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Lady Rizo Live At Teatro ZinZanni in "Love Chaos & Dinner"

By Erica Henderson

Lady Rizo Live At Teatro ZinZanni in "Love Chaos & Dinner"

Enter a realm where reality and dreams converge; an experience unlike any other! Teatro ZinZanni is a three-hour whirlwind of international cirque, comedy and cabaret served with a multi-course feast. Described as the “Kit Kat Klub on acid,” the fast-paced action unfolds around, above and alongside guests as world-class acrobats, musicians, divas, illusionists, madmen, and aerialists fill our intimate Spiegeltent ZaZou, a unique jewel box mirror tent located in the heart of Chicago’s Downtown Theater District. At center ring is the sensual Madame ZinZanni, inviting all who attend to a celebratory evening featuring a dazzling combination of improv comedy, vaudeville revue, music, dance, circus acts,  while served a scrumptious menu designed by The Goddess herself — Chicago’s own Debbie Sharpe. Teatro ZinZanni’s signature blend of Love, Chaos & Dinner has played to sold out audiences in Seattle, San Francisco and Costa Mesa. Don’t miss the show The New York Timescalls, “A feast for the senses” and the “city’s hottest ticket!” 

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TAKING ON BACIO ROSSO IN VANCOUVER UNTIL MARCH!

By Lady Rizo

TAKING ON BACIO ROSSO IN VANCOUVER UNTIL MARCH!
Wednesday-Sunday: 7pm 
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LADY RIZO COMING TO EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE

By Lady Rizo

LADY RIZO COMING TO EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE

RED, WHITE and INDIGO. My love-hate relationship with America.

America is a very bad boyfriend but why do I still love him? If we are potentially witnessing the death of the US as we know it, Chanteuse superstar Lady Rizo delivers a deeply personal musical eulogy unpacking the feelings for the country she was born in, cut with her trademark humor, wit and soaring voice. Rizo leads us to our own utopian island nation..with no walls, only velvet curtains.

‘Cabaret Superstar’ (New York Magazine), comedienne, and chanteuse, Lady Rizo, won her first Grammy in 2010 on a duet with acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma and also sings and records with multi-platinum recording artist Moby. Come experience the trademark titillating humor and soulful, soaring voice has created a cult fan base around the world.

With sharp humour and a soulful, soaring voice in a show that illuminates her love-hate relationship with "bad boyfriend" America. The New York chanteuse delivers a deeply personal musical eulogy, unpacking the feelings for her country with belting songs and her trademark wit.

“SENSATIONAL… A fierce but kindhearted fusion of comedy, burlesque, performance art and rock ‘n’ roll” -The New York Times
“★★★★★ – "boasts a powerhouse set of pipes and personality galore." - The Times of London

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LADY LADY LADY! RIZO RETURNS TO NEW YORK!

By Lady Rizo

LADY LADY LADY! RIZO RETURNS TO NEW YORK!
Joe's Pub
June 6, July 10, Aug 22 & Sept 5

She wrote the song. Lady Rizo returns from her smash Australian tour back home to Joe's Pub with a new raucous night of songs written by women. From Grace Slick to Sia, from Peggy Lee to Biork-- in an industry dominated by men we celebrate the tunes penned by chicks.  Very special guests soon to be announced.

“A formidable belter who can sustain phrases and notes even when sprawled on her back on a piano and scissoring her legs.” - The New York Times

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MELBOURNE RED, WHITE, AND INDIGO REVIEWS ARE IN!

By Lady Rizo

MELBOURNE RED, WHITE, AND INDIGO REVIEWS ARE IN!

 

★★★★★ "Oh say can she sing..." -The Age ★★★★★

Emerging from the darkness behind the audience in a spangly off-the-shoulder number and a shock of blonde curls, New York cabaret queen Lady Rizo took to the Spiegeltent stage in true diva fashion.

Twisting The Star-Spangled Banner to her own devices - her already husky delivery regularly diverts into animalistic grunts, snorts and growls replete with staged top note struggles not unlike Linda Blair's exorcism - she announced that this was her apology tour. An apology for her very existence as an American in these trying times of the "Pussy Grabber in Chief" that once more has her questioning her bad relationship with her birth nation as the flag hangs upside down in Mayday fashion behind her.

