Cumming Will Be Part of Our Hit Parade: All Michael Jackson Edition

News   Cumming Will Be Part of Our Hit Parade: All Michael Jackson Edition Tony Award winner Alan Cumming, who will star in Julie Taymor's Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark in winter 2010, will play the intimate Joe's Pub July 29.
Alan Cumming
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Cumming will be part of Our Hit Parade: All Michael Jackson Edition, which stars Bridgett Everett, Kenny Mellman and Neal Medlyn with special guests Jenn Harris and Murray Hill. Show time is 9:30 PM.

"For the first and only time," press notes state, "Our Hit Parade is breaking from its format and presenting an All Michael Jackson Edition. . . The King of Pop touched us all and his songs will live on forever. So join Bridget Everett, Kenny Mellman and Neal Medlyn as they, and a slew of guest artists including Alan Cumming, Jenn Harris, Murray Hill, Claudia Gonson, Dudley Klute, NA+AN, and many more as they pay tribute to the songs of Michael Jackson. Don't be fooled: this is not your staid overly reverential tribute. Expect the insane!"

Our Hit Parade is a live top-ten countdown show created by Tony nominee and Obie winner Kenny Mellman (Kiki & Herb), chanteuse Bridget Everett (At Least It's Pink), pop song opera impresario Neal Medlyn, producer and MTV cameraman Brendan Kennedy, and writers Ada Calhoun and Peter Schjeldahl.

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 in September. Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street. For ticket information visit joespub.com.