FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
RIALTO THEATER - TACOMA
July 13 @ 7:30pm
Lea DeLaria, well known from her stand out performance as 'Big Boo' in the hit Netflix series 'Orange Is the New Black,' will kick off Tacoma Pride Festival with a comedic lecture, 'A Man for All Seasons,' at Tacoma's historic Rialto Theater on Friday, July 13 at 7:30pm. Local musician Kim Archer will open the show with a musical set of soulful rock. Tickets start at $39 and are on sale now; $2 from each ticket sold will benefit the Tacoma Rainbow Center.
Outspoken and controversial, DeLaria has been officially censured by Congress and was once picketed by Christian Conservatives and Radical Feminists at the same event at the same time. In 'A Man for All Seasons,' DeLaria will teach audiences how to create change in a conservative society while trudging upstream in a muddy bogged down river of political correctness.
Lea DeLaria seems to have achieved overnight stardom with her three-time, SAG Award-winning, stand-out role as 'Carrie 'Big Boo' Black' in the Netflix hit series 'Orange is the New Black.' However, DeLaria's multi- faceted career as a comedian, actress and jazz musician, has in fact, spanned decades.
DeLaria holds the distinction of being the first openly gay comic on television in America, which led to countless Television and Film roles portraying Police Lieutenants, PE Teachers and the Lesbian who inappropriately hits on straight women. Selected TV credits: 'Shameless,' 'Broad City,' 'Baroness Von Sketch,' 'The Jim Gaffigan Show,' 'Awkward,' 'Clarence,' 'Californication,' 'The Oblongs,' 'One Live to Live,' 'Law and Order: SVU,' 'Will and Grace,' 'Friends' and 'Matlock.' Selected film credits: Cars 3, Support The Girls, First Wives Club, Dear Dumb Diary, Edge of Seventeen.
She's received Obie & Theater World Awards, and a Drama Desk nomination for her portrayal as 'Hildy' in the Public Theatre's revival of On The Town, an Ovation nomination for The Boys From Syracuse, and has played both Eddie and Dr. Scott in the gender-bending Broadway musical The Rocky Horror Show.
DeLaria was the featured vocalist at the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival, and has performed in some of the most prestigious houses in the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Chicago Symphony, Hollywood Bowl, The Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House.
DeLaria has five records on the Warner Jazz and Classics label and her book Lea's Book of Rules for the World is in its third printing at Bantam Doubleday and Dell. Her sixth record, House Of David delaria+bowie=jazz, was released in the summer of 2015 to critical acclaim.
Known for her raw, powerhouse performances and personable interaction with her audiences, Kim Archer has attracted a large and loyal following of fans both in the Pacific Northwest and across the country. For over a decade this lifelong musician has entertained standing-room-only crowds with her vocally-driven, soulful rock and honest song writing. Whether she's playing a premier venue with her award-winning band, or an intimate club for a solo show, Archer never disappoints. With guitar in hand she commands the stage playing her own original songs, or conjuring up a whole new vibe on vintage hits so that they sound fresh and wonderfully different.
Tickets to 'Lea DeLaria: A Man for All Seasons' with opening act Kim Archer are on sale now for $39, $49, and $59. To buy now, call the Broadway Center Box Office at (253) 591-5894, toll-free (800) 291-7593, online at BroadwayCenter.org or in person at 901 Broadway in Tacoma's Theater District.
About Broadway Center for the Performing Arts
The core of Tacoma's Historic Theater District, the Broadway Center's mission is to energize the community through live performance. Founded in 1979, the Broadway Center is a non-profit organization recognized for leadership in presenting world-class performing artists, providing one of the largest arts education programs in Washington state, and preserving Tacoma's historic theaters. Learn more at BroadwayCenter.org.
The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges the following for support of the 2018-19 Season: ArtsFund, Boeing, The City of Tacoma, DaVita Kidney Care, The Forest Foundation, The News Tribune, Pierce County Arts Commission, The Washington State Arts Commission, and Wells Fargo.
Courtesy of Broadway Center for the Performing Arts
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