538 posts categorized "THEATRE"

Oct 29 2014
Stalking In L.A.: Another Hollywood Show Starf*ck Comments (0)
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Above, check out more than 20 then-and-now split-screen images of stars!

Christopher-Riordan-1Last weekend was my third of four celeb-soaked encounters in the space of a month—first I hit up the Courts Celebrities Fan Fest, then New York Comic Con, then another edition of the Hollywood Show in L.A. (KEEP READING) and finally this past weekend's Chiller Theatre.

More on Chiller very soon.

First up, the L.A. Hollywood Show was quieter this time, leading some attendees to wonder if this type of non-genre autograph show might be dying off quicker than Old Hollywood. But it wasn't nearly as dead as the Courts version, so there was still a good flow of starfuckers to keep most of the celebs busy—at least on Saturday. (Sunday was a graveyard—never go if you can only go on a Sunday, when a chunk of the celebs will have decided to suddenly get a bad cold and not show.)

Above, in the gallery, check out juicy then-and-now photos. After the jump, my impressions of each star I met...

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Need To Know: Draggin' His Heart Around + Rich CEO + Jolie's Tea Party + Gaga Preggers + Hook-Up Hell + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureSummerlin gay boy teams up with RuPaul drag vet.

*widget boy cultureGay man named head of Discovery Network.

*widget boy cultureLaraine Newman remembers Marcia Strassman.

*widget boy cultureImagine Angelina Jolie playing Michele Bachmann???

*widget boy cultureThe boy looks good naked:

HOT-GUYSo much more to see...

*widget boy cultureWHEN HE'S RIGHT...: Elton John thinks young gays don't care about AIDS.

*widget boy cultureWTF?: Anti-gay airport attacker only eligible for slap on the wrist.

*widget boy cultureHoney Boo Boo's family isn't funny-stupid, they're stupid-stupid. Artbirth300x175

*widget boy culture“Lady Gaga” is “pregnant.”

*widget boy cultureMatt Crane is proud of his “large, defined” legs.

*widget boy cultureAaron Taylor-Johnson's ass habits.

*widget boy cultureThe most jaded gays ever finally have an outlet.

*widget boy cultureRight-wing nuts faking pro-choice outlook until post-election.

*widget boy cultureAnother gay hook-up goes very wrong.

*widget boy cultureGov. Scott Walker (R-WI) has a Palin-style word-stroke.

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Oct 26 2014
11 O'Clock Number: Patti LuPone - EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES Comments (0)

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Singing a song from the role she was born to play, the great Patti LuPone...

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Oct 23 2014
Donate Here, Donate Queer! Comments (0)

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Nothing But Trash, the fun, retro(sexual) play by Andy Halliday that I reviewed a while back, is readying a commercial, Off-Broadway run...but it needs your help. And a little bit of your money:

Check out the crowdsourcing campaign here.

 
West End Girl: 1st Clip Of Lindsay In S-T-P Comments (0)

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First clip of Lindsay Lohan on stage in Speed-the-Plow.

 
Oct 21 2014
And She's Looking Good: An Intimate Evening With Linda Lavin Comments (0)
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I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend a private, for-donors-only performance by Linda Lavin at Baruch College last night, celebrating the 15th anniversary of the George and Mildred Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and the 10th anniversary of the Baruch Performing Arts Center. 

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Lavin performed with accompaniment by Billy Stritch and her top-notch band (including her painter/actor/jazz drummer of a hubby, Steve Bakunas, of whom she said, “I married the drummer. Cool!”).

Lavin is leggy and lovely at a hard-t0-believe 77, and was having (1) a ball, (2) a great hair day and (3) a better leg day than most will have in a lifetime; it's incredible to think that she is actually slightly older than Elaine Stritch (February 2, 1925—July 17, 2014) was when the latter dame first performed her legendary Elaine Stritch at Liberty show in 2001. Lavin is so youthful that unless you're an IMDb addict like me, the impact of her cabaret act has little in common with Stritch's—there's no “I'm Still Here” vibe because Lavin looks like she's mid-way through a career, not defiantly placing an exclamation point at the end of it. Just absolutely ageless, in good voice and effortlessly able to engage an audience of bigshots with her girlish banter and wry, nostalgic peeks back at her career.

And yes, she fully embraces Alice (1976—1985).

