A Musical Love Letter from Aussie Performer Kurt Phelan
From the Epicentre of New York City, Saturday 23 May 10am
This Saturday 23rd May at 10am (Australian EST) will be a one-night-only event cabaret presented from award-winning multi-national artist Kurt Phelan (Dirty Dancing, Rent, American Idiot).
[If in the USA, this event is taking place on Friday 22nd May at 8pm in the USA/EST.]
From NYC with LOVE is a musical love letter from New York City and a huge hug from the epicentre of this global pandemic hurdle where Kurt has been living and working for the past year, stirring up the scene in such shows as Rent and directing and starring in Mondays at the Pub at the iconic Joe’s Pub.
From NYC with LOVE will be performed by Kurt Phelan along-side his husband, Emmy Award-winning composer Lance Horne, live from their house on the Upper West Side.
The 22nd of May is also Kurt’s birthday and the last night in Manhattan before he makes the journey back to Australia to care for his father, which includes a mandatory 14-day solitary quarantine. So, it seems the perfect night to celebrate a send-off with a cabaret!
Tune in for an hour of fun, song, interactive Q&A, stories and that cheeky brand of cabaret that he has become so well known for both in New York and back at home.
“As I sit in my NYC apartment doing zoom meetings and looking down the barrel of being alone in a hotel for 14 days. I realise that I would like to give you all a parting gift. Isolation gave us all time to think. I found myself reminiscing and becoming very nostalgic. When it came time to step outside my apartment the city felt somewhat magical. Mostly everything is closed and our industry is gone, but even through all of this NYC smiles. I wanted to share this with you all, celebrate my birthday and say goodbye to my NYC family whilst sending love to my Aussie one. It has been a long time since many of my Aussie family, friends and fans have been able to see a show of mine. Being able to stream a new show enables me to bring together everyone I care for from across the globe in the best way I can imagine spending my birthday; and last moments in NYC before this epic journey home,” said Kurt.
“Let’s come together and celebrate the start of this, my next year of life, whatever it holds, and say cheers to getting through the past seasons together.”
To watch go to Kurt’s Facebook page or his YouTube channel (links below). The show can also be viewed after the live stream performance on either platform.
So, tune in and enjoy this celebration, live from NYC direct to the comfort of your lounge room!
★★★★ “That [performance] gave me antibodies.” ⏤ Margaret Cho
★★★★ “Kurt Phelan is a formidable triple threat, or quadruple threat if you count the smile.” ⏤ Time Out-NYC theatre critic Adam Feldman
From NYC With LOVE – Kurt Phelan & Lance Horne
Saturday 23rd May EST/AUS) from 10am EST/AUS [8pm EST/USA Friday 22nd of May]