ACTING OUT ‘Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs’ hits Atlanta
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