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An evening with Tammy Faye Starlite as Tamar
September 23, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm$20
Tammy Lang, aka Tammy Faye Starlite, has become one of the brightest stars in the downtown New York scene. She maintains a busy schedule of performances, guest appearances and benefits, not only in Manhattan but around the country.
Her Tammy Faye Starlite character is a chipper, yet bitter, country music singer whose reactionary rantings and authentically convincing Partonesque vocals made for sophisticated satire of the highest. Her jaw-dropping repertoire included such ersatz country classics as “God Has Lodged A Tenant In My Uterus” and “Did I Shave My Vagina For This?” Against all odds, the act was accepted not only in New York and LA, but also in Nashville, where her sold-out performances both scandalized and thrilled club goers. In recent times, her startling feats of musical reincarnation have created a new kind of cabaret. Equally gifted as an actor and singer, Lang dives into the vaults of art, pop.
In Nico: Underground – her bio show, as it might be called – she brings back the late Velvet Underground icon in all of her fuzzed-out, deadpan glory. With mentions of Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Jackson Brown, John Cale and Andy Warhol, she animates the character providing both historical context and up-to-the-minute contemporary references. With Cabaret Marianne, Lang salutes Marianne Faithfull, one of the great, straight-talking divas of modern pop music, another foreboding yet tragically vulnerable blonde icon of the 1960s. She pays homage by performing a singular repertoire that is biting and world weary, while commenting on the continuing downward spiral of the culture.
Her latest original incarnation is Tamar, an Israeli pop star with an international following on the comeback trail. She totally inhabits the persona, maintaining a convincing accent during narrative passages between note-perfect songs performed in Hebrew and English.