Each weekend at New World Stages in New York, Marti Gould Cummings sits down with nightlife glitterati, Tony Award Winning stage actors and fabulous celebrity guests for The Not-So-Late Show, his non-televised television talk show.
“I have always wanted to be the gay Oprah,” admits Cummings, a downtown artist whose shtick is drag, but not the typical diva glam as seen in clubs and on TV. His leans more towards androgyny; he sports beautiful dresses and heels while still looking very much like a man. “So when New World presented the opportunity to me, I put together a mix of Jimmy Fallon meets Carol Burnett meets Wendy Williams for a show all my own.” This Saturday, February 7th at 9:30pm, Marti Gould Cummings welcomes Orange Is The New Black star Annie Golden to The Not-So-Late Show. Audience tickets are free.
“Annie has been a Broadway staple for a long time and we are delighted to have her on our show,” continues Marti Cummings from his home in New York.
Annie Golden is a Broadway veteran, appearing in Assassins, the original Broadway production of The Full Monty, Xanadu, and Hair (the film version and the 1977 revival). She was most recently seen in Violet, starring alongside Sutton Foster.
However, she is perhaps best known for her role as Norma Romano, the mute character on the hit Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. Her character’s breakthrough moment came at the end of season one when she sang.
This will be Golden’s first appearance on The Not-So-Late Show, a stage show that has become popular for its candid discussions and Cummings’ trademark charisma. “I am a great host because I say what I feel and try to relate and connect with the people in the room,” he explains.
Previous guests include Perez Hilton, Tony nominees Charles Busch and Rory O’Malley, Broadway’s Julie Murney, and star of TV, film and stage, Cheyenne Jackson.
In his interview with Jackson, the pair laughed over Rupaul’s Drag Race and its star Bianca Del Rio. Jackson also revealed secrets from the sets of Under the Candelabra with Michael Douglas, 30 Rock and Glee.
On Feb 28th, The Now-So-Late Show will welcome Broadway star Orfeh.
Following the format of tradition televised talk programs, the show includes non-celeb interview segments too. One such segment, titled “Name That Meat”, featured a blindfolded Marti trying to guess the meat in his mouth. In “3 Workouts for the Everyday Lady on the Go”, Marti demonstrated his workout routine.
Marti finishes each show with an elaborate staged number.
The Not-So-Late Show starring Marti Gould Cummings and featuring Michael Lamasa welcomes Orange Is The New Black star Annie Golden this Saturday, February 7th at 9:30pm. On Feb 28th, the show welcomes singer and Broadway star Orfeh. For more information, visit facebook.com/marti.g.cummings.