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Lypsinka to Return to Provincetown This Weekend at the Crown & Anchor


Producer Rick Murray's Crown & Anchor Broadway Series continues its 2016 season at Town Hall in Provincetown, MA when Lypsinka returns to Provincetown for the first time in 19 years with the acclaimed Lypsinka! The Boxed Set for one performance only, Saturday, August 6 at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are now on sale both for general admission seating and special VIP packages. Pricing and additional information available online at, by phone at 508-487-1430, or at the Crown & Anchor box office, 247 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA.

After a nearly two-decade absence, a glamorous dose of the legendary Lypsinka, John Epperson's iconic creation, will be doled out this August when Lypsinka triumphantly returns to dazzle Ptown theatre-goers with the acclaimed Lypsinka! The Boxed Set, directed by Kevin Malony. This award-winning revue of Lyp's greatest bits has toured the world, flabbergasting audiences from Los Angeles to Glasgow to Sydney. Using a soundtrack created from films, musicals, and concert recordings, the supreme archivist of irony showcases the modern challenge of being overly-blessed with femininity, ego and celebrity.

John Epperson was born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, a long way from the exciting worlds in which Lypsinka travels: movies (Witch Hunt with Dennis Hopper, Darren Aronofsky's BLACK SWAN, Wigstock: The Movie, Angels In America, Kinsey, Another Gay Movie, Another Gay Sequel); television (HBO specials Sandra After Dark with Sandra Bernhard, and Dragtime; George Michael's video "Too Funky," PBS's The United States Of Poetry and special features on the Mommie Dearest and Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? DVDs); fashion (appearing in the Paris, Tokyo and Los Angeles shows of haute couture designer Thierry Mugler, modeling for Valentino, Pauline Trigere, Barneys New York, and launching lines of cosmetics for Prescriptives, MAC, and Isabella Rossellini); advertisements (The Gap, LA Eyeworks, Naya Spring Water, Ilford Film); theater, including I Could Go On Lip-Synching!, The Fabulous Lypsinka Show, Lypsinka! Now It Can Be Lip-Synched, Lypsinka! A Day In The Life (New York Theater Workshop, two Drama Desk nominations, including Most Unique Theatrical Experience; revived in 1993 Off Broadway at The Cherry Lane Theatre), Lypsinka! As I Lay Lip-Synching, Lypsinka Must Be Destroyed!, Lypsinka IS Harriet Craig!, Lypsinka! The Boxed Set (2001 Drama Desk nomination, Washington, D.C. Helen Hayes Award win for Outstanding Non-Resident Production / Outstanding Lead Actor nomination, wins for Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle Award, Best Sound Design and L.A. Weekly Theatre Award for Best Solo Performance); and special events (such as Doin' What Comes Natur'lly, on Broadway with Bette Midler, Elaine Stritch and Patti LuPone, and London's Meltdown Festival curated by Morrissey). Formerly a rehearsal pianist at American Ballet Theatre, Mr. Epperson's theatrical career was launched in the mid-1980s when he wrote the book, lyrics and music of Ballet of the Dolls and Dial "M" For Model at La Mama ETC. The year 1999 brought Epperson's dramatic stage debut in Messages for Gary at The New York Fringe Festival. In 2004 Mr. Epperson appeared Off Broadway in The Roaring Girle with The Foundry Theatre. The same year he was the subject of a stage festival at DC's Studio Theatre, which included his autobiographical piece John Epperson: Show Trash, As I Lay Lip-Synching, and his play, My Deah: Medea for Dummies, the Medea tale set in The New South. Also in 2004 Epperson played The Stepmother in the New York City Opera production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at Lincoln Center's New York State Theater. The play My Deah opened in an Obie Award-winning production Off-Broadway in October 2006 and is now published and licensed by Samuel French. His acclaimed Off-Broadway show The Passion of the Crawford, a fantasia on the personality of Joan Crawford, toured to California, Florida and Washington, D.C. Lypsinka launched the 2007 Spring collection of MAC Cosmetics centered around the Barbie doll, and the 2015 Art of the Lip campaign for MAC. Epperson's version of James Kirkwood's infamous play Legends! was produced at Studio Theatre in DC, Summer 2010. In 2014 in New York City, Epperson devoted himself to a unique challenge for a solo performer by performing three of his shows in repertory under the umbrella title Lypsinka! The Trilogy. Lypsinka recently played Queen Aggravain in the revival of the classic Tony-nominated musical, Once Upon A Mattress. Epperson and Lypsinka are the subjects of an Emmy-winning television documentary for PBS. He provided the preface for the Rizzoli photo book Persona, and is the author of a 3 screenplays, a teleplay, and more to come. Mr. Epperson has also written for The Guardian (U.K.), The New York Times, The Washington Post and Interview and The Daily Beast.

Kevin Malony (Director) is the co-founder and Artistic Director of TWEED TheaterWorks in New York. He has worked as a producer and director tor thirty years. His work has been seen in New York at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, Dance Theater Workshop, The John Houseman Theater La Mama, HERE, Dixon Place, The Joyce Theatre, P.S. 122, Abrons Arts Center, and Town Hall. He has also toured several cities throughout the U.S. and in the U.K. and Australia.

He produced John (Lypsinka) Epperson's early musicals at the Pyramid Club and later, in a New Works Festival, presented Lypsinka's first theatrical engagement, The Many Moods of Lypsinka, which was re-titled I Could Go on Lip Synching and ran for a year Off-Broadway. Since that time he has directed full productions and personal appearances with Lypsinka around the world and, with Russell Scott Lewis, produced the critically acclaimed Lypsinka! The Boxed Set, which toured extensively.

Upcoming performers in this season's Broadway Series include Andrea McArdle (August 8 & 9), Levi Kreis (August 15 & 16), Linda Eder (August 22 & 23), Randy Graff (August 28 & 29), Charles Busch (September 5), and Lily Tomlin (October 9 & 10).

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