My Trip Down the Pink Carpet

$55-$79.50

Leslie Jordan, that small man and giant scene stealer, is one of the funniest men in America. He has created an outrageous tell-all that weaves together a hilarious collection of true life stories (which are also the basis for his popular memoir, My Trip Down The Pink Carpet, recently published by Simon & Schuster).



From small-town USA to the pink carpet of Hollywood – My Trip Down The Pink Carpet tells the unlikely tale of one of America’s true comic icons. With $1,200 sewn into his underpants, Leslie — who describes himself as “the gayest man I know” — boarded a Greyhound bus bound for L.A. and never looked back.



Filled with comically overwrought childhood agonies, dangerous temptations, and revealing celebrity encounters — from Boy George to George Clooney — My Trip Down The Pink Carpet delivers a laugh-out-loud take on Hollywood, fame, addiction, gay culture, and learning to love oneself.

Schedule

Running Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission

Midtown Theater at HA!

(New York, NY)
163 West 46th St
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2012
Baby Tiger Productions, Daniel Wallace and Trish Whitehurst in association with the Falcon Theatre present the American premiere of The Gronholm Method written by Jordi Galceran Ferrer, translated by Anne Garcia-Romero and Mark St. Germain and directed by BT McNicholl, the first production of the Falcon Theatre's 2012-2013 Subscription Season.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42 a?" the new intimate concert venue dubbed Broadway's a?oeoff-night hotspota?? by The New York Times a?" will present Emmy Award-winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan in his return engagement with the acclaimed evening a?oeOver-Exposeda?? for two performances only on Friday, October 18 at 9:30 PM and Saturday, October 18 at 7:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016
Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2012
Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman, producers of GAYFEST NYC, Inc., the country's premier arts organization devoted to the discovery, development and production of new LGBT-themed plays, have announced their Annual Gala, "Fall For Harvey Milk," benefitting the students of Harvey Milk High School, to be held Monday evening, October 22, 2012 at Robert Restaurant (2 Columbus Circle, 9th Floor). Lily Tomlin is the Event Chair. The evening's activities will feature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, celebrity entertainment, a live auction and a raffle beginning at 7:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015
Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome back Emmy Award winner, Leslie Jordan, for two performances of his brand-new one-man show, Not In My House! - Friday, November 13 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, November 14 (7 p.m.). An active supporter of the LGBT community, Jordan was inspired to create his new show after a headline-making confrontation with a pair of assailants using anti-gay slurs while at his local West Hollywood Starbucks. Jordan began yelling the phrase, 'Not in my house!,' while helping to lead the pair out of the establishment. The confrontation ended with police arriving to assist. Tickets for Leslie Jordan range in price from $25-$40 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2012
Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman, producers of GAYFEST NYC, Inc., the country's premier arts organization devoted to the discovery, development and production of new LGBT-themed plays, have announced their Annual Gala, "Fall For Harvey Milk," benefitting the students of Harvey Milk High School, to be held Monday evening tonight, October 22, 2012 at Robert Restaurant (2 Columbus Circle, 9th Floor). Lily Tomlin is the Event Chair. The evening's activities will feature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, celebrity entertainment, a live auction and a raffle beginning at 7:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2011
Celebration Theatre presents in association with Billy Miller the second show of its 2011-2012 Season, Leslie Jordan starring in the World Premiere of FRUIT FLY, written and performed by Leslie Jordan and directed by David Galligan.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013
Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are proud to announce the upcoming lineup at Feinstein's at the Nikko for January 2014. Artists include actor and singer Tom Wopat, star of stage and screen Cheyenne Jackson, Broadway and West End star Sierra Boggess, Emmy Award winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan, and more! Tickets for all performances are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015
Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome back Emmy Award winner, Leslie Jordan, for two performances of his brand-new one-man show, Not In My House! - Today, November 13 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, November 14 (7 p.m.). An active supporter of the LGBT community, Jordan was inspired to create his new show after a headline-making confrontation with a pair of assailants using anti-gay slurs while at his local West Hollywood Starbucks. Jordan began yelling the phrase, 'Not in my house!,' while helping to lead the pair out of the establishment. The confrontation ended with police arriving to assist. Tickets for Leslie Jordan range in price from $25-$40 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018
Emmy Award-winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with his latest show, EXPOSED, on Friday, July 13 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, July 14 (8 p.m.). In EXPOSED, Leslie invites audiences behind-the-scenes of his childhood and career! Offering a charming and hilarious look back at his life experiences as a flamboyant youth raised as a Southern Baptist, as well as the "unbelievable real-life stories" and treasured anecdotes from his renowned stage and television performances
