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QUICK TAKES : Another go for Alan Cumming

November 14, 2009|Yvonne Villarreal

Forget sexy. Tony Award-winner Alan Cumming is bringing cabaret back.

Following its initial sold-out run a couple of months ago, "Alan Cumming: I Bought a Blue Car Today" returns to the Geffen Playhouse for eight shows Dec. 13-18. Tickets are on sale now through the Geffen box office.

In the one-man show, the Scottish actor-singer unveils a naughty evening. Backed by a five-piece band, Cumming unleashes his comical spiel on just about everything, from gay marriage to ex-lovers. His visceral banter is balanced by his performance of kooky and mainstream songs.

In The Times' review of the show at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, where it played in late September before coming to the Geffen, Charlotte Stoudt wrote: " 'Blue Car' affirms that Cumming is a born performer, delighted by his showbiz life and eager to share its juicy details."

The show's title comes from a sentence the performer had to write for his naturalization test to become a U.S. citizen.

-- Yvonne Villarreal

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