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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>