ACT­ING OUT ‘Alan Cum­ming Sings Sappy Songs’ hits At­lanta

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When per­former Alan Cum­ming de­vel­oped a mu­si­cal cabaret show for a two-week run at The Café Car­lyle in New York back in 2015, he thought the gig would end there. The crit­i­cal re­sponse was so pos­i­tive, how­ever, and he had such a great ex­pe­ri­ence do­ing it, that he took it on the road and stuck with it, tak­ing the piece to Carnegie Hall and even record­ing an al­bum ver­sion. The out ac­tor, as com­fort­able in a film or TV role as he is in an in­ti­mate on­stage show such as this, brings his “Alan Cum­ming Sings Sappy Songs” to At­lanta March 3.

It’s the most per­sonal work he has ever done. When he was putting it to­gether, it took him a long time to fi­nal­ize his song list.

“It was all songs I wanted to sing or that peo­ple said I should sing,” he told Ge­or­gia Voice. “I said if I am go­ing to do a show like this I want to make the stakes higher. There are some things that have hap­pened in my life that I didn’t want to ig­nore.”

‘Cabaret,’ Annie Len­nox songs in­cluded

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