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Star-Studded Lineup for Provincetown Art House Summer Season

Tuesday May 23, 2017

For the seventh season since taking the reins at Provincetown's Art House, Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale has announced his largest music and comedy lineup yet. Topping the bill again will be the internationally successful "Broadway @" series, which dynamic duo Cortale and creative partner Seth Rudetsky began in Ptown in 2011 and now makes its home in more than 15 major venues worldwide.

Summer 2017's series at Town Hall produced by Cortale will include Bianca Del Rio, "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 6 winner, on July 10 at 8:30 p.m. Megan Hilty, breakout star of NBC TV's "Smash" and Broadway's "Wicked" and a Tony nominee for the recent Broadway production of "Noises Off" will play on August 6 at 6:30 p.m., with Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host.

Sutton Foster, Tony Award winner for "Anything Goes" and "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and star of the hit TV Land series "Younger" by "Sex and the City" creator Darren Star, will perform on August 13 at 6:30 p.m., with Michael Rafter at piano. Laura Benanti, Tony Award winner for "Gypsy" and star on Broadway in "She Loves Me!", and TV's "Nashville," takes the stage on September 3 at 6:30 p.m., with Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. The Town Hall series will be raising funds this year for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The seventh annual "Broadway @ The Art House" series for Ptown features another Summer avalanche of Broadway stars: Michael Cerveris, Tony Award winner as Best Featured Actor in a Musical for "Assassins" as John Wilkes Booth and Tony Award winner as Best Actor in a Musical for "Fun Home" as Bruce Bechdel, opens the series on July 1 & 2, with Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host.

Melissa Errico, Broadway star of "Finian's Rainbow" "High Society," "Anna Karenina," and a Tony nominee as Eliza Doolittle in "My Fair Lady", stars on July 28 & 29, with Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. Christine Pedi, star of Broadway's "Chicago," "Talk Radio" and "Little Me" and daily host of SiriusXM Radio's On Broadway channel, takes the stage on July 30 with Seth Rudetsky at the piano.

Marilyn Maye, living legend cabaret singer and perennial Art House favorite returns from August 4-7 with Billy Stritch at the piano; Beth Malone, Broadway star of "Ring of Fire" and Tony nominee for 2016's smash hit "Fun Home," makes her Art House debut on August 20 & 21. Faith Prince, Tony Award winner for "Guys and Dolls" stars on August 25 & 26 with Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. Ana Gasteyer, star of TV's "Grease Live," "Saturday Night Live" and "Suburgatory" and Broadway's "Wicked" closes the Art House season on September 9 with Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host.


More music and comedy stars will fill The Art House's twin stages than ever: Indy music rock star and perennial Provincetown favorite Melissa Ferrick will once again make Memorial Day Weekend her Ptown performance home on May 27 & 28. Varla Jean Merman, the grande dame of Ptown, returns with an all-new solo show "Bad Heroine" running June 23 through September 1, with Gerald Goode at piano.

Steve Grand, a singer who burst onto the scene with his video An All American Boy and his #3 Billboard Independent Album, returns to The Art House for an extended stay this summer from July 5-August 31. Summer 2015's smash hit "Return to Grey Gardens" will return for a summer run starring Jinkx Monsoon and Peaches Christ from July 5 through September 7.

Mrs. Smith, an electric guitar virtuoso, philanthropist, tone poet, and fashion icon who sprang from street performing in Ptown and NYC to star in a Gucci commercial and captured the public imagination with her unbridled creative expression, has been called "Purrfect" by the NY Post and "oddly poignant" by the NY Times, and debuts at The Art House from July 5 through August 31. "5 to 9" a hilarious parody of the hit movie "9 to 5," set in our even MORE absurd Oval Office! starring Varla Jean Merman, Ryan Landry and Peaches Christ and running from July 7 through September 9.

Tori Scott, hailed as one of Time Out New York's Top 10 Cabaret Artists, returns after her triumphant debut last summer, on July 8 & 9, featuring Jesse Kissel at the piano; "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season Five winner Jinkx Monsoon returns to The Art House with a new show together with cohort Major Scales from July 8 through September 10. Kitten N' Lou, fresh from a critically-acclaimed, sold out smash run at Fringe World in Australia and Joes Pub in NYC, everyone's favorite gay-married superduo dyke darlings, debut their "Holier Than Thou" at The Art House from July 9 to 24.

Burlesque Supertroupe The Atomic Bombshells return to Provincetown celebrating their 10th Anniversary with an all new show entitled "Cream" from July 28 to August 29. Internationally acclaimed opera star Marisol Montalvo premieres her new show "Mad Scene" in Provincetown, directed by Jeffery Roberson, on August 27. Ben Rimalower's hit comedy tribute to Patti LuPone, "Patti Issues" which was the NY Times' "Critic's Pick" and Patti LuPone herself called "fantastic" comes to The Art House on August 28. And Unitard, the comedy trio returns to Ptown by popular demand with "Tard Core! (There Are No Safe Words)"-- which Time Out NY called "incredibly vicious and relentlessly hilarious" -- starring Mike Albo, Nora Burns and David Ilku, directed by Paul Dobie, on September 1 & 2.

The 2017 Art House and Town Hall season produced by Mark Cortale is sponsored by Cape Air, Anchor Inn Beach House, Ptown Bikes, Loveland and Provincetown Gym.

For fans that wish to see each of The Art House and Town Hall stars this summer, the venue provides the opportunity to reserve those seats with its 2017 All Show Season Pass. It guarantees Season Pass holders best seats available, 'front-of-the-line' access, and an overall savings of $325 off the price of VIP seating.


For tickets and information, call 800-838-3006 or visit www.ptownarthouse.com or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2929272

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