Atlanta gets one of its favorites back for two nights only on Tuesday and Wednesday when the one and only Leslie Jordan brings the latest episode of his life story to 14th Street Playhouse.
Fresh off of his book-signing/performance tour for “My Trip Down the Pink Carpet,” which wowed Atlanta audiences earlier this year, the beloved Emmy Award winning actor/comedian returns to one of his favorite stomping grounds—Atlanta—to kick off his latest stage show.
“Full of Gin & Regret,” is the continuation of Jordan’s one-man-show series that weaves tales both personal and public about his sometimes sad, sometimes funny, always entertaining life and career.
Jordan, the small, small small-town boy with a giant propensity for scene stealing is best known for his recurring role as Karen Walker’s nemesison “Will & Grace.” The role snagged him the Emmy for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2006. Others may favor him as the iconic Tammy Wynette-obsessed Brother Boy in Del Shores’ “Sordid Lives” play, movie and TV series.
The self-proclaimed “gayest man I know” has publicly chronicled his start in show biz from when he boarded a Greyhound bus bound for Hollywood with $1,200 sewn into his underpants to the heights of his lucrative and varied career. His pocket-size physique and inescapable talent for high camp and hilarity single him out as a local and national favorite.
He is always honest about the dangerous temptations he encountered along the way of his life. Sex, drug and alcohol addictions, self-loathing and even some brief jail time get equal billing alongside more laudable tales. Get ready for another salaciously spicy, rollicking fun, fast paced romp filled with with Southern style and plenty of biting asides.
“Full of Gin & Regret” elaborates upon the life experience of this rare individual who tells it like it is, was, needs to be and continues to be, this time revealing more celebrity encounters.