Off the Wall 2013 - Tammy Faye Starlite: Chelsea Mädchen
Friday, Jan 25, 2013 8:00 PM EST
(7:30 PM Doors)
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
In Chelsea Mädchen, the performance artist and country chanteuse-cum-evangelist, Tammy Faye Starlite, who has channeled Tammy Faye Baker and Tammy Wynette in wonderfully subversive cabaret performances in New York and LA, rediscovers Nico, a German actress and model who was one of Andy Warhol’s more popular “superstars” and briefly fronted The Velvet Underground. With dialogue based on actual encounters Nico had with journalists, the show includes the brilliant repertoire of songs including VU classic’s “I’ll Be Your Mirror,” Femme Fatale” and “All Tomorrow’s Parties”, as well as notable Nico covers of David Bowie’s “Heroes,” Rodgers and Hart's "My Funny Valentine," Bob Dylan's "I'll Keep It With Mine" and The Doors' "The End."
"Tammy Faye Starlite is a genius" - The Onion
“All of those Nicos – the lethal venus of 1966-67; the stoic sorceress of The Marble Index and 1970's Desertshore; – are present, with affectionate and gently comic detail, in Chelsea Mädchen…” – David Fricke, Rolling Stone