Norm Lewis and Rachel Bay Jones Among Visitors to Lea DeLaria’s NYC House of David

Cabaret & Concert News   Norm Lewis and Rachel Bay Jones Among Visitors to Lea DeLaria’s NYC House of David
DeLaria announces Broadway guests for her October Birdland Bowie salute.
Lea DeLaria Marc J. Franklin

Lea DeLaria, the actor–singer who earned a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award nomination for her performance as a randy taxi driver in On the Town, will return to New York with her David Bowie tribute show, House of David: delaria+bowie=jazz October 24–28 at Birdland Jazz Club.

Joining her for the gig will be a parade of Broadway stars, including Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess), Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen), and Sandra Bernhard (I’m Still Here...Damn It!)

Here is the guest lineup:

October 24 at 8:30 and 11:00 PM: Norm Lewis
October 25 at 8:30 and 11:00 PM: Sandra Bernhard
October 26 at 8:30 and 11:00 PM: Janis Siegel
October 27 at 8:30 PM: Jennifer Nettles
October 27 at 11 PM: Rachel Bay Jones
October 28 at 8:30 and 11:00 PM: Danielle Brooks

Probably best known for her current TV role as Carrie “Big Boo” Black on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, DeLaria is basing this concert on her 2015 album, also titled House of David, which includes her renditions of Bowie hits including “Let’s Dance,” “Life on Mars,” “Modern Love,” and “Rebel Rebel.”

DeLaria, who also played Dr. Scott in the 2000 Broadway revival of The Rocky Horror Show, has focused her stage work on singing in recent years, playing Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Hollywood Bowl, The Royal Albert Hall in London, and the Sydney Opera House.

Tickets for the Birdland appearance cost $40–$50 plus a $10 food/beverage minimum.

DeLaria also has live dates planned before and after the New York booking:

October 15: The Wilbur Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts
November 16: Jefferson Center, Roanoke, Virginia

Norm Lewis and Rachel Bay Jones have been a special guest performers on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are available for Broadway on the Danube River with Michael Feinstein for November 3–13, 2017, also featuring Jones, Julia Murney, Christopher Fitzgerald, Marc Kudisch, Christopher Sieber, Brandon Uranowitz, and Seth Rudetsky, as well as other exciting talent to be announced.

Tickets are also now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas July 2018 cruise to Iceland, accompanied by Judy Kuhn, Christine Ebersole, Rob McClure, Jarrod Spector, Carmen Cusack, and Sierra Boggess. Visit for booking and information.


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