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Angela Lansbury

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Happy Birthday Ignition: Let's All Bounce, Bounce, Bounce to R. Kelly's 11 Best Food Lyrics

    R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)" celebrated its 10th birthday yesterday (which means the crooner is probably giving the song a second look right about now -- sorry!). The tune was one of Kelly's best, and helped convince exhausted party-goers everywhere to hit the hotel lobby before going home. In hon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Angela Lansbury On Rupert Everett's Facelift

    Yes, Rupert Everett occasionally says some silly things--like his remarks about gay parenting, which exploded just the other day--but as I noted before, he's usually witty and quite observant. In his new memoir, Rupert talks about appearing in the Broadway revival of Blithe Spirit with Angela Lansb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Angela Lansbury Sensually Bumps Her Pelvis

    I think of Angela Lansbury as a lot of things--talented, charming, accomplished--but wildly sexual is not usually one of them. But below, thanks to the kids at All That Chat, are the highlights from an '80s video she did to promote sexuality after menopause. It was sort of the original Hope Spring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Who Got Snubbed By The Tony Nominations?

    Broadway's finest have been honored by the Tony nominating committee, the results announced just moments ago as theater folk all over town felt some real emotion for a change. Among the nominated are, well, approximately two thirds of the people I predicted yesterday. But more interestingly, who g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    My Tony Nomination Predictions!

    I've seen almost everything this season except Magic/Bird--which to me sounds like a wildlife puppet show, and it's quite possible that's what it is--and I'm ready to tell you who will definitely maybe probably almost get Tony nominated tomorrow morning. Here goes: BEST PLAY *Clybourne Park *Othe ... More >>

  • Theater

    April 11, 2012

    The Best Man: Political Party Animals

    It's presidential-campaign showbiz in a Gore Vidal revival

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2012

    Gore Vidal's The Best Man: My Review

    A couple of legends, some TV stars, a few Broadway types, and Giuliani's ex-wife -- all together in the original outing play. It's as mixed a bag as it sounds. It's the new production of The Best Man, which is as timely as ever, seeing as it's set at a convention where corruption and dirty politic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    The Song "Some People" Through The Years

    Surely you know the song "Some People" from the musical Gypsy. Oh, you're straight and under 50?

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    The Best Man's Amazing Cast Speaks

    Broadway.com​Gore Vidal's The Best Man is the chestnut about about the power machinations of various Presidential candidates, some of whom are willing to go farther than others when it comes to negative campaigning. (Sound familiar, news followers?) Well, the imminent Broadway revival is ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    "Dubbing Through The Decades" Video Expanded And Improved!

    I recently posted a YouTube video of clips showing who dubbed the singing voices for various screen icons so they could sound as hot as they looked. It was eye- and ear-opening, a vastly entertaining glimpse into Hollywood magic-making that you cineastes adored. Well, by popular demand, the person ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 17, 2011

    MID-DAY MAYHEM

    Murder, Agatha Christie wrote

  • Film

    June 15, 2011
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    May 11, 2011

    Summer Movie Guide 2011

    Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2010

    New York City's Top 5 Places That *Might* Be Haunted

    ​Yesterday, I had the brilliant idea to break an entry and take a look for myself inside one of the city's notoriously "haunted" places: Greenpoint Hospital. Opened in 1914, the 5-building hospital unit operated throughout the 1980's and was last utilized as a men's shelter. One building, in parti ... More >>

  • Theater

    August 4, 2010

    Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch Brighten the Starshine of A Little Night Music

    Stephen Sondheim devotees get a little more of what they've been missing

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Patti LuPone is the New Ethel Merman

    via PattiLuPone.net​In 1987's tap-happy revival of Anything Goes, Patti LuPone scored as Reno Sweeney, the role originated by big-lunged Ethel Merman in the 30s. In 2008, she picked up a Tony for playing Mama Rose, another Merman role, in a rousing retread of Gypsy. And now, she going to tak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    2010 Tonys: Nominations Announced, Big on Idiot Material

    ​The 2010 Tony nominations are out, and the yearly ceremony that becomes more and more designed to persuade people from anywhere but New York City to spend money on theater is soon to follow. The idea behind the Tonys is simply to get Broadway to appeal to the rest of America in a big, fancy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Debbie Reynolds Coming Back To Broadway?

    ​Yes, kids, Princess Leia's mother, Debbie Reynolds, is considering an offer to replace Angela Lansbury as Madame Armfeldt in the Broadway revival of A Little Night Music. Can the peppy, old-time movie star (and the original Jennifer Aniston, victim-wise) give good wheelchair action? Can she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    My Tony Nomination Predictions!

    ​In case you live for the nominations like I do (and by the way, they'll be announced tomorrow morning), here are my guesses. Disclaimer: I'm at a disadvantage. I actually saw the shows!

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Which Celebs Get The Most Stage Door Fans?