Above, check out the delicious Sondheim number Lavin sang in 1966...she recreated it last night and it's still a hoot.

I won't go into great detail about the song selection (which was pleasingly heavy on the bossa nova) since this was a one-off, but if you're interested in hearing Lavin sing a loving rendition of her Alice theme song and charming versions of songs she first sang upwards of 50 years ago when she (and Joan Rivers and Rodney Dangerfield and many other greats) was playing in, as she recalls, every venue with “Downstairs” in the title, be on the look-out for a 2015 show at 54 Below. You'd be a damn fool to miss this.

Linda-Lavin-Baruch-Matthew-Rettenmund-2014-AliceGoin' through life with blinders on, it's tough to see how Lavin manages to make 77 the new 50!

Lavin made a brief appearance at a post-show champagne toast. I was able to congratulate her and to ask if she would honor my friend and I with a photo. Have you got a camera? she shot back, ready to get 'er done. Lovely, classy lady.

After the jump, listen to Lavin tackle that Alice theme in 2013...

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Need To Know: Wicked Popular + Eat, Drink & Be Married + It's Only A Play + Stinko DeMaio + Going Downey + Bader To The Bone + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureWicked Gay Blog's most commented posts EVER.

*widget boy culturePresident Obama: Gay marriage is a constitutional right.

*widget boy cultureThe Death of Klinghoffer is the new Corpus Christi.

*widget boy cultureFashion icon Oscar de la Renta dies @ 82.

*widget boy cultureGay, anti-gay, maybe grab-assy GOPer Carl DeMaio is also a misogynistic fat-shamer.

*widget boy cultureShonda Rhimes exiles anti-gay tweeter from Shondaland.

*widget boy cultureMariah proves she only looks like shit, but sounds great!

*widget boy cultureWHAT THE SHELL?: Could turtle-like Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) lose???

*widget boy cultureBuffy star Nicholas Brendon arrested in bizarre Boise incident. Is sorry.

*widget boy cultureWould you f*ck this Chili's cook?

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*widget boy cultureSeth Rogen still fighting mad over Freaks & Geeks cancelation.

*widget boy cultureRobert Downey Jr.'s dick should have a Learning Annex class.

*widget boy cultureJessica Lange & some other heifers cover Elle's Women in Hollywood ish.

*widget boy cultureRuth Bader Ginsburg vs. the GOP's voter-ID scam.

*widget boy cultureTbe rebirth of the word “Maverick” as it relates to Madonna (and more).

*widget boy cultureWyoming gay-marriage ban = unconstitutional.

*widget boy cultureDr. Nancy Snyderman's quaratine-pooh-poohing might end her NBC career.

*widget boy cultureLance Bass & Michael Turchin have set a wedding date.

*widget boy cultureThe Comeback's comeback continues, unabated.

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Oct 16 2014
Need To Know: There Once Was A Man With A Bucket + Hall Monitoring + The WOOF Is On Fire + Dan Osborne's Naked Dare + Dr. Keith Ablowhard + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureNeil Patrick Harris crosses hosting the Oscars off his bucket list. Dan-Osborne-nude

*widget boy cultureWill Michael C. Hall slay as “Hedwig”?

*widget boy cultureWicked Gay Blog ups the WOOF! factor considerably.

*widget boy cultureSweetest dog video ever.

*widget boy cultureDan Osborne accepts nude dare!

*widget boy cultureShirtless doctors calendar.

*widget boy cultureFOX's Dr. Keith Ablow says Obama wants Americans to die from Ebola. Full-stop.

*widget boy cultureBut FOX's Shep Smith attacks Ebola hysteria.

*widget boy cultureTom Daley accepts Attitude's “Man of the Year” award.

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*widget boy cultureTrans-beating hoods shown in surveillance footage. Help put them away!

*widget boy cultureGay actor Ezra Miller to play “The Flash” on the big screen through 2020.

*widget boy cultureTippi Hedren & Melanie Griffith had a pet lion in the '70s.

*widget boy cultureStargroves wins “Most Beautiful Website” from Young Turks.

*widget boy cultureSnoop's heartfelt apology to “biiiiiych” Iggy Azalea. (Biiiiiych accepted it!)

*widget boy cultureEleanor & Hillary rocked, but Michelle is easily the coolest 1st Lady.

Michelle-ObamaTurnip the radio!