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Alan Cumming to bring one-man show to OCPAC

August 5, 2009 |  1:30 pm

Alan Cumming Scottish actor Alan Cumming will present the West Coast premiere of his one-man show "Alan Cumming: I Bought A Blue Car" at the Orange County Performing Arts Center's Samueli Theater, with two performances on Sept. 26.

Cumming is a 1998 Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critic's Circle Award winner for his role as the Emcee in the Broadway revival of "Cabaret" at Studio 54, where he also portrayed Mack the Knife opposite Edie Falco and pop artist Nellie McKay in the Wallace Shawn adaptation of "The Threepenny Opera" in 2006.

The Orange County production will follow a run at London's West End.

It was recently announced that Cumming will star with Evan Rachel Wood in in the upcoming Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." The production, which features music by Bono and The Edge and will be directed by Tony-winner Julie Taymor ("The Lion King") and is set to begin previews Feb. 25 at the Hilton Theatre.

Hard to predict the contents of the show by the title, but we do know it will be musical: Accompanied by musical director Lance Horne, Cumming, 44, will mix favorite songs and lesser-known tunes with what OCPAC is calling "anecdotes of his colorful past."  The show will focus on Cumming's 10 years living in America.

Although Culture Monster cannot provide specific show details, a little sniffing around on the Internet Wednesday revealed an interesting Cumming tidbit: Like Beyonce and Britney Spears, the actor has a fragrance. Cumming The Fragrance even has its own website, complete with an assortment of provocative photos.

And what does "Cumming" smell like? According to a New York Times review posted on the website, the fragrance offers "a manly, tasty blend of black pepper and bergamot with just a hint of Scotch pine, whiskey and — could it be? — rubber.”

-- Diane Haithman

Photo: Alan Cumming attends the "Boss Orange New Direction" celebration at Hugo Boss Fashions in New York City in July. Credit: Astrid Schwartz/Getty Images for Hugo Boss Fashions.

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