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UTE LEMPER debuts theatrical film "RENDEZVOUS WITH MARLENE" from CLUB CUMMING with FOUR BROADCASTS, through 12/5
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 08:00 pm EST 11/10/20

Club Cumming Productions
CABARET SERIES
joining with new streaming service STELLAR

adds three encore broadcasts of
UTE LEMPER's "RENDEZVOUS WITH MARLENE"
the cabaret supernova's new theatrical film

Plus "CABERNET CABARET" and the all-star "CLUB CUMMING VARIETY SHOW"
hosted by ALAN CUMMING

Programming continues through DECEMBER 5

(New York, NY) - Club Cumming Productions (Alan Cumming, Daniel Nardicio and Samuel Benedict) has announced that the premiere of cabaret superstar UTE LEMPER's "Rendezvous with Marlene" has been expanded to four virtual broadcast dates. The theatrical film version of her critically-acclaimed show will premiere on Tuesday, November 10th at 8:00 PM, with encore presentations on Thursday, November 19th at 2:00 PM; Wednesday, November 25 at 8:00 PM ; and Saturday, December 5 at 2:00 PM. All times are Eastern. Club Cumming Productions is featuring a cavalcade of their most beloved performers in a virtual cabaret series exclusively on Stellar, a new premium streaming platform for fans of live performance. The series marries the tiny boîte's diverse roster of talent and eclecticism with high quality production. Other programming includes "Cabernet Cabaret" starring Catherine Cohen on Wednesday, November 11 and the encore broadcast of "The Club Cumming Virtual Variety Show," hosted by Alan Cumming, on Wednesday, November 18. Tickets range from $15 to $30. To purchase tickets for all shows, visit www.ClubCummingNYC.com


UTE LEMPER is gracing the virtual series with her critically acclaimed show "Rendezvous with Marlene" which is less filmed concert and more of a theatrical film, shot entirely at Club Cumming. Ute honors the teutonic Marlene with a show based on the true story a phone call Ute received by the film legend 35 years ago in France. "Rendezvous with Marlene," which debuted in London in 2019, includes some of Marlene's most beautiful songs and captivating secrets of her life - from her illicit love affairs to her groundbreaking political activism - shared during the three hour-plus call. The stage production will embark on an international tour in 2021; the album is currently available in all formats.

In "Rendezvous with Marlene," Lemper channels her story in a time warp, remembering Marlene as a woman of the future, her courage, bravery, her empowerment as a woman, her legend as an actress, singer, fashion icon, her free-spirited mind as a bisexual androgynous hedonist and her lifelong fight against autocrats and nationalists. After receiving the French Molière Award for her performance in Cabaret in Paris, Ute had sent a postcard to Marlene, who had lived at 12 Avenue de Montaigne since 1979, essentially apologizing for all the media attention comparing her to Dietrich. Ute was just at the beginning of her career in theatre and music, whereas Marlene looked back on a long, fulfilled life of movies, music, incredible collaborations, love stories and stardom. Ute considers it a secret gift to have heard Marlene talk about her life, her work and style, her love for the poet Rilke, her complicated relationship with Germany, and her sorrow and her fascinations.

Six days before Ute's opening night in the part of Lola in the 1992 Blue Angel production in Berlin - the role that had made Marlene a star in 1928 - Marlene Dietrich passed away in Paris.

"The show is an incredible journey through Marlene's life." - BroadwayWorld UK



"CABERNET CABARET" starring Catherine Cohen will return on Wednesday, November 11th at 8:00 PM. Prepare yourself for an elegant evening of song, storytelling, and standup comedy from the buzziest names in the biz. It's time to wine and whine with your host Catherine Cohen. Since the start of the pandemic Cab Cab has found a virtual home on Instagram Live and YouTube featuring performances from an array of comedic all-stars. Produced by Lauren Mandel and Club Cumming Productions, the show is returning to its East Village home to broadcast bi-weekly shows online.

Catherine is a comedian and actress based in NYC. She also co-hosts the popular weekly podcast, "Seek Treatment." Catherine can be seen in the most recent season of HBO's "High Maintenance," as well as the final season of "Broad City." She appeared opposite Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae in Michael Showalter's feature for Paramount, Lovebirds. She was recently featured in Fox's Night of Comedy 2018. Her writing has been featured on Splitsider, The New Yorker, The Huffington Post and New York Mag's The Cut. Time Out New York named her one of Five NYC comedians to look out for in 2018.

"Catherine Cohen is a star from another era: she's got the voice, the charm, the statement pieces." - The Fader

"If quarantine has made us hungry for pleasure, connection, and a well-stocked fridge,
Cohen serves her own yearning up on a platter." - Vulture


"THE CLUB CUMMING VIRTUAL VARIETY SHOW," hosted by Alan Cumming , will be presented as a two-part Double Feature (Wednesday, November 18th at 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM). Club Cumming is the home to a diverse and robust array of talent, and this variety show was shot during Covid live at the club.

Part 1 (Wednesday, November 18th at 7:00 PM) features the talents of Kim David Smith, Alexis Michelle and Brandon James Gwinn, Michael Musto, Willy Dee, Poison Ivory, Catherine Cohen, Seth Sikes, Richard Cortez and Louie Leager, Princess Brittany, Angela Di Carlo and Drew Brody, Bright Light Bright Light, Jasmine Rice Labeija, Greko, and a video by Melanie Masson.

Part 2 (Wednesday, November 18th at 8:00 PM) features James Tison, Antony Cherrie, Lauren Ordair, Catherine Cohen, Willie Dee on the street, Poison Ivory, Judy Gold, Jill Sobule, Ellia J Garlands, Drew Brody, a message from Dina Martina, Xavier McNight and Avionce Hoyles, plus burlesque babe Velvetina!


In addition, Club Cumming is also available as a studio for rental for shows with all technical needs included. To inquire about renting the venue for your show, email daniel@clubcummingproductions.com .

ABOUT STELLAR

In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the live entertainment industry. Facing an uncertain future and no timeline for reopening, the Goldstar leadership team set out to find a solution to help organizers, colleagues, and artists. They created Stellar - the first-ever Total Show Management (TSM) system. Stellar's seamlessly integrated system helps producers and artists make the leap to live streaming events. Live entertainment organizers can sell real tickets to online events, stream to a global audience, and manage customer data and payments on one platform.

All shows available for on-demand viewing for 24 hours after airing.
Link http://www.ClubCummingNYC.com
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