I mean he’ll blow you away!
You see, performer extraordinaire Joey Arias — who has channeled Billie Holiday, co-starred with puppets, and even played Vegas — is headlining Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street) on Thursday, April 21, at 8, and he aims to please.
While he preps the gardenia for his inevitable triumph, I cornered Joey for some inside juice:
Me: Hi, Joey. What does playing Town Hall mean to you?
Joey: Town Hall means History! It’s a statement that marks an artist’s work for their contribution to their life’s work. I hope there’s a podium and wooden hammer. Order in its highest degree!
Me: Will you miss being onstage with puppets?
Joey: I’ve missed working with puppets since Arias With a Twist. I fell right into that world Basil has created. But I promise that some people will be treated like puppets. Just find the string…I hope it’s not that time of the month!
Me: Speaking of menstrual pain, how much Billie Holiday will you serve?
Joey: I always serve some Billie, but I have channeled her so much that we’re one now! Now it’s safe to grow from there…but you always have to return to your roots. By the way, I need a touch up! Stephan Knoll, where are you?
Me: He’s doing my pubes. By the way, will you blow the audience after the show?
Joey: If Mr. Manfred Thierry Mugler is art-directing the show, it could be a surprise…LOL. But the next one he’s directing is cumming. It’s called Z Chromosome. If someone has the BALLS to get up there…I could make it performance art. I think Town Hall needs a little wake-up call. Like I always said, FROM BATHROOMS TO BROADWAY. Everyone will get Blow that night for sure! One night only! LOL.”