Tim Evanicki talks naked people, bathhouses and cabaret as he waltzes back to the stage in Orlando

By : Billy Manes
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The last time we sat down with Tim Evanicki, the sort of everything-producer for Orlando Parliament House’s Footlight Theatre, there were some rather attractive bits of exposure nearby — attached to the recent run of Naked Boys Singing. Towels were everywhere.

But Evanicki, a graduate of Julliard and a classically trained singer, isn’t one to hide behind the scenes or a laugh. Having traveled the world and worked his stagecraft as one does, the multitalented musician, director and manager of Parliament House’s aesthetic leanings is ready to tell his story in song. We caught up with Evanicki in advance of his new season of dramatics, including a one-man cabaret about Tim Evanicki, My Turn on April 22. It’s his time to shine now.

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Save Event Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs

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Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs

Public On-Sale: 12 p.m., Friday, June 10, 2016
Dr. Phillips Center Members get Pre-Sale Access.

Show date: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Show times: 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $35.00
The Dr. Phillips Center is sponsored this evening by Rosemary & Glen Salow.
Walt Disney Theater

The award-winning television and Broadway performer comes to Orlando with his acclaimed cabaret that The New York Times cheered “an emotional firestorm.” Cumming is known for a range work from his Tony®-winning reimagining of the Emcee in Cabaret, his Emmy®-nominated role on TV’s The Good Wife to Shakespeare and the X-Men film franchise. Alan Cumming Sings Sappy debuted at New York City’s famed Café Carlyle and has since traveled through America, Canada and Australia. The cabaret is a collection of songs from the theater and pop world. With music direction by Emmy®-winner Lance Horne, also on piano, and Eleanor Norton on cello and Chris Jego on drums, Cumming offers an array of songs that have deep meaningful connection to his life. From Annie Lennox’s Why and Miley Cyrus’s The Climb, to The Ladies Who Lunch from Company and Rufus Wainwright’s Dinner at Eight, Cumming doesn’t just perform, he molds these songs into an intimate, unforgettable evening. This show is recommended for mature audiences.

Alan Cumming brings his sappy smarts to Florida

By : Scottie Campbell
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When he performs his cabaret, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, in Orlando and Sarasota this March, there will no doubt be a good number of The Good Wife fans who will be surprised that Eli Gold can carry a tune. But for a good many more, Cumming thrust his pelvis into our collective consciousness during the ‘90s with a revival of Cabaret on Broadway, reinventing the Emcee role and redefining sexy for many.

Cumming played that role 808-and-a-half times; a fact you can find on his website under “FAQ,” along with some other questions he recommends an interviewer not ask him again. His sexuality, an infamous essay on foreskin and acting on stage versus screen are also on the list. In fact, you might get the idea that Alan doesn’t like to talk, but I found that definitely not to be the case —at all—when I chatted with him by phone from his home in the East Village. He and husband, illustrator Grant Shaffer, have just moved into a newly renovated home one block from their last home.

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Queer As Folk’s Randy Harrison takes on the role of the sexualized Emcee in Cabaret

By : Jeremy Williams
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In the uncertain social climate we are living in these days, theater can serve as a wonderful escape from those political bumps in the night, but it can also serve as a mirror to reflect the dangers that await us if we sit idly by and do nothing. One show that has a reflection that is all too relevant is Broadway classic Cabaret, playing the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa Jan. 24-29.

Cabaret takes place in 1931 Berlin at the Kit Kat Club, just as the Nazi Party is starting to gain power in Germany. We are escorted through the show by the Master of Ceremonies. The emcee is a role that has been played on stage by some of the community’s greatest actors, including Joel Grey, Alan Cumming and Neil Patrick Harris. In this production the role is played by Randy Harrison, best known as the doe-eyed boy Justin from Showtime’s landmark series Queer As Folk. Harrison took a few moments to speak with us by phone before we willkommen him to the Bay Area.

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Cabaret

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Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece returns to Tampa! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL’S (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of CABARET.

Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at CABARET, JOHN KANDER, FRED EBB and JOE MASTEROFF’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.

The Thursday, Jan. 26, performance will be sign language interpreted.

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A re-imagined ‘Cabaret’ stars the acting and choreography talents of Blue Star and turns the venue into the Kit Kat Klub

By : Dylan Drobet
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Orlando – The Abbey is saying ‘Willkommen’ to Cabaret on Jan. 29.

Director Kenny Howard is thrilled to bring his unique rendition of the smash-hit musical to The Abbey and has handpicked a local and star-studded cast that he is sure will leave audiences singing “It Couldn’t Please Me More.”

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Theater legend Joel Grey comes out

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NEW YORK (AP) – Joel Grey has publicly announced at age 82 that he is gay.

The Oscar- and Tony-winning actor tells People magazine, “I don’t like labels, but if you have to put a label on it, I’m a gay man.”

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