The trio of shows, starring John Epperson as the "Goddess of Showbiz," will run in rotating repertory for a limited eight-week engagement through Jan. 3, 2015. Opening night is set for Nov. 13.
Lypsinka! The Boxed Set, directed by Kevin Malony, is described as such: "Not seen in New York since 2001, this full-length 'traditional Lypsinka' concert show is the award-winning revue of Lyp's greatest bits that has toured the world, flabbergasting audiences from Los Angeles to Sydney to Glasgow. Using a soundtrack created from films, musicals, and concert recordings, the supreme archivist of irony showcases the modern woman’s challenge of being over-blessed with femininity and celebrity."
Malony will also direct The Passion of the Crawford. Here's how it's billed: "The Lyp's tour de force embodiment of towering screen queen Joan Crawford - featuring a re-enactment of Crawford's onstage interview from 1973 - is a fantasia of fame and insecurity, grandness and identity. Last presented in New York in 2005, this tribute to Hollywood and ego crisis has since been mounted from San Francisco to Sarasota."
John Epperson: Show Trash, directed by Barry Kleinbort, is "an autobiographical multi-media pastiche, starring Epperson – unmasked and in street clothes - tinkling the ivories and spinning yarns of Mississippi, Manhattan, and Hollywood. Now making its New York City theatrical premiere, the anecdotal Show Trash reveals the man behind the madness."
Lypsinka! The Trilogy has set design by Jim Boutin, costumes by Bryant Hoven, lighting design by Mark Simpson, sound design by Matt Berman and video by Grady Hendrix. Tickets will go on sale Sept. 19 at 10 AM.
The Connelly Theater is located at 220 East 4th Street. For more information and tickets, visit TweedTheater.org/LypsinkaTrilogy.