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"Is it a drag show? No. It is above and beyond; part Dalí, part Cocteau...very, very clever -- far too intelligent for the clod-hop world of dopey drag."- Morrissey, Autobiography, 2013
Precise day-to-day schedule to be announced later. Tickets go on sale soon. Please check here again!
You've all been clamoring for brand new merchandise from Lypsinka, The Goddess of Show Biz. Now available are greeting cards, T-shirts, iPhone covers and more! All illustrated by artist Stefano Imbert.
Go immediately to www.zazzle.com/lypsinka* to purchase your keepsakes from The Fabulous Lypsinka! And, remember, these official Lypsinka items make great gifts for holidays and birthdays!
Tell your friends you got these treasures from The Personification of Pizzazz!
The Fabulous Lypsinka's Fabulous Promotional Tape
If you can't see the above video in your country, try it here. The audio/video synchronization is not as spot-on in this secondary version, and obvously synchronization is very important to LypSINKa!
'Lypsinka! The Boxed Set' live stage show - a sampler
Lypsinka's "The Passion of the Crawford" sizzle reel
You can see the Vimeo version of the Passion of the Crawford here.
Lypsinka Has A Glamour Fit
Lypsinka Gets Auntie Maimed
The Legendary Lypsinka to Perform in the Bergdorf Goodman Windows for Fashion's Night Out 9/8
Interview in Dirty Magazine
DIRTY: HOW WAS YOUR WEEK?
JOHN EPPERSON: It was busy! I've been very busy getting ready for my Fashion's Night Out performance at Bergdorf Goodman.
D: ARE YOU EXCITED?
JE: Well, if I get excited then I won't sleep!
D: CAN YOU TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE PLANNED, WITHOUT GIVING TOO MUCH AWAY?
JE: I've known for a while that this event was going to take place, and they requested a 10 minute performance. I usually work to a recording, and I was trying to think what recording I had that was already made and 10 minutes long, and was appropriate for performing in such a small space… And the only one I could think of wasn't appropriate! So when I was on vacation in Vermont this summer, driving around in the car listening to CDs, I heard something by a singer that I like a lot, named Marilyn Maye. There were a couple of songs on that CD that I thought would be good, and so I made a new recording using two of her songs, but they are, to use the popular term, deconstructed. I rarely ever do anything straight through. But I won't tell you any more than that!
LEGENDS! EXTENDED THRU JULY 11!
"Wit and style?" "Hilarity?" "Glamour?" "Panache?" "A Laugh-Filled Trip To the Moon?" or "Epic Lameness?"
Come see James Kirkwood's "Legends!" and decide for yourself! Now through July 4. See below for press articles and reviews of Lypsinka and James Lecesne in "LEGENDS!"
Click here to read The Washington Post article about the making of this new version of the notorious play.
Click here to read The Washington Examiner review.
Click here to read Talkin' Broadway's review.
Click here to read Metro Weekly's take.
Click here for a blogger's opinion.
And here is another blogger.
Check out this blogger.
Click here to read the Washingtonian review.
Here is The Washington Post review.
Here is a Metro Weekly article about James Lecesne in the show.
This is an article from The Washington Blade.
This is the review from the Washington City Paper.
Come to the show, and you be the judge! Lypsinka loves a controversy! (Or, as Joan Collins would pronounce it: kahn-TRAH-vuh-see.)
The new version of the play includes updates, additions, deletions, musical numbers, all "edited by" John Epperson, Lypsinka's maid. Click here for tickets and more info.
James Lecesne as Sylvia Glenn, Lypsinka as Leatrice Monsee and Roz White as Aretha, have just uncovered some surprising news.
Sylvia and Leatrice discuss The New Hollywood -- disparagingly, of course.
Leatice in one of her "sweet" modes.
Conniving Sylvia cooking up some dirt on the phone.
Surprise guest Boom-Boom Johnson (Leo Christopher Sheridan) attempts to break down Leatrice's inhibitions.
© Studio Theatre. Photos: Scott Suchman.
Read Lypsinka's LEGENDS! blog here.
We're pleased to announce the play MY DEAH is published and available for purchase from Samuel French. Click here to get yours. We'd love to hear what you think of it.
Click here to read Lypsinka's new essay about The Bad Blonde Barbara Payton, the most notorious 1950s movie star.
Click here to find Lypsinka's previous essay at nerve.com -- it's about the low-grade Douglas Sirk movies that the master spawned!
Lypsinka has chosen to auction some of her precious estate. However, the auction is not happening at Sotheby's, it's happening on eBay. Click here and you will find such items as designer dresses, custom-made costumes, posters, rare showbiz books, some of Lypsinka's world-famous record collection, magazines, and much, much more! Many items comes with an autographed photo of "The Lyp." Act now before Barbra Streisand and other collectors snatch up everything!
Do you crave advice from Lypsinka? Well, relax. Because now you can get it. Hear Lypsinka speak "live" and tell you how you can achieve and maintain elegance by clicking here. (www.keen.com/Lypsinka)
Coming soon: The Goddess of ShowBiz tells you how to make it in the world of entertainment!
Ever wished you could get into Lypsinka's record collection? Now you can! Click here to hear a 3-hour radio show from the archives of WFMU.org co-hosted by Lypsinka and featuring lots of goodies from her private, eclectic storehouse of incredibly strange music. You can even hear an excerpt from Lypsinka's highly-acclaimed show "As I Lay Lip-synching!" You will need to have Real Player to listen to the archive. Have fun!
© 2010 John Epperson / photo credit: Russell Maynor.