in Provincetown: Patti LuPone, Sandra Bernhard, Christine Ebersole and More Perform By the Sea

By Ben Rimalower
03 Jul 2013

Megan Hilty
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Giving several performances Aug. 28-Sept. 5 will be Miss Coco Peru, the drag paragon of manners and taste, and Sept. 3 will bring a very special concert by Roslyn Kind.

Meanwhile, the end of summer at the Art House brings the mammoth talents of the Megans: Hilty (Aug. 24 and 25) and Mullally (Aug. 28-29) to share the stage with Seth Rudetsky, and then Broadway icon Chita Rivera Sept. 7-8. And, to bring it all full circle, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, the Art House will welcome back the divine Patti LuPone. Based on reports of her recent London shows with Rudetsky, their act has gotten — believe it or not — even more excitingly mind-blowing than last summer in Provincetown. Did you watch that video of Patti singing "With One Look" from Sunset Boulevard for the first time in 20 years?

The perfect end to the summer is the aptly named Afterglow Festival Sept. 9-15, which brings some of the world's edgiest and most innovative cabaret, theatre and performance artists to the Crown & Anchor. I'm especially excited for playwright-songwriter-performer-activist-philosopher extraordinaire Dan Fishback's Socialist Queer Utopia Family Circus, downtown darlings Molly Pope and Max Steele in Salon Salon and the always inspired Erin Markey showing Provincetown Audiences all that being an "It Girl" can mean in 2013.