TAMMY FAYE STARLITE BRINGS NICO: AN EVENING OF LIGHT TO PANGEA
NICO: AN EVENING OF LIGHT
ITS THE PERFORMANCE THE NY TIMES CALLED REMARKABLE AND HOWLINGLY FUNNY
Photo credit: Bob Gruen
Tammy Faye Starlite, the fearless and much celebrated New York-based rock/cabaret/performance artist brings her portrayal of Nico, the Warhol-era siren, muse and tragicomic figure to Pangea, 178 2nd Ave in Manhattan on Tuesday, January 16 at 7PM.
Tammy Faye, accompanied by Keith Hartel, eerily channels Nico, chanteuse from the Velvet Underground and beyond (i.e., the overground) featuring her better-known and lesser-known songs, which encompass the ominous and beautiful opacity of her Teutonic soul, her recollections (Rashomon-style) about the men who loved her: from Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Jim Morrison, Jackson Brown, Iggy Pop (among others, many others), her musings on fate, nihilism, necromancy and the current state of the world, which is as protean as her flickering soul.
In performances from New York to Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Pittsburgh, the latter a presentation of the Andy Warhol Foundation, Tammy Fayes portrayal of Nico has earned her unparalleled critical laudation. Charles Isherwoods New York Times review of Tammys off-Broadway run, read "In her remarkable and howlingly funny portrayal of Nico, the 1960s chanteuse and muse to musical greats of the time, the singer and performance artist Tammy Faye Starlite is both vividly present and somehow barely there. Although its creators affection for the woman is never in question, the show also gently parodies her disaffected persona.
Rolling Stones David Fricke wrote, "Starlite has the proper blonde hair and packs an accent just the right side of exaggeration. She punctuates Nico's fondly blunt and drolly unforgiving characterizations of Bob Dylan (who gave her the immortal "I'll Keep It With Mine") the Velvets' Lou Reed ("a usurper of souls") and the teenage Jackson Browne (her accompanist for a spell after the Velvets) with regal sweeps of hair and exasperated stares, her eyes as wide as headlights. The show mocks and honors its subject with loving regard."
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Seating at Pangea is communal. Other guests may be seated at the table. There is a $20 per person food or beverage minimum at the tables. DINNER SEATING BEGINS AT 6:00PM.
The house opens one hour before the show. Please arrive early.
Late arrivals will be seated at managements discretion.
Downtowns intimate supper-club Pangea is the ultimate in alt, playing home to some of the best in alt cabaret. The New York Times recently called it a bohemian oasis not unlike the fabled Maxs Kansas City from days gone by."
178 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003