A raucous debut and 6 month run of Leanne Borghesi’s MOOD SWINGS at New York’s off-Broadway’s The Triad Theater ,
From sold out houses at Feinstein’s at the Nikko get seduced into “Borghesi’s Hideaway” for a one of a kind 75-minute spree of swingin’ jazz, bawdy comedy, and over-the-top bling! Borghesi’s robust vocals and comedic chops , accompanied by a sizzlin’ 4 piece jazz combo under the musical direction of Brandon Adams. Directed by Nick Minas. Leanne Borghesi is a hoot.”-The Village Voice, “A delightful Leanne Borghesi…knows no bounds” -Dennis Harvey, Variety
“I said it before and I will say it again…Leanne Borghesi gave a sumptuous performance wild and wonderful with fantastic abandonment”– Talkin’ Broadway
Directed by Nicolas Minas, LUSH takes the audiences on an intoxicating odyssey of comedy through lust, love, sex & loss. Borghesi mixes an uptempo elixir of Lounge, Latin, Jazz, Broadway and a lot of laughs. With a special tribute to Shirley Bassey and the hits of Eartha Kitt and Rosemary Clooney, LUSH will raise your temperature and thirst for more!! Musical Director: Brandon Adams, Accompanied by: Graham Sobelman, Drums: Roberta Drake, Bass: Daniel Fabricant. Sound by Sharon Boggs and www.soundproductions.biz.
Leanne Borghesi’s one-woman show: LUSH, returned to San Francisco’s premiere Cabaret Club: Feinstein’s at the Nikko , Friday, October 16th, 8pm for an encore performance after a sold out debut in August! LUSH continued on to premiere in New York City.
B.O.O.B.S (Busty, Outrageous, Over-the-Top, Broads, Singing), comedic trio busted onto the San Francisco Cabaret circuit in 2009 under founding members Jessica Coker, Soila Hughes and Leanne Borghesi.
Three fabulous and crazy chicks met working together in a production of Bat Boy with the Ray of Light Theater, under musical direction of Ben Prince, the journey began in San Francisco. Blending their individual strengths and collaborative personalities with music ranging from musical theatre to original pop medleys, these robust ladies utilize their musicality and comedy to reach all audiences. Soila, Jessica and Leanne all perform solo as well which makes this trio a strong one!
B.O.O.B.S have been under the Musical Direction of Graham Sobelman over the past 5 years and BOOBS have appeared with Graham-a-Rama, Divas for Life and The Richmond Ermet AIDS Foundation Galas: Diva & Dames and Help Is On The Way (Marines Memorial, Herbst Theater) alongside such performers as: Lea Salonga, Lucie Arnaz, Bruce Vilanch, Carol Channing, Lisa Vroman, Sharon McNight, Shirley Jones and Paula West. Self produced benefit shows include The Emergency Haiti Relief Fund and The National Breast Cancer Foundation.
B.O.O.B.S have created over half a dozen racus shows and countless appearances to razz audiences and break the mold! Original shows: Defying Gravity (Rrazz Room, Graham-a-Rama), Rappin’ B.O.O.B.S in Harmony (Feinstein’s at the Nikko, Cosmopolitan Cabaret), B.O.O.B.S! Bigger Than Ever (MBar, Hollywood), Red, White & B.O.O.B.S! (Historic 23 Club) , 4Play, A Monthly Series (Martuni’s Piano Bar).
Beloved blonde-bouffanted, martini-toting chanteuse Anita Cocktail returns to the Rrazz Room with a new late night series: The Anita Cocktail Hour. The red hot mama holds court in a flurry of sparkle, feather and fringe over a madcap musical mayhem featuring a variety of special guests each week, plus the downhome musical stylings of the BJ’s.
San Francisco’s very own bawdy, blond bouffant chanteuse is back! Entertainer Anita Cocktail joins The Rrazz Room in her new late night series debut: The Anita Cocktail Hour. Saddle up with Red Hot Mama Anita Cocktail for a “Honky Tonk Hootenanny” with a twist of titillating musical stylings to tease. A San Francisco treat of special guests and the down-home musical styling’s of The BJ’s! A late night fandango of feathers and fringe not to be missed!
“An evening of comedy and fiery wit”—SF Bay Times
“Miss Cocktail, of course, handles her own vocals, and can belt out a standard — with hilariously raunchy asides — like any trouper. So it wasn’t surprising that at her very first appearance, she joined the city’s pantheon of drag royalty. ”–Laurel Wellman, The San Francisco Chronicle