Tony Nominee JUSTIN BOND debuts 'RITES' at Upright Cabaret 02/6

Tony Nominee JUSTIN BOND debuts 'RITES' at Upright Cabaret 02/6

On Sat, Feb 6 at 9pm - Upright Cabaret proudly presents Tony Nominee Justin Bond in Justin Bond RITES: SONGS OF THE NEO-PAGAN REVOLUTION making its Los Angeles debut at Upright Cabaret on Vermont, 1714 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027.

Justin Bond, star of John Cameron Mitchell's 'Shortbus' and one half of Tony nominated performance duo Kiki and Herb, began writing songs while straddling a log on a mountain in Tennessee on Mayday of last year and has been touring to wild acclaim and rapturous applause ever since. Combining cabaret, witchcraft, a punk attitude and neo-folk glamour this show promises tears, glitter and a rollicking good time!

Accompanied by Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), Justin will be performing original songs from his recently release EP "Pink Slip" and covering a variety of indie and pop tunes.

Upright Cabaret on Vermont, 1714 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027 - (310) 652-5252

Tickets: $20 Advance online (www.uprightcabaret.com/events) or $25 at the door (if available). Dinner Reservations are made online at time of ticket purchase. Online ticket buyers receive first priority in seating. Table food/drink minimums apply.

Justin Bond was recently described as "A bar of gold in the new depression" by Hilton Als in the New Yorker, singer, songwriter and Tony-nominated performance artist Justin Bond is an Obie, Bessie and Ethyl Eichelberger Award winner and was named one of the top 40 favorite New Yorkers by Time Out New York and was listed by Time Out London as one of England's 50 Funniest People. His debut EP Pink Slip was released in July 2009. In 2008 he won rave reviews for his GLAAD nominated show Lustre which premiered at PS122 in the East Village and then went on to tour the Uk with stops in Manchester, England as part of the It's Queer Up North Arts Festival and in a critically acclaimed run at London's Soho Theatre ('Justin Bond is a trans-atlantic cabaret messiah' ***** Time Out London). Also in 2008 Justin appeared at The Southbank Center in London in the title role of Sinderella an original musical written by Martyn Jacques of The Tiger Lillies. In 2007 he premiered Justin Bond is Close To You, a reinterpretation of the classic Carpenter's album Close To You performed in its entirety in Central Park and subsequently presented by The Sydney Opera House in Australia. In 2005 his show, Glamour Damage, had its world premiere at London's Soho Theatre and was hailed by the Evening Standard as "A glittering walk on the wild side." He regularly Emcees the performance series Weimar New York which has played in such varied locations as the SFMOMA, The Speigeltent, and Joe's Pub at the Public Theater in New York. As a featured vocalist on the London Readers Wifes' single Nostalgia, he had a top 20 hit on the UK alternative chart. Bond also toured internationally with avant-garde noise/cabaret band Pantychrist. A Cable Car award winning journalist, Bond was also nominated for a Bay Area Critics Circle Award for his solo work Dixie McCall's Patterns for Living. As one-half of the Performance duo Kiki and Herb, Justin has toured the world headlining at Carnegie Hall, The Sydney Opera House, London's Queen Elizabeth Hall and starred in successful runs On Broadway (The Helen Hayes Theatre) and Off- (The Cherry Lane Theatre). Kiki and Herb have released two cds Do You Hear What We Hear?, Kiki and Herb Will Die For You at Carnegie Hall and a DVD Kiki and Herb Live at the Knitting Factory. Film credits include a starring role in John Cameron Mitchell's feature Shortbus, Charles Hermann-Wurmfeld's Fancy's Persuasion as well as Imaginary Heroes and Jon Moritsugu's Mod Fuck Explosion. In 2006 Bond completed his MA Scenography at Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design in London. Justin credits his career as a queer performer to Kate Bornstein who cast him as Herculine Barbin in her ground-breaking play Hidden: A Gender in 1991.




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