Martha Graham Cracker to Make Her Franky Bradley’s Debut
Martha Graham Cracker fans, get ready to get your fill of the city’s hairiest drag queen. The leggy chanteuse is performing all over the place this week—including a debut in the newly opened cabaret lounge at Franky Bradley’s—before she jets off to Louisville, Kentucky for a month with Pig Iron Theatre Company.
If you only choose one Martha show to see this week, I’d opt for her gig at Franky Bradley’s. The restaurant in the same building that used to house Sisters just opened its upper-level cabaret lounge, and this will be Martha’s first performance there. Think of it as a kind of christening. She’ll be joined by her band, Andrew Nelson (bass), Victor Fiorillo (keyboards), Ned Sonstein (drums), and Rich Hill (guitar). And for an extra treat, out WXPN host and 2015 Best of Philly winner for best DJ, Robert Drake will spin ’80s rock classics at the after-party. Lots of different types of music, lots of dancing, and lots of gay. I’d say that’s a win, win, win. The show begins at 9 pm, with doors at 8. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the night of the show. You can purchase those here.
The next night, on Sunday March 1st, Martha’s heading to her monthly home stage at L’Etage for a special end-of-the-week performance with Johnny Showcase and Rumi Kitchen. This will be Martha’s only performance in Philadelphia in March, so don’t miss it. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are a discounted $15 if you get then in advance here. There will also be a limited number of tickets at the door the night of the show for $20.