Leslie Jordan News

Drag Comedy Icon Varla Jean Merman's RELIEVING HERSELF to Debut in Provincetown, 6/30-8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Goodbye, Varla Jean!? Just like a candle in the wind, Varla Jean Merman is blowing herself out! After what seems like endless years of life on the streets, whoops...life on the road, everyone's favorite drag chanteuse is thinking about packing it in with one final, endless blowout. As always, Varla will bring audiences to their knees with old favorites, new classics, flashy costumes and hair-raising wigs. The big question: Will this old attention whore be able to resist the lure of the spotlight? To find out the answer… Varla Jean Merman's "Relieving Herself" will run from June 30 - August 30 at The Art House in Provincetown, MA. For tickets and information, please visit www.ptownarthouse.com, or call 1-800-838-3006. (more...)

Ringwald's 5th Annual GPS to Run 6/20-30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

The Ringwald Theatre is thrilled to announce the 5thinstallment of its wildly popular Gay Play Series (GPS). Who would've thought when this series began that 5 years later it would still be going strong? And this year's special anniversary edition features a slate of one act plays by all-Detroit playwrights! (more...)

ITALIAN BRED Opens at Hudson Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

ITALIAN BRED, a new comedy written and performed by Candice Guardino, is making its Los Angeles premiere this spring at the Hudson Theatre Mainstage, prior to opening at Off-Broadway's Theatre Row in the fall. ITALIAN BRED is set to open at the Hudson Theatre tonight (Thursday) at 8 PM. (more...)

Candice Guardino Brings ITALIAN BRED to Hudson Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Writer, actor, and storyteller Candice Guardino will bring her new solo show Italian Bred to the Hudson Theatre Mainstage for 12 performances only, it was announced today by Bull by the Horns Productions. Directed by Donna Drake, Italian Bred will play one preview today, May 28 at 2pm and opening is set for Thursday, May 29 at 8pm. The limited engagement will run through June 29. (more...)

BWW Interview: Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus Presents LESLIE JORDAN: SHOW PONY Tonight in Palm Springs Premiere
by David Green - May 17, 2014

The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus (PSGMC) will present Gala 15 and the Palm Springs premiere of Emmy Award winning actor/comedian/stage performer Leslie Jordan's new show titled 'Show Pony' at The Hard Rock Hotel tonight, May 17 at 6:30p.m. I had the chance to sit chat with the hilarious and engaging Mr. Jordan as he prepares for his Palm Springs Premiere - here are a few excerpts from that interview... (more...)

BWW INTERVIEW: The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus Presents LESLIE JORDAN: SHOW PONY On 5/17 In Palm Springs Premiere
by David Green - May 12, 2014

The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus (PSGMC) will present Gala 15 and the Palm Springs premiere of Emmy® Award winning actor/comedian/stage performer Leslie Jordan's new show titled 'Show Pony' at The Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday, May 17 at 6:30p.m. ?Best known for his movie roles in 'Sordid Lives,' 'Southern Baptist Sissies' and 'The Help' as well as his sidesplitting TV role as Beverly Leslie on 'Will And Grace,' Mr. Jordan will tell the hilarious tale of how life was supposed to be after reaching one of the highlights in his career, winning the Emmy® in 2006, in his new one-man smash hit 'Show Pony.'? I had the chance to sit chat with the hilarious and engaging Mr. Jordan as he prepares for his Palm Springs Premiere– here are a few excerpts from that interview: (more...)

Alex Minsky Throws First Pitch at 3rd Annual DRAG QUEEN WORLD SERIES Today
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

Defending Champions The LA Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are headed back to the softball field to defend their title against The West Hollywood Cheerleaders in the Drag Queen World Series today, May 10, 2014 from 1-4pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look At 31 YEARS OF CELEBRATION: VIBRANT VOICE AWARDS
by Lily Lim - May 03, 2014

On Saturday, April 26 on Sound Stage 19 at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA, Celebration Theatre's Vibrant Voice Awards benefit event raised $40,000 for the non-profit theatre, now in its 31st year. The evening featured original 'Golden Girl' Betty White along with her Hot in Cleveland co-stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, and Wendie Malick reading an episode of The Golden Girls (“Blanche and the Younger Man”). The 2014 Vibrant Voice Awards were presented to Wendie Malick and Robert Forster, and there were special appearances by Sean Hayes, Tracie Thoms, Dan Lauria, Tim Daly, Max Greenfield, Millicent Martin, and Mary Wilson (of the original Supremes). The evening was hosted by Michael Burger. (more...)