This witty announcement has barely settled before it's flipped. Talking of the show's UK run, Rizo stealthily shifts from a gentle tease about how British people are always apologising for something or other into a full-blown stab at the Empire having plenty to apologise for. And just as that knowing laugh ripples around the wooden, mirrored interior, she twists the knife again, this time sticking it in her hosts, noting that Australia takes a very, very long time indeed to apologise...... -The Music  READ MORE

 

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RED, WHITE, AND INDIGO COMES TO SYDNEY FESTIVAL JAN 7-13

By Lady Rizo

RED, WHITE, AND INDIGO COMES TO SYDNEY FESTIVAL JAN 7-13

"★★★★★ If you only see one cabaret show this year, see Lady Rizo" - Time Out

Chanteuse and cabaret superstar Lady Rizo soulfully (and saucily) unpacks her love-hate relationship with present-day America. A hippie child turned teenage punk turned trained actor with a big soul voice, Lady Rizo unleashes a soaring and sardonic tribute to that “very bad boyfriend”, her home country.

Bejewelled, regally gowned, lipsticked and lashed, the martini-sipping singer-songwriter seeks to reclaim the idea of patriotism, rather than blind nationalism, in a scorching performance of hopeful and heart-stirring original songs and covers of Marvin Gaye, Portishead, Leonard Cohen and more.

A provocateur with an electric wit who draws inspiration from Peggy Lee, Edith Piaf and Nina Simone, Lady Rizo has collaborated with Moby, Reggie Watts and Yo-Yo Ma (on Grammy Award-winning album Joy & Peace).

Backed by a four-piece band, Lady Rizo’s toweringly tender vocals spread love, liberty and joy, even as she’s sprawled atop a piano scissoring her legs in the air.

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LADY RIZO - SECOND STUDIO ALBUM INDIGO OUT NOW!

By Lady Rizo

LADY RIZO - SECOND STUDIO ALBUM INDIGO OUT NOW!
“We can’t wait to get lost in it.”
- Blackbook Magazine
"fierce but kindhearted fusion of comedy, burlesque, performance art and rock ’n’ roll"
-New York Times
"Winkingly sexy chanteuse… Lusciously retro vocals.”
-Time Out New York

 

With the support of her fans, critics, and famous friends alike, the wildly creative, Grammy award winning Lady Rizo releases her second studio album, Indigo. Deeply personal, Indigo captures the playful aspect of performance affairs, coupled with tales of lavish lifestyles that elude to essence of late escapades. Only a chanteuse of Lady Rizo’s stature could so accurately represent the rowdy world she lives in. Indigo boasts ten tracks of eclectic music, all in one decadent package.


The superstar performer who has accumulated many accolades: naming Moby, Reggie Watts, and Yo-Yo Ma, as collaborators, the latter on his Songs of Joy & Peace album, which won a Grammy Award. She’s received a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, a Time Out London theater award, and a 2013 London Cabaret Award. A composer who co-composed with Adam Rapp on his musical Los Angeles, Rizo has also penned theme songs for the Fuse network and E! Entertainment. All of which is to say: Our Lady of
Perpetual Creativity is, by design, many things to many people.


“I love taking these beautiful, luxurious images or sounds and pressing them up to the very raw pain of existence. Making people feel alive—grand and giant one moment, yet intimate and vulnerable the next,” says Rizo. “That’s why I introduce myself as chanteuse, which Piaf described as someone who takes one song and makes a whole opera out of it. Many of my
songs carry a kernel of mystery, and I hope my music makes listeners vibrate with that excitement.”

Indigo features songs like “Under” an unlikely banger built around a boogaloo beat, one of its most eccentric offerings. The song came about after The Civilians theater company had asked Lady Rizo to write a song about a real-life couple who had sex in a coffin while being
buried. The song attempts to answer the inevitable questions that arise: “What is the desire for that?” she asks. “Why do we want to feel sex and death together?”

“Sometimes the Sky’s Too Bright” also came from a challenge. In this case, she was invited to collaborate on a Soho Theatre show in London about Dylan Thomas. She transforms his poem “Sometimes the Sky’s Too Bright” into a haunting, beat-driven tune. “I think it’s about the unbearable beauty of the world,” Lady Rizo explains. “Like when you’re in a very dark place, but it’s a gorgeous day outside. And you wish clouds would roll in to match your mood.” The tracks “Albatross” and “Lilac Wine” come across as more contemporary than classic: and that’s the versatility that makes Lady Rizo a very valuable performer.

For more information about Lady Rizo, give us a shout!
Debbie Pressman Debbie@girlie.com 212.989.2222 x 117
Lucy Volpe Lucy@girlie.com 212.989.2222 x 120

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