Julie Andrews

  • Film

    July 16, 2014

    James Garner's Five Best Sleeper Films

    A look at the late Garner's underrated gems.

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Here's an Early Taste of Bar Primi

    New York's Italian-American culinary heritage runs deep, and on Monday, Andrew Carmellini and Sal Lamboglia, along with partners Luke Ostrom and Josh Pickard, threw their experienced Borsalinos into the saucy ring with Bar Primi (325 Bowery, 212-220-9100). The bi-level space, formerly home to Peels, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Here's The Entire Julie Andrews Version Of Cinderella

    The Broadway production of Rodgers Hammerstein's Cinderella is based on a property that originated with the 1957 TV version starring Julie Andrews as Cinderella. And it's on Youtube! The whole thing!

  • Columns

    March 27, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Country Star Will Be Maria Von Trapp In TV's The Sound of Music

    It's Carrie Underwood who's officially going to be filling the wimple once worn by Mary Martin and Julie Andrews.

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    The Least Convincing Couple in Screen History

    According to Peter Bart's book Infamous Players, it was Rock Hudson and Julie Andrews in the 1970 romantic spy drama Darling Lili. Writes Bart, who at the time was a junior executive faced with the job of looking at the rushes: "Their supposedly steamy love scene had as much fizzle as day-old beer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    I'm Playing Susan Lucci In Awards Show Spoof!

    Well, I'm Italian! (And she's half.) It's part of You Like Me!, a wacky revue in which an assortment of wonderfully offbeat performers re-enact classic acceptance speeches in all their weepy glory.

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Broadway Replacements: Your Favorite?

    Darren Criss is attracting screaming Gleeks to How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and they're filling the seats once occupied by screaming Potterphiles. Which brings to mind the topic of Broadway replacements and how they fare in light of all the hoopla generated by the original star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Transgender And Drag At The Oscars! A Fabulous Pictorial!

    In Albert Nobbs, Glenn Close (above) convincingly plays a woman who dresses like a man in order to nab some employment in 19th-century Ireland. But it's the kind of stunt that can also nab you awards consideration.

  • Film

    December 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Whoopi Goldberg Breaks Broadway Record

    When it was announced that Ghost the musical would come to Broadway, hot on the heels of the current Sister Act, I realized, "That's two musicals based on Whoopi Goldberg movies!"

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Malibu Beach, 1965. Identify The Stars

    I see at least three Oscar winners in these silent but riveting home movies taken by Roddy McDowall in Malibu in the kicky '60s. There's Jane Fonda, Ruth Gordon, and Julie Andrews, and of course, Tammy Grimes and...

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    A Madcap Encounter With Matthew Modine

    ​Over lunch, two friends and I were recently poring over a book of movie stars in drag, particularly marveling at the shot of Matthew Modine dressed like a girl in the 1983 comedy Private School. Well, I must have conjured him by sheer cinefile telepathy.

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    My Five Favorite Movie Actresses

    ​That is, if this was 1969--and I'm not convinced that it isn't. (5) Catherine Deneuve She looks like a French Barbie crossed with the Infant of Prague, her hair never moves, and she's so wry and chic that she struck me as the most brilliant import since crepes. My favorite movie: the screwb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    My Funny Julie Andrews Speech On Video

    Remember my appearance in the show You Like Me, where I recreated Julie Andrews's immortal speech declining her Tony nomination for the Broadway version of Victor/Victoria? Well, above is the whole three minute video capturing it in all its breathy elegance. It's really fun or I wouldn't be sharin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Who's The Greatest Drag King Ever In Movies?

    Barbra Streisand, 'Yentl'​I gave the guys their turn at drag validation. Now let's go for the guys who happen to gals. Which of these screen ladies convinced you, intrigued you, and really grabbed you in their macho getups? By the way, in the above photo, Barbra's the one on the right.

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    A Hilarious Spoof of Awards Acceptance Speeches!

    It happened at the Laurie Beechman Theater last week. It was You Like Me, a show in which various performers acted out notorious trophy-clutching speeches made by golden folks like Meryl Streep (wickedly witty), Patti Lu Pone (mildly cantankerous), and Elaine Stritch (out of her mind). La Daily ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    I'm Julie Andrews For One Night!

