44 Charlton: Francine the Lucid Dream, Frances Ruffelle, Midtown Staxx, and Little Lord!
Originally Aired: Friday May 4, 2018
Bite into a hot slice of NYC life every first Friday of the month at 44 Charlton — the world’s first and only variety show smashing together the gutsiest comedy, music, dance, theater, spoken word, and genre-bending performances on a single stage, hosted by the sometimes salty, always sexyJulian Fleisher.
On this month’s show: Nerdlesque Allstar Francine the Lucid Dream; Tony award winnerFrances Ruffelle; musician John Spurney; a soulful, redux soundscape of gospel, funk, soul and disco from Midtown Staxx; and Little Lord, the Brooklyn based vibrantly bawdy, irreverent, intelligent, queer, funny (and often musical) theater company.
Plus, on this special May the Fourth (be with you) edition of the show, we’ll be celebrating Star Wars! There will be prizes for best costume and most “forceful” rendition of the iconic theme music.
About the Host
From Lincoln Center to downtown dive bars, all of New York is host Julian Fleisher‘s playground and stage. He’s performed with, for or adjacent to an astonishing number of nightlife luminaries. Singer, writer, producer and host of WNYC Studios’ The Naked American Songbook, he’s never won a Peabody, but he was named “Best Calves Below 14th Street” by a committee of very earnest businessmen. Google him; we don’t have the space to do his accolades justice.
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Past guests include: Pilobolus, Michelle Buteau, Mike Hot-Pence, Mo Rocca, Leah Bonnema, The Neofuturists, Elevator Repair Service, Steve Cuiffo, Paris Monster, Tigger! Ferguson, Wali Collins, Tales from Beyond the Pale, The D.R.E.A.M. Ring, Gabrielle Hamilton, Adam Hamway, American Candy, Shouthouse, Miles Hodges, Daniel Isengart, Michael R. Jackson, DysFunkTional SoleZ, Joel Kim Booster, Amy Leon, Amber Martin, Champagne Jerry, Liz Miele, The Dance Cartel, Kaila Mullady, Shakina Nayfack, Adam Platt, Vicki Kristina Barcelona, Jessica Rowboat, Eric Schmalenberger, Kenny Neal Shults, Ben Seretan, Leaders of The Shift, Paul Tran, Adrienne Truscott, Kelly Tsai, Julian Velard and Sydnee Washington.