Posts Tagged ‘“Sordid Lives”’

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Raw, honest, and laugh out loud hysterical are just some of the ways to describe “Del Shores: Sordid Confessions” at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC. With his southern charm, frank candor, and wittiness, Del takes the audience on a ride through his life including some juicy sordid Hollywood tales. Sharing stories of admiration about working with the one and only Rue McClanahan to walking the fine politically incorrect line, Del doesn’t hold back! He lets the fire out on everything and everyone from homelessness to enraged fans to Randy Harrison. Whether he loves you or hates you, you’re one of his “Sordid Confessions,” though if he loves you, the “Sordid Confession” really shows his love!

With just two more chances to catch Del live on stage, this is an evening of enjoyment you won’t want to miss, but check your closed-mindedness and political correctness at the door and enter world of candor, humor, and Hollywood!

“Del Shores: Sordid Confessions” plays the Laurie Beechman Theatre this Friday, December 10 and Sunday, December 12 at 7:30pm. Click here for tickets! ($20 + 2 food/drink minimum)

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Award winning writer, director, producer, activist, comic, and fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant, Del Shores is bring his comedy act, “Del Shores: Sordid Confessions” to New York for a very limited 3 performances at the Laurie Beechman Theatre December 9, 10, & 12 at 7:30pm. Caroline Rhea will be Del’s very special opening guest on Thursday, December 9.

Del Shores: Sordid Confessions,” will have Del confessing what he wants from his “Sordid” life in Hollywood…to those he loved working with to those he hated! Come hear Del tell it like only Del can.

If you are looking for an evening of truth, laughter, and fun during this holiday season, then treat yourself and someone you love to “Del Shores: Sordid Confessions” at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on December 9, 10, or 12 at 7:30pm. For tickets, click here ($20 + $15 food/drink minimum).

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My review of  “My Trip Down The Pink Carpet” made it onto the “Reviews” page of Leslie Jordan’s “My Trip Down The Pink Carpet” website! SO EXCITED!!!!! Thank you for including me, I really appreciate it!

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Hey Los Angeles, get ready to be engulfed by Award winning playwright and fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Del Shores as he premieres his new play “Yellow” from May 29-July 25 at the Coast Playhouse (8325 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA). According to press notes, “Yellow” chronicles a year in the lives of what seems to be the perfect family, Bobby and Kate Westmoreland, their two teenage children Dayne and Gracie, along with Gracie’s young gay friend Kendall and his crazy, fundamentalist mother Sister Timothea Parker. Set in Vicksburg, Mississippi, YELLOW explores the perfect family confronted with tragedy and heartbreak when a deep, dark nineteen-year-old secret is exposed.

This is Del’s first new play since 2003, so get your tickets while you can because they are selling fast! For tickets, click here!

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On Wednesday, April 14, 2010, I attended the pre-screening of the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of “Spork,” written & directed by J.B. Ghuman Jr. “Spork” tells the story of an outcast named “Spork” who trying to navigate her way through junior high school while suffering through the ridicule & humiliation of being different. When a school dance contest provides “Spork” with a chance to show everyone what she’s got, her trailer park neighbors step in to help. With some booty-shaking moves, “Spork” shows us that being who you are is better than fitting in.

With a stellar cast, “Spork” makes all the right moves. Savannah Stehlin (“The Family Stone” and “Hannah Montana”) is perfectly cast as frizzy-haired outcast “Spork.” With emotion, conviction, & a certain innocence, Savannah shows the many layers to “Spork,” especially her vulnerability. Playing “Spork’s” neighbor & friend “Tootsie Roll” is the dynamic Sydney Park (“That’s So Raven”), who adds her own sass & spunk to the roll. Whenever Sydney is on-screen, a laugh was not far behind. No stranger to portraying bitchiness is Rachel Fox, who is nicely cast as “Betsy Byotch” (best known for her conniving role on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” as “Kayla,” the illegitimate daughter of “Tom Scavo,” played by Doug Savant). Getting one continuous laugh after another is the always hilarious & enjoyable Beth Grant as “Principal Tulip,” (best known for her role of “Sissy” in Del Shores‘ “Sordid Lives”). Making a brief appearance in the film is one of “Spork’s” producers Chad Allen as “Loogie,” a friend of “Spork’s Brother” (best known from “Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman,” “Our House,”and “St Elsewhere”).

Written with heart & humor, “Spork” leaves you feeling good and reminds you the most important person you have to be is yourself. Be sure to catch “Spork” from April 24-May 1. For tickets and showtimes, click here!