    ​The other night, I passed by the stage door for Promises, Promises and saw scads of people lined up to get autographs and photos of Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth after the show. Meanwhile, movie star Catherine Zeta-Jones (along with Angela Lansbury) pulls in throngs of stage door Johnnies ... More >>

  • Film

    March 2, 2010
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    December 15, 2009
  • Voice Choices

    November 17, 2009

    SEND IN THE CLOWNS

    You can't say Angie never tried

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Bea Arthur's Big, Brash Memorial

    ​The late Bea Arthur loved to eat hard boiled eggs with tabasco sauce, according to her Maude daughter Adrienne Barbeau at Bea's gala memorial yesterday. And that's absolutely perfect since Bea was a hard boiled egg with tabasco sauce!

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Lansbury Confirmed For A Little Night Music

    ​I know someone who's close to legendary Angela Lansbury, and he says that, though it may not have been officially announced yet, she is indeed doing the upcoming A Little Night Music revival with Catherine Zeta-Jones. And why shouldn't she? Roll out in a wheelchair, sing one wonderful song, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    The "Delicious" Bea Arthur Remembered

    Some of the biggest names in 1960s-80s showbiz were at the Majestic Theater today for the geriatric alternative to Fashion Week: a memorial to Bea Arthur, who passed away this April from cancer at the age of 86. Hundreds of theater and TV bigwigs shuffled their walkers into the rows for an "afternoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Who's Really a "Legend"?

    ​ The words "legend" and "icon" are thrown around so effortlessly these days at anyone who's accomplished what any ordinary person could achieve in a couple of New York minutes that I sometimes want to ask my legendary doorman if the iconic UPS man has arrived yet.

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Billy Elliot Takes 10 Tonys

    The Tony Awards producers did not take our suggestions, but the show still moved at a relatively brisk pace and had some nice moments, such as the acceptance of the Best Actor in a Musical Award by the three nice young men who alternate the lead in Billy Elliot; they were physically poised as you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Neil Patrick Harris Sings Cutely at the Tonys

    The 11 o'clock number from last night's Tony awards--done at 11:03--came when host Neil Patrick Harris belted a ditty that used the melodies from West Side Story and Guys and Dolls to sum up the night's zaniness with all new lyrics. At the after-party, Harris told me composers Marc Shaiman and Sco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    My Tony Predictions, World!

    Here's who's I say is going to win the Tony awards for Broadway excellence this Sunday. Then again, I'm at a disadvantage because I've actually seen the shows. I'm even a Tony voter! Best Play: God of Carnage Best Musical: Billy Elliot Best Actor: Geoffrey Rush, Exit The King Best Actress: Jane ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2009

    Quick Hits

    Some guy's leg and foot on the subway, via twitpic. We love Mary Louise Parker as much as anybody, maybe more, but find it hard to credit her claim that she was "goaded" into a nude scene in an (upcoming!) episode of Weeds and is "bitter" about it. She's, like, naked in everything. Here is a practic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    "Maine," by Michael Feingold and Jerry Herman

    (As is his wont, our theater critic Michael Feingold has written new lyrics to a show tune to honor the latest American state to get gay-married. Tune supplied in the Angela Lansbury 1983 revival footage above. Feel free to sing along! -- ed.) MAINE lyrics by Michael Feingold (with sincere apolo ... More >>

  • Theater

    March 25, 2009
  • Columns

    March 18, 2009

    Shocking Secret About Gay Porn Star!

    Agnès Varda, speeding at 80; Cowardly behavior

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    This Week in the Voice (Updated)

    Sure, forcing food down ducks' gullets sounds harsh, but Sarah DiGregorio held her nose and went to a New York foie gras farm -- and reports that it wasn't so bad. "I don't think it's OK to cut the fin off a shark and throw it back into the water," she says. "If I had seen with my own eyes that Huds ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 18, 2009

    "Come Back Mickey Rourke!" Cries His Friend

    Recession update: Cheapo bashes; home alone with Altoids.

  • Voice Choices

    February 18, 2009

    LAUGH TRACK NOT INCLUDED

    Funniest Home Videos got nothing on these guys

  • Voice Choices

    February 11, 2009

    IN GOOD SPIRITS

    Hottie Angela Lansbury is back on Broadway

  • Voice Choices

    May 27, 2008
  • Voice Choices

    May 27, 2008

    THE COCKETTE INVASION

    Fleet Week for fags

  • Columns

    December 11, 2007

    I Am Legend Star: I Am Straight!

    Wynonna's backwoods backstory (and other therapy issues)

  • Theater

    July 17, 2007

    Mothers and Other Animals

    Gypsy is younger than ever, but LuPone's Madam Rose is the maddest yet

  • Theater

    May 15, 2007
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    May 15, 2007
  • Columns

    May 15, 2007

    Tonys, Tonys, Tonys

    The picks of the litter. In other business: Travolta's not exactly Divine, is he?

  • Columns

    May 1, 2007

    Cutting Remarks

    Vagina dialogues, wildly theatrical theatrics, and some of zee most outrageous zings you've heard

  • Film

    January 17, 2006
  • News

    June 22, 2004

    Wonder When You'll Miss Me

    Defending Bill Clinton's My Life

  • Columns

    May 23, 2000
  • News

    December 1, 1998

    That Girl

    New York Senator Hillary Clinton?

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