THE CALIFORNIA CENTER for the ARTS, ESCONDIDO, CA
TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 7.30PM
Alan Cumming is many things to many people – renaissance man, style icon, social activist, bon viveur – but to himself he is a story-teller and provocateur for hire. He became an American citizen in 2008 and Legal Immigrant is a cabaret of songs and stories about his life and loves in his adopted homeland.
KRAVIS CENTER, WEST PALM BEACH, FL
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 8.00PM
Pondering 10 years as a U.S. citizen, the process of aging and what it feels like to be an immigrant in today’s America, Alan Cumming’s show is what the Tony Award winner calls a “smorgasbord of genres, styles and tales; plus laughter, tears and, of course, provocation!” The Scottish-American star performs hits from Broadway to P!nk to Peggy Lee and beyond.
SYMPHONY HALL, BOSTON, MA
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 7.00PM
Alan Cumming seems to be up for anything. Well known for his Tony Award-winning Emcee in Cabaret, and his ongoing role as host of PBS's Masterpiece Mystery, Cumming has also hosted the Tony Awards, designed a perfume, worked with Stanley Kubrick, voiced a Smurf and appeared in a Jay-Z video. The versatile actor, singer, author and activist thrilled his Sanders Theatre audience in his first Celebrity Series appearance last season and returns with his new cabaret show, Legal Immigrant.
THE KENNEDY CENTER, WASHINGTON DC
SATURDAY, JULY 28, 8:00PM
Alan Cumming is many things to many people—renaissance man, style icon, social activist, bon viveur—but to himself he is a story-teller and provocateur for hire. Legal Immigrant is a cabaret of songs and stories about his life and loves in his adopted homeland.
PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE, SAN FRANCISCO
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 7.00PM
Alan's one night only engagement will be a presentation of his new concert Legal Immigrant featuring a set list as eclectic and idiosyncratic as Alan himself! A limited number of front seats are sold with a meet and greet presented by OMG VIP – the leader in VIP fan experiences- for a premium of $150.00 and includes premium seating, a post show meet and greet with Alan, one photo, a souvenir VIP laminate as well as an autographed poster created by Grant Shaffer.
JOE'S PUB, NYC
JUNE 19-30, MIDNIGHT
Alan returns to Joe's Pub, where has performed many times over the years, most recently in December 2017 when he wrapped up the tour of Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs with a three night run.
Alan and his band will have already performed the show earlier in the evening as, in an act of brazen geographical and demographical dichotomy, they are also performing at 8.45pm at Cafe Carlyle each night of the run, then rushing downtown to Joe's Pub for the midnight show
CAFE CARLYLE, NYC
JUNE 19-30 8.45PM
Alan Cumming returns to New York's legendary Cafe Carlyle with his new cabaret show Alan Cumming: Legal Immigrant. He last appeared here in 2015 when he premiered Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs to huge critical acclaim.
I have admired Alan Cumming since first seeing him in the 1998 Broadway revival of “Cabaret.”...Nothing, however, prepared me for the emotional firestorm that Mr. Cumming detonated at Tuesday’s opening-night performance...In the underpopulated arena of male cabaret singers, Mr. Cumming may be the only one with the talent and drive to change its direction. - Stephen Holden, the New York Times.
In a brazen act of geographical and demographical dichotomy, in addition to the 8.45pm shows at the Carlyle, Alan will perform the same show at midnight, downtown at Joe's Pub.
MASSEY HALL, TORONTO
SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 8:00PM
Tony Award-winning actor and activist Alan Cumming is many things to many people – Renaissance man, style icon, social activist, bon viveur - but to himself he is a storyteller and provocateur for hire. He became an American citizen in 2008, and Legal Immigrant is a cabaret of songs and stories about his life and loves in his adopted homeland.
Cumming, who is known for standout roles in television (The Good Wife, The L Word, and the new CBS Crime Series INSTINCT), film (Eyes Wide Shut, Titus), and for his writing (including a New York Times best-selling memoir), has been described by Time Magazine as one of the most fun people in show business. Billboard Magazine said of his last concert tour Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs (which came to Toronto’s Winter Garden Theatre in 2016 for two sold out shows) “he’s an icon to behold – he is unapologetically himself, and with a talent like that, he has no need to apologize.”
TENNESSEE PAC, NASHVILLE
MAY 31, 7:30pm
Alan Cumming has won over thirty awards for his humanitarianism and social activism, received both the Great Scot and Icon of Scotland awards from his homeland and was made an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) for his contributions to the arts and LBGT equality by the Queen, whose portrait was taken down when his was unveiled at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in 2014!
Alan Cumming is many things to many people – renaissance man, style icon, social activist, bon viveur - but to himself he is a story-teller and provocateur for hire.
KAUFFMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFOMRING ARTS, KANSAS CITY
SUNDAY, MAY 13, 7:00PM
Alan Cumming has been described by Time magazine as one of the most fun people in show business, by The New York Times as a “bawdy, countercultural sprite” and by The Guardian as “European, weird, and sexually ambiguous.” Alan Cumming is many things to many people – renaissance man, style icon, social activist, bon viveur. Legal Immigrant, his latest cabaret show, features songs and stories of the Scottish-born performer’s life and loves in his adopted U.S. homeland, where he’s been a citizen since 2008.
THE STIEFEL THEATER, SALINA
FRIDAY, MAY 11, 8:00PM
Alan Cumming is many things to many people - renaissance man, style icon, social activist, bon viveur - but to himself he is a story-teller and provocateur for hire.
