NEW YORK — Across the country as people react in stunned disbelief after receiving news of the untimely passing of “The King of Pop” Michael Jackson, the eclectic cast of the Sunday Show have vowed to gather their strength, faith and courage: after all, the show must go on. The highly-anticipated performance, scheduled to take place June 28th at 10pm at The Slipper Room (167 Orchard Street) in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, will likely pay tribute to “Jacko” in addition to the production’s June performance theme of Coney Island, Gay Pride and the “Rites of Summer”. The Sunday Show takes place the last Sunday of every month through August.
In an official statement, The Sunday Show’s creator Kiki Valentine admires that Jackson remained in touch with his inner child despite a difficult childhood of his own, saying, “In the spirit of places like Coney Island, Neverland Ranch and circuses around the globe throughout history, Michael reminded us of the importance of the preservation of our youth and the joy, wonder and amazement that can be a part of our everyday lives through art, music and dance. Outside of the fantasy, vulnerability, scandal and life ‘under the microscope’ we must inadvertently commit to when opening ourselves up to share our ideas, dreams and talent with the public as artists, Michael Jackson lived an extraordinary life. His legendary career spanning four decades touched the lives of millions the world over through music, charitable acts and love. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and fans who love and will miss him.” Cast member Queen LaQueefa demonstrated a memorable tribute to Jackson in the show’s April installation but could not be immediately reached for comment.