WHO: Leslie Jordan
WHAT: One-Night-Only Special Performance of "Leslie Jordan's Church Revival"
WHEN: Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Weisfeld Center, 1508 Cadiz St., Dallas, TX 75201
WHY: Benefit for Legacy Counseling Center
TICKETS: $25 - $100 and available for purchase at http://www.legacycounseling.org or by calling 214.520.6308, ext. 1
Raised a Southern Baptist in a highly conservative, deeply religious atmosphere, Jordan became famous for his diminutive yet boisterous characters in such television shows as "Sordid Lives," "Boston Legal," "Reba" and "Will & Grace," where he won an Emmy for his delicious portrayal of Beverley Leslie, the arch-nemesis of Megan Mullally's Karen Walker. This past year Jordan appeared as the foul-mouthed newspaper editor Mr. Blackly in the wildly popular movie, "The Help," which also starred Emma Stone, Sissy Spacek and Bryce Dallas Howard. Jordan also recently guest starred on several episodes of ABC's "Desperate Housewives."
On stage Jordan won rave reviews and received an Ovation Reward for his role in "Southern Baptist Sissies," a play about the struggles of gay men coming out in the Bible Belt. "The problem with all us boys is that we equate God with religion," Jordan once said. "I still struggle. I do lash out at what I perceive as God, but it's really the bastardization of God by these people who hide behind their church, their book."
Dallas Actor-Comedian Paul J. Williams returns to host the event as his comic alter ego, Sister Helen Holy, accompanied by church organist Brother Steven Couch, in the Sara Ellen & Samuel Weisfeld Center, the beautifully restored 600-seat hall of the former First Church of Christ, Scientist.
Tickets for Leslie Jordan's Church Revival are available for purchase online at legacycounseling.org and range from $25 to $100. All proceeds benefit Legacy Counseling Center.
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Legacy Counseling Center provides individual and group therapy to HIV-positive people and their families. Legacy also operates Founders Cottage, a seven-bedroom house that provides 24-hour care for critically ill AIDS patients in a home-like setting.