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At Parker Playhouse: Puddles needs to be loved, just like everybody else does

At Parker Playhouse: Puddles needs to be loved, just like everybody else does

Nearly 7 feet tall, the gloomy, grease-painted Pagliacci who stars in “Puddles Pity Party,” is known for two things. First, he does not speak, communicating with a shrug, a bend of an eyebrow and a sorrowful gaze. But there is also his singing voice, a volcanic baritone that seems to rise from the depths of his entire clown-shoed body as he offers unique mashups of music by David Bowie and Johnny Cash, Pink Floyd and the Pixies, Nat King Cole and Idina Menzel.

Puddles became an overnight water-cooler sensation during the most recent season of “American’s Got Talent” with a remarkable version of Sia’s “Chandelier,” a performance that has led to a national tour stopping on Sunday,...

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