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"Shecky Greene told me many years ago, 'Don't be so slick. You've got be be human'," said Marilyn Maye after she and Michael Feinstein fumbled a few words in their opening medley at Feinsteins at the Regency last night. Already, I had died and gone to show biz heaven! Someone was a few feet away f ... More >>
At Feinsteins at the Regency tonight, I caught Two For The Road, the really lovely and sweet show reuniting Michael Feinstein and Linda Eder. Two of the evening's highlights had Eder belting songs by her ex, Frank Wildhorn--a number from a Cyrano de Bergerac musical he co-wrote and the Mad ... More >>
Plus Amy Ryan: not your everyday Jane
I've been tellling you about the wonderful Barbara Cook and the saucy stuff she says in her show with Michael Feinstein at Feinstein's at the Loews Regency. Well, among other things, she talks about losing the Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album to Rod Stewart, of all people, back in ... More >>
Rebecca DavisI was at Feinstein's at the Loews Regency last night to see Michael Feinstein and Barbara Cook do their wonderful show, Cheek to Cheek. (I'll have more about it in the next column.) And I was delighted to see Cook radiating more of a feisty personality than I've ever known her t ... More >>
Chattering with Emmy winner Leslie Jordan, plus sounding off on Broadway.
Yesterday morning, I judged a p.r. stunt, I mean a contest, whereby an honorary understudy for Dame Edna was chosen out of an array of gladioli-wielding drag queens, all to promote Broadway's upcoming All About Me show starring Edna and Michael Feinstein. There were also two biologically fem ... More >>
Former NYFD Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta was deeply involved in the Deutsche Bank debacle that cost two firefighters their lives. Now a change has come: Salvatore Cassano is commissioner. And he, says Wayne Barrett, is even more deeply involved. The posters for Gary Marshall's new film ... More >>
At the star-studded Walter Cronkite tribute at Lincoln Center today, Tom Brokaw leaned on the comedy, recalling a call he received from Cronkite. Didn't recognize the voice at first. "Who is this? It's Walter Cronkite, for God's sake! How soon they forget!" His stories about Cronkite's wife ... More >>
This weekend's celebration of the Stonewall Riots' 40th anniversary culminates with the Gay Pride Parade, which features Governor Paterson as a Grand Marshal. The Nokia Theatre is hosting a Commemorative Concert and Love Ball to raise funds for Heritage of Pride, who have helped in organizing the ma ... More >>
I was at the amfAR "Honoring With Pride" gala at the Edison Ballroom last night, and in between the wild acceptance speeches (like Lady Bunny's zanily potty-mouthed one) and the wacky auction (where Patricia Field rushed the stage to say she was bidding on the trip to Alaska for 10 because "I've alw ... More >>
A respite from Times Square holiday madness resides at the Rum House piano bar
Looking for Uncle Jazz at the 2002 JVC Something-or-Other Festival