OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's Second Stage and club theater venue, presents THE LAST BUTCH STANDING, created and featuring singer and comedian Lea DeLaria tonight, November 5 at 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Lea DeLaria was the first queer comic to perform on television in America. It was the shot heard round the world catapulting her into international fame and controversy. In 1997 she landed the lead in the Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, turning her from a comic who sang into a singer who is funny. Countless concerts, movies, stand up specials and 4 Warner Brothers records later she is ready to present THE LAST BUTCH STANDING, her comedic look at what it is like to be a bad-ass dyke daddy in the post Ellen 21st century.
Lea DeLaria has distinguished herself in every form of entertainment that she touches: jazz musician, Broadway diva, actor, writer and stand-up comic. She has toured nightclubs and concert halls, and appeared at numerous venues including the A.R.T., the New York City Opera, The Hollywood Bowl, the New York City JVC, the London Jazz Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival, and as the featured vocalist of THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL TOUR, among others. She made her recording debut Play It Cool in 2000, hailed by the New York Times as 'the Best Jazz Album of 2001' and 'Album of the Year' by the London Times. Play It Cool confirmed Lea as one of the best jazz singers of our time. Q magazine commented "Lea DeLaria is blessed with one of the most beautiful voices around", while Time Out claimed "the gal can certainly swing", and The Guardian summed her up as "talks like a coffee grinder, and sounds like a cross between Ella Fitzgerald and a Broadway diva." She has developed specials for HBO. Showtime, Comedy Central, CBC, and Channel 4, and received a 1994 regional Emmy for her show "The World According to Us" on Lifetime.
Recommended for ages 18+. Tickets $25-35. OBERON is located at 2 Arrow Street at the corner of Mass Ave. in Harvard Square, Cambridge. For more info and tickets visit www.cluboberon.com.