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Varla Jean Merman Brings A LITTLE WHITE MUSIC To The Copa Palm SpringsVarla Jean Merman Brings A LITTLE WHITE MUSIC To The Copa Palm Springs
by David Green - Oct 5, 2016

Varla Jean Merman brings her hilarious new show Varla Jean Merman: A Little White Music ("a honky hit-parade of the whitest music you've ever suffered through!") to Palm Springs' Copa Nightclub and Cabaret on October 14 and 15 at 8PM. Jeffery Roberson aka Varla Jean Merman (who boasts that Ernest Borgnine is her father and Ethel Merman is her mother) is perhaps best known for her role in the independent film Girls will be Girls. She had a co-starring role in the 1997 film, Franchesca Page. Merman was also one of the performers featured in the HBO original documentary Dragtime. (more...)

Scoop: Disney Channel August 2016 Programming HighlightsScoop: Disney Channel August 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV Scoop - Jul 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on Disney Channel August 2016 Programming Highlights (more...)

MenAlive Chorus to Close 15th Season with B'WAY@15 ExtravaganzaMenAlive Chorus to Close 15th Season with B'WAY@15 Extravaganza
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Under the direction of Artistic Director Bob Gunn, MenAlive -- now celebrating 15 seasons as Orange County's first and only Gay Men's Chorus -- will present a spectacular song-and-dance extravaganza showcasing some of Broadway's best musicals of the past 15 years... the very same time frame (from 2001 to 2016) of MenAlive's very existence. (more...)

MenAlive Chorus to Close 15th Season with B'WAY@15 ExtravaganzaMenAlive Chorus to Close 15th Season with B'WAY@15 Extravaganza
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Under the direction of Artistic Director Bob Gunn, MenAlive -- now celebrating 15 seasons as Orange County's first and only Gay Men's Chorus -- will present a spectacular song-and-dance extravaganza showcasing some of Broadway's best musicals of the past 15 years... the very same time frame (from 2001 to 2016) of MenAlive's very existence. (more...)

Del Shores to Present SINgularly Sordid at SpotlightersDel Shores to Present SINgularly Sordid at Spotlighters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

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. This time, Shores discusses returning to the world of dating after divorce. Tinder, Grindr, Scruff, OkCupid, a litany of bad dates and the trials and tribulations of being on the prowl again when you are a "minor gay celebrity". (more...)

Emerson Collins Opens in BUYER AND CELLAR at Laguna Playhouse TonightEmerson Collins Opens in BUYER AND CELLAR at Laguna Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben. (more...)

Spotlighters Theatre to Present Del Shores in SINGULARLY SORDID, 6/24Spotlighters Theatre to Present Del Shores in SINGULARLY SORDID, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Spotlighters Theatre is pleased to present Del Shores' new stand-up show - Del Shores: SINgularly SORDID Friday, June 24th at 8pm.    (more...)

BUYER AND CELLAR Begins Today at Laguna PlayhouseBUYER AND CELLAR Begins Today at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham presents the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben, beginning today, June 1. (more...)

Emerson Collins to Star in BUYER AND CELLAR at Laguna PlayhouseEmerson Collins to Star in BUYER AND CELLAR at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben. (more...)

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...)

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