THE EARLY WORD: Hell Hath No Fury


At the Painted Bride January 10th-14th. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting on Tuesday, October 11 at 12pm and can be purchased at, by phone at 215.925.9914 or in person at 230 Vine street. Box office hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 6pm.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Well into her 50s, she still looks fabulous — and recognizable. (Clearly, she prefers plastic surgery tune-ups to a complete overhaul.) Dressed in a chicer-than-chic black-and-silver dress, her flaming red hair arrayed like Medusa after a supermodel makeover, she takes command of the stage with the authority of someone who learned early in high school the irresistible power of ironic cool. Occupying a perch on the fringe of celebrity, she has flirted with being a movie star, a fashion icon, a rock renegade and the best friend of Madonna. A lesbian who broke ground playing a lesbian on the sitcom “Roseanne,” she thrives as a performer in unconstricted circumstances — bantering with David Letterman or headlining one of these tailor-made comedy and music cabarets. Of course, she knows the capriciousness of the spotlight, which is why she’s like an ambivalent moth circling a light fixture as its foolish cousins crash and burn against the scorching bulb. MORE

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