Actor John Epperson's fabulous diva creation, Lypsinka, is sold out in her extension weekend through Sept. 30, but an engagement in November is expected for Lypsinka! The Boxed Set.
This was the first New York appearance in seven years for Lypsinka. Performances began Sept. 7 at the Westbeth Theatre Center, and an extension beyond the original Sept. 24 close date was added.
TWEED TheaterWorks and Russell Scott Lewis presented the limited run of the concert artist whose performances to the soundtrack of classic divas have been lauded around the world.
A spokesman said details are being worked out for a return in November.
* Lypsinka's star turns have been seen in I Could Go On Lip Synching Off Broadway and in Los Angeles, The Fabulous Lypsinka Show, Lypsinka! Now It Can Be Lip Synched, Lypsinka! A Day in the Life, Lypsinka! As I Lay Lip Synching and Lypsinka Must Be Destroyed! (only in San Francisco). She has performed in Tokyo and Paris.
Lypsinka was improbably named one of the "Women We Love" by Esquire magazine, and has appeared in the films "Wigstock: The Movie," "Vampire's Kiss" and "Witch Hunt." Lypsinka's speaking debut on stage was in 1998's Lypsinka Is Harriet Craig!.
Kevin Malony, a longtime Lypsinka collaborator, directs The Boxed Set. He is artistic director of TWEED, a downtown New York producing organization focused on alternative arts. His credits as writer-director include Varla Jean Merman Is The Bad Seedling.
Westbeth Theatre Center is at 151 Bank Street, in Manhattan. Visit Lypsinka's web site at www.lypsinka.com.
-- By Kenneth Jones