The Slipper Room
167 Orchard St.
Thursday, April 21, and Sunday, May 15, $15-$25, 8:00
In a November 2015 twi-ny talk, Raquel Cion said, “Isn’t it great to be amidst a flurry of Bowie activity?” referring to Bowie’s sudden resurgence with an off-Broadway musical, new album, and various other new songs. “Oh, I have so much to say.” But it should be fascinating, and potentially heart-wrenching, to hear what she has to say about Bowie now that he is no longer with us, having passed away in January at the age of sixty-nine. In Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship with David Bowie, Cion reflects on her life through her worship of Bowie, singing Bowie songs and sharing deeply personal anecdotes that are both moving and funny. She is now bringing her glittery multimedia performance, which was nominated for a 2015 New York Cabaret Award for Best Musical Comedy or Alt Cabaret Show, to the Slipper Room on April 21 and May 15, joined by Jeremy Bass on guitar, Ian Jesse on bass, Michael Morales on drums, and Isai Centeno and DM Salsberg on vocals. The show is directed by Cynthia Cahill, and Cion’s glam outfits are by David Quinn. Tickets are $15 for general admission seating and standing and $25 for reserved seats.