November 26, 2008

Judy Gold, Lea DeLaria play the Calderwood Pavlion at the BCA

Broadway singer-actress Lea DeLaria and Emmy-winning stand-up comic Judy Gold will play the South End next month to launch this season's Upstairs at the Calderwood.

DeLaria, whose Broadway credits include On the Town and The Rocky Horror Show, will launch the Huntington Theatre Company's new winter cabaret series. The singing actress will play Deane Hall Dec. 11-13. Tickets $25

Just in time for the winter holidays, Emmy Award-winning comedian Judy Gold returns to Huntington Presents after last year’s triumphant 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother with her outrageous stand-up comedy act. Bold, brass, and clocking in a 6’3”, in Mommy Queerest, Judy is ready to divulge all the comic highs and lows of being a Jewish, lesbian, working mom raising two boys in New York City. “As scary as it was being raised by one Jewish mother,” Gold says, “I have to feel for my kids because they have two Jewish mothers.” Judy’s electric humor and outlandish opinions are enough to keep anyone rolling in the aisle all night long.

“Judy has unique perspectives on life, but transcends the Jewish and gay communities through her wicked humor and surprising insight,” says Huntington Theatre Company Artistic Director Peter DuBois. “With Mommy Queerest, we take another step toward transforming the Calderwood into a hub of eclectic artistic activity in Boston. Both Huntington Presents and Upstairs at the Calderwood, our new winter cabaret series, expand our activities beyond traditional theatre and are really infusing the Huntington with new energy.” Emmy winner Gold will offer Judy Gold is Mommy Queerest Dec. 26-31. Tickets $25- $45

Also on the schedule now is Berklee @ Upstairs at the Calderwood, beginning Jan. 22. Shows at at 8 and 10 p.m. Tickets $15
  • Amy & The Electric, Jan. 22: "Amy Crawford’s melodic piano and cool vocals recall the sounds of Peggy Lee, Sheryl Crow, and Norah Jones."
  • Sol Melodiq, Jan. 23: "A Boston-based ensemble of six that combine elements of jazz, hip-hop, soul, funk, and gospel to create an offbeat sound that uplifts the soul."
  • Latin Jazz All Stars, Jan. 24: “Down Beat’s” Best College Jazz Band of 2008. A six-member ensemble that performs a salsa-infused blend of musical styles from around the globe.
  • Florencia Gonzalez, Jan. 29: "A composer, arranger and saxophonist, Florencia Gonzalez is inspired by the rhythms of her native Uruguay to create a visionary style of jazz-infused bossa nova that recalls Leonard Bernstein’s score for 'West Side Story.'"
  • Manami Morita, Jan. 30: "A trained classical pianist from Japan, Manami Morita’s instrumental tunes are a collision of classical melodies and American jazz backbeats."
  • Andrei Matorin, Jan. 31: "Jazz violinist Andrei Matorin’s one-of-a-kind original melodies come to life amid the up-tempo syncopations of the jazz ensemble that accompanies him. "
''Upstairs at the Calderwood' is our invitation to Bostonians to come in from the cold, have a drink, and indulge in some of the hottest musical acts that New York and Boston have to offer" continued DuBois.

Tickets and Information about Mommy Queerest, Lea DeLaria, and Berklee@Upstairs at the Calderwood can be found at Performances are at the Calderwood Pavlion at the BCA, 527 Tremont St, Boston, MA. Buy tickets online or call our box office at 617 266-0800

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