PHOTO CALL: Jordan's Trip Down The Pink Carpet Opens Off Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: Jordan's Trip Down The Pink Carpet Opens Off Broadway
Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner present Leslie Jordan in his solo show, My Trip Down the Pink Carpet, which officially opened April 19 at the Midtown Theater in Manhattan.

Jordan, according to press notes, has created "an outrageous tell-all that weaves together a hilarious collection of true life stories (which are also the basis for his popular memoir, 'My Trip Down the Pink Carpet,' recently published by Simon & Schuster)." The production is described as "a theatrical romp – from small-town USA to the pink carpet of Hollywood – [that] tells the unlikely tale of one of America's true gay icons. Raised in a conservative family in Chattanooga, TN, Leslie — who describes himself as 'the gayest man I know' — boarded a Greyhound bus bound for L.A. with $1,200 sewn into his underpants and never looked back. His pocket-sized physique and inescapable talent for high camp paved the way to a lucrative and varied career in commercials and on television. Along the way he immersed himself in writing for the stage, and his one-man testimonials have become cult hits. But with success came dangerous temptations that threatened his career and life." Here's a look at the opening night:


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