Joan Rivers, Parker Posey and More Join HIP HIP HOORAY: A BONE-A-FIT FOR JACKIE BEAT, 3/3
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by BWW News Desk
Legendary drag entertainer Jackie Beat is known for her bigger-than-life talent and her ballsy and blustery persona, but it turns out she managed to make a few friends along the road to her bilious stardom. Beat, who has no health insurance, needs to have both hips replaced, and faces a hospital bill of up to $50,000. Time for a benefit! Joan Rivers, Debbie Harry, Parker Posey, Fred Schneider, and a gaggle of downtown performers are joining Jackie onstage for HIP HIP HOORAY: A BONE-A-FIT FOR Jackie Beat on Sunday, March 3 at The Cutting Room, 44 East 32 Street. Tickets are $30 (with VIP options available), and may be purchased online at www.SpinCycleNYC.com or at 212-352-3101.
Expected onstage alongside Jackie Beat at HIP HIP HOORAY (in alphabetical order) are Lady Bunny, Formika, The Glamazons, Debbie Harry, Murray Hill, Parker Posey, Joan Rivers, Fred Schneider, Sherry Vine, and The World Famous Bob, with video messages from Roseanne Barr, Margaret Cho, and Joey Arias. Producer Chip Duckett says "Expect a few surprises as the evening goes on -- Jackie Beat has friends in the highest ... and lowest ... places you can imagine!"
Award-winning drag darling Jackie Beat has been wowing unsuspecting audiences since 1989. She has toured with Roseanne Barr -- as the comic legend's opening act -- including a 7-week run at The New York New York in Las Vegas; written for TV (Hype! and The Sci Fi Channel's Tripping The Rift) and collaborated on special material with the like of Roseanne, Rosie O'Donnell and Jennifer Coolidge; appeared in countless TV shows (Sex and the City), movies (Grief, Wigstock The Movie, Flawless, Adam & Steve) and Off-Broadway hits (Valley of the Dolls, Tell-Tale!). She has been named Best Drag Queen by New York Press and Best Live Performance by HX Magazine. Jackie has also been a columnist, lead singer for the electro-rock band, Dirty Sanchez, and the subject of the documentary film My Name is Jackie Beat including commentary from Joan Rivers, Margaret Cho, and Roseanne. She is currently a writer on E!'s Fashion Police starring Joan Rivers. For more information on Jackie Beat visit www.JackieBeatRules.com.
HIP HIP HOORAY: A BONE-A-FIT FOR Jackie Beat takes place Sunday, March 3 at The Cutting Room, 44 East 32 Street. Doors open at 7 PM, with showtime at 8 PM. General admission tickets are $30, with VIP Golden Circle tables for two available for $200, including a gift bag of autographed items. Tickets are available online at www.SpinCycleNYC.com, or by calling 212-352-3101.