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012
The 80th Anniversary Season at the Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off with Always, Patsy Cline, on stage from May 23 through June 16. This show is told through the letters of star-struck fan Louise Seger, portrayed by Emmy Award winning actress, Sally Struthers. This popular musical, which has enjoyed great success both off-Broadway and across the nation, is based on the true story of Cline's friendship with Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. Featuring the unforgettable hits of the Country Music mega-star, this funny and touching tribute celebrates the career and life of the singer who died tragically in a plane crash in 1963. "Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces," "Sweet Dreams" and "Walking After Midnight" are just a few of the 27 featured songs.
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017
Leslie Jordan is one of the most consistently recognizable faces in popular entertainment. His journey towards stardom has provided one of the quirkier, impressive, and varied career trajectories of the past few decades.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2012
The 80th Anniversary Season at the Ogunquit Playhouse kicked off with Always, Patsy Cline on May 23, and we have the production photos below, starring Carter Calvert as Patsy Cline and Sally Struthers as Louise Seger. Check them out!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012
The 80th Anniversary Season at the Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off with Always, Patsy Cline, on stage from May 23 through June 16. This show is told through the letters of star-struck fan Louise Seger, portrayed by Emmy Award winning actress, Sally Struthers. This popular musical, which has enjoyed great success both off-Broadway and across the nation, is based on the true story of Cline's friendship with Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. Featuring the unforgettable hits of the Country Music mega-star, this funny and touching tribute celebrates the career and life of the singer who died tragically in a plane crash in 1963. "Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces," "Sweet Dreams" and "Walking After Midnight" are just a few of the 27 featured songs.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015
The Cabaret South Beach presents Emmy Award winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan Saturday, June 20th at 8pm and Sunday, June, 21st at 8pm.
by David Green - May 17, 2014
The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus (PSGMC) will present Gala 15 and the Palm Springs premiere of Emmy Award winning actor/comedian/stage performer Leslie Jordan's new show titled 'Show Pony' at The Hard Rock Hotel tonight, May 17 at 6:30p.m. I had the chance to sit chat with the hilarious and engaging Mr. Jordan as he prepares for his Palm Springs Premiere - here are a few excerpts from that interview...
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018
Dennis Grimaldi will present Tony®Award-winner Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd) in two staged readings ofHarry Townsend's Last Stand, a new play by George Eastman.  Directed by two-time Emmy®Award-winner Peter Scolari (Wicked) and featuring Warren Bub ('Gotham'), the readings will be held on Monday, May 21 and Tuesday, May 22 at 3pm at Nola Studios (250 West 54th Street - 10th Floor/Studio 1).
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 14, 2012
Comedian, author and Emmy Award-winning actor Leslie Jordan will have a homecoming of sorts tonight, May 15 when he returns to Chattanooga to headline Tuesday Night Live!, Chattanooga Theatre Centre's annual fundraising gala, with proceeds going to the Annual Fund.
by David Green - May 12, 2014
The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus (PSGMC) will present Gala 15 and the Palm Springs premiere of Emmy® Award winning actor/comedian/stage performer Leslie Jordan's new show titled 'Show Pony' at The Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday, May 17 at 6:30p.m. ?Best known for his movie roles in 'Sordid Lives,' 'Southern Baptist Sissies' and 'The Help' as well as his sidesplitting TV role as Beverly Leslie on 'Will And Grace,' Mr. Jordan will tell the hilarious tale of how life was supposed to be after reaching one of the highlights in his career, winning the Emmy® in 2006, in his new one-man smash hit 'Show Pony.'? I had the chance to sit chat with the hilarious and engaging Mr. Jordan as he prepares for his Palm Springs Premiere– here are a few excerpts from that interview:
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014
Ralph Macchio and Mario Cantone will headline the cast of a special industry reading of A Room of My Own, the anticipated new comedy written and directed by Charles Messina. Mr. Macchio and Mr. Cantone will be joined by a cast that includes Colin Critchley, Gina Ferranti, Kendra Jain, and Johnny Tammaro. The invitation only reading is set for Monday, March 17, 2014 on the Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015
After leaving audiences in stitches in 2014 with two sold-out engagements, Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome back Emmy Award winner, Leslie Jordan, for three performances of his new one-man show, Say Cheese! My Life in Front of the Camera -- tonight, March 26 (8 p.m.), Friday, March 27 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, March 28 (7 p.m.).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014
