Orange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria will come to Brisbane in June to perform a jazz concert.
DeLaria achieved overnight stardom with her role as Carrie “Big Boo” Black in the hit Netflix prison drama Orange is the New Black, but DeLaria has been a multi-talented comedian, actress, and jazz musician for decades.
DeLaria’s live show at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) on June 5 will include a mix of stand-up comedy and music drawn from her 2015 jazz-inspired album House Of David: delaria+bowie=jazz. She’ll perform such David Bowie classics as “Fame”, “Young Americans” and “Let’s Dance”.
“Known for her frank politics and big personality, DeLaria is not one to shy away from comedy that will bite hard and elicit gales of laughter,” QPAC said in a statement.
The shows are in addition to the Sydney and Melbourne concerts DeLaria will perform on June 7 and 9.
DeLaria travelled to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras last month as part of Netflix’s float, and while in Australia, she crashed a lesbian couple’s wedding with two of her OINTB co-stars.