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ScoBar Entertainment is proud to present actress/singer/comedian RAIN PRYOR in DIVORCED, DANGEROUS & DIVALICIOUS – Songs of Hope Heartache & Truth, at Iridium NYC, for one night only, Tuesday, June 21st at 8:30pm. She will be accompanied by Zach Lapidus on piano, Jerry DeVore on bass & Joel E. Mateo on drums.
RAIN PRYOR has been performing as a Jazz/Blues Vocalist since 1993, playing to sold-out crowds in Los Angeles, DC, Hong Kong, Scotland & London. Her cabaret performances have been critically acclaimed, receiving four stars with a “not to be missed” & proclaiming her “a robust, ebullient performer with an outsize presence built for Broadway,” by the NY Times. Rain has performed standup comedy & headlined in New York at Carolines on Broadway, Broadway Comedy Club & Brokerage, at the Borgata in Atlantic City, Bally’s in Las Vegas & nationally at The Improv, Catch a Rising Star, Joke Factory & Funny Stop. She has opened for Tracy Morgan & Eddie Griffin, toured with The Joke’s on You Comedy Tour & recorded her first ever comedy CD Black and White, produced by David Drozen, at the LA Comedy Club in Las Vegas.
Zach Lapidus is a pianist, composer, performer & recording artist. He was worked with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Rich Perry & Ralph Bowen, among others. Jerry DeVore has worked from rock to jazz to gospel to symphony & has toured all over the US, South America & Europe. Drummer Joel E. Mateo is also a percussionist who has recorded with International artists such as Papo Vazquez, Miguel Zenon, Joel Frahm, Pedro Martinez, Mitch Frohman & John Benitez, among others.
RAIN PRYOR, daughter of comedian Richard Pryor, inherited her father’s comedic genius & musical talent, but is making it her own. She made her TV debut in a recurring role on the ABC hit series “Head of the Class,” starred on the Showtime series “Rude Awakening” & has appeared many times on Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson & Tavis Smiley. Her stage credits include playing the roles of both Billie Holiday & Ella Fitzgerald & she recently finished a limited Off-Broadway run of her acclaimed one-woman show, Fried Chicken & Latkes. Her award-winning film, That Daughter’s Crazy, recently opened the British Urban Film Festival in London.
What the critics say about Rain Pryor…
“A robust, ebullient performer with an outsize presence built for Broadway, she sings with impressive power!” – Andy Webster, New York Times
“Jazz & comedy rarely work together as well as they do in Rain Pryor’s ‘Divorced, Dangerous & Diva-licious.’ Pryor has vocal chops to spare & she picks a number of iconic jazz & blues numbers to play off her journey from naïve & quickly heartbroken girl, into a strong, self-reliant woman!” – Gerry Geddes, BistroAwards.com
“A Liza Minnelli for a new generation!” – Trish Vignola, BroadwayWorld.com
DATE: Tuesday, June 21st @ 8:30pm (doors open at 7pm)
PLACE: The Iridium ~ 1650 Broadway @ 51st Street
PRICE: $35 music charge ~ $15 food/drink minimum