You know him as Gil Chesterton on Frasier, an Obie-winner from Jeffrey, a Broadway scene-stealer in The Drowsy Chaperone and Curtains, and from so many other credits. He's witty, wise, and a snappy dresser. And he's doing a live cabaret show which sounds like a must-see for urbane New Yorkers and ... More >>
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No, not as a musical, thereby depriving us of such surefire show stoppers as "The Devil Made Me Do It," "Soup For Two," and "Demon That Got Away". It will be a straight play, which seems to be following in the Carrie tradition of making a horror classic more tasteful for the new age. The Carrie mu ... More >>
And they're thanks to R. Couri Hay, the publicist/writer who was in the thick of it all back then and who has lived to pass on his photos (and memories) about it. Couri has written a novel about NYC's golden years called Secret Lives, recalling a time of less self-consciousness, more fun, and even ... More >>
Darren Criss is attracting screaming Gleeks to How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and they're filling the seats once occupied by screaming Potterphiles. Which brings to mind the topic of Broadway replacements and how they fare in light of all the hoopla generated by the original star ... More >>
I always assumed I was the only Italian-American only child in creation -- those people tend to procreate a lot -- but it turns out Al Pacino is one, too! I'm not alone! And I did a little research (and glanced at Us magazine) and found some other famous folk who have gone through life without sib ... More >>
Musto's verdict on the retooled musical
I'm the documentary king, having appeared in docs about bisexuality, Paris Hilton, The Boys in the Band, Charles Bush, Jackie Curtis, the Gramercy Hotel, Jack Wrangler, the Roxy, Squeezebox, Michael Lucas, Kiki & Herb, Divine, Vito Russo, Michael Alig, Bert Stern, Quentin Crisp, Joey Arias, F ... More >>
I dance, I chat with Brooke Shields, I learn about female private parts
Or at least semi-naked, as in the splashy hotel pool party that's just come back, according to this week's column. CLICK HERE for the link. Come on, this place is the best dive in town, ba dum pum. I also generously divulge other ways to throw a worthwhile event in the year of the comeback ... More >>
Before Carrie Bradshaw's ballerina skirt and Blair Waldorf's slutty/Stepford Wives silk blouses, there were Punky Brewster's ripped "boyfriend" jeans. In honor of the Metropolitan Museum's "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity," which explores the style evolution of American women ... More >>
Party Animals, Robert Hofler's excellent new book about flamboyant '70s producer Alan Carr, is chock full of info and insights. Grab a copy and you'll learn how: *Bette Midler refused to be an Oscar presenter after not getting nominated for "her over-the-top performance" in Beaches *Novice ... More >>
Plus, which Tiger Woods mistress is trailer-ier?
CLICK HERE, read my new column, and find out which famous hottie Sir Ian McKellen eyelash-battingly said that to last week in public! Not quite as butchly, I also dive into:
You read it here first! (Whatever it is.)
Tina Fey (pictured) reveals that she "couldn't give it away" -- meaning her virginity -- when she was a young lass, prompting respected journalistic organization ABC News to run a slide show of "Stars' Sexperiences." You would imagine these Sexperiences would be calculated to include simila ... More >>
So I'm finally through with Mackenzie Phillips's book, which got a little dull when she cleaned up, and I'm now on to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's The Michael Jackson Tapes, in which the self-promoting spiritual authority lays out his transcribed 2000-2001 conversations with the noseless king of p ... More >>
In honor of 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, we've invited SOTC buddies and pop savants Sean Fennessey and Ryan Dombal to lend a certain wisdom and perspective to these sure-to-be completely dignified proceedings. Gentleman? John Shearer 9:00pm Sean: We're coming to you live from one or two or ... More >>
We're more accustomed to 50-minute sets and cannot really stick around for We Are The World, Heal the World, Give the World a Nice Hug, and whatever other treacle is in store. And we can't stand mourning no matter how splendidly staged. But we must give props to local statesman Reverend Al ("There ... More >>
The Michael Jackson all-star memorial concert at the Staples Center was so riveting I expected Michael to pop out of the shiny, silver coffin and do one last moonwalk. Janet and LaToya really turned it out fashionwise (and dignity-wise); old-time Motown legends like Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder, and S ... More >>
The Costume Institute's latest exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum is "The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion," sponsored by Marc Jacobs. The outlandish exhibition captures the evolution of fashion models from the last half of the 20th century while also delving into fashion photography, clothing, and ... More >>
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