50 years in 50 weeks: Marga Gomez' 2018 new year

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Tuesday March 1, 2022
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50 years in 50 weeks: Marga Gomez' 2018 new year

When Marga Gomez' Latin Standards premiered at the Brava Theater Center in January 2018, not only did she do an interview with Sari Staver for our January 11 issue, Gomez also enjoyed a half-page spread in The New York Times' Arts & Leisure section when her solo show premiered at The Public Theatre in downtown Manhattan in 2017.

The show, a tribute to Gomez's father, a singer who performed in New York in the 1950s and '60s, inaugurated the then-new intimate 80-seat cabaret room at Brava.

While Gomez claimed in our interview that this would be her last solo show, other than a return to stand-up comedy, the decades-long local favorite performer recently restaged her "queer Cuban comedy drama" Spanking Machine for live and online-streaming audiences.

The 2018 article concludes, 'As far as being a celebrity goes, Gomez admits she's occasionally recognized in places like Whole Foods and Bi-Rite, where she usually shops. Depending on the day, "I'm sometimes happy to be recognized. "But mostly," she said, "I'm a celebrity mainly in my own mind."


Watch Spanking Machine on the Latina Stream Queens YouTube channel.

Read the 2018 interview at


Read the full issue at


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