SOURCE: Ken Phillips Publicity Group, Inc.

April 12, 2007 08:15 ET

Margaret Cho's Creative Resurgence Spawns New Movie, Tour TV Shows and Burlesque Revue

"True Colors" Tour With Cyndi Lauper, Erasure, Debbie Harry, Dresden Dolls and Rufus Wainwright Kicks Off June 8; "Bam Bam & Celeste" to Be Released in Select Theaters and on DVD This July

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2007 -- Comedian and actress Margaret Cho is happy to be experiencing a creative resurgence. In addition to her busy tour schedule, Cho also maintains an award winning blog, has taken up bellydancing, and recently started hosting her own variety show, "The Sensuous Woman." Featuring a stellar lineup of comedians, bellydancers and burlesque superstars, "The Sensuous Woman" has been playing monthly in Los Angeles and San Francisco and is being developed for an off-broadway run in the fall. Margaret says, "There's a lot of gender swapping and gender play. It's the gayest show you could have with women stripping in it." Margaret has also returned to primetime TV with recent guest star stints in the Sci-Fi Channel mini-series "The Lost Room" with Julianna Marguiles and Peter Krause, and a recurring role on Fox's "'Til Death" starring Brad Garrett. Margaret is also branching out into directing and just wrapped shooting on the short film, "Two Sisters," starring Yunjin Kim ("LOST"), Tamlyn Tomita and Kal Penn ("HAROLD AND KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE"). In addition, Margaret has announced a slate of new projects that will have her everywhere this Summer and Fall.

For the first time ever, music legends and today's hottest artists take the stage for a historical musical event -- Cyndi Lauper, Erasure, Debbie Harry, The Dresden Dolls, The Gossip and The Misshapes with host Margaret Cho join in celebration of the inaugural "True Colors" concert tour in support of the Human Rights Campaign. This 15 city nationwide tour, presented by Logo, kicks off Gay & Lesbian Pride Month on June 8th at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. The concerts will feature five hours of nonstop music with other exciting special guests appearing on select dates throughout the tour including Rufus Wainwright, Rosie O'Donnell and Indigo Girls with additional guests to be announced. Host for the musical events, Margaret Cho says, "I am thrilled to be part of this tour because I am about as colorful and as queer as it gets. Who else is going to keep all those Queens in line?"

Here are the "True Colors" tour dates:

June 8          Las Vegas, NV           MGM Grand Garden Arena
June 9          Salt Lake City, UT      USANA Amphitheatre
June 10         Denver, CO              Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 12         Chicago, IL             Auditorium Theatre
June 15         Atlantic City, NJ       Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
June 16         Boston, MA              Bank of America Pavilion
June 17         Washington, DC          Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 18         New York, NY            Radio City Music Hall
June 19         Toronto, ON             Molson Amphitheatre
June 21         Atlanta, GA             Chastain Park Amphitheatre
June 23         Dallas, TX              Smirnoff Music Center
June 24         Houston, TX             Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 27         San Diego, CA           SDSU Open Air Theatre
June 29         San Francisco, CA       Greek Theatre
June 30         Los Angeles, CA         Greek Theatre
July will mark the DVD release for Margaret's self-penned and produced full-length feature "BAM BAM AND CELESTE." "BAM BAM AND CELESTE" is a madcap small-town-to-downtown coming of age journey that turns longtime friends Bam Bam and Celeste from outcasts to overnight sensations as they leave their buttoned up Midwest town for the wide open streets of New York City. In addition to playing the title role of Celeste, Cho also plays Mommy, the hysterically funny and touching impersonation of her own mother cherished by Cho's fans. Alan Cumming ("X2: X-MEN UNITED," Tony Award winner for "CABARET"), Jane Lynch ("THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN," "BEST IN SHOW"), John Cho ("HAROLD AND KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE"), Wilson Cruz ("RENT," "MY SO-CALLED LIFE") and Kathy Najimy ("SISTER ACT 1 & 2") provide irresistibly spirited support. The film is directed by Lorene Machado, Cho's longtime creative collaborator on her concert films. In "BAM BAM AND CELESTE," Cho's outrageous and hilarious, and ultimately empowering personal voice gives birth to a film that captures her infectious spirit. The film will premiere in a red carpet event aboard RSVP Vacations' Queen Mary 2 Historic Crossing, May 29 - June 4, as it sails from New York, NY to Southampton, England. The DVD release from Wolfe Video is planned for July 24th. The DVD will include an exclusive making-of featurette as well as director/actor commentary.

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