“Good Wife” Star Alan Cumming to Perform at Stiefel Theatre

SALINA – The Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts is welcoming actor and star of the former CBS sitcom “The Good Wife”, Alan Cumming, on Friday, May 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale for this show at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 2.

Alan Cumming was described by Time Magazine as one of the most fun people in show business, by the New York Times as a ‘bawdy, countercultural sprite’ and the New York Observer as a ‘frolicky pansexual sex symbol for the new millenium’. But he thinks you shouldn’t believe everything you read. He became an American citizen in 2008 and Legal Immigrant is a cabaret of songs and stories about his life and loves in his adopted homeland.

He has performed with Jay Z and Liza with a Z; he has won a Tony, hosted the Tonys and been nominated for an Emmy for doing so; he has a soap called Cumming In A Bar, and a bar called Club Cumming; he made back to back films with Stanley Kubrick and the Spice Girls; he has played God, the Devil, Hitler, the Pope, a teleporting superhero, all the parts in Macbeth, General Batista of Cuba, a goat opposite Sean Connery, Dionysus, a Smurf (twice) the EmCee in Cabaret (thrice), a James Bond baddie – oh, and political spinmeister Eli Gold on seven seasons of The Good Wife for which he received multiple Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG award nominations; he is the author of five books including a #1 New York Times best-selling memoir; he appeared on Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer, topless in Playgirl and naked on the cover of his second album.

He has received over forty awards for his humanitarianism and social activism, three honorary doctorates, both the Great Scot and Icon of Scotland awards from his homeland and was made an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) for his contributions to the arts and LBGT equality by the Queen, whose portrait was taken down when his was unveiled at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in 2014.

He has sung in concert halls across the globe including the Sydney Opera House, the London Palladium, the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall and Billboard said of his last concert tour Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs ‘he’s an icon to behold – he is unapologetically himself, and with a talent like that, he has no need to apologize’

Alan Cumming is many things to many people – renaissance man, style icon, social activist, bon viveur – but to himself he is a story-teller and provocateur for hire.

For more information on Alan Cumming, visit AlanCumming.com.

The Salina Community Theatre will be hosting a fun Q & A with Alan Cumming on Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m. This event is free (as long as you have purchased a ticket to Cumming’s show at the Stiefel! You must present it at the door.) This is also limited to the first 150 people to call the Stiefel or Community Theatre to register.

Tickets for this show, which start at $39, can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 785-827-1998, the Stiefel Theatre Box Office and StiefelTheatre.org.

Updated: February 26, 2018 — 7:11 pm




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