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Justin Vivian Bond is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Described as "the best cabaret artist of his [sic] generation" and a "tornado of art and activism", Bond first achieved prominence under the pseudonym of Kiki DuRane in the stage duo Kiki and Herb, an act born out of a collaboration with long-time co-star Kenny Mellman. With a musical voice self-described as "kind of woody and full with a lot of vibration", Bond is a Tony-nominated (2007) performer who has received GLAAD (2000), Obie (2001), Bessie (2004), Ethyl (2007), and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists (2012) awards. Bond is transgender and uses the gender-inclusive honorific Mx. (in place of Ms./Mr.) and pronoun v (with vself instead of her/himself), a reference to Bond's middle name.

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Classic Stage Company Production, 2014
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Opera San José Launches Season With All-New ROMEO & JULIET

Opera San José will launch its 40th anniversary season with an all-new production of Charles Gounod's Romeo and Juliet, directed by OSJ General Director/CEO Shawna Lucey, in her first production since taking the helm of the company. Romeo and Juliet follows on the heels of Lucey's critically acclaimed La Traviata for San Francisco Opera, which is scheduled to be remounted at Los Angeles Opera this fall.

Joe's Pub Will Host 25th Birthday Bash at Astor Plaza and Fall 2023 Programming Revealed

Live performance venue Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater turns 25 this fall, and will celebrate through its epic programming with an emphasis on “Presenting New York.” Artists from across genres, across the five boroughs, and the world will take the stage throughout the 2023-2024 season.

Eric Ting and Caleb Hammons to Join Cynthia Flowers as Directors of Soho Rep

Discover the latest news about Soho Rep as theater veterans Eric Ting and Caleb Hammons join Cynthia Flowers as directors. Get the scoop on the new era for this renowned theater company and what it means for the future of Soho Rep.

Dublin Fringe Festival Reveals 29th Edition Set For This September

The behemoth that is Dublin Fringe Festival, returns this September for its 2023 issue offering the city limitless possibilities, and so much of the best in new art experiences and live performances from across the arts spectrum.

Commemorate Juneteenth And Pride Month At Joe's Pub; Lineup Announced

Commemorate Juneteenth and Pride Month at Joe's Pub with Britton & The Sting's Juneteenth Liberation Ball, Juneteenth Legacy Project, Truth Future Bachman, Justin Vivian Bond, Catherine Cohen and Ikechukwu Ufomadu, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Alexis Michelle, and more!

Review: ONLY AN OCTAVE APART at Spoleto Festival USA

Starring Anthony Roth Costanzo and Justin Vivian Bond, ONLY AN OCTAVE demonstrates how much we've changed - and how much we haven't - since Carol Burnett and Beverly Sills first sang the song in 1976, one year before Spoleto arrived in Charleston. But what about 2011, when Taylor Mac strutted onstage and proclaimed, 'This is my festival bitches!'?

Nellie McKay to Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Featuring Julie Benko, Telly Leung & More

Acclaimed singer and songwriter Nellie McKay, along with dancers Daniel Booda and Wyatt Slone, have joined the cast of the 11th annual “Night Of A Thousand Judys'.

10 Videos That Make Us Get Happy About NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS at Joe's Pub On June 12th

To celebrate and to get ready for The NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS, Broadway World Cabaret is looking at a scant ten videos of performances from the last eleven years.

VOWEL MOVEMENTS to Premiere at Hudson Hall For Pride Weekend

Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House in Hudson, New York, will present Vowel Movements, a subversive evening of song with drag artist Pretty Lamé (professional tenor Joshua Sanders) and pianist David Sytkowski on Saturday, June 3rd at 7pm.

Lauren Patten, T. Oliver Reid, Hilary Kole & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS

Tony Award winner Lauren Patten, T. Oliver Reid, jazz vocalist Hilary Kole, Jack Bartholet, and rising star Jae W.B. have joined the cast of the 11th annual “Night Of A Thousand Judys'. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Review: JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND'S NOSE GAYS Birthday Bash at Joe's Pub Celebrates With Memories, Diversity and Anger

When someone as regal (and bawdy) as Justin Vivian Bond turns 60 years old, it might be time to give whatever equivalent nobility of a Dame we New Yorkers can bestow on this downtown icon.

Julie Benko, Telly Leung & More to Star in 11th Annual NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS

The 11th annual “Night Of A Thousand Judys” – the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center written and hosted by Justin Elizabeth Sayre – will take place at Joe’s Pub on Monday, June 12. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Campy Cult Hit THE VILLAGE! Returns For 3rd Run At Dixon Place This June

After a sold out run last fall and an encore production this winter, Dixon Place will present a second encore run of THE VILLAGE! A DISCO DAYDREAM beginning Thursday, June 1st. This meta musical comedy filled with high jinks, low kinks, and go-go boys is written by Nora Burns (David's Friend, Unitard) and directed by Adam Pivirotto, with choreography by Robin Carrigan and a cast of ten diverse actors and dancers.

Kaatsbaan Cultural Park Presents THE PORCH This Month

Kaatsbaan Cultural Park presents The Porch on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 7pm. Tickets are $25 general admission.

Photos: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of SHUCKED

Shucked is officially open at the Nederlander Theatre! The stars came out to celebrate yesterday and BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet for all of the excitement. Check out photos below!

Review: AKHNATEN, London Coliseum

Who’s up for a three-hour long opera about the relatively unknown pharaoh Akhnaten? With the singing in Egyptian, Hebrew and Akkadian? With no surtitles? Based on the music of minimalist composer Phillip Glass? And with an entire troupe of jugglers? Us, that's who.

Manchester International Festival Announces 2023 Performance Highlights

Factory International has announced the 2023 edition of Manchester International Festival (MIF) from 29 June to 16 July. Working with partners regionally and across the globe, the wide-ranging programme of original new work by an array of international artists will take place in venues and spaces around the city and at Factory International's much-anticipated new home, which opens its doors for the first time for the Festival, in advance of its official opening in October. 

Celebrate Women's History Month at Joe's Pub with Shaina Taub, Jackie Hoffman, Carol Lipnik & More

Celebrate the intersectionality of femininity during Women’s History Month in March with Shaina Taub, Annahstasia, Carol Lipnik, Ladama, Emily Scott Robinson, Alisa Amador, Violet Bell, Jackie Hoffman, Generation Women, and more!

Photos: JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND DELIVERS A JULIE VALENTINE at Joe's Pub by Photographer Conor Weiss

Broadway World Cabaret has a new photographer and he has Justin Vivian Bond.


Justin Vivian Bond honors Julie London in their new show at Joe's Pub.


Justin Vivian Bond's next show will be Only An Octave Apart which opens on 9/30/2022 on West End.

Justin Vivian Bond has not appeared on Broadway.

Justin Vivian Bond has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Justin Vivian Bond's first West End show was Only An Octave Apart which opened in 2022

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