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Be sure to catch Emmy Award winner and fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Leslie Jordan in his hilarious one man show “My Trip Down The Pink Carpet” from April 16-July 3 at Midtown Theater (163 West 46th Street) in New York City. Come hear stories and anecdotes the way only Leslie can tell them about Hollywood, fame, addiction, and learning to love yourself!

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Fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Jason Dottley & Debby Holiday’s smash hit song “Party Round The World” has been tearing up the charts! In a time when artists and performers can really connect with their fans, Jason has whole-heartedly embraced this by asking his fans and “Sordid Lives” cast members (including fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participants Del ShoresLeslie Jordan, & Ann Walker) to submit a 20 second video of them dancing to “Party Round The World.” He took those clips and compiled them into this video.

I feel so honored to have been part of it! Now feast your eyes on the debut of “Party Round The World” Sordid Fan Video (I’m :59-1:11):

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Best known as “Aunt LaVonda” from “Sordid Lives,” Ann Walker is an award winning actress who has starred in theatre, film, and television! From her early days in Houston, TX, Ann performed in a variety of small theater productions including the Alley Theaters’ 25th anniversary production of “Camino Real” by Tennessee Williams. She then moved to New York City to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and afterwards headed out west to Los Angeles where she has not stopped working! For her role as “Odette Annette Barnett” in Del Shores‘ (fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant) play “Southern Baptist Sissies,” Ann won a Robby, Maddy, and Los Angeles Drama Circle Critics Award and was nominated by her peers for The Ovation Award. Ann also received a Drama-Logue and Robby Award for her role in Tyler Hansen’s play “Ballad.” Other theatre credits incldue “Rain,” “Best Wishes,” “How The Other Half Loves,” “Hysterical Blindness,” “Opera Comique,” “Steel Magnolias,” “The Glass Menagerie,” and “Daughters of the Lone Star State” (also by Del Shores). Ann’s biggest joy came in 1996 when she starred in Del Shores’ smash hit play “Sordid Lives” as “LaVonda Dupree” which she has reprised in the award winning film of the same name in 2000 as well as in the mega-hit TV series in 2008. Other film credits include “Father of the Bride II,” “The Fanatics,” “It Takes Two,” “Soulman,” and “The Jagged Edge, while her numerous TV appearances consist of “The Rutles” with Eric Idle, “The Suite Life,” “Providence,” “Arliss,” “Passions,” “State of Grace,” “Las Vegas,” “Sex, Love, & Secrets,” “MADTV,” “The Mary Kay Letourneau Story,” “She’s No Angel,” “Willing to Kill, The Texas Cheerleader Story,” and “Lone Rider.” Starting this February, Ann will be co-hosting “On The Air With Tony Sweet” on LA Talk Radio. Be sure to visit www.annwalkeronline.com to find out more!

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? When I was a kid I would watch the Mike Douglas Show and one day I saw a comedienne named Totie Fields. I thought she was the funniest woman and all of a sudden I wanted to be a stand-up comic. But I also went to the movies a lot. All day Saturdays and on Sundays too. Loved all of those beautiful actresses that I saw and I wanted to do what they were doing.

2. Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? Meryl Streep. She is the most magnificent actress of our day. Maybe forever!

3. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? Honey, I’ve used every talent that I ever thought I had. I’ve held nothing back that could’ve gotten me work.

4. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? My darling deceased husband Steve. He’s been gone 5 years now and I miss him so very much.

5. Books or Magazines? Magazines.

6. Favorite Drink? Grey Goose Vodka Martini straight up with a twist!

7. Favorite skin care product? Cedafil Moisturiser.

8. Favorite store to shop in? Fredricks of Hollywood and Coldwater Creek.

9. Favorite website? My own….annwalkeronline.com.

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? Superman

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Be sure to catch fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Del Shores, award winning writer/director/producer/creator of “Sordid Lives” & the sexiest new blog on the net HOT SHOTS, on “The Sheena Metal Experience” tonight (1/22/10) at 8pm EST, 5pm PST on LA Talk Radio.

Sheena gets up close and personal with Del, so be sure to tune in and make sure you have those questions ready because Del is eagerly awaiting to hear from his fans! So call 818-602-4929 and talk to Del LIVE!

Updated: In case you missed Del Shores (& me calling in) on the January 22, 2010 episode of “The Sheena Metal Experience” here is the link!

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Obie and Emmy Award winning actress as well as fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Rue McClanahan suffered a mild stroke. She is recovering and working hard to get back to doing what she does best–Entertaining her fans! (Thank you Del Shores for the update).

Dear Rue,

Get well soon! Thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery! Can’t wait to hear all your “Sordid” stories…


Adam 🙂

(This is a picture of Rue & I from when she starred on Broadway in 2001 in Roundabout Theatre’s production of “The Women”).

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