Alan Cumming's LEGAL IMMIGRANT Comes to Minetta Lane
Audible Inc., the world's largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, will run two performances this weekend only of Alan Cumming's acclaimed cabaret song and story show, Legal Immigrant, at the Minetta Lane Theatre. The live production will run at the Minetta Lane Theatre only on April 12th and 13th at 8:00pm. Tickets are available online via Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-982-2787, or at the Minetta Lane Theatre Box Office (18 Minetta Lane). For more information, visit www.audible.com/minettalane.
Alan Cumming commented: "I'm excited that the form of cabaret is being added to Audible's theatre roster, and honored that my cabaret show is the first! I've always loved working for Audible and it's great to be collaborating with them in this new way."
Audible will record Cumming's two nights at the Minetta Lane Theatre to make the production available to listeners all over the world later this year. The audio edition of Legal Immigrant will include additional content not performed in any of the live editions of the show that will be available exclusively for Audible listeners.
Kate Navin, Artistic Producer of Audible Theater, commented: "Alan Cumming has been an absolute fan favorite among Audible listeners for over a decade and we are delighted to bring his highly relevant, entertaining and deeply personal show to our growing slate of theater productions. It's a privilege to take this extraordinary and beloved stage show and build in an expanded Audible edition that brings the theatrical experience to life for listeners everywhere."
Legal Immigrant is Cumming's collection of musings on his experiences as a US citizen, growing older, and what it feels like to be an immigrant in today's America, featuring songs and stories that are as eclectic and idiosyncratic as Alan himself. It is a smorgasbord of genres, styles and tales: laughter, tears and, of course, provocation, featuring covers of songs made famous by musical legends as diverse as Pink, Adele, and the Disney Princesses.
On Broadway and the West End Alan Cumming played the Master of Ceremonies in Kander and Ebb's masterpiece Cabaret, winning a Tony and every other award available in the process. More recently he has toured the world with his cabaret shows, I Bought A Blue Car Today which debuted at the Lincoln Centre, NYC followed by the Sydney Opera House, and Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, which earned huge critical acclaim and sold out Carnegie Hall, the London Palladium, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA and the Kennedy Center, Washington DC. He also released albums of the same name. Now he is back with Legal Immigrant, a meditation on his ten years as an American citizen and the experiences and change he has witnessed during his time living in the States.
Award-winning Audible performances of captivating stage productions starring Billy Crudup, Judith Light, John Lithgow, Carey Mulligan, Aasif Mandvi and others are available for download at www.audible.com/theater.
Additional events at the Minetta Lane Theatre will be announced in the coming months and Audible has also announced live performances in London. Information about previous and future live programming produced by Audible is available here