|Phoebe (with red hair) and her musicians in the |
background: guitarist Sean Harkness, bassist Skip Ward,
drummer Rob Mitzner.
SPEED QUEEN: Phoebe Legere in the Role She Was Born To Play, March 9-24, NYC
Phoebe Legere is getting ready for the World Premiere of SPEED QUEEN:The Joe Carstairs Story: Sex, Speed and High Society.
The role she was born to play will be at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, in New York City (between Bowery and Kenmare, and near subways J and D).
The dates of this one-woman musical play are March 9, 15, 16, 17, 23, 24.
Tickets are $19 in advance, $22 at the door, and a $1 for NYU students.
There is also a preview on March 7, with $7 admission.
On sale link https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/984019.
The venue number is 212-219-0736.
The website is DixonPlace.org.
New Media will is available, including “Speed Queen 360,” Phoebe’s sneak peak into new technology she’s creating with producer John Zelenka who does the lasers for Jay Z and Justin Beiber. Steve Remote did the live sound. The 360 degree video lets the computer user put the mouse on the youtube video, to see Phoebe portraying different famous women.
Here is the 360 degree sample video:
Phoebe wrote both the book and the music of SPEED QUEEN. 3 of the songs will be on CD as merchandise for the audience as of March 7, 2018. The musicians on the CD are top New York City players: guitarist Sean Harkness, bassist Skip Ward, drummer Rob Mitzner.
Legere's 4-octave powerhouse voice and multi-instrument mastery powers the opulent, raw, sizzling R&B of the musical score. ALL MUSIC IS ORIGINAL and the SPEED QUEEN EP street date is March 7, 2018. (Phoebe Legere’s 2017 album Heart of Love went to #18 on the national Roots chart.)
Speed Queen is a sensual, intoxicating #LGBTQ play that uncovers deep truths about the moments that define us, the women who shape us, and the ache of love that can last a lifetime.
Joe Carstairs, heir to the Standard Oil fortune, loved engineering, speed, and stiff competition. Above all, Joe loved women. Joe Carstairs broke the world speed record for motorboat racing in 1926.
Legere, a musical and performance art virtuoso, brings kinky billionaire “Joe' Carstairs to life in this vibrant solo show. In addition, Legere portrays several of Carstair's glamorous movie star lovers including Tallulah Bankhead, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo and Mabel Mercer.
At the height of her fame, Joe sailed away from the glare of publicity. She entertained the Jet Set on her own, private, Lesbian Island in the Bahamas.
The Message: This play is dedicated to all the #GNC (Gender Non-Conforming) sisters who have bravely gone before.