Alan Cumming to Bring Blue Car to Manhattan

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Tony Award winner Alan Cumming, who has been announced to star in Julie Taymor's Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark in winter 2010, will bring his one-man show, I Bought a Blue Car Today, to Manhattan in October.
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Cumming, who is currently performing his solo show at London's Vaudeville Theatre through Sept. 6, will play the Highline Ballroom in New York City Oct. 25. Show time is 8 PM.

Cumming will be accompanied by music director Lance Horne.

His new show is described as "a musical journey peppered with material by Frank Sinatra, Dory Previn, Kander & Ebb and Cyndi Lauper, to name only a few."

About the title of his new concert act, Cumming said in a statement, "[It] comes from the naturalization test I took to become a citizen of the U. S. of A. In the test, there is a bit where the man says a sentence and you have to write it down to prove your prowess in English. My sentence was 'I bought a blue car today,' which initially I thought was really sweet and child-like, but on closer examination I realized that it’s all about consumerism and gas guzzling which rather brilliantly encapsulates America's financial and energy crises in one fell swoop."

Alan Cumming received the Tony Award as Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as The Emcee in Cabaret. He has also been seen on Broadway in The Threepenny Opera and Design for Living. London theatre credits include Bent, The Bacchae, Hamlet at the Donmar Warehouse (for which he won the TMA Best Actor Award), Cabaret, La Bete (Olivier Award nomination), Elle, Conquest of the South Pole (Olivier nomination) and The Accidental Death of an Anarchist at The Royal National Theatre, for which he received an Olivier Award for his performance. Cumming's screen credits include "X2: X-Men United," "Eyes Wide Shut," "Goldeneye," "Emma," "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion," the "Spy Kids" trilogy, "Nicholas Nickleby," "Titus" and "Urbania." Cumming's debut solo album, also titled "I Bought a Blue Car Today," will be released later this month.

The Highline Ballroom is located at 431 West 16th Street. For tickets visit ticketweb.com or call (866) 468-7619. Go to www.highlineballroom.com for more information.

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