Leslie Jordan to Bring FRUIT FLY to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 1/31
Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to welcome Emmy Award winner, Leslie Jordan, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance only - Friday, January 31, 2014 at 8 p.m. Do gay men become their mothers? That is the question asked in Leslie Jordan's hilarious and touching new romp, Fruit Fly. A tribute to motherhood, Jordan travels back in time using show-and-tell to take audiences on the ride of a lifetime, sharing hysterical stories about growing-up as a flamboyant, doll-loving boy in the South. From the day a teenage Leslie sits down with his caring but clueless mother to inform her that he has decided to forego college to become a female impersonator, all the way to a gay Alaskan cruise with 2,000 gay men on which a 53 year-old Leslie witnesses his aging mother's astounding metamorphosis, Jordan's storytelling skills make for an evening of fun and thought-provoking theater. Tickets for Leslie Jordan range in price from $25-$35 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.
Located within Hotel Nikko (222 Mason Street, San Francisco), Feinstein's at the Nikko presents a wide range of entertainers from stage and screen all within an intimate 140-seat cabaret setting. There is a $20 food and beverage minimum per person inside the showroom which guests can use towards cocktails as well as a variety of small plates crafted exclusively for Feinstein's at the Nikko by Executive Chef Philippe Striffeler, through Restaurant Anzu. Cheese and dessert platters will also be available in the showroom.
In 1982, Leslie Jordan stepped off a Greyhound bus from the hills of Tennessee, said "hello" to Hollywood and has never looked back. With hundreds of television shows, films and commercials to his credit, he has become a familiar face on the entertainment scene.
In 2006, Jordan won an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series" for his delicious portrayal of "Beverley Leslie" on the hit series "Will and Grace." Most recently, Jordan has been seen in the hit FX series, "American Horror Story: Coven." Television audiences will also remember him for his recurring roles on "Raising Hope," "The Neighbors," "Privileged," "Ugly Betty," "Boston Legal," and "Reba."
Feature film audiences will recognize Jordan as Emma Stone's newspaper editor in the Academy Award winning film, "The Help." Other film roles include "Brother Boy" in Del Shores' adaptation of his play "Sordid Lives'" with Olivia Newton-John, Delta Burke and Beau Bridges - a role he is reprising in the television series based on the play and film for the cable network Logo - as well as "Love Ranch" with Helen Mirren. Jordan will next be seen in the upcoming feature film "Southern Baptist Sissies," based on Del Shores' hit play.
On stage, Jordan won the Ovation Award, The Garland Award and The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his portrayal of "Preston Leroy," the aging, sodden barfly in Del Shores' Southern Baptist Sissies.
Jordan has enjoyed considerable success as a writer. His book "My Trip Down the Pink Carpet" for Simon and Schuster is currently in bookstores. Material from the book formed the basis of a 90-minute one-man show, which had a successful 45 city book-signing/performance tour in 2008. A DVD of the show shot during performances in Atlanta is currently available.
Jordan's autobiographical one-man show Like a Dog on Linoleum performed to sold-out audiences at the Elephant Asylum Theater in Los Angeles, the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs, the Bailiwick Theater in Chicago, the 14th Street Playhouse in Atlanta and the Lorraine Hansberry Theater in San Francisco.
Jordan's play Hysterical Blindness and Other Southern Tragedies That Have Plagued My Life Thus Far played to sold-out houses in Los Angeles and had a successful seven month run Off-Broadway at The Playhouse on Van Dam in New York City. His screenplay "Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel" won the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival's Production Grant Award, beating out over 600 other scripts. Subsequently, it was made into an independent feature film distributed by Northern Arts Entertainment.