Lustre, with Bond and Our Lady J, Shines Anew Beginning June 25

News   Lustre, with Bond and Our Lady J, Shines Anew Beginning June 25
 
Justin Bond's transgender talent showcase, Lustre, returns to Manhattan June 25 for a limited engagement at the Abron Arts Center.

An Ethyl Eichelberger Award recipient, Bond was inspired by the namesake of the award to create Lustre as a showcase for up-and-coming transgender artists.

Among the participating performers are Our Lady J, Glenn Marla, Nathan Carrera and The Pixie Harlots, all of whom appeared in the premiere of Lustre last winter at PS 122.

Described as a "heady mix of glamour, gender queer cabaret, and sexy provocation," Lustre features monologues, dance and original songs by Our Lady J as well as neo-pagan revolutionary Appalachian-inspired folk songs by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld, and other songs written by Bambi Lake, Benjamin Smoke, Theo Kogan with Sean Pierce and Jemma Nelson. Machine Dazzle of the downtown troupe the Dazzle Dancers designs sets and costumes.

In addition to performing in the Tony-nominated Kiki & Herb Alive on Broadway in 2006, Bond and his partner in crime, Kenny Mellman, have played two sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall, as well as numerous international engagements. Bond regularly hosts Weimar New York, has performed with the Scissor Sisters and appeared in John Cameron Mitchell's film "Shortbus." For his innovative work, Bond has won the Obie, Bessie and the Ethyl Eichelberger Awards.

Tickets for Lustre, running through June 28, are available by visiting www.henrystreet.org or by phoning (866) 811-4111. The Abron Arts Center is located 466 Grand Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side.

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