London Drag Star Who Inspired Taylor Mac Makes NYC Debut
JONNY WOO: DRAG QUEEN IN A COMA
One Night Only! Friday, March 13 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
“I saw Jonny Woo and I realized drag can be anything you want it to
be” — Taylor Mac
“The queen of London’s drag scene.” & “A unique 21st Century talent.’”
— Time Out London
“Funny, sophisticated and memorably bittersweet.’” — Metro UK
London alternative drag superstar Jonny Woo will make his New York
cabaret debut on Friday, March 13 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. In a
special midnight show, JONNY WOO: DRAG QUEEN IN A COMA showcases
highlights from his past decade of gender-bending work in the UK.
In JONNY WOO: DRAG QUEEN IN A COMA, tongue twisting tales sit
alongside ridiculous lip-syncs. Silly and sophisticated in equal
measure, club kid raps give way to heartfelt, original songs including
Glitter In The Groove, Drag Queen in A Coma and Woman Of Mass
Destruction. Having lived a life of hedonistic indulgence, Woo takes
audiences on a guided tour of his surreal world of nightclubs, excess
and personal revelation. You’ll probably laugh. You might even cry.
But we guarantee that you’ll never forget those legs!
JONNY WOO is one of London’s most celebrated alternative cabaret
artists. Having cut his teeth back in the early 2000’s in New York, he
returned home to the UK to fashion himself a scene in East London. It
was here he developed his inimitable performance style that is
unequivocally English. Woo has been resident at The Soho Theatre,
having presented 8 shows and his infamous Gay Bingo, which celebrated
10 years at The Hackney Empire last October. He has had work
commissioned by The Royal Opera House, The Institute Of Contemporary
Arts and The Royal Festival Hall. He has been the host of London music
festival Lovebox for 5 years and heads The Downlow at Glastonbury
every year. He has been accredited with kick starting the queer
performance scene in East London and recently presented his show, The
East London Lecture about local gentrification. He is currently
touring his project TRANS(former), a rock show based on the music from
Lou Reed’s album, Transformer. He has his own performance pub, The
Glory that opened December 2014.
JONNY WOO: DRAG QUEEN IN A COMA runs Friday, March 13 at 11:59 pm.
The Laurie Beechman Theater (inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd
Street — at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3
trains at 42nd Street). Tickets are $20 plus a $20 food/drink minimum.
To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.
Photo: Jonny Woo by Jorge Monedero