*The Salina Community Theatre will be hosting a fun Q & A with Alan Cumming on Thursday, May 10 @ 7pm. This event is free (as long as you have purchased a ticket to Friday’s show at the Stiefel! You must present it at the door.) This is also limited to the first 150 people to call the Stiefel or Community Theatre to register. Our thanks to Michael Spicer and the tremendous Salina Community Theatre for their support and enthusiasm for this show.
BENAROYA HALL, SEATTLE
THURSDAY MAY 3, 7.30PM
He has performed with Jay Z and Liza with a Z; he has won a Tony, hosted the Tonys and been nominated for an Emmy for doing so; he has a soap called Cumming In A Bar, and a bar called Club Cumming; he made back-to-back films with Stanley Kubrick and the Spice Girls; he has played God, the Devil, Hitler, the Pope, a teleporting superhero, Hamlet, all the parts in Macbeth, General Batista of Cuba, a goat opposite Sean Connery, Dionysus, a Smurf (twice) the EmCee in Cabaret (thrice), a James Bond baddie - oh, and political spinmeister Eli Gold on seven seasons of The Good Wife for which he received multiple Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG award nominations; he is the author of five books including a #1 New York Times best-selling memoir; he appeared on Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer, topless in Playgirl and naked on the cover of his second album.
He has received over forty awards for his humanitarianism and social activism, three honorary doctorates, both the Great Scot and Icon of Scotland awards from his homeland and was made an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) for his contributions to the arts and LBGT equality by the Queen, whose portrait was taken down when his was unveiled at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in 2014.
He has sung in concert halls across the globe including the Sydney Opera House, the London Palladium, the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall and Billboard said of his last concert tour Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs 'he's an icon to behold - he is unapologetically himself, and with a talent like that, he has no need to apologize."
The Met Museum, Fifth Avenue
February 14, 7:00pm
Love is no ordinary emotion, and Alan Cumming is no ordinary performer. Bringing a taste of Club Cumming—his debauched and delightful East Village bar—uptown to The Met, the Tony Award–winning star hosts an evening of amour-themed song, spoken word, and all else that the cabaret has to offer. Cumming's musical director and longtime collaborator Lance Horne and special guests will also be on hand for this bawdy tribute to St. Valentine.
Tickets to this event include same-day Museum admission during open hours.
THE MET FIFTH AVENUE
February 13, 7:00pm
Step into the private world of celebrated novelist and screenwriter Christopher Isherwood and artist Don Bachardy—with help from a woman who couldn't resist reading their mail. Acclaimed stage and screen actors Simon Callow and Alan Cumming, together with writer and scholar Katherine Bucknell, enliven the emotional correspondence of the two men, who shared their love through letters while daring to be openly gay in conservative mid-century Hollywood. David Hockney's 1968 portrait of the pair—which Callow and Cumming recreate—provides the inspiration for this loving tribute to two extraordinary men.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition David Hockney, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue November 27, 2017–February 25, 2018.
December 21, 22, 23, 7:00pm
Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs is the name of the hugely acclaimed cabaret show Alan premiered in 2015 at New York's legendary Cafe Carlyle. He has since toured the show extensively throughout the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK. In February 2016 he returned with the show to NYC and made his sold out, solo debut at Carnegie Hall, and released a live album of the same name.
Monday, October 30, 2017
Honoring Alan Cumming
After-Party featuring DJ Lina
This year’s Anti-Gala is inspired by Earth, Air, Water, and Fire. These elements are integral to the world around us, as no one element can act alone. Together, they become Forces of Nature.
Please join us to celebrate the Lowline, as well as all those who have helped push this project forward.
An Evening with Alan Cumming and Grant Shaffer
and The Adventures of Honey & Leon
Wednesday, September 13
8:00 PM/ Book reading and signing
Award-winning actor and New York Times best-selling author Alan Cumming and artist Grant Shaffer have written a children's book, The Adventures of Honey & Leon, in tribute to their dogs. Based on the couple's conversations about what their dogs do while they're away, "it's no surprise that the dogs aspire to lead lives as action-packed and glamorous as their dads!"
Alan Cumming is an actor, activist, singer, director, producer, and has also designed wallpaper.
Grant Shaffer is an artist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Interview Magazine.
This is a FREE event! simply RSVP to email@example.com
CLOSING NIGHT FILM AND PARTY: AFTER LOUIE
Sunday, June 25th at 7:00pm
429 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
"The community is dead, literally...as well as figuratively," quips a curmudgeonly Sam (Alan Cumming) in After Louie. Still mourning the loss of his lover to AIDS two decades prior, Sam channels his ennui into rent boys, cigarettes, and an experimental video project that seems indefinitely stuck on pause. But when he meets the seductive young Braeden (Zachary Booth, Keep the Lights On) at a bar late one night, their pants quickly come down and, eventually, so does Sam's ossified guard. As the pair become increasingly intimate, an intergenerational relationship blossoms between them - one capable of reawakening Sam's artistic soul and reviving his wilted heart.
Established in 1986, the Frameline Award is given every year to a person or entity that has made a major contribution to LGBTQ representation in film, television, or the media arts. This year, Frameline's Board and Staff are proud to present the Frameline Award to Alan Cumming.
CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT
Saturday, June 24th at 7pm
The Curran Theatre
445 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Seth Rudesky and James Wesley are proud to announce that the sixth edition of Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out will travel to San Francisco's Curran Theatreon June 24. The concert will star Alan Cumming, Jane Lynch, Kate Flannery, Kevin Chamberlin, Faith Prince, and the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus.
Proceeds from Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out will benefit five national organizations working to protect human rights: Sierra Club Foundation, Southern Poverty Law Center, National Immigration Law Center, NAACP and National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.