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Vaudevisuals interview with Tammy Faye Starlite – ‘Why’d Ya Do It?’

“Tammy Faye Starlite went all the way: impersonating Marianne Faithfull, rock musics fallen woman, with an uncanny accuracy. Her simulation of Ms. Faithfull’s vocal style and combustible blend of arrogance and scabrous sarcasm only begins to tell the story.” 

Stephen Holden – New York Times

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“Now, as Marianne Faithfull, British pops queen of survival, Starlite resurrects 1979s Broken English as a thoroughly modern tale of adventure, abyss and hard-won vengeance  one of the most brutally frank albums of its time, made flesh again, in poignant lethally honest character.”

David Fricke/Rolling Stone

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Following a month of sold-out performances in March of her portrayal of Marianne Faithfull, pegged to the 40th anniversary of the landmark Broken English album, Tammy Faye Starlite has announced a new production titled “Why’d Ya Do It?: Tammy Faye Starlite Performs Marianne Faithfull’s Broken English at Pangea” this fall. The show, directed by Michael Schiralli whose credits include Varla Jean Merman and the Mushroom Heads, Scraping the Bottom: The Most Offensive Songs of Jackie Hoffman and Tammy Faye’s own acclaimed Nico Underground, launches Wednesday, September 25 and then plays every Thursday in October with the run concluding on Halloween.  Two preview performances are set for Thursday, September 12 and September 19.

Tammy Faye originally performed Broken English at Lincoln Center and brought it to Joe’s Pub and The Metropolitan Room; later she performed Marianne Faithful: Exposed at Joes Pub and McCabes in Los Angeles.  Thereafter, she took Cabaret Marianne on the road to Provincetown, Chicago and St. Louis.

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Vaudevisuals Interview with political satirist, puppeteer Paul Zaloom

Using the high technology of Skype I was able to do a video interview with Paul Zaloom while I was in New York and he was in Los Angeles.

The audio of my voice somehow didn’t make it to the track so I have substituted on screen text questions that Paul answers.

He talks about his new show “WHITE LIKE ME – A Honky Dory Puppet Show” which is slated to open at Dixon Place on Friday May 25th.

Having photographed Paul for many of his previous shows (Fruit of Zaloom, Zaloominations, Zalooming Along etc.) I was very excited to do this interview.

 

“One of the most original and talented political satirists working in the theater.” —
Stephen Holden, The New York Times.