Carol Channing

  • Theater

    May 21, 2014
  • Film

    May 15, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    I Found Out What Carol Channing's Fire Island Act Will Consist Of

    Promoter Daniel Nardicio is once again presenting a series of acts at Cherry Grove's Ice Palace this summer, and one of the more eye-popping of the bunch involves Justin Vivian Bond and Broadway legend Carol Channing as bosom buddies. And what will Carol do, pray tell, at the August 24th happening? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Three Amazingly Titled Projects I Must Do Immediately

    Paper mag's Mickey Boardman and I have come up with three can't-lose works that are so flawlessly titled they should immediately get mounted like dogs in heat. Here they are: *Guy and Dahl. A two-person show starring glam rocker Miss Guy and author Tessa Dahl. I don't even care what they do, I jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Baayork Lee Is Presenting An All-Asian Version of Hello, Dolly!

    One of the integral people from the original A Chorus Line, Baayork Lee is doing Hello, Dolly! with an all-Asian cast, for the National Asian Artists Project Says the release: "With a cast of 20 of some of NY's most talented Asian-American actors, this is an important step in opportunities for Asia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Guess Who's Going To Play Fire Island This Summer?

    I'm hearing that stars who'll be gracing Cherry Grove's Ice Palace with performances this summer will include... Chita Rivera Margaret Cho John Waters

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    The Ultimate Gay YouTube Collection

    You don't have to be gay to enjoy the staggeringly entertaining and wildly campy clips I've compiled for you, but it helps. Simply click on the links and you'll see: Joan Crawford/Cyd Charisse, "Two Faced Woman" (narrated by Debbie Reynolds, of course). This defies description. Must be seen to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    The Time Mary Martin Got Taxi Signals Onstage

    The late James Kirkwood's 1986 play Legends!--about two feuding old movie stars who are comically reunited--developed its own legend thanks to a mass of on-the-road problems, including the contrasting antics of its stars, the passive-aggressive Mary Martin and the just plain aggressive Carol Channin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    The Five Worst Kinds Of Broadway Board Commenters

    Something about proximity to the theater world--or wanting proximity to it--makes people extra crazy and dramatic sometimes. Here are the five most Tony-deserving types of annoyances that lurk on the show boards that I happen to spend half my life on: (5) The ones who respond to a long, involved ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Dallas Is Back With The Same People! What Next?

    The oil-drilling prime-time soap Dallas has been resurrected by TNT, which is using some of the original cast members--like Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, and Linda Gray--to reprise their iconic roles. And I think it's great! After all, no one complained when Yul Brynner did The King and I one more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Scandalous Gossip From Show Biz's Gay Heyday

    I got these tidbits from a Tony nominated actor who knew Scotty Bowers, the pimp/hustler/whatever who serviced the appetites of many a Hollywood icon back in the glory (hole) days: *Scotty once took his schlong out at a gay party and laid it out on the bar like an aperitif. He also made a big show ... More >>

  • Film

    February 1, 2012
  • Theater

    June 22, 2011

    Alice Playten (1947–2011)

    Remembering the veteran New York actress

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Carol Channing Mistaken For a Drag Queen!

    ​At the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, I caught Dori Berinstein's Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, a loving look at the saucer-eyed Broadway star's legend. I already wrote about a Tony winner being evicted from the room. But now let me tell you a couple of highlights from the movie itself ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2011

    Tony Winner Thrown Out Of Carol Channing Screening!

    ​As the lights were going down for tonight's Tribeca Film Festival screening of the doc Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, the entire theater heard a woman screaming "Security! Security! Come here!" Had a drag queen choked on an eyelash? Two burly guards who had been standing in the aisle wat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Have Any Famous Friends on Facebook?

    ​ Part of the fun of having all those faux-friendships on Facebook is that you can constantly tell people stuff like, "My friend Rihanna said..." Naturally, you don't add that you've never actually met the woman! So here's my query: Do you have any famous FB friends, and did you go after th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Carol Channing Wows 'Em at Gypsy of the Year

    ​She's still got it. Ninety-year-old Carol Channing was a wow at yesterday's Gypsy of the Year benefit, an all-star, multi-show revue which raises massive funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS. The event started with no fewer than 16 chorus boys dancing up a storm while singing a tribut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    How Do You Eat A Chipotle Burrito?