    ​And that night is tonight! At the Laurie Beechman Theater at 9:30, Michael Schulman and Rachel Shukert are presenting "You Like Me: An Evening of Classic Acceptance Speeches," with an all-star cast of people serving lots and lots of gratitude. But I'll be reciting a classic anti-acceptance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2011

    Buy Marilyn Monroe's "Subway Dress" For Only $2 Million

    ​Marilyn Monroe's iconic white dress from The Seven Year Itch is on sale for the low, low price of $2 million. It's the halter dress she wears while standing over the subway grate, trying to keep the skirt down. Actress Debbie Reynolds, 79, who is Carrie Fisher's mother, is also a movie memorabili ... More >>

  • Film

    November 17, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Emma Thompson Trashes Audrey Hepburn

    ​Nanny McWhatever Emma Thompson is writing a new version of My Fair Lady, and while talking about it in interviews, she's been taking the opportunity to deride fellow Oscar winner Audrey Hepburn, who starred in the original film version. Thompson calls the screen legend "twee, mumsy, and real ... More >>

  • Film

    July 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Julie Andrews Plays Against Type in New Animated Film

    ​Oscar winning goodie-good Julie Andrews didn't want to play Steve Carrell's mother in the animated film Despicable Me. Not at first, anyway. See, Carrell voices the villainous Gru, and Jules was offered the vocal role of his overpowering shrew of a horrible mother. It's as far from Mary Pop ... 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?

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Your First Movie?

    ​What's the first movie you ever saw in an actual theater? My answer will date myself, but it's nice to date somebody. It was The Sound of Music! And I adored it! It had everything I turned out to need in a film--scenery, music, puppets, lederhosen, Julie Andrews, and Nazi hating! And I g ... More >>

  • Film

    January 19, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Which Movies Are Terribly Underrated?

    ​I'll tell you some I feel deserve better reps. *The Sound of Music Yes, I know the 1965 musical won Oscars and made shitloads of money, but some critics (and costar Christopher Plummer) look down on it as if it were nothing but hokey treacle. But the film works for me, from the second you se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2009

    Things to do this weekend for (mostly) free

    ​ Leaf peeper map of NYS (the Catskills reach peak leaf) The big news this weekend is openhousenewyork weekend, which opens up sites around New York for tours and events, all free. The upside: all free. The downside: a lot of the events are already filled up. You can find programs that are st ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 3, 2009


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  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Christine Pedi Channels Your Favorite Stars

    One of the most talented celebrity impersonators around, Christine Pedi has become a star in her own right by lighting up many a Forbidden Broadway production as well as doing her own one-woman (but actually, MANY-women) shows all over town. Well, her Holly Jolly Christmas Folly holiday impression-a ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 26, 2008
  • 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 >>

  • Film

    July 2, 2008

    Kunal Kohli's Thoda Pyaar, Thoda Magic

    Four plucky Walia children and a dancing velociraptor in this Bollywood release

  • Dance

    December 4, 2007

    The Thrills Are Alive

    Alert Julie Andrews! Doug Elkins brings Fraulein Maria back to Joe's Pub

  • Film

    November 13, 2007

    What a Toad

    Fairy-tale land and the real world collide to no good end in Enchanted

  • Dance

    December 12, 2006

    Watch Out, Julie!

    Tackling a classic with love and impudence

  • Theater

    November 14, 2006

    Urban Fairy Tales

    Mary Poppins makes little magic; Julie White gets big laughs

  • Screens

    July 26, 2005

    Nanny v. Ninny

    The hand that rocks the cradle writes a blog; the hand that feeds her feels bitten

  • Columns

    April 5, 2005
  • Film

    August 10, 2004
  • Columns

    November 25, 2003
  • People

    October 15, 2002
  • NYC Life

    January 29, 2002
  • Film

    August 7, 2001
  • NYC Life

    February 27, 2001

    Crouching Pussycats, Hidden Gems

    Moviegoers Avoid Big-Budget Pitfalls

  • Columns

    October 24, 2000
  • Columns

    April 25, 2000
  • Theater

    August 3, 1999

    Making the Scenes

    New Dramatists Turns 50

  • Theater

    December 8, 1998
  • Columns

    October 13, 1998

    NY Mirror

    ''In Rounders, John Malkovich chewed so much scenery that it's a wonder there were any card tables left.''

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