From Fun Home to Waitress, from Next to Normal to Finding Neverland - it's always fun collating the various rumours flying around theatreland. After a very busy...
Leslie Jordan My Trip Down The Pink Carpet at Apollo
The one-man show, Leslie Jordan My Trip Down The Pink Carpet, confirmed at the Apollo theatre, opening 3 Feb 2011, following previews from 27 Jan - running to 19 Feb 2011, directed by David Galligan.
(The Country Girl, which is currently playing at the Apollo, will now end on the 22 Jan, instead of the planned 26 Feb).
An 'outrageous' tell-all that weaves together a 'hilarious' collection of true life stories filled with comically overwrought childhood agonies, offbeat observations, and revealing celebrity encounters. From Boy George to George Clooney.
Part autobiography, and part Hollywood tell-all - from small-town USA to the pink carpet of Hollywood - Leslie Jordan tells the unlikely tale of how Leslie - who describes himself as 'the gayest man I know' - raised in a conservative family in Chattanooga, Tennessee, boarded a Greyhound bus bound for L.A. with $1,200 sewn into his underpants and never looked back. His pocket-sized physique and inescapable talent for high camp paved the way to a lucrative and varied career in commercials and in major TV series. Along the way he immersed himself in writing for the stage, but with success came dangerous temptations that threatened his career and life, including drug and alcohol dependency.
Pint-sized Leslie Jordan, made his name on 'Will & Grace' and won a Emmy - as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series as Beverley Leslie, the nemesis of infamous Karen Walker.
Produced by Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman, Dennis Grimaldi, Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner, Jean McFaddin/Susan Falk, Thomas Hopkins, and Daniel Wallace in association with Julian Stoneman.