LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Coming to Connelly Theater, Begin. 11/5
After a 9-year absence, a triple dose of the legendary Lypsinka, John Epperson's iconic creation, will be doled out this Fall when the 'Goddess of Showbiz' deigns to grace New York City with her sweeping presence in LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY. To celebrate a staggering three decades of glamorous theatrics, three different shows -- revivals of the acclaimed LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET and THE PASSION OF THE CRAWFORD, as well as the New York premiere of JOHN EPPERSON: SHOW TRASH - will run in rotating repertory for a strictly-limited 8-week engagement from November 5th, 2014 - January 3rd, 2015. The trilogy will take place at the ravishing jewel-box Connelly Theater, located at 220 East 4th Street in Manhattan's way-too-swept-up East Village . . . a stone's throw from the Pyramid Club and Tompkins Square Park, where Lypsinka was born. The Press Opening is scheduled for Thursday, November 13, 2014. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, September 19th at 10am and will be available at www.tweedtheater.org/lypsinkatrilogy.
LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET - Directed by Kevin Malony
Not seen in New York since 2001, this full-length 'traditional Lypsinka' concert show is the award-winning revue of Lyp's greatest bits that has toured the world, flabbergasting audiences from Los Angeles to Sydney to Glasgow. Using a soundtrack created from films, musicals, and concert recordings, the supreme archivist of irony showcases the modern woman's challenge of being over-blessed with femininity and celebrity.
THE PASSION OF THE CRAWFORD - Directed by Kevin Malony
The Lyp's tour de force embodiment of towering screen queen Joan Crawford - featuring a re-enactment of Crawford's onstage interview from 1973 - is a fantasia of fame and insecurity, grandness and identity. Last presented in New York in 2005, this tribute to Hollywood and ego crisis has since been mounted from San Francisco to Sarasota.
JOHN EPPERSON: SHOW TRASH - Directed by Barry Kleinbort
An autobiographical multi-media pastiche, starring Epperson - unmasked and in street clothes - tinkling the ivories and spinning yarns of Mississippi, Manhattan, and Hollywood. Now making its New York City theatrical premiere, the anecdotal SHOW TRASH reveals the man behind the madness.
The full performance schedule for LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY will be announced shortly.
Tickets for LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY will go on sale on Friday, September 19th at 10am.
Photo by Peter Palladino