Two of the funniest and most popular LGBT artists who've successfully crossed over to conquer broader national and international audiences join farcical forces when comic genius Leslie Jordan headlines the Hobby Center's Zilhka Hall with Texas' native daughter (son?) the fabulous, funny and fierce drag impresario Varla Jean Merman opening the show. Jordan and Merman will appear for one night only, May 10, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and are available at the Hobby Center Box Office, at www.thehobbycenter.org or by calling (713) 315-2525. Tickets range from $42.75 to $62.75.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2012
The 28th Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event-S.T.A.G.E.-will presentORIGINAL CAST 3, a musical celebration showcasingartists from theater, television and cabaret performing songs they originated in musical productions, for one-night-only onSaturday, April 28 at 7:30PM. This year, the annual event, which benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles, will return to the Saban Theatre Beverly Hills.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present Emmy Award-winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan in his new one-man show "Exposed" for two performances only on Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6, both at 7:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012
President George HW Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush honored the Ogunquit Playhouse by attending yesterday's (June 3rd) Matinee performance of Always, Patsy Cline, now playing through June 16. Sally Struthers (as Louise) and Carter Calvert (as Patsy Cline) welcomed them backstage during intermission, where President and Mrs. Bush exalted both leading lady's performances. The former President and First Lady "loved" the show, and the cast, musicians and audience members loved seeing them as well. Check out the photo below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017
Leslie Jordan is one of the most consistently recognizable faces in popular entertainment. His journey towards stardom has provided one of the quirkier, impressive, and varied career trajectories of the past few decades.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2015
The Cabaret South Beach presents Emmy Award winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan tonight, June 20th at 8pm and tomorrow, June, 21st at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2012
Baby Tiger Productions, Daniel Wallace and Trish Whitehurst in association with the Falcon Theatre present the American premiere of The Gronholm Method written by Jordi Galceran Ferrer, translated by Anne Garcia-Romero and Mark St. Germain and directed by BT McNicholl, the first production of the Falcon Theatre's 2012-2013 Subscription Season.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018
Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman, New Level Productions and Julian Stoneman just announced a new and vibrant revival of Gilbert and Sullivan's hugely popular The Pirates of Penzance. PIRATES!, a bold reinvention of their universally renowned and celebrated show loved by audiences the world over, is conceived, directed and choreographed by Daryl Gray, and will open in the UK in 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2012
Celebration Theatre presents in association with Billy Miller the second show of its 2011-2012 Season, Leslie Jordan starring in the World Premiere of FRUIT FLY, written and performed by Leslie Jordan and directed by David Galligan.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015
Leslie Jordan, famed Will & Grace and Sordid Lives guest star returns to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage in San Diego in his new show, Say Cheese: My Life in Front of the Camera, on Wednesday, February 11 and Thursday, February 12.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013
Award-winning Hollywood star Leslie Jordan stormed the West End two years ago, earning rave reviews and nightly standing ovations for his one-man show, Leslie Jordan My Trip Down The Pink Carpet. Now he's returning to London with his follow up show, Fruit Fly, acclaimed in New York and Los Angeles, which will get its European premiere at Leicester Square Theatre from Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 March.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015
After leaving audiences in stitches in 2014 with two sold-out engagements, Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome back Emmy Award winner, Leslie Jordan, for three performances of his new one-man show, Say Cheese! My Life in Front of the Camera -- Thursday, March 26 (8 p.m.), Friday, March 27 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, March 28 (7 p.m.).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014
Saddle up and get ready for some horsing around, San Francisco! After leaving audiences in stitches in January with his sold-out hilarious and touching romp, Fruit Fly, Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome back Emmy Award winner, Leslie Jordan, for one performance of his latest autobiographical one-man show, Show Pony - Sunday, March 23 at 7 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents legendary Broadway and screen actress Carole Cook in "Back Where She Belongs: The Life and Times of Carol Cooke" - her New York cabaret debut - at the age of 94! - for two performances only - Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2012
Celebration Theatre announced today a special benefit performance of the second show of its 2011-2012 Season, Leslie Jordan starring in the World Premiere of FRUIT FLY, written and performed by Leslie Jordan and directed by David Galligan.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 19, 2012
Comedian, author and Emmy Award-winning actor Leslie Jordan will have a homecoming of sorts on May 15 when he returns to Chattanooga to headline Tuesday Night Live!, Chattanooga Theatre Centre's annual fundraising gala, with proceeds going to the Annual Fund.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015
