Beginning January 12th, legendary starlet Tawny Heatherton returns to NY’s Laurie Beechman Theatre to do her thingy for 3 Saturday nights ONLY!
“It’s a new day, new drag for David Drake.”
– Erik Piepenburg, The New York Times
“Goofy, bubbly... dazzling. Drake’s combination of empathy and hilarity works.” - David Sheward, Backstage
“Tawny is an utterly original creation, a free-form madwoman who doesn't do "jokes" but dares to engage her audience on the strength of her rambling mind and tender, broken heart.” - Armistead Maupin
On January 12th in TAWNY, TELL ME TRUE, Obie Award-winning playwright/performer David Drake (The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me) will bring his latest theatrical creation Tawny Heatherton back to the stage of midtown Manhattan’s Laurie Beechman Theatre, where the legendary starlet made a critically acclaimed debut last winter in MY TAWNY VALENTINE.
As directed by Robert La Fosse, with musical direction by Lance Cruce, TAWNY, TELL ME TRUE is an evening of songs and stories where Tawny discovers the meaning of the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. Along the way -- with videos by Ned Stresen-Reuter, and original music by Trevor Kuprel -- our loveably eccentric showbiz survivor and “one hit wonder” of the disco zeitgeist of the 1980s recalls such indelible moments in her globe-trotting journey as her stint as a HEE HAW Honey, her unexpected tryst in Hollywood with Burt and Loni (as well as that unusual encounter with Joan Van Ark on the set of KNOT'S LANDING), and Tawny’s ongoing quest to reunite with her long-lost aunt Joey, whom she last saw in the parking lot of the Mohegan Sun Casino. And of course, her abduction by aliens.
TAWNY, TELL ME TRUE performs on Saturdays at 7:30pm on January 12th, 19th & 26th, 2013. The Laurie Beechman Theatre, downstairs at the West Bank Cafe, 407 West 42nd Street (at 9th Avenue). For more info call: 212-695-6909.
Tickets are $20 and available at www.spincyclenyc.com. Show requires a $15 food/drink minimum.
“Fabulous.” - The Boston Globe / “Fabulous.” - Broadway.com
CRITIC’S PICK: “Vivacious, dizzy, and hysterically funny, Drake’s creation has perfectly blended the world of drag, satire, and theater.” – Stephen Desroches, Provincetown Magazine
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Highlights of the show…
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