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Cheyenne Jackson, Vanessa Williams and More Bring Summer Gigs to Provincetown

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Provincetown's Art House brings some of its heavy hitters out early to kick-off its summer season with a bang.

At Town Hall on July 3 is Cheyenne Jackson, star of TV's "American Horror Story" and "Glee" and Broadway's "Xanadu" and "All Shook Up," with Willy Beamen at the piano. Also coming up at Town Hall, Vanessa Williams, the Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-nominated superstar, will kick-off Bear Week with Seth Rudetsky at piano on July 11.

The Broadway @ Town Hall concert series will help raise funds for the Tyler Clementi Foundation. For tickets and information visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 508-487-9222.

Just down Commercial Street at The Art House, comedy and pop-classical rule Provincetown in June. Longtime P-town favorite Varla Jean Merman debuts her new show "A Little White Music" running June 22 to September 3. Jeffery Roberson and Ryan Landry's brand new comedy spoof "Brown is the New Pink" opens June 24 for a summer run through September 3. Well-Strung, the Singing String Quartet whose P-town roots have grown to international acclaim, debut their all-new show "Strings Attached" to run June 29 to September 10.

A Benefit for Camp Lightbulb will also take place at Town Hall on June 30th at 8:00 PM hosted by singer/songwriter Zoe Lewis and features The Camp Lightbulb Campers, Well-Strung, Varla Jean Merman and special guest speaker Caitlyn Jenner. Camp Lightbulb provides a summer camp experience in Provincetown for LGBTQ youth ages 14-17.

And...coming soon at The Art House will be the debut appearances of two rising young music stars. July 5 marks the first P-town performance of Tori Scott, hailed as one of Time Out New York's Top 10 Cabaret Artists, with Jesse Kissel on piano. And, from July 6 - 8, The Art House welcomes Steve Grand, whose debut album All American Boy debuted at #3 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart, alongside over 10 million YouTube views of his music videos.

Varla Jean Merman in "A Little White Music" from June 22 - Sept. 3. Varla warns P-town that there's a great white heading to Provincetown as the international chanteuse opens her jaws wide to take a bite out of the American Songbook. With "A Little White Music" this salty songbird strikes up a honky hit parade of the whitest material to hit your ears since the invention of the Q-Tip.

"Brown Is The New Pink," a new comedy spoof running June 24 - Sept. 3. This new comedy is a parody of the Netflix series "Orange Is The New Black" written by Ryan Landry. It stars Varla Jean and Ryan Landry and features Penny Champayne,Liza Lott, Jonathan Williams, Qya Marie,David Hansbury,Brian Johnston, and Jessica Barstis.

Well-Strung in "Strings Attached," June 29 - Sept. 10. Well-Strung's new CD, titled "POPssical," debuted at #8 on Billboard's Classical Crossover Chart this past fall. Their new show "Strings Attached" premiered in New Orleans last month and continued performances in New York at 54 Below. It is written and directed by Jeffery Roberson aka Varla Jean Merman. "Strings Attached" features exciting new arrangements by Well-Strung including the music of Queen, Taylor Swift, Green Day, Aaron Copland and Johann Sebastian Bach.

Vanessa Williams, the Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominated superstar, known as Wilhelmina Slater on "Ugly Betty, will kick-off Bear Week at Town Hall with Seth Rudetsky at piano on July 11 at 8:30 PM for one show only. She has sold over 25 million records worldwide, including her platinum single "Colors of the Wind" from Disney's animated hit film "Pocahontas" which won the Oscar for Best Original Song.

Cheyenne Jackson, appearing at Town Hall on July 3, is the star of TV's "American Horror Story," as well as "30 Rock" and "Glee" and Broadway's "Xanadu," "Finian's Rainbow" and "All Shook Up." Cheyenne's studio albums include 2009's "The Power of Two" with Michael Feinstein, 2013's "I'm Blue Skies," and his upcoming new album "Renaissance" which was just released this month on June 3 at 8:30 PM.

Tori Scott is hailed as one of Time Out New York's Top 10 Cabaret Artists. On July 5 at The Art House, she promises to take P-town audiences on a shameless celebration of poor life choices through slurred autobiographical stories and brassy songs ranging from Judy Garland to Miley Cyrus. With Jesse Kissel on piano.

Steve Grand, has recently enjoyed over 10 Million views on YouTube and a #3 Album on The Billboard Independent Album Artist Charts. The rising star makes his anticipated Provincetown debut in "An All American Boy" from July 6 - 8 at The Art House. His first of many self-funded music videos, All-American Boy, tells the story of unrequited love between two men, and took the internet by storm when it was released.

The Art House and Town Hall are wheelchair accessible.


2016 Summer Lineup:

Varla Jean Merman in "A Little White Music"

featuring Gerald Goode at the piano

Written by Jeffery Roberson

With additional material by Jacques Lamarre

Directed by Michael Schiralli

June 22 - September 3

At The Art House

214 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA

"Brown Is The New Pink"

Written by Jeffery Roberson and Ryan Landry

Featuring Olive Another, Penny Champayne, Liza Lott, Duncan Hynes, Qya Marie, Mr. Jeffery Roberson and Ryan Landry

June 24 - September 3

At The Art House

214 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA

A Benefit for Camp Lightbulb

with special guest speaker Caitlyn Jenner

Hosted by Zoe Lewis

Featuring Well-Strung, Varla Jean Merman, and the Camp Lightbulb Campers

Sponsored by Anchor Inn Beach House and Ross' Grill

Produced by Mark Cortale

Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 8:00 PM

At Town Hall

260 Commercial Street Provincetown, MA

Well-Strung

"Strings Attached"

Directed by Jeffery Roberson

Starring Edmund Bagnell, Christopher Marchant, Daniel Shevlin, Trevor Wadleigh

June 29 - September 10

At The Art House

214 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA

Broadway @ The Art House and Mark Cortale Present

Cheyenne Jackson

featuring Willy Beamen at the piano

and special guest Tori Scott

July 3 at 8:30 PM

At Town Hall

260 Commercial Street Provincetown, MA

Broadway @ Town Hall is sponsored by the Anchor Inn Beach House, Cape Air, Ptown Bikes, Loveland and Ross' Grill.

Tori Scott

With Jesse Kissell at the piano

July 5 at 7:00 PM

At The Art House

214 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA

Steve Grand

July 6 - 8 at 7:30 PM

At The Art House

214 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA

Broadway @ The Art House and Mark Cortale Present

Vanessa Williams

featuring Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host

July 11 at 8:30 PM

At Town Hall

260 Commercial Street Provincetown, MA

Broadway @ Town Hall is sponsored by the Anchor Inn Beach House, Cape Air, Ptown Bikes, Loveland and Ross' Grill.


For tickets and information, visit www.ptownarthouse.com.

Pictured: Cheyenne Jackson (July 3), Vanessa Williams (July 11), Tori Scott (July 5), Steve Grand (July 6 - 8), Well-Strung (June 29 - Sept. 10), "Brown Is The New Pink" (June 24 - Sept. 3), Varla Jean Merman "A Little White Music" (June 22 - Sept. 3)


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