Drake will offer the premiere of Tawny, Tell Me True at the Crown & Anchor Sundays at 10 PM June 17-Sept. 2.
Written by and starring Drake, the evenings will feature musical direction by John Thomas.
Tawny, Tell Me True, according to press notes, "marks the unheralded return of Tawny Heatherton, a lovably eccentric showbiz survivor and 'one hit wonder' of the disco zeitgeist of the 1980s. In the show, Tawny sings and regales the audience with hilarious tales of her globetrotting life-on-the-road – including her headline-grabbing turn as the unwitting 'Pyro Girl of Long Island,' her short-lived stint as a Hee-Haw 'Honey,' and Tawny’s quest to reunite with her long-lost aunt Joey Heatherton, whom she last saw in the parking lot of the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino. Oh, and of course, her abduction by aliens."
Drake starred in Vampire Lesbians of Sodom (succeeding Charles Busch for 856 performances), originated the role of Miss Deep South in the hit Pageant, and co-starred with Jim J. Bullock in End of the World Party at the 47th St. Theater, and with B.D. Wong in A Language of Their Own at The Public. As a stage director, Drake has twice been a Directing Fellow at the Sundance Theater Lab, and has directed new works at The Public’s Under the Radar Festival, Joe’s Pub and Rattlestick, among others. Most recently in New York, he was a director of the 2009 world premiere of Taylor Mac’s The Lily’s Revenge.
Crown Cabaret Room of the Crown & Anchor is located at 247 Commercial Street. Tickets are $25, and can be obtained at the box office, or online at www.onlyatthecrown.com.