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Signature Theatre announces one-night engagement of the critically-acclaimed cabaret, Claybourne Elder: If the Stars Were Mine. Conceived by Broadway actor Claybourne Elder (Company, HBO’s The Gilded Age), performances will be held on Monday, January 29 at 7:30PM and 9:30PM. Tickets for Claybourne Elder: If the Stars Were Mine are priced at $45 and now on sale. For more information, visit SigTheatre.org.

“I am thrilled to welcome Claybourne Elder back to Signature with his critically-acclaimed cabaret, If the Stars Were Mine,” said Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner. “I have been fortunate to work with Clay on two Sondheim productions here at Signature, and I am excited for our audiences to be reintroduced to his artistry in this hysterical and heartfelt evening that combines everything from Sondheim to Whitney Houston with Clay’s wonderful anecdotes about fatherhood, sexuality, and religion.”

Seen at Signature in Sunday in the Park with George and Passion, Broadway’s hunky gay ex-Mormon dad Claybourne Elder, star of CompanySunday in the Park…, and HBO’s “The Gilded Age,” presents If the Stars Were Mine, a hilarious, heartfelt, and surprisingly filthy evening that’s part cabaret and part stand-up. Using his favorite music from Sondheim, the Great American Songbook, Whitney Houston, and beyond, Clay explores sex, fatherhood, and what exactly happens when you eat the body of Christ. Come see why critics call him “handsome and intense” (Rex Reed, Observer), “tough and tender” (Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News) and “stupid funny as he is drop-dead buff” (Robert Hofler, The Wrap).

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
Claybourne Elder is a Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominee currently playing John Adams on HBO’s “The Gilded Age.” He is also known for his performances on Broadway as Andy in the Tony Award-winning revival of CompanyBonnie and ClydeSunday in the Park with George, and Torch Song. His TV and film credits include “The Gilded Age: seasons 1 and 2” “The Carrie Diaries,” “FBI,” Bad Cupid, and the video game Grand Theft Auto V. He also appeared in One Arm at New Group, Do I Hear a Waltz? at New York City Center, Allegro at Classic Stage Company, and Venice at The Public Theater. He began his NY acting career originating the role of Hollis Bessemer in Sondheim’s musical Road Show at the Public Theater and originated the roles of Charles Lindbergh in Take Flight, and Benny in Benny & Joon.

Clay grew up gay in Utah and studied in France and Russia before moving to New York. As a DIY renovator, his work has been featured in Architectural Digest. As a self-taught chef he teaches weekly cooking classes and is the brand spokesperson for Dash. Recently he launched the “City of Strangers” initiative to provide free tickets to Broadway shows for artists who might not have the means. They have given away over 3,000 tickets and have gained unexpected attention nationally from “CBS This Morning,” “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and “This American Life.”

EVENT LISTING
Claybourne Elder: If the Stars Were Mine
January 29, 2024 at 7:30PM and 9:30PM
Tickets $45

Seen at Signature in Sunday in the Park with George and Passion, Broadway’s hunky gay ex-Mormon dad Claybourne Elder, star of CompanySunday in the Park…, and HBO’s “The Gilded Age,” presents If the Stars Were Mine, a hilarious, heartfelt, and surprisingly filthy evening that’s part cabaret and part stand-up. Using his favorite music from Sondheim, the Great American Songbook, Whitney Houston, and beyond, Clay explores sex, fatherhood, and what exactly happens when you eat the body of Christ. Come see why critics call him “handsome and intense” (Rex Reed, Observer), “tough and tender” (Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News) and “stupid funny as he is drop-dead buff” (Robert Hofler, The Wrap).

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