Start shining the Tony award for Cicely Tyson, who's just plain wonderful in The Trip To Bountiful, Horton Foote's play about an older lady who wants to return to the Texas town of her youth, remembering it as a place of fertility and goodness. The 1985 movie had a heartbreaking Geraldine Page per ... More >>
Horton Foote's emotional The Trip To Bountiful--about a widow's yearning to revisit her beloved Bountiful, Texas--began as a TV movie, then it was a Broadway play, then a 1985 movie (which won Geraldine Page a deserved Oscar), and now it's back on Broadway, with Cicely Tyson in the lead role. Trip ... More >>
Earlier this week, the Voice went on SiriusXM's Michelangelo Signorile Show to talk about our experiences at the UNITY convention. As we noted, this was the first UNITY without the official participation of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). It was also the first UNITY with the p ... More >>
Revived: Marilyn Maye and Sally Kellerman. Clubs aren't dead yet, either.
Richard TermineThat's what I'm hearing, and it'll surely be a rewarding read. After all, Vanessa Williams came to national attention as a lovely beauty queen whose crown was ripped off her pretty head when a lesbo-nudie spread surfaced.
The other night, I passed by the stage door for Promises, Promises and saw scads of people lined up to get autographs and photos of Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth after the show. Meanwhile, movie star Catherine Zeta-Jones (along with Angela Lansbury) pulls in throngs of stage door Johnnies ... More >>
Living high with Sondheim. Other heroes include Sean Hayes, Denzel. On the other hand, Kelsey Grammer . . .
I'll review the new Broadway homage Sondheim on Sondheim in the next column--it's pretty fine stuff--but it's interesting to note that Sondheim himself admits in videotaped sound bites that he didn't have a relationship until he was 60! And this is the man who's aways brilliantly written in ... More >>
Cast talk about Ugly style
I said she shouldn't be dethroned as Miss California. First of all, the pageant paid for her implants. Would it not be the height of weirdness to penalize her for having taken a semi-nude shot? Also, Vanessa Williams's Miss America tiara was famously ripped off, and she showed them all by becoming ... More >>
New York's literary community remembers two dominant, departed presences
Plus, singer-dancer Chita Rivera, drag queen Linda Simpson, and "Boys Gone Wild" at Mr. Black
Serrano talks about his No. 2 project. Plus fruits and oranges, and Mr. Gay Philadelphia.
Here is the bland soul-karaoke record you did not request
Does a black television network have a responsibility to do better?
At Lincoln Center, the ambiance of felching. Elsewhere, smoking gossip.
It's a Good Time To Stay Off-Broadway Even on CD