Opening Week! Phoebe Legere’s SPEED QUEEN with the song "Love Song For Bobby
THIS WEEK is Phoebe Legere’s 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.
Show times are all 7:30 PM.
Tickets are $19 in advance, $22 at the door, and a $1 for NYU students.
There is also a preview on March 7, with $15 admission.
On sale link https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/984019.
The venue number is 212-219-0736.
The website is DixonPlace.org.
This is Phoebe Legere’s "Love Song For Bobby," which is in the play:
The love of Phoebe’s character “Joe”’s life was a Bright Young Thing, a beautiful girl named Ruth “Bobby” Baldwin. They are buried together in the cemetery next to Whalers Church in Sag Harbor. Phoebe says, "Bobby had red hair and green eyes. Here I am playing "Bobby" live at Dixon Place, with guitarist Sean Harkness, bassist Skip Ward and drummer Rob Mitzner. Check out some other selections from my all original cast album...recorded LIVE with REAL musicians, no overdubs, and NO pitch correction last week.
"Did you buy your ticket to SPEED QUEEN yet? Hurry! We are selling out! BUY IT!
"https://soundcloud.com/user-208705364-606126082/sets/speed-queen-cast-album. This is Hot Jazz - original music written by me in the style of the Great American Songbook. Now that the Music Business has crashed and burned the real musicians can step forward and direct the progress of the art form."
Phoebe appears on the podcast, “I Love My Wife” and talks about meeting “Joe” Corsairs in real life. This was when working at Bobby Vans in the Hamptons. (Mick Jagger suggested Phoebe for the gig.) https://www.ilovemywifepodcast.com/journal/2018/3/2/phoebe-legere-chats-about-her-new-lgbtq-play-speed-queen-the-joe-carstairs-story
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.
The Message: This play is dedicated to all the #GNC (Gender Non-Conforming) sisters who have bravely gone before.