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London Hit Introduces His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley to NYC, Nov. 25-Dec. 31

59E59 Theaters' Theater C will play host to the hit London show His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley in The Zam Zam Room, created and performed by Jake Broder, based on the original works by Lord Buckley. Directed by Phillip Breen, His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley in The Zam Zam Room begins previews on Friday, November 25 for a limited engagement through Saturday, December 31. The opening night is Wednesday, November 30 at 8:30 PM.

Jake Broder
"reignites the amazing routines of cult comic and faux aristocrat Lord Buckley. His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley in The Zam Zam Room is a fizzy cocktail of style and substance, featuring 'the hippest stories in storydom' backed by a live jazz band. The tale of Scrooge becomes a breezy be-bop fable and a jive talking Jesus epitomizes cannabis cool with 'The Nazz.' Along with 'The Gettysburg Address' and Jonah and the Whale and nightly doses of The Hip News and many others, His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley in The Zam Zam Room will 'blow your wig away,'" state press notes.

Lord Buckley brought "Hip Semantic" into the mainstream in the 1950s. One of the most influential figures of American counter-culture, Lord Buckley inspired a host of legendary performers, including Lenny Bruce, Robin Williams, Richard Prior, as well as Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Thelonious Monk and Frank Sinatra.

"Buckley was the hipster bebop preacher who defied all labels," wrote Bob Dylan in his memoir Chronicles. "…(He) was a raging storyteller who did riffs on all kinds of things from supermarkets to bombs and the crucifixion. He did raps on characters like Gandhi and Julius Caesar… Buckley had a magical way of speaking. Everybody, including me, was influenced by him in one way or another."

Broder was recently seen in the Bobby Darin biopic Beyond the Sea. He also appears in forthcoming film The Shadow Dance with Harvey Keitel. His theatre credits include When Harry Met Sally in the West End, alongside Alyson Hannigan and Luke Perry; the title role in Amadeus for Peter Hall at the Old Vic; and The Reduced Shakespeare Company at the Criterion Theatre.

The show's performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 8:30 PM, Saturday at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM and Sunday at 4:30 PM and 7:30 PM. There are no performances on Saturday, December 24 or Sunday, December 25 due to the Christmas holiday. The show on Saturday, December 31 (New Years Eve) will be at 7:30 PM.

Single tickets are $30 ($21 for 59E59 members) and are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at For more information visit

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