Marti Cummings Returns to Feinstein's/ 54 Below this September
Showman Marti Gould Cummings, known for his inventive blend of drag, comedy and vocal performance, resurrects his autobiographical rock opera Car Rides with my Dad,September 16 at Feinstein's/54 Below. An evening length rock revue, backed by The Cummers, Cummings new rock band, the show is a detour from his drag stand up format, and tells real stories from his life and family through notable and nostalgic songs and music.
Following a sold-out performance at Feinstein's/54 Below last April featuring Tony award winner Cady Huffman and Broadway's Michelle Dowdy and Hernando Umana, Cummings returns armed with the addition of Nick Rashaad Boroughs, fresh from the Kinky Boots stage.
Directed by Cummings, the show is an homage to Cummings father, who was instrumental in shaping his performing career, and marks memories of his childhood with a catalogue of songs ranging from Simon and Garfunkel to Green Day. Since music is a strong vehicle to mark memories, years on the calendar, cultural temperatures, and personal milestones, this work will bring audiences through the life and time of Cummings's childhood and beyond.
"This show is me exploring a different side to me as an artist, but also a more personal persona that I don't often share with audiences," explains Cummings. "and having a rock band that helps me to add to my repertory is so bad ass and makes me feel the most free I've ever felt on stage."
Under the musical direction of Eric Miranda (Counting Crows, Ryan Adams), The Cummers is comprised of pianist Bradford Proctor, drummer Barry Nagel, bassist Yuka Tadano, and vocalists Andre Jordan and Kristina Nicole Miller.
Car Rides with my Dad will take place Friday, September 16, 2016 at 11:30pm. Doors open at 11:00pm.
Premium tickets are $40. General Admission seated tickets are $20. There is a 2 alcoholic drink minimum or a $20 food and beverage minimum for all ticket holders. Tickets are available online athttp://bit.ly/2bSkoQb.
Feinstein's/54 Below is located at 254 W 54th Street. The theater is accessible by Subway: C, E and 1 to 50th Street, N,R,Q to 57th street, or the B,D and E to 7th Avenue.
Marti Goud Cummings is a NYC based comedic performer who has won the Werrrk.com Drag Queen of the Year Award, 2 Odyssey Magazine Awards for Best Drag Queen, and a Glam Award. His one man show "The Future Mrs. Harry Windsor" sold out a 3 show run at Dixon Place, headlined his solo rock concert "Marti Does Rock" at 54 Below, and starred in "The Life and Death of Kenyon Phillips" at Webster Hall alongside Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin Vega, directed by Tony Award Winner Cady Huffman. He currently hosts 7 weekly shows in NYC as well as a monthly show in Philadelphia.
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