which he portrays the American President), "An Affirmative Act", "BearCity", "The Gentleman', "Three Long Years", "Beyond the Facade", "A Tale About Bootlegging", 'College Debt", "Violet Tendencies" and "Can't Stop the Music".
He appears in various documentaries such as HBO's "The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell", the History Channel's "'70's FEVER!", BBC4's "The Joy of Disco", "Roxy: The Last Dance", "When Ocean Meets Sky", "Disco: Spinning the Story", VH-1's RockDoc "NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell", "The Godfather of Disco", "Behind the Music", VH1's "Sex: The Revolution" and others as narrator and interview subject. He is featured in the 2009 season of HBO's hit comedy series, "Flight of the Conchords" directed by Oscar winner Michel Gondry. And for the first time, he creates a new character in the popular video game, POSTAL 3, in 2012.
He has been featured on the covers and in the pages of countless magazines and publications around the globe in every language including RollingStone, People, TIME, GQ, Vanity Fair, US, Paris Match, The New York Post and The New York Times. Along with John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, the Lone Ranger and Roy Rogers, RAndy Jones was listed as one of the Great Pop Culture Cowboys by Entertainment Weekly in honor of National Cowboy DayJuly 26. He is featured in SWINDLE Magazine as one of the ICONS of 2008 as well as the 35th Anniversary of PLAYGIRL Magazine. He is the co-author of "Macho Man", a new book published by Greenwood/Prager/ABC/Clio Publishers.