By RJ McKay

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Bearded Ladies Cabaret group and Opera Philadelphia are collaborating on ANDY: A Popera.

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John Jarboe, director and librettist of ANDY, gives a brief overview:

“We’re telling the story of a little boy who becomes a brand. The journey of a man to a phenomenon. This is not a biopic. You don’t need to look it up on Wikipedia. You’re just going to come and be part of the story Warhol now.”

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John says the idea got started through“The Bearded Ladies, which is a queer experimental cabaret in Philadelphia, has been wanting to do a Warhol piece for a long time. David Devan from Opera Philadelphia and I decided to do it together. So, this is an unprecedented collaboration between a cabaret company and an opera company.”

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