Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs Live at Seattle's Town Hall
ALAN CUMMING SINGS SAPPY SONGS
CELEBRATING HIS NEW ALBUM IN SEATTLE AT TOWN HALL
Saturday, July 2nd 8pm
Cumming's current national concert tour celebrates his acclaimed new album Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs from Yellow Sound Label. When Cumming performed this show at the album launch event at Carnegie Hall in February, Billboard called the evening absolutely enchanting. The androgynous imp is both quiet and uproarious, adorable and sensual, flippant and emotional, otherworldly and inviting. Cumming is backed by his longtime musical director Lance Horne on piano, Eleanor Norton on cello and Chris Jago on drums.
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Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs premiered in Spring 2015 for a limited run at the iconic supper club Café Carlyle, where it was recorded live. The recording includes his singular interpretations of pop hits (Billy Joels Goodnight Saigon, Miley Cyruss The Climb, Rufus Wainwrights Dinner at Eight), musical theater songs (The Ladies Who Lunch from Company, You, You, You from Kander & Ebbs The Visit, If Love Were All by Noël Coward) and numbers that Cumming has collected from around the world (Mother Glasgow from Scotland, La Complainte de la Butte from France, How Do Humans Live from Germany). Sappy Songs was hailed as an emotional firestorm, delivered passionately with tremendous theatrical authority by The New York Times. Alan was lauded for his wit, whimsy and powerful voice by People.com, called wonderfully dreamy by the New York Post with songs that ripple with emotion, according to the New York Daily News. Time Out New York praised Cumming for putting a completely fresh interpretive spin on familiar songs.
The new album produced by Michael Croiter and Lance Horne, with Daniel Nardicio serving as associate producer is currently available at www.AlanCummingSingsSappySongs.com.
Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs will also be performed in Princeton, NJ (May 13), Port Washington, NY (May 14), Dallas, TX (June 24), Austin, TX (June 25), San Antonio, TX (June 26), Westhampton Beach, NY (July 9), Provincetown, MA (July 16) and Great Barrington, MA (July 18). Details are at AlanCumming.com.
ALAN CUMMING is an actor and activist beyond eclectic and according to The New York Times a bawdy countercultural sprite; Time Magazine named him one of the most fun people in show business; He plays political maverick Eli Gold on CBSs The Good Wife, for which he received Golden Globe, Emmy, SAG and Satellite Award nominations and earlier this year finished his Tony Award-winning role of the Emcee in the Broadway musical Cabaret. Alans diverse career has found him performing at venues around the globe including the Sydney Opera House; making back to back films with Stanley Kubrick and The Spice Girls; directing and starring in a musical condom commercial; creating voices of a Smurf, a goat and Hitler; entering upside down and suspended by his ankles in a Greek tragedy (in the National Theatre of Scotlands The Bacchae); and recording an award-winning album of songs (plus a dance remix). Alan is also Host of PBSs Masterpiece Mystery and appears opposite Lisa Kudrow in Showtimes Web Therapy. Alan has written for The New York Times, Newsweek, Harpers Bazaar, Out, has a bi-monthly column for Globe and Mail, and two books; Tommys Tale and his New York Times bestselling memoir, Not My Fathers Son. A tireless champion for LGBT civil rights and HIV/AIDS, Alan serves on the Board of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and works closely with amfAR, The Trevor Project and the Ali Forney Center to name but a few. In 2009, Alan was made an OBE in the Queens Honors List and by his homeland, Scotland, for which he was a vocal supporter of the YES for independence campaign, he has been awarded the Great Scot and Icon of Scotland awards, as well as recently having his portrait unveiled at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery as seen on the finale of Portrait Artist of the Year.
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