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Lea DeLaria Live in Concert

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Lea DeLaria Live in Concert
Lea DeLaria Live in Concert

March 9, 8:00 pm

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For ticketing information, please contact our box office Wednesday – Friday, 12 – 6pm at 914-251-6200.

An ingenuity that conjures fresh melodies out of any tune.

Lea DeLaria Live in Concert
Bowie, Jazz, and Comedy

The much loved and outspoken actress, comedian, musician, and gay icon delivers side-splitting comedy and bravura jazz vocals in a show packed with enlightening and inspiring moments that show off DeLaria’s velvet smooth voice and razor sharp wit.

DeLaria is perhaps best known for her scene-stealing role as Carrie “Big Boo” Black on Netflix’s wildly popular series Orange is the New Black, and leads a simultaneous career as an accomplished jazz vocalist. Her most recent release, House of David: delaria+bowie=jazz, is a loving tribute to the late David Bowie.

A two-time Screen Actors Guild Award-winning Actor and comedian, the “famously controversial” DeLaria was “the first openly gay comic to break the late-night talk-show barrier” with her 1993 appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show. She has performed stand-up comedy for over three decades and is a prominent figure in the world of LGBQT comedy.

Recommended for ages 18+. Strong language and adult content.


A Conversation with Lea DeLaria

Join us in the theater immediately after the show for a free-ranging and informal chat with Lea DeLaria, led by Dr. Shaka McGlotten (they/them), Associate Professor of Media Studies at Purchase College.

Shaka McGlotten (they/them) is a social anthropologist with a background in the fine arts. Their work brings together the theoretical insights of queer studies with the methodological toolkit of anthropology to consider new media technologies in relation to queer cultures. They have published and lectured on public sex, online cultures, pornography, gaming, zombies, human waste, voguing, and more.

Note that this show was originally scheduled for October 20. All tickets issued for that date will be honored.

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