Candice Guardino to Bring ITALIAN BRED to Hudson Theatre, 5/28-6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

Writer, actor, and storyteller Candice Guardino will bring her new solo show Italian Bred to the Hudson Theatre Mainstage for 12 performances only, it was announced today by Bull by the Horns Productions. Directed by Donna Drake, Italian Bred will play one preview on Wednesday, May 28 at 2pm and opening is set for Thursday, May 29 at 8pm. The limited engagement will run through June 29. (more...)

Vibrant Voice Awards Benefit Raises $40K for Celebration Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

On Saturday, April 26 on Sound Stage 19 at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA, Celebration Theatre's Vibrant Voice Awards benefit event raised $40,000 for the non-profit theatre, now in its 31st year. (more...)

Betty White, Sean Hayes and More Set for Celebration Theatre's 2014 Vibrant Voice Awards Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

Celebration Theatre has announced its annual Vibrant Voice Awards benefit event, this year featuring original 'Golden Girl' Betty White along with her Hot in Cleveland co-stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, and Wendie Malick reading a classic episode of The Golden Girls. The 2014 Vibrant Voice Awards will be presented to Wendie Malick and Robert Forster, and there will be special appearances by Sean Hayes and other stars to be announced. (more...)

Alex Minsky to Throw First Pitch at 3rd Annual DRAG QUEEN WORLD SERIES, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Defending Champions The LA Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are headed back to the softball field to defend their title against The West Hollywood Cheerleaders in the Drag Queen World Series on May 10, 2014 from 1-4pm. (more...)

Dir. Del Shores to Continue SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES for Limited Run
by Movies News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Award-winning writer/director Del Shores is continuing his latest film, Southern Baptist Sissies, in a limited theatrical run. (more...)

Betty White, Sean Hayes and More Set for Celebration Theatre's 2014 Vibrant Voice Awards Benefit, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Celebration Theatre has announced its annual Vibrant Voice Awards benefit event, this year featuring original 'Golden Girl' Betty White along with her Hot in Cleveland co-stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, and Wendie Malick reading a classic episode of The Golden Girls. The 2014 Vibrant Voice Awards will be presented to Wendie Malick and Robert Forster, and there will be special appearances by Sean Hayes and other stars to be announced. (more...)

Betty White & HOT IN CLEVELAND Cast, Sean Hayes & More Set for Celebration Theatre's 31st Benefit, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Celebration Theatre has announced its annual Vibrant Voice Awards benefit event, this year featuring original 'Golden Girl' Betty White along with her Hot in Cleveland co-stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, and Wendie Malick reading a classic episode of The Golden Girls. The 2014 Vibrant Voice Awards will be presented to Wendie Malick and Robert Forster, and there will be special appearances by Sean Hayes and other stars to be announced. (more...)

Leslie Jordan & Varla Jean Coming to Hobby Center, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Two of the funniest and most popular LGBT artists who've successfully crossed over to conquer broader national and international audiences join farcical forces when comic genius Leslie Jordan headlines the Hobby Center's Zilhka Hall with Texas' native daughter (son?) the fabulous, funny and fierce drag impresario Varla Jean Merman opening the show. Jordan and Merman will appear for one night only, May 10, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and are available at the Hobby Center Box Office, at www.thehobbycenter.org or by calling (713) 315-2525. Tickets range from $42.75 to $62.75. (more...)

Ralph Macchio & Mario Cantone to Star in Reading of Charles Messina's New Comedy A ROOM OF MY OWN, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Ralph Macchio and Mario Cantone will headline the cast of a special industry reading of A Room of My Own, the anticipated new comedy written and directed by Charles Messina. Mr. Macchio and Mr. Cantone will be joined by a cast that includes Colin Critchley, Gina Ferranti, Kendra Jain, and Johnny Tammaro. The invitation only reading is set for Monday, March 17, 2014 on the Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

HOLLYWOOD TO DOLLYWOOD Now Available Through HERE TV
by Movies News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Breaking Glass Pictures is thrilled to announce that Hollywood to Dollywood is now available through Here TV (more...)

Leslie Jordan Gallops Back to Feinstein's at the Nikko with SHOW PONY, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

Saddle up and get ready for some horsing around, San Francisco! After leaving audiences in stitches in January with his sold-out hilarious and touching romp, Fruit Fly, Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome back Emmy Award winner, Leslie Jordan, for one performance of his latest autobiographical one-man show, Show Pony - Sunday, March 23 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Del Shores' Festival Smash SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES Begins National Release
by Movies News Desk - Feb 05, 2014


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