An evening especially designed and tailored for us lucky devils. Ann will be appearing in Seattle with her "Pretty Songs" producer Kristian Hoffman as musical director along with a full band, serving up a piping hot, six-course meal of esoterica past, present and future!
Some know her as the front woman of the psycho-psychedelic band BONGWATER. Others know her as David Bowie's first victim in "The Hunger". Or the sly cigarette girl from "Desperately Seeking Susan". Or the harried publicist in love with a robot in "Making Mr. Right". Or the crazed magazine editrix from the Nineties ABC-TV sitcom "Anything But Love". Or the lead singer of the heavy metal band "Vulcan Death Grip". Or from her Rube Goldberg-esque one-woman shows "You Could Be Home Now" and "Rave Mom". Or the naive FBI secretary whose neck gets broken in the Harrison Ford blockbuster "Clear and Present Danger". Or her baroque musical-theater-on-acid concept albums "The Luv Show" and "Pretty Songs & Ugly Stories". Or the mysterious and slightly nefarious real estate agent who sells Jodie Foster a "Panic Room". Or as the performance artist who once sang for five hours in the Whitney Museum elevator in "A Tribute to Muzak".
Combine them all and you have one busy lady. Armed with a wickedly sharp mind and a damn fine sense of humor, Ann Magnuson puts her diverse career on hold this summer in order to give Seattle one hell of a show...
Ann Magnuson actress, singer, writer and performance artist has performed at REDCAT, The Whitney Museum, MoMA, Lincoln Center, The Public Theater, BAM, P.S. 1, P.S. 122 and Joe's Pub and in theaters and cabarets all across the country (as well as in the U.K., Europe, Japan and even The Arctic Circle!) and our little fishing village, Seattle in 1991 in The Swedish Housewife's production for CoCa's, CoCa Cabana.
Ann was part of the art and music scene in NYC during the 1980s when she managed the neo-Dada cabaret space Club 57 and directed the infamous New Wave Vaudeville Show (which featured the debut of New Wave legend Klaus Nomi, well documented in the film "The Nomi Song"). While in New York she created a kaleidoscopic array of comic characters and fronted a variety of bands performing in galleries, museums and now-infamous Manhattan clubs such as The Mudd Club, Area and Danceteria.
Her video "Made For TV" (made with video artist Tom Rubnitz) premiered on the PBS series "Alive From Off Center" and is featured in NYU's traveling "Downtown" show as well as in the New Museum's East Village U.S.A. exhibit.
In addition to her many one-woman shows, Ann's Off Broadway credits include Four Dogs And A Bone and The Vagina Monologues as well as starring in the LA premiere of the David and Amy Sedaris play The Book Of Liz. She has appeared in over 30 films portraying both comic and serious roles and has written for magazines as diverse as Art Forum, BUST, Conde Nast TRAVELER and VOGUE. Her monthly column for PAPER magazine also appears as a blog at www.papermag.com
She released five albums with the band BONGWATER (as lyricist, songwriter and lead singer). Her first solo album "The Luv Show" was released in 1995 by Geffen Records and her latest album, "Pretty Songs & Ugly Stories", is currently distributed by Asphodel Records (www.asphodel.com).
door at 5:30PM
show at 7:30PM
$25 day of show
Rated R meaning 17+
Added by The Swedish Housewife on March 21, 2008