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Orange Is The New Black's Big Boo Comes To Sydney

Lea DeLaria live in City Recital Hall for one show only!


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“(DeLaria) swings hard, and scats and bends notes in a style that suggests a no-frills Betty Carter on steroids.” The New York Times

Lea DeLaria, “Big Boo” on Orange is the New Black brings her live show to Sydney for one night only.


The much-loved and outspoken actress, comedian, singer and gay icon, is presenting a live show combining stand-up comedy and sultry vocals. With a performance style described as “loud and brassy”, DeLaria brings her high energy genius to the stage, and delivers a supremely hard hitting entertaining show.


Lea DeLaria seems to have achieved overnight stardom with her 3 time, SAG Award winning, stand-out role as Carrie “Big Boo” Black in the Netflix hit series Orange is the New Black. However, DeLaria’s multifaceted career as a comedian, actress, and jazz musician has, in fact, spanned decades. DeLaria holds the distinction of being the first openly gay comic on television in America which led to countless television and film roles. Selected TV credits include: Awkward, Clarence, Californication, The Oblongs, One Live to Live, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Will and Grace, Friends, & Matlock. Selected film credits include: First Wives Club, Dear Dumb Diary, Edge of Seventeen.


She’s received Obie & Theater World Awards and a Drama Desk nomination for her portrayal as Hildy in the Public Theatre’s revival of On The Town, an Ovation nomination for The Boys From Syracuse, and has played both Eddie and Dr. Scott in the gender-bending turn in the Tony nominated Broadway revival of The Rocky Horror Show. DeLaria was the featured vocalist at the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival, and has performed in some of the most prestigious houses in the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Chicago Symphony, Hollywood Bowl, The Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House.


DeLaria has five records on the Warner Jazz and Classics label. Her sixth record, House Of David: delaria+bowie=jazz, was released with Bowie’s support and blessings in the Summer of 2015 to critical acclaim. Given the current political climate and social ramifications there in this will be a spectacular performance not to be missed


Saturday June 9

City Recital Hall
2 Angle Place

Standard: $53-$80
Concession: $45-$55
City Recital Hall Member: $43-$53
Under 30: $30
A booking fee per transaction applies for this event as follows: Internet $6.60, Phone $8.25. There is no booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the City Recital Hall Box Office.

02 8256 2222




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