    ​I like Chipotle. (Or as some crazies call it, Capote.) It's fairly quick--except for crush hours--and reasonably priced, and the stuff they throw into your burrito looks pretty fresh. And you get to personally choose that stuff anyway, from tomatoes and salsa to Carol Channing's personal fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Cuisine Report: A Flea Grows in Brooklyn

    ​My old borough has gotten so uber-trendy that the Brooklyn Kitchen in Williambsburg is serving five-course meals consisting of nouvelle insects for only $85. The very pests that you swat away from your face in disgust are suddenly in your face for top dollar and big prestige, washed down wit ... More >>

  • Film

    August 4, 2010
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    May 17, 2010

    Free Porn at Gawker Party!

    ​At the birthday party for Gawker's Brian Moylan last Friday night at the Alphabetland club 40C, I could have sworn the birthday boy said, "There's corn on all the tables. Take as much as you want!" I was beside myself because, like inevitable SNL host Carol Channing, I happen to adore corn, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    When Stars Don't Get The Movie Version

    ​Supposedly there will be a movie made of the Broadway show Memphis, and I bet they don't use the stage cast. They hardly ever do! And I wish they would! Remember when they made a movie of Doubt two years ago and Cherry Jones didn't get the part?

  • Columns

    February 23, 2010

    Transsexual Lesbian Takes Hollywood!

    Prodigal Sons director Kimberly Reed fills me in.

  • Columns

    January 5, 2010

    Oscar Winner Turned Away From Gay Beer Hall!

    Academy Awards heads-up: Basterds and biopsies.

  • Voice Choices

    December 22, 2009


    Get comfortable with David Greenspan

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    October 22, 2009

    If Queen Latifah Married Samantha Bee...

    ​...she'd be Queen Bee! Yes, it's time for THAT fun little parlor game again, the one where you marry off two celebs that would make for a felicitously wacky new name. And so--with respects to my colleague Cindy Adams, who's perfected this sort of thing:

  • Columns

    September 29, 2009

    Gay Celebs Descend on Atlantic City!

    Out and about, and then back here to walk in Nancy Sinatra's boots.

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Celebrity Bathroom Stories

    ​Yes, even celebrities have to go to the toilet now and then, and proof of that is the fact that there are tons of famous stories about their wacky antics when they're in there. Well, two famous stories. And they're totally apocryphal.

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Some Wonderful, Old, Gay Gossip

    At the Tribeca Film Festival last week, I met one of my icons, Mart Crowley, who wrote The Boys in the Band, the landmark 1960s play about a bunch of East Side gays having a party that leads to fight, tears, and line dances. I pop up in a documentary about the importance of that work (It's called Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Vodka Stinger's Top Five Broadway Videos

    My favorite bar, as you know, is the lovely Pieces over on Christopher Street, and my bestest night there is Wednesday, when after the drunks play a weekly game of Win, Lose, or Draw!, glittery drag VJ Vodka Stinger lavishes them with Broadway-related videos both familiar and obscure, but ALL essent ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 24, 2008

    Mario Lopez's Underwear Dis

    Chattin' with Loretta Lynn and John Leguizamo; Carol Burnett in action; adventures of Nick Adams

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2008

    Skipper'll Never Go Away Again: Carol Channing In Concert

    Before the parade passes by, you'd better catch Carol Channing in Concert Starring Richard Skipper, who's well known for ebulliently capturing the sibilant, wide-eyed wonder of one of Broadway's platinum treasures. (Wings Theatre at 154 Christopher Street, through February 16). Rather than ask Harry ... More >>

  • Music

    May 29, 2007

    File Under "Shows"

    Recalling jazz's brief, obscure, but occasionally revelatory love affair with Broadway

  • Music

    June 6, 2006

    Forbidden Broadway

    Harry Connick Jr. has the Sinatra quality musical comedy needs

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    October 11, 2005
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    May 10, 2005
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    June 15, 2004
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    November 11, 2003
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    August 12, 2003

    Noise of the Change

    David Greenspan's Solo The Myopia Travels From Jewish Rapunzel to Warren G. Harding

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    August 5, 2003
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    July 29, 2003
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    March 25, 2003
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    November 5, 2002
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    May 15, 2001

    Device Squads

    Currently on View: Puppets, Politics, Pianologue, and Peonage

  • Film

    October 31, 2000
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    May 2, 2000
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    August 31, 1999