Watch: Ute Lemper To Stream Dietrich Homage with 'Rendezvous with Marlene'

Friday November 20, 2020

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When Marlene Dietrich phoned a young singer out of the blue, the icon stayed on the line for an unforgettable three hours. Thirty years later, Broadway and West End star Ute Lemper reveals all in her 5-star critically acclaimed show "Ute Lemper: Rendezvous With Marlene," a magical fusion of theatre and cinema, gorgeous music that will take you on an intense journey.

Following sold-out performances around the world, "Ute Lemper: Rendezvous With Marlene" will be now be streamed online after being filmed at Club Cumming in New York. Alan Cumming and Ute Lemper are producers.

"Ute Lemper: Rendezvous With Marlene" will be streamed online on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at 8:00 pm (EST) and Saturday, December 5, 2020, at 2:00 pm (EST). Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at this link.

Awarded the Moliére Award for her performance as Sally Bowles in "Cabaret" in Paris, Ute Lemper decided to write a postcard to legendary Hollywood icon Marlene Dietrich, who was also living in the French capital, to apologize for all the media attention that had hailed Ute as a new star and compared the youngster to the legendary icon.

It was 1988 and Ute was just at the beginning of her career while Marlene, then aged 89, looked back on a long, fulfilled life of movies, music, incredible collaborations, love stories and global stardom. Somehow Marlene managed to track her down and called her out of the blue.

For 35 years, Ute has been compared to Marlene and "Ute Lemper: Rendezvous With Marlene" is her personal homage to the legend. The show is a dialogue between Ute and Marlene, exploring Marlene's career and personal life from the beginning, in a timeline that eventually meets Ute's own with a continuation of their parallel stories. Ute sings Marlene's most beautiful songs and tells some captivating secrets of her life.

Six days before Ute's opening night playing the part of Lola in the 1992 'Blue Angel' production in Berlin — the role that had made Marlene a star in 1928 — Marlene Dietrich passed away in Paris. After her glamorous funeral in La Madeleine, Marlene finally came back to Berlin to be put to rest. Ute tells us Marlene's story, along with singing her fabulous songs from all the chapters of her life, from the Berlin cabaret years to her fabulous Burt Bacharach collaborations.

"'Ute Lemper: Rendezvous With Marlene' means a lot to me," says Ms. Lemper. "It is my personal homage to that great lady. There are many portraits of Marlene out there, but this one is coming from my heart. Audiences are in for an incredible story; history, fate, courage, style, politics, glamour and sex, talent and a huge career."

For more on Ute Lemper, visit her website.

As well as her social media accounts on Facebook,
Twitter and Instagram.

And watch videos on her YouTube site.

"Ute Lemper: Rendezvous With Marlene" will be stream online on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at 8:00 pm (EST) and Saturday, December 5, 2020, at 2:00 pm (EST). Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at this link.

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