Kay Thompson

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Lorna Luft Was Amazing At Birdland Last Night

    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 >>

  • Theater

    May 16, 2012

    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; I Love a Millionaire

    Lorelei Lee's diamonds now adorn new-style material girl Megan Hilty

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    This Week in the Voice: "Gary Jones" Wants Your Nudes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Liza Insight From Singer Jim Caruso

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Remembering The "Eloise" TV Movie Disaster

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Marlene Dietrich Listened to Records of Her Applause!

    ​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).

  • Theater

    April 13, 2010

    Anyone Can Whistle, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Addams Family

    Three musicals—two of them new, one from the '60s—all sing of crazy worlds

  • Books

    October 13, 2009

    Dressing Up RFK with Moon River and Me's Andy Williams

    The crooner pens the memoir you sorta maybe were waiting for

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    I Talked To Liza Minnelli!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Stars of Tomorrow! Get 'Em Here First!

    When 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 Side Story, I can ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 10, 2008

    Why Milk Stars a Hetero!

    Plus, singer-dancer Chita Rivera, drag queen Linda Simpson, and "Boys Gone Wild" at Mr. Black

  • Voice Choices

    November 26, 2008


    Ron Lewis directs Liza's at the Palace . . . !

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    October 3, 2006
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    September 11, 2001
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    March 14, 2000
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    May 25, 1999