Alan Cumming Comes to State Theatre New Jersey
State Theatre New Jersey presents Tony Award-winning actor Alan Cumming in his new show Legal Immigrant on Saturday, September 29, 2018, 8pm. In addition to the show, all ticket buyers for Legal Immigrant are welcomed to come early for a pre-show Pride Night reception from 7pm-8pm in the second floor lobby of the State Theatre. Tickets for Legal Immigrant range from $39-$69.
The show Legal Immigrant-a collection of musings on his 10 years as a United States citizen, growing older, and what it feels like to be an immigrant in today's America-is what Alan describes as "a true old-fashioned cabaret, a smorgasbord of genres, styles, and tales; laughter, tears and, of course, provocation!" The show features songs such as Walter Mark's "The Singer," Stephen Sondheim's "Old Friends," "Not A Day Goes By" from Merrily We Roll Along, and "Losing My Mind" from Follies.
In addition, Cumming will cover songs made famous by female musical artists such as Pink, Edith Piaf, Adele, and Marlene Dietrich. He will also include a styling of Schubert and Peggy Lee together in one song and Scottish artists Robert Burns and The Proclaimers will make an appearance.
Alan Cumming is a Tony and Olivier Award-winning theatre actor, and a multiple Golden Globe, Emmy, and SAG award nominated television actor who has played numerous roles on television and in film including The Good Wife, Instinct, GoldenEye, the Spy Kids trilogy, X-Men 2, and Burlesque. He has recorded and appeared in a number of musical acts and performances in locations such as Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the London Palladium, and the Sydney Opera House. He is also the author of his New York Times best-selling memoir titled Not My Father's Son.
Cumming trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. After leaving the Academy he quickly found himself celebrated in his homeland for both his television work and his stand-up comedy. In 1998, Cumming performed as the Master of Ceremonies at the opening of Cabaret gaining him recognition and a number of awards initiating the start of his career in the United States. His activism and passion for various civil rights, sex education, and social justice causes has earned him over 40 humanitarian awards.
For tickets, more information, or group discounts, call State Theatre Guest Services at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at STNJ.org. State Theatre Guest Services, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm; Saturday from 1pm to 5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates unless otherwise specified. Additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.
The theater exists to enrich people's lives, contribute to a vital urban environment, and build future audiences by presenting the finest performing artists and entertainers and fostering lifetime appreciation for the performing arts through arts education. State Theatre New Jersey's programs are made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund. United is the official airline of the State Theatre.