Upon arriving at the Highline Hotel for Cynthia Rowley's presentation on Saturday evening, we were handed a program covered in images of her inspirations for spring. There were colorful leis, tulips, crashing waves, a dog wearing a pineapple on its head, and, the most curious of all, Luke Wilson as ... More >>
Last night at the Cutting Room, Cynthia Nixon and Alan Cumming hosted a rousing event for mayoral wannabe Bill de Blasio, whose liberal stance and "We want our city back!" slogan have become pretty irresistible in the face of our Mary Poppins state. In fact, I appeared in a skit with Unitard's Nora ... More >>
Holland Taylor as Ann Richards. Alan Cumming as Macbeth. Bette Midler as Sue Mengers. Fiona Shaw as the Virgin Mary. Why such an avalanche of solo outings on Broadway (though to be fair, Cumming has two medical workers watching him and occasionally murmuring something)? Easy: The economy! There's ... More >>
Start shining the Tony award for Cicely Tyson, who's just plain wonderful in The Trip To Bountiful, Horton Foote's play about an older lady who wants to return to the Texas town of her youth, remembering it as a place of fertility and goodness. The 1985 movie had a heartbreaking Geraldine Page per ... More >>
This week's column takes you to the opening night of The Nance, about a gay burlesque star in the '30s and his various moral dilemmas. And among other things, the play furthers this as the year of the Broadway stud. I wrote about this earlier, when I ran photos of various nude or semi-nude guys par ... More >>
Alan Cumming Brings Solo Sound and Fury to Broadway
Alan Cumming Plays everyone in Macbeth
Last year in Cherry Grove, Daniel Nardicio presented Alan Cumming and special guest Liza Minnelli in concert, and it became the buzzy event of the whole gay summer. Those two were pretty delectable together. (And there was that Cabaret connection, so seeing them do a cabaret act made "duh" kind of ... More >>
The good hubby
A travesty's travesty
I just caught up with radioactively original Alan Cumming for the new column, and he told me that he and his husband Grant Shaffer have an old-school, traditional relationship that helps ground them. "We have a non Grindr clause," he joked when I asked. Alan's a good match with some other people t ... More >>
Well, I have it coming, so I'm going to use it and simply relax by spending the week going to movies, plays, and nightclubs--basically, all the things I always do! But there won't be a blog this week.
This past summer, Liza Minnelli made a sensation by appearing as a guest star for Alan Cumming at a couple of shows at Cherry Grove's Ice Palace, produced by Daniel Nardicio. The gays of a certain age hadn't been so stimulated since Liza's mama played Carnegie Hall. And that wasn't the last excite ... More >>
Fire Island is a land of high culture where all the cognoscenti indulge in tony pursuits like underwear parties and cabaret concerts--thank God! And here's proof--some feisty images from Daniel Nardicio's underwear bash at the Ice Palace (which I hosted), plus a fully clothed shot from Nardicio's p ... More >>
She was there! Onstage! At the Ice Palace in Cherry Grove, Fire Island, as presented by Daniel Nardicio (above photo, yellow shirt)! Doing two shows! And I hear she got a nice week in Fire Island with her friends, so it was a lovely experience all around. But let's start at the top. On Fri ... More >>
While performing with Liza Minnelli in Cherry Grove the other night, The Good Wife's Alan Cumming proved he has a very good husband. He told the crowd about the time he innocently hung out with pop star Mika and found that paparazzi swarmed the car they were in, obviously up to no good.
Tom Judson was a singer/songwriter. Then he appeared in Chicago on Broadway. Then he was gay porn star Gus Mattox. Now he's a singer/songwriter again. And whatever he is, he's as talented as his good looks are chiseled. Opening the HOT! Festival at Dixon Place the other night, Judson accomp ... More >>
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown's in town, and she's not one of them.
CLICK HERE for my new column in which Courtney Love tells me that she wants to get out of "movie prison" just like Robert Downey, Jr did. Anyone have the keys? Also in the column:
Trying on makeup in order to make out of trafficking
Klaus Nomi was an eccentric fellow from Germany via outer space who wore black butterfly lips and new wave outfits and sang operatic arias in a piercing falsetto that could smash your cocktail glass. He was quite the downtown sensation in the '70s and early '80s--there was even a SNL appeara ... More >>
E.V. Grieve alerts us to this one: Signs are now posted on 7th Street and Avenue A warning residents that their cars will be towed if they're not moved by 10 p.m. Wednesday evening, because come Thursday morning, a Smurfy good time will ensue!
This week is the Voice's Best of NYC issue, our annual opportunity to bestow arbitrary awards like Easiest Place to Score Free Gay Drinks and Least Embarrassing Place to Belt Out a Show Tune. In turn, we asked a few of our favorite New Yorkers to name their favorite local things. by Maro HagopianA ... More >>
L.A. is clearly the world's epicenter of celebrity spotting, a land of relentless visions of real-life make believe. In fact, the second you disembark from the plane, you're generally accosted by all manner of biggies, has-beens, wannabes, waiters with screenplays, and starlets running from t ... More >>
I was at the amfAR "Honoring With Pride" gala at the Edison Ballroom last night, and in between the wild acceptance speeches (like Lady Bunny's zanily potty-mouthed one) and the wacky auction (where Patricia Field rushed the stage to say she was bidding on the trip to Alaska for 10 because "I've alw ... More >>
Does the Claywoman exist? Perhaps Amy Poehler knows.
Cocktails with Black Watch and Bacchae director
Prepare to be seduced by Alan Cumming
Great casting may make this one soar
Here's banking on Larry Tee's new gay Saturday bash
Puckish actor jerks off on celebrity perfumes
The guy is such an omnipresent party presence that his name Alan Cumming even sounds like an R.S.V.P.