Izzard's show replaces the canceled transfer of the Take That musical Never Forget from the Savoy Theatre, that was due to resume performances at the Lyric on Nov. 20. Stripped previewed at Off-Broadway's Union Square Theatre in an extended season of late-evening performances Feb. 12-March 8, prior to a sell-out tour across 34 cities in the U.S. that included a run at New York's Radio City Music Hall in June. It marks the first time he has been back on the British stage in stand-up since Sexie was presented at Wembley Arena in 2003.
Izzard's past solo shows include the double Emmy Award-winning Dress to Kill as well as Live at the Ambassadors, Unrepeatable, Circle, Definite Article, Glorious and Sexie. The Yemen-born Brit, Tony nominated in 2003 for Best Actor for his performance in Peter Nichols' A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, which he first did at the West End's New Ambassadors Theatre in 2001, also boasts many London stage credits — among them the world premiere of David Mamet's The Cyrptogram (at the New Ambassadors Theatre in 1994) and the title role in the Lenny Bruce bio Lenny (directed by Peter Hall at the Queen's Theatre in 1999). His screen credits include "The Riches," "Ocean's Thirteen," "Ocean's Twelve," "Velvet Goldmine," "Shadow of the Vampire," "The Cat's Meow," "My Super Ex Girlfriend" and "Across the Universe."
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