Leslie Jordan, famed Will & Grace and Sordid Lives guest star returns to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage in San Diego in his new show, Say Cheese: My Life in Front of the Camera, tonight, February 11 and tomorrow, February 12.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2012
Celebration Theatre announced today a special benefit performance of the second show of its 2011-2012 Season, Leslie Jordan starring in the World Premiere of FRUIT FLY, written and performed by Leslie Jordan and directed by David Galligan.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2012
The RRazz Room, San Francisco's premier nightclub, presents the return engagement of LESLIE JORDAN, Emmy Award-winning star of the hit TV comedy "Will & Grace" and author of My Trip Down the Pink Carpet. For the Bay Area debut of his new show, "Fruit Fly", Leslie travels back in time using show-and-tell to take the audience on the ride of a lifetime. Do gay men become their mothers? That is the question asked in Leslie's hilarious and touching new romp featuring childhood recollections combined with perilous teenage shenanigans. Jordan's storytelling skills abound and will make for an evening of fun and thought-provoking theater. The show will run December 18 through December 22.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2011
Celebration Theatre presents in association with Billy Miller the second show of its 2011-2012 Season, Leslie Jordan starring in the World Premiere of FRUIT FLY, written and performed by Leslie Jordan and directed by David Galligan.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013
Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to welcome Emmy Award winner, Leslie Jordan, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance only - Friday, January 31, 2014 at 8 p.m. Do gay men become their mothers? That is the question asked in Leslie Jordan's hilarious and touching new romp, Fruit Fly. A tribute to motherhood, Jordan travels back in time using show-and-tell to take audiences on the ride of a lifetime, sharing hysterical stories about growing-up as a flamboyant, doll-loving boy in the South. From the day a teenage Leslie sits down with his caring but clueless mother to inform her that he has decided to forego college to become a female impersonator, all the way to a gay Alaskan cruise with 2,000 gay men on which a 53 year-old Leslie witnesses his aging mother's astounding metamorphosis, Jordan's storytelling skills make for an evening of fun and thought-provoking theater. Tickets for Leslie Jordan range in price from $25-$35 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2012
The RRazz Room, San Francisco's premier nightclub, presents the return engagement of Leslie Jordan, Emmy Award-winning star of the hit TV comedy "Will & Grace" and author of My Trip Down the Pink Carpet. For the Bay Area debut of his new show, "Fruit Fly", Leslie travels back in time using show-and-tell to take the audience on the ride of a lifetime. Do gay men become their mothers? That is the question asked in Leslie's hilarious and touching new romp featuring childhood recollections combined with perilous teenage shenanigans. Jordan's storytelling skills abound and will make for an evening of fun and thought-provoking theater. The show will run tonight, December 18 through December 22.
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2018
GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today announced that it would honor actor and activist Alyssa Milano with the inaugural Ariadne Getty Ally Award at the 2018 GLAAD Gala San Francisco on September 15th, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. The GLAAD Gala San Francisco celebrates and features storytellers and tech innovators who accelerate LGBTQ acceptance and helps fund GLAAD's digital advocacy work to grow LGBTQ inclusion in digital and social media. GLAAD also announced that veteran journalist Emil Wilbekin would receive the Ric Weiland Award for growing LGBTQ inclusion in tech.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2012
Baby Tiger Productions, Daniel Wallace and Trish Whitehurst in association with the Falcon Theatre present the American premiere of The Gronholm Method written by Jordi Galceran Ferrer, translated by Anne Garcia-Romero and Mark St. Germain and directed by BT McNicholl, the first production of the Falcon Theatre's 2012-2013 Subscription Season.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016
Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2012
The 28th Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event-S.T.A.G.E.- just presented ORIGINAL CAST 3, a musical celebration showcasingartists from theater, television and cabaret performing songs they originated in musical productions. This year, the annual event, which benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles, returned to the Saban Theatre Beverly Hills. Check out photos from the celebration below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
On Monday, April 22 at 7:30pm, please join us in celebrating the new show from Emmy Award-winning Actor & Comedian LESLIE JORDAN in EXPOSED - live at The Triple Door (216 Union St.).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2012
The 28th Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event-S.T.A.G.E.- presents ORIGINAL CAST 3, a musical celebration showcasingartists from theater, television and cabaret performing songs they originated in musical productions, for one-night-only, tonight, April 28 at 7:30PM. This year, the annual event, which benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles, will return to the Saban Theatre Beverly Hills.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
The Actors Fund is delighted to announce that Leslie Jordan will host the 23rd Annual Tony Awards Viewing Gala on Sunday, June 9, 2019 (3:30-9:00pm) at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.