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Alan Cumming, Emmy nominee, takes a bow in 'Uncut' at the Broad Stage

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You know it's Emmy season in L.A. when you're at the theater, and the person onstage is barely stifling a yawn because he or she had to get up awfully early to catch the news about their nod.

The day before Alan Cumming returned with "Uncut," his traveling one-man hit show of songs and show-biz anecdotes, the puckish performer had heard about his Emmy nomination for his guest actor gig on "The Good Wife." Under the circumstances, it was only polite for him to B.Y.O.C. -- bring your own creators, that is, "The Good Wife's" Michelle and Robert King -- to Friday's performance at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Also in the crowd was his buddy,  Camryn Manheim of "The Ghost Whisperer," which ended in May.

Of course, Cumming has had plenty of time to make friends. The still-boyish actor and singer bemoaned his evolution into "an old hag," although he apparently had a great time turning 45 earlier this year at his Tupperware birthday party, thanks to Anita the Tupperware lady from Long Island.

"Of course, when you're the host of a Tupperware party, the great thing is you get all this free Tupperware," Cumming said. "Anita called me onto the stage, which was my living room, and she went, 'This is for Alan for being host' -- and there was this orange cellophane-wrapped thing -- 'and I'd like to point out that this bowl was designed by Brooke Shields.'

"Doesn't she get enough with the Colgate and the eyelash stuff? And now she has Tupperware too?"

(Not to mention a recurring role in another cabaret act at the Broad Stage -- "Celebrity Autobiography.")

Still, Cumming, who won a Tony for his performance as the Emcee in "Cabaret," said he has savored breaking out of character roles and playing himself in his one-man show, which has sporadically taken him to New York's Lincoln Center, the Sydney Opera House and L.A.'s Geffen Playhouse. Next month, he takes "Uncut" to his native Scotland.

"It's been nice going around the world and meeting interesting people and sleeping with them," he said.

Nighty night.

-- Irene Lacher

Photo: Alan Cumming performs during the Cinema Against AIDS amfAR gala 2010 at the Hotel du Cap, Eden Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France, on May 20. Cumming hosted the gala event, held during the Cannes International Film Festival. Credit: Ian Langsdon / EPA


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