in Provincetown: Patti LuPone, Sandra Bernhard, Christine Ebersole and More Perform By the Sea

By Ben Rimalower
03 Jul 2013

Sutton Foster
Photo by Laura Marie Duncan

July 2-3, I'll spend at the Crown & Anchor doing Patti Issues, and on July 4 I'll be front row at the Art House for two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster's show with Seth Rudetsky. July 5, it's back to the Crown & Anchor for more Patti Issues, then July 6 it's a double feature at the Crown & Anchor with the incisive and hilarious political comedian Kate Clinton at 7 PM and Dina Martina's outrageous shenanigans at 9 PM. Lucky for me, Dina's bizarre fusion of Snow White and Jabba the Hutt is in residence at the Crown & Anchor all summer, and I'm going to enjoy that laugh riot again and again before the days grow short. July 7, I will be catching art drag legend/legit jazz masters Joey Arias and Raven-O in their show, Wanted Live.

July 8, I'll catch Sandra Bernhard's return engagement at the Crown & Anchor. I'm a huge fan of Sandra Bernhard's social commentary, comedy and diva song styling. Her albums are in constant rotation in my iTunes, and her numerous landmark live-recorded solo shows have a been a huge inspiration to me in creating Patti Issues. If you had told me a year ago I'd be performing on the same stage as the woman who gave us "Without You, I'm Nothing," "I'm Still Here Damn It!," "Excuses for Bad Behavior," "Excuses for Bad Behavior Part Two," "The Love Machine," and on and on through her latest, "I Love Being Me, Don't You?" I would have jumped for joy. Needless to say, I am extremely excited to catch her latest. Hell, I'm going back to catch her second show the next night. Why not?