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Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night

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After a 9-year absence, a triple dose of the legendary Lypsinka, John Epperson's iconic creation, is currently being doled out, and the 'Goddess of Showbiz' has deigned to grace New York City with her sweeping presence in LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY. The opening was held on November 13, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below!

To celebrate a staggering three decades of glamorous theatrics, three different shows -- revivals of the acclaimed LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET and THE PASSION OF THE CRAWFORD, as well as the New York premiere of JOHN EPPERSON: SHOW TRASH - is now running in rotating repertory for a strictly-limited 8-week engagement (November 5th, 2014 - January 3rd, 2015). The trilogy takes place at the ravishing jewel-box Connelly Theater, located at 220 East 4th Street in Manhattan's way-too-swept-up East Village, a stone's throw from the Pyramid Club and Tompkins Square Park, where Lypsinka was born.

LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET

Soundtrack created by John Epperson / Engineered by Alex Noyes

Directed by Kevin Malony

Not seen in New York since 2001, this full-length 'traditional Lypsinka' concert show is the award-winning revue of Lyp's greatest bits that 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 woman's challenge of being over-blessed with femininity and celebrity.

THE PASSION OF THE CRAWFORD

Soundtrack created by John Epperson / Engineered by Alex Noyes

Directed by Kevin Malony

Featuring as the Interviewer:

Steve Cuiffo (November 8, 10; December 3, 6, 10, 13, 15, 20, 23, 27; January 2, 3)

Scott Wittman (November 18, 19, 22, 24, 28, 29; December 1)

The Lyp's tour de force embodiment of towering screen queen Joan Crawford - featuring a re-enactment of Crawford's onstage interview from 1973 - is a fantasia of fame and insecurity, grandness and identity. Last presented in New York in 2005, this tribute to Hollywood and ego crisis has since been mounted from San Francisco to Sarasota.

JOHN EPPERSON: SHOW TRASH

A New York Premiere

Written by John Epperson

Directed by Barry Kleinbort

With additional parody lyrics by Barry Kleinbort and Tom Orr

An autobiographical multi-media pastiche, starring Epperson -- unmasked and in street clothes -- tinkling the ivories and spinning yarns of Mississippi, Manhattan, and Hollywood. Now making its New York City theatrical premiere, the anecdotal SHOW TRASH reveals the man behind the madness.

Presented by Joseph A. Berger, Gerald Herman and Kevin Malony, LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY has set design by Jim Boutin, costumes by Bryant Hoven, lighting design by Mark Simpson, sound design by Matt Berman and video by Grady Hendrix.

Tickets for LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY are now on sale. Regular priced tickets (General admission) are: $45 (one show); $80 (two shows); $105 (three shows). Premium tickets (reserved seating, plus beverage) are: $60 (one show); $100 (two shows); $125 (three shows). Tickets are available online at www.Lyp3.com, www.lypsinka.com, or by calling 866-811-4111.

Photo Credit: Lisa Pacino / Under The Duvet Productions

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Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Lypsinka takes her curtain call

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Lypsinka

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Lypsinka

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Lypsinka with producer Joseph A. Berger

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Joseph A. Berger

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Lypsinka

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Lypsinka

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Lypsinka

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Lypsinka

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Lypsinka

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Bob Mackie, Lady Bunny, Michael Urie

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Bob Mackie and Michael Urie

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Lady Bunny and Lypsinka

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Lady Bunny and Lypsinka

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Lady Bunny and Lypsinka

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Lady Bunny, Bob Mackie and Lypsinka

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Bob Mackie and Lypsinka

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Tony winning composer Adam Guettel and Lypsinka

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Agent Mark Subias, Lypsinka, and composer Todd Almond

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Bob Mackie sketching -- on Louis Braun (Lypsinka�s hair and makeup)

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Lypsinka

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Michael Urie and Lypsinka

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Bob Mackie and Lypsinka

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Producers and star Joseph A. Berger, Lypsinka, Kevin Malony, Gerald Herman

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Associate Producer Chris Dieman, producer Joseph A. Berger, Lypsinka, Gerald Herman and Kevin Malony

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
SHOW TRASH director Barry Kleinbort, Lypsinka, THE BOXED SET and THE PASSION OF THE CRAWFORD director (and producer) Kevin Malony

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Joseph A. Berger, Lypsinka and celebrity photographer Roxanne Lowitt (holding up a picture she took of Lypsinka, featured on the back of the program)

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Joseph A. Berger, Lypsinka and celebrity photographer Roxanne Lowitt (holding up a picture she took of Lypsinka, featured on the back of the program)

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Joseph A. Berger, Lypsinka and celebrity photographer Roxanne Lowitt (holding up a picture she took of Lypsinka, featured on the back of the program)

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Associate Producer Ed Cachianes and Lypsinka

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Lypsinka

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
Lypsinka with Academy Award nominated actress Jeannie Berlin

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night



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