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Kim David Smith Returns to Club Cumming In MOSTLY MARLENE August 22nd

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Renowned Kabarettist Kim David Smith will play the Lower East Side with his popular Dietrich show.

Kim David Smith Returns to Club Cumming In MOSTLY MARLENE August 22nd


CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED PERFORMER
Kim David Smith
in
"Mostly Marlene"
AT CLUB CUMMING, NYC
Club Cumming (505 East 6th Street, NY)
Sunday, August 22 - 8:00 pm
AT CLUB CUMMING ON THE COAST
The Kennebunkport Inn (One Dock Square,
Kennebunkport, ME
Friday, August 27 - 6 pm
Saturday, August 28 - 6 pm
Described by Broadway World as the "David Bowie of cabaret," "slyly subversive" by the Wall
Street Journal, and labeled the "male Marlene Dietrich" by the New York Times, Australian cabaret performer Kim David Smith conjures the glitter, doom, and decadence of 1920's Berlin and beyond in his intimate celebration of Dietrich's musical and cultural legacy: "Mostly Marlene." Debuting at Club Cumming in March 2020, Mostly Marlene (littered with more than a modest modicum of Minogue) returns to NYC on the heels of a sold-out Australian premiere at Alan Cumming's 2021 Adelaide Cabaret Festival - queer mega-muses (Kylie, Liza, Madonna, and more) collide with Marlene's reimagined repertoire, from Weimar Berlin to Hollywood, through to the battlefields of Europe and into the stratosphere with Dietrich's immortal "Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss." Musical direction is by award-winning accompanist Tracy Stark, with costumes by Miodrag Guberinic (Gaga, Minaj, Madonna, etc.).

"Moving as if through treacle, his kohl-lined eyes sparkle with a direct stare - sometimes menacing, sometimes filthy but always charming. There's a flirting fox in the hen house."
- The Age, Australia


"Mr. Smith is a descendant of his fellow Australian Peter Allen. He could be described as a
younger generation's "Boy From Oz...a male Marlene Dietrich"
- Stephen Holden, The New York Times.


Australian Kim David Smith is a Helpmann Award-nominated singer and cabaret performer,
known for his Weimar-era inspired works that juxtapose authentic musical material with stylistic
takes on current popular tunes. His electro-pop albums Nova and Supernova are available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. Smith's debut cabaret album, "Kim David Smith Live at Joe's Pub," was released on July 17th, 2020. His cabaret programmes, "Mostly Marlene," "A Wery Weimar Christmas," "Morphium Kabarett" and "Kim Sings Kylie" have performed regularly in New York City at Café Sabarsky at the Neue Galerie, Joe's Pub at The Public Theatre, Club Cumming, the Laurie Beechman Theatre, the Due Theatre at DMAC, and Bard Spiegeltent at Bard College, while also touring Australia - presented at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, The Festival of Voices, The Brisbane Cabaret Festival, Slide Cabaret Festival, The Ballarat Cabaret Festival, Chapel Off Chapel, the National Gallery of Victoria, and Smith's cabaret birthplace, Melbourne's Butterfly Club. 2009 saw Smith presented with the Back Stage Magazine Bistro Award for Special Achievement as an Outstanding Performer (honored alongside Liza Minnelli and Charles Aznavour). He was also nominated for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2017 Manhattan Association of Cabaret (MAC) Awards in the Outstanding Male Vocalist category. Smith is a recipient of the American Australian Association's Dame Joan Sutherland Award for aspiring artists (2008) and is a member of the Kabarett Kollektif, a troupe of New York-based artists dedicated to preserving the European cabaret tradition. Mr. Smith studied at the Ballarat Arts Academy in Australia (BA, Music Theatre), and resides in New York City.

"Smith needs to be seen, and now" - The Village Voice


"Kim David Smith is addictive, a genius with a mighty future. A performer who understands his
craft and uses every nuance, gesture, and lascivious lyric to keep the crowd involved.
His musical choices are always arresting." - Adelaide Sunday Mail


"Not to mince words, Kim David Smith is mesmerizing." -- Cabaret Scenes Magazine

Kim David Smith will present "MOSTLY MARLENE" at Club Cumming (505 East 6th Street, New York), Sunday, August 22. Doors at 7 pm, performance at 8:00 pm. $20 advance cover, $25 at the door. Please visit www.clubcummingnyc.com for reservations.


Kim David Smith will present "MOSTLY MARLENE" at Club Cumming on the Coast, at the
Kennebunkport Inn (One Dock Square, Kennebunkport ME), Friday, August 27, and Saturday,
August 28 (6-7:30 pm). Reservations made during the performances will require a food & beverage minimum of $75 per person, with a portion of the proceeds going to The Actors Fund. If you would like to make a reservation for Club Cumming, please select "Outdoor Dining" between 5-6 pm.


Please note: in the case of inclement weather, performances will be moved indoors and reservations will be accommodated. Tables at Club Cumming on the Coast are going fast! Make your reservations via OpenTable (opentable.com/r/the-burleigh-kennebunkport) today, or email dining@kennebunkportinn.com to be added to the waitlist.


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