Hello, Dolly!

  • 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 4, 2013

    Fire Alarms And Dirty Disses In My Horrible Club Night

    On Friday night, I took some friends to Marie's Crisis piano bar (59-Grove Street) to show off how popular I am there. The coat check/door guy always plucks me off the line and gives me a big welcome right out of Hello, Dolly! But there was some new schmo in his place. I waited my turn and as I fina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Phyllis Diller, RIP

    The hairy, feathery lady comic was a riot, whether making fun of her hatchet face, her drooping boobies, or her sagging knees. The reality is she was actually kind of attractive, but she did the shtick for laughs, and even turned into some kind of feminist in the process, especially when she dresse ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    The Top 10 Box Office Films of 2011 Compared With Those of 1968

    I just made the comparison, and it's absolutely shocking. Here are the top 10 box office films of 1968, domestically, in descending order. 2001: A Space Odyssey, Funny Girl, The Love Bug, The Odd Couple, Bullitt, Romeo and Juliet, Oliver!, Rosemary's Baby, Planet of the Apes, and Night of the Livi ... More >>

  • Film

    February 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Who Dubbed Which Stars' Voices In Movie Musicals?

    Ever watch a star belt out a song in a movie musical and think, "Wow! I didn't know they could sing!"? Well, they couldn't! So many times, a perfectly nice-looking performer with lovely sounds emanating from their mouth is faking it like a drag queen doing Britney -- or even like Britney herself.

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Jason Graae And I Soared on Jerry Herman Tunes Last Night

    ​Just like Broadway songwriter Jerry Herman himself, Jason Graae is impish, pinchably cute, deeply musical, and bursting with both optimism and wry wit. Graae just wrapped his Perfect Hermany show at the Laurie Beechman, where the theater and cabaret performer belted Jerry's well-known diva t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Barbra Streisand Movies: My Six Favorites

    ​Sorry, I'm leaving out the pretentious stuff and/or the stuff with one-word titles like Yentl or Nuts (though the former certainly had its merits). I'm even leaving out such worthy entries as The Way We Were and The Prince of Tides because they don't happen to be among my six favorites. I'm ... More >>

  • Theater

    June 22, 2011

    Alice Playten (1947–2011)

    Remembering the veteran New York actress