Thursday, April 11, 2013

New Orleans Bingo! Show profiled in The Washington Post

Posted By on Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 1:07 PM

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The New Orleans Bingo! Show will be performing at the Kennedy Center Saturday night, and today's Washington Post has a nice preview of the event, which includes the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, GIVERS and Big Freedia:

Preservation Hall Jazz Band has a long history performing at the Kennedy Center, so in some ways it makes sense that “Bingo! Show” would find a stage there, even if the performances sound like something that might fit a more experimental theater’s bill.

“It has elements of cabaret, it has elements of burlesque, but also elements of Tom Waits and Fellini and Charlie Chaplin,” [Ben] Jaffe says. “And it has elements of playing bingo with your grandparents.”

[Clint] Maedgen adds: “The fact that we have Big Freedia and Preservation Hall on the same bill kind of says it all.”

Alex Woodward previewed the show last month, and there's more here — from a hometown perspective.

Lucky D.C. — there's even an after-party with Big Sam's Funky Nation. Great warning on the Kennedy Center website, too:

The show may contain strong language, partial nudity, and moderate sexual references. But nothing you haven't seen or heard if you've visited New Orleans. *wink*

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