Leslie Jordan News

NCTC's 35th Anniversary Season to Feature World Premieres & MoreNCTC's 35th Anniversary Season to Feature World Premieres & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Last night, at New Conservatory Theater Center's annual Season Announcement Party for subscribers, donors, artists and press, NCTC Founder & Artistic Director Ed Decker announced the line-up for the 2016-17 subscription season, which marks the 35th anniversary of the company. Regarded nationally and internationally as San Francisco's Premier LGBQI and Allied Theatre Company, NCTC breaks new ground with a season that features eight powerhouse plays and musicals, including three world premieres developed through NCTC's New Play Development Lab. (more...)

VARLA JEAN MERMAN'S BIG BLACK HOLE to Play Renberg Theatre, 4/1-3VARLA JEAN MERMAN'S BIG BLACK HOLE to Play Renberg Theatre, 4/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center has announced the return of the extraordinary Varla Jean Merman to the Renberg Theatre. Long a favorite with Renberg audiences, Varla (the drag persona of New Orleans native Jeffery Roberson) will take the stage again after a 10-year absence during which the acclaimed performer did extensive research in outer space. Her new solo show, the science fiction-themed Varla Jean Merman's Big Black Hole, is the culmination of this long and grueling research. It will play for three nights only at the Renberg Theatre on April 1, 2 and 3. (more...)

The Onyx to Continue 10th Anniversary Season with SORDID LIVESThe Onyx to Continue 10th Anniversary Season with SORDID LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

The Onyx continues its Tenth Anniversary Season with Sordid Lives, a black comedy about white trash, written by Del Shores and directed by Producing Director Troy Heard. (more...)

Leslie Jordan & More Set for 'TRIPLE THREAT' at The Triple Door, 3/31Leslie Jordan & More Set for 'TRIPLE THREAT' at The Triple Door, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

The recurring 90-minute variety talk show, TRIPLE THREAT w/ Kimball Allen, is coming back to the Triple Door mainstage on Thursday, March 31st 2016 for another all-star lineup of performances including: (more...)

Lea DeLaria to Make Parker Playhouse Concert Debut, 2/13Lea DeLaria to Make Parker Playhouse Concert Debut, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

 "Orange is the New Black" star Lea DeLaria will make her anticipated debut with the celebrated Broadway series at the Parker Playhouse produced by Mark Cortale, for one show only on Saturday, February 13 at 8:00 PM, joined by special guest host drag superstar Varla Jean Merman. The series is curated by SiriusXM radio host Seth Rudetsky, referred to as "The Mayor of Broadway" by the New York Times." Next up in the series will be Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominated superstar Vanessa Williams on March 22, and Darren Criss, star of TV's Glee on April 19, both hosted by Rudetsky. For tickets and information, please visit www.ParkerPlayhouse.com, or call 954-462-0222; or in person at Ticketmaster outlets or the Broward Center's AutoNation Box Office, and at the Parker Playhouse box office Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (more...)

Leslie Jordan to Bring NOT IN MY HOUSE! to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 11/13-14Leslie Jordan to Bring NOT IN MY HOUSE! to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 11/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome back Emmy Award winner, Leslie Jordan, for two performances of his brand-new one-man show, Not In My House! - Today, November 13 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, November 14 (7 p.m.). An active supporter of the LGBT community, Jordan was inspired to create his new show after a headline-making confrontation with a pair of assailants using anti-gay slurs while at his local West Hollywood Starbucks. Jordan began yelling the phrase, 'Not in my house!,' while helping to lead the pair out of the establishment. The confrontation ended with police arriving to assist. Tickets for Leslie Jordan range in price from $25-$40 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Varla Jean Merman Plays Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage TonightVarla Jean Merman Plays Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

Varla Jean Merman is on her way to Martinis Above Fourth for a one-night only entertainment invasion, tonight, November 7, 2015.  (more...)

Varla Jean Merman to Play Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage This TodayVarla Jean Merman to Play Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage This Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Varla Jean Merman is on her way to Martinis Above Fourth for a one-night only entertainment invasion, November 7, 2015.  (more...)

The RRazz Room at the Prince Announces End-of-Year ProgrammingThe RRazz Room at the Prince Announces End-of-Year Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

The RRazz Room at The Prince is an intimate venue programmed by the entrepreneurs who created the beloved and iconic RRazz Room in San Francisco. The RRazz Room brand has become synonymous with quality entertainment presented at its purest and most intimate form. (more...)

