At The Mystery of Edwin Drood, melodrama meets shtick meets interaction, as Charles Dickens' last novel--which he died before finishing--gets completed by audience members picking the killer of orphan Drood. It's basically Victorian literature meets American Idol--quite an appealing mix, as it turn ... More >>
And I only missed it because I had an even better invite that night, to see Liza get a special honor from Chita. But here's the email, which I just relocated in my files, and which sounds like a winner: "Seriously, what can be more gossip-worthy than a fabulously wealthy, beautiful, social diva m ... More >>
The high point of last night's Astaire Awards for Broadway/film dancing had Liza Minnelli winning the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award amidst a sea of applauding Fosse hands. "She's a standup, knockaround broad," said Tony Danza by way of tribute. "She goes for the kill and always comes bac ... More >>
Nightlife pickin's so slim that I even went to a museum.
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Plus, singer-dancer Chita Rivera, drag queen Linda Simpson, and "Boys Gone Wild" at Mr. Black
You know the old spiel about how there was no gay visibility on TV until Will and Grace, blah blah blah? Well, that's just so much gay horseshit. Check out this 1968 clip from the variety show The Hollywood Palace with Broadway legend Chita Rivera singing "He's so pretty for me" while backed by a sw ... More >>
So many starlets in the sky, plus a sprinkling of comic-book characters
Stopping, looking, and glistening at the Maria Felix bash; wondering what colors Michael Moore will paint on his rainbow.
Chita Rivera has a vivid presence, but her material all seems to be in the past tense