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Ana Gasteyer today announced the “Sugar & Booze Live 2021” tour, which will kick off November 30th at Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center in Erie, PA and make six more stops in cities across the mid-west before wrapping with two nights in New York, NY at (Le) Poisson Rouge on December 14th and 15th. The multi-city holiday tour will feature material from Gasteyer’s critically acclaimed holiday album, Sugar & Booze, a collection of festive seasonal songs offering a swinging nod to the vintage holidays of yore with a modern touch and plenty of style. Tickets in select cities available now. Full routing and ticket information is available HERE.
Produced by New York’s Downtown nightclub supernova Julian Fleisher, Sugar & Booze features original songs written by Gasteyer, such as the modern nostalgic title track “Sugar & Booze” and the cheeky, woke original song with a retro-Cuban beat, “Secret Santa” featuring Maya Rudolph. In addition, the album features such classics like “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Let it Snow.”
Sugar & Booze received widespread praise from critics upon its release with BILLBOARD calling the LP “an uproarious homage to Christmas albums of old,” while BUST declared “Sugar And Booze Is As Jolly As It Is Naughty.” PEOPLE said the album “promises to bring vintage holiday cheer with a modern touch,” while the AV Club called it “delightful” and Refinery29 encouraged those “[who have] always been part of a Bing Crosby and Judy Garland family around the holidays [to] slip this one into the mix.”
Upcoming, Gasteyer teamed up with fellow SNL alum Rachel Dratch to write, executive produce and star in A CLÜSTERFÜNKE CHRISTMAS. A celebratory parody of the traditional TV holiday romance that follows Holly (Lovell), a go-getter real estate exec from New York City who heads to a small town to buy the quaint Clüsterfünke Inn and transform it into a mega-resort. First, she must convince the inn’s spinster owners (Gasteyer and Dratch) to make the sale. But before she can, she meets their nephew Frank (Jackson), a hot hunk of smoldering woodsman. Will she go back to her fast-paced city life, or will she fall in love with Frank and find the spirit of Christmas? What will she do? What. Will. She. Do… A Clüsterfünke Christmas is a festive cocktail of holiday movie tropes, dripping with sappy syrup and a twist of sexy lumberjack! The film will premiere on Comedy Central on December 4th.
In addition to her celebrated work as a television actor and on SNL, Gasteyer is a trained singer who has starred in multiple Broadway and televised musicals, including as Elphaba in Wicked in both the Broadway and Chicago productions (earning a Jefferson Award Nomination for her performance in the latter). In 2017, Gasteyer starred in FOX’s A Christmas Story Live!, inspired by the holiday classic feature. In the expanded role of “Mrs. Schwartz”, Gasteyer belted out the Emmy Award nominated song “In The Market For A Miracle” which was created for her by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Sugar & Booze Live 2021 Tour Dates:
11.30.2021 at Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center / Erie, PA
12.03.2021 at SPACE / Evanston, IL
12.05.2021 at Midwest Trust Center / Overland Park, KS
12.08.2021 at Memorial Hall / Cincinnati, OH
12.09.2021 at Cabaret at the Commons / Columbus, IN
12.10.2021 at PAC @ Centre College / Danville, KY
12.11.2021 at The Cabaret / Indianapolis, IN
12.12.2021 at The Cabaret / Indianapolis, IN
12.14.2021 at (Le) Poisson Rouge / New York, NY
12.15.2021 at (Le) Poisson Rouge / New York, NY