I love late-'60's swinging Broadway flop musicals about cheating, so I was excited to hear that The Fig Leaves Are Falling--with a book and lyrics by Allan Sherman ("Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh") and music by Tony Award winner Albert Hague (Redhead, Plain and Fancy)--was coming back.
The show was or ... More >>
I'm basically bowing and scraping before your fabulous feet and saying "I'm so sorry".
And why am I apologizing? Because I'm old!
I've been around.
I've seen revivals upon revivals upon revivals of the shows you're currently reviving.
In fact, I even saw the originals!
So I'm always writing stu ... More >>
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 >>
Little Orphan Annie's adventures charmed America as a comic strip from 1924 all the way to 2010, thanks to curly hair, undrenchable optimism, and catchy expressions like "Leapin' lizards."
Decades after the character's inception, Annie the musical brightened a bleak time in the '70s with its own cu ... More >>
Monday is the big night for weekly Broadway-related bar events at gay bars because most shows are dark that night, and the boites hope the customers and performers are available to straggle in.
Mixing Broadway and booze, these parties tend to attract theater-queens and their friends who thrill to a ... More >>
I love predicting Tony award categories 10 whole months before they're announced because there's something so perverse about guessing who'll get the nominations before some of the shows have even started rehearsing!
Even more deliciously, I usually get at least 60% right.
So here are my predix f ... More >>
The producers of the upcoming Annie revival know that whoever plays the mean orphanage lady Miss Hannigan has to be even more memorable than fright wigs and eyes without pupils.
Dorothy Loudon (above) originated the role and culminated her career with a brilliantly funny, witty performance that nab ... More >>
Barb Jungr's name might seem to be missing vowels, but there's no need to call in Vanna White.
The British chanteuse extraordinaire fills in all the blanks with her exciting interpretations of songs by folk poet Bob Dylan, as demonstrated in her new show at the Metropolitan room called The M ... More >>
Andrea McArdle charmed Broadway audiences as Annie in 1977, but she grew up to do a lot of other stuff--and she's still surprising!
Andrea is in Greenwood, a New York Musical Theatre Festival entry about a theater camp, which I talked to her about at the last Times Square Social.
Me: Hi, An ... More >>
via PattiLuPone.netIn 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 >>