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His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley

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Overview

Produced by:
North Coast Repertory Theatre, #N/A
Dates:
December 06 - January 01, 2017
Run Time:
0 Hour, 0 Minute
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Show Info

By Jake Broder
Directed by David Ellenstein

In His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley, Jake Broder and his be-bop jazz trio will transport audiences to an exciting reimagining of a performance by counter-culture icon
Lord Buckley. Through a mash up of comedy, spoken word, and music and pulling text from iconic speeches, fables, famous literature, dramatic works, and
civil rights movements, this ever-evolving modern piece is a unique experience not to be missed.

Following sold-out runs in London and Los Angeles, Broder returns to New York with this critically acclaimed salute to Buckley. The largely forgotten comedian of the 1940s and 50s, who was described by Frank Sinatra as "the most sensational comic of our time," is cited as having inspired a myriad of entertainers including Bob Dylan, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce, and Bob Dylan, among others.
 


Producing Company

North Coast Repertory Theatre

North Coast Repertory Theatre is a professional Equity theatre in San Diego currently celebrating its 35th Season. North Coast Rep has received critical acclaim from media and audiences alike, and has evolved into one of the area’s leading performing arts organizations. Throughout its history, North Coast Rep has created a platform where artist and audience thrive through the intimacy of live theatre, recognizing the power of theatre to challenge complacency, revitalize the imagination, nurture the unexpected and embrace the variety and diversity in our lives. This intimate theatre produces World Premieres as well as productions from New York.

Read more at: http://www.northcoastrep.org.


Reviews

"stunning! extraordinary!" - The Evening Standard

"it was f*cking awesome!"-Kevin Spacey

"the mesmerizing jake broder incarnates the 1950s cult lounge performer lord buckley on a headlong ride through the late beat philosopher's oeuvre." - The New Yorker

"the coolest, grooviest, grandest comedian who ever flapped his chops on this sweet swinging sphere." - Washington Post