By Michael Gioia
29 Jul 2012
The 6 PM concert, presented by awayne Productions, Inc., features Wayne as Sylvester with Priscilla Queen of the Desert actresses Anastacia McCleskey and Jacqueline B. Arnold as The Two Tons of Fun/Weather Girls. Background vocals are performed by Antoine L. Smith (Memphis) and Zonya Love (The Color Purple).
The show is backed by a live band called The Groove-a-Tunes Band, under the musical direction of Trevor Allen. Kendrell Bowman is the show's creative director, stylist and costume designer.
Fabulous, One More Time: A Sylvester Concert, based on the life of the 1970s Disco King/Queen Sylvester, "tells the life story of Sylvester through his music his way," according to press notes. "Beyond all the trials, tribulations, glitz and glamour of his lifestyle, he was a symbol for being fabulous, but also a symbol for unapologetically being who he was. The words and music of this show will enter your ear, soar through your heart andinspire your soul. Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to dance, laugh, cry and see Sylvester's Fashionable Coutures!"
Wayne, who played Jimmy in Broadway's Priscilla, has also been seen in Anything Goes. For more on his theatrical history, visit the Playbill Vault.
(le) Poisson Rouge is located at 158 Bleecker Street. For more information and tickets, (212) 505-3474 or click here.