Eddie Izzard Returns to New York in Sexie at City Center, Oct. 7-11

News   Eddie Izzard Returns to New York in Sexie at City Center, Oct. 7-11
Actor and recent Tony Award nominee Eddie Izzard, who won praise for his turn in the Broadway revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, returns to New York City with his new international tour, Sexie, at City Center, Oct. 7-11.
Promotional art for Sexie.
Promotional art for Sexie.

"I'm going on a world tour of the world," Izzard previously told Playbill On-Line. "And I would do other planets, but they're not open yet."

The Brit wit described his show as "Just me talking rubbish, I don't know what I'll be talking about because I sort of work it out when I get there." And what will he be wearing? "Clothes, mainly clothes. We have thought of wearing actual live cultures."

Sexie began in Vancouver Aug. 29 after stints in Australia (July 16-Aug. 2) and New Zealand (Aug. 6-16). The new show will play stateside in major cities before heading off to the United Kingdom — where the show will be filmed for DVD, Nov. 10-12.

"We're planning on a southern swing in January, but that's not definite yet," said WestBeth Entertainment president Arnold Engelman, adding Sexie "will play mostly larger venues — 1,500-seat venues — so that everybody can get to see him."

Izzard's past solo shows have included the double Emmy Award-winning show Dress to Kill, Live at the Ambassadors, Unrepeatable, Definite Article and Glorious. The Yemen-born Brit, however, is also a viable actor boasting many London stagings to his credits — among them the title role in the once-Broadway bound Lenny Bruce bio of Lenny and the world premiere of David Mamet's The Cryptogram. His film turns include "Velvet Goldmine," "Shadow of the Vampire" and portraying Charlie Chaplin in "The Cat's Meow." The remaining dates and venues for the North American leg of the tour are as follows:

  • Oct. 7-11 New York, NY - City Center
  • Oct. 14-15 Pittsburgh, PA - Byham Theater
  • Oct. 17 Cleveland, OH - Allen Theatre
  • Oct. 18 Detroit, MI - Music Hall
  • Oct. 21-25 Boston, MA - Shubert Theatre
  • Oct. 27-28 Washington, DC - Warner Theatre
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Toronto, Canada - Music Hall
  • Nov. 4-8 Philadelphia, PA - Merriam Theater For more details on the upcoming Sexie tour and more information on Eddie Izzard, visit his recently redesigned website at www.eddieizzard.com.

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