Well-Strung to Premiere Holiday Show in New OrleansWell-Strung to Premiere Holiday Show in New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

On the heels of their Billboard Top 10 Classical Crossover album, Well-Strung returns to New Orleans with a world premiere holiday show featuring Varla Jean Merman. 'A Well-Strung Christmas' will have its world premiere at Cafe Istanbul on November 27, 28, and 29. The new show has been devised by Well-Strung, Mark Cortale and director Richard Jay-Alexander, and features the group's own unique pop-classical spin on some of the most beautiful and traditional holiday favorites. The new show hosted by Varla Jean Merman will feature holiday favorites like 'Silent Night' and irreverent newly-observed versions of songs like 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus' and 'Sleighride,' all the way to George Michael's 'This Christmas' and everything in between. For tickets and information please visit www.broadwaynola.com. (more...)

Leslie Jordan to Bring NOT IN MY HOUSE! to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 11/13-14Leslie Jordan to Bring NOT IN MY HOUSE! to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 11/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome back Emmy Award winner, Leslie Jordan, for two performances of his brand-new one-man show, Not In My House! - Friday, November 13 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, November 14 (7 p.m.). An active supporter of the LGBT community, Jordan was inspired to create his new show after a headline-making confrontation with a pair of assailants using anti-gay slurs while at his local West Hollywood Starbucks. Jordan began yelling the phrase, 'Not in my house!,' while helping to lead the pair out of the establishment. The confrontation ended with police arriving to assist. Tickets for Leslie Jordan range in price from $25-$40 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

The RRazz Room at the Prince Opens 9/18The RRazz Room at the Prince Opens 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The RRazz Room at The Prince is an intimate venue programmed by the entrepreneurs who created the infamous and iconic RRazz Room in San Francisco. The RRazz Room brand has become synonymous with quality entertainment presented at its purest and most intimate form. The unique space allows patrons to experience all their favorite entertainers up close and personal. The RRazz Room venues (also located in Coral Springs, FL, South Miami-Dade, FL, and New Hope, PA) present performances by local and national artists from a wide variety of musical and theatrical genres including Broadway, pop, opera, gospel, drag, comedy, rhythm & blues, and jazz. The RRazz Room at the Prince is located within the historic Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19102 (near the corner of Broad and Chestnut Streets on the Avenue of the Arts). (more...)

Candice Guardino's ITALIAN BRED to Return to Hudson Guild Theatre This MonthCandice Guardino's ITALIAN BRED to Return to Hudson Guild Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Candice Guardino and her hilariously heartwarming, hit show Italian Bred packed the houses in New York City. This past February, Italian Bred premiered at the Hudson Theatre in Hollywood, to outstanding reviews, sell out crowds, and strong celebrity support. Italian Bred is being called "A Recipe for a Hilarious Sitcom," as it has been compared to The Wonder Years meets Everybody Loves Raymond, however, Italian Bred has it's own special touch, a story being told through a little girl's eyes. Now it's back for one night only -- Monday, August 17th at 8pm at the Hudson Guild Theatre, located at 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, Calif. (more...)

Leslie Jordan Performs This Weekend at The CabaretLeslie Jordan Performs This Weekend at The Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2015

The Cabaret South Beach presents Emmy Award winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan tonight, June 20th at 8pm and tomorrow, June, 21st at 8pm. (more...)

Del Shores is SINgularly SORDID for Two Nights at NCTCDel Shores is SINgularly SORDID for Two Nights at NCTC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

This summer, Del Shores bring his hilarious, all-new stand-up show, Del Shores: SINgularly SORDID, to New Conservatory Theatre Center for a special two-night engagement. The creator of the Sordid Lives franchise and writer/director/producer of Southern Baptist Sissies, Blues for Willadean and Queer Is Folk is back with all new hysterical, sordid stories. (more...)

Guardino's Italian Bred - A Recipe for an Hilarious Sitcom!Guardino's Italian Bred - A Recipe for an Hilarious Sitcom!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

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Candice Guardino's New Sketch Comedy GILDA AND MARGARETTE Plays Second City LACandice Guardino's New Sketch Comedy GILDA AND MARGARETTE Plays Second City LA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Candice Guardino is adding to her list of successful theatrical productions with the debut of Gilda and Margarette, a sketch comedy show. Gilda and Margarette, will perform once a month at 9pm at Second City in Los Angeles. (more...)

Leslie Jordan to Perform at The Cabaret, 6/20-21Leslie Jordan to Perform at The Cabaret, 6/20-21
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The Cabaret South Beach presents Emmy Award winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan Saturday, June 20th at 8pm and Sunday, June, 21st at 8pm. (more...)

Candice Guardino Brings GILDA AND MARGARETTE to Second City TonightCandice Guardino Brings GILDA AND MARGARETTE to Second City Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Candice Guardino is adding to her list of successful theatrical productions with the debut of Gilda and Margarette, a sketch comedy show. (more...)

Candice Guardino to Bring GILDA AND MARGARETTE to Second City, Beginning 5/7Candice Guardino to Bring GILDA AND MARGARETTE to Second City, Beginning 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Candice Guardino is adding to her list of successful theatrical productions with the debut of Gilda and Margarette, a sketch comedy show. (more...)

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