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Published November 2, 2005

Zam Zam Stateside

All of you studs and stallions that can make the Big Apple scene need to do so soon. London based American actor Jake Broder is finally bringing his play His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley in The Zam Zam Room to New York City at the 59E59 Theaters' Theater C. Previews are set to begin on Friday, November 25. Wednesday, November 30th is opening night. The play will run through Saturday, December 31st.

Zam Zam Room depicts Broder's interpretation of Lord Buckley in a boozy '50s style nightclub setting. A number of Lord Buckley's juicy routines are presented including The Nazz and Jonah and The Whale.

Broder is known as both a stage and film actor here and in the UK. He appeared recently in Beyond the Sea, the film biography of Bobby Darin and will be featured in Havey Keitel's new film The Shadow Dance. He was also a member of the very successful The Reduced Shakespeare Company. He has worked extensively in London's West End and had the title role in Peter Hall's production of Amadeus at the Old Vic.

His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley in The Zam Zam Room performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 8:30 PM, Saturday at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM and Sunday at 4:30 PM and 7:30 PM. There are no performances on Saturday, December 24 or Sunday, December 25 due to the Christmas holiday. The show on Saturday, December 31 (New Years Eve) will be at 7:30 PM.

Single tickets are $30 ($21 for 59E59 members) and are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.ticketcentral.com. For more information visit www.59E59.org.

His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley in The Zam Zam Room' is a fizzy cocktail of style and substance, featuring "the hippest stories in storydom" backed by a live jazz band. The tale of Scrooge becomes a breezy be-bop fable and a jive talking Jesus epitomizes cannabis cool with "The Nazz." Along with "The Gettysburg Address" and Jonah and the Whale and nightly doses of The Hip News and many others, 'His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley in The Zam Zam Room' will "blow your wig away." —

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