Nobody can sell a song like Lorna Luft, and last night--in her Lorna's Living Room show at Birdland--she really delivered. In the Jim Caruso-produced night, Lorna paid tribute to three women who changed music with their intelligent, passionate gifts: Dorothy Fields, Betty Comden, and Laura Nyro. I ... More >>
Lorelei Lee's diamonds now adorn new-style material girl Megan Hilty
This week in the Voice, out today, Camille Dodero writes about the FBI's investigation of revenge porn entrepreneur Hunter Moore, noting: "as more unsuspecting subjects ended up on Is Anyone Up, more of them claimed that they'd been hacked -- that someone had actually gained access to their e-mail a ... More >>
Jim Caruso hosts Cast Party, the long-running Monday night entertainment free-for-all at Birdland, but he's even better known for performing with the lusty legend known as Liza Minnelli. In honor of Jim's swinging new CD The Swing Set, I asked him some probing show biz questions. Me: Hi, Ji ... More >>
In 1957, Kay Thompson agreed to let her classic Eloise tale of a bratty girl living at the Plaza get made into a TV movie, as long as she retained full creative control--sort of like Eloise herself. The result was a bigger mess than Charlie Sheen's suite at the same hotel. According to Sam ... More >>
Christmas 1962. Noel Coward was having a star-studded house party in wonderfully neutral Switzerland. After dinner, the double pianos were enchantingly taken over by Coward and Kay Thompson (you know, Liza's godmother; the fab woman who wrote Eloise and sang "Think Pink" in Funny Face).
Three musicals—two of them new, one from the '60s—all sing of crazy worlds
The crooner pens the memoir you sorta maybe were waiting for
Yes, darlings, I met my idol, Liza Minnelli, at a Tony nominees' reception last week, and she was faaaabulous! "I know you!" Liza said when introduced, promptly sitting down to talk to me as I kneeled at her feet. I asked Liza how her eye is. (She recently had to cancel out of a Kander & Ebb tribu ... More >>
Katherine TokarzWhen I saw In The Heights, the peppy Broadway musical which is very Electric Company comes to your barrio, I brilliantly noticed the smoldering talent of Karen Olivo in a supporting role and told everyone about her hot culo. Now that Olivo is Tony bound for her fiery Anita in West Si ... More >>
Plus, singer-dancer Chita Rivera, drag queen Linda Simpson, and "Boys Gone Wild" at Mr. Black
Ron Lewis directs Liza's at the Palace . . . !