Annie Get Your Gun

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Liza's The One Who Made Cabaret Much Gayer

    Last night, Warner Brothers Home Entertainment and TCM presented an amazing 40th anniversary restoration of Cabaret at the Ziegfeld--where it originally premiered--and every gay of a certain age was there, and then some. The film held up beautifully in all its dark commentary, brilliant staging, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Live: Squeeze Turn Lemons Into Lemonade At The NYCB Theater

    Squeeze / The B-52's NYCB Theater at Westbury Sunday, July 15 Better than: Writing in a diary. Last night the British pop band Squeeze took the slowly rotating stage at Long Island's NYCB Theater at Westbury (a.k.a. Westbury Music Fair) to their debut single "Take Me I'm Yours," a grand proclamat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Ernest Borgnine's Weirdest Movie

    No, it wasn't Marty, From Here To Eternity, or even Johnny Guitar. It was a wacky little 1972 alleged comedy called Bunny O'Hare, in which he and Bette Davis were a plumber and a widow who dressed up as hippies and robbed banks, funkily escaping on a motorcycle. Those two old coots were no threat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    The 10 Best Theater Duets In History

    I just performed a little conversational duet with myself and picked the best of the musical twosomes. We both agreed that these are the finest: (10) "Bosom Buddies" from Mame Such a zippy campfest between two drag queens! I mean two women! The fun of this Jerry Herman number is that in pretendi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    In Praise Of Dinner Theater

    I used to look down on dinner theater in my uptight city slicker way, but nowadays I'm givin' in! After all, it brings stagecraft to the midland masses, and to coerce them to come and enjoy a show, it provides dinner too. And the food serving stops well before showtime, so the performers aren't hi ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 1, 2012
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    April 21, 2009

    Live: The Ingenious Maude Maggart at the Oak Room

    Here we have Maude soundtracking a Stephen Colbert tribute video, and why not. Maude Maggart, who recently opened a five-week run at the Oak Room, has a sweet and pretty voice, but this is at most a secondary attraction. There are plenty of singers in New York clubs who can out-sing her, but none w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Will Ferrell is Broadway Bound

    Click here--NOW--and read my gut-wrenchingly hilarious interview with Will Ferrell, who has brought his impersonation of Dubya to Broadway, paving the way for the inevitable production of Annie Get Your Gun starring Tina Fey as Sarah Palin. After that, can Step Brothers The Musical be far behind?