582 posts categorized "THEATRE"

Feb 24 2015
Empire Of The Lance Comments (0)

NewlancelogoIf you were a fan of Desperately Seeking the Exit, or if you are into laughter at all, you may wanna check out Late with Lance!, the newest creation from Peter Michael Marino. What's it about? Well:

Meet Lance…delusional cruise ship entertainer, celebrity stalker and pathological musical theater fanatic. After a 15-year hiatus from the cabaret world, Lance is back in town with his own brand of variety talk show. He’s invited Liza Minnelli, Hugh Jackman and Miami Sound Machine to be on his show  - and that’s surely bound to happen. This solo show/talk show spoof with a musical theater twist features original song parodies, The Sound of Music performed in five minutes, an homage to the film Fame, and many more ridiculous surprises. Lance has suffered for his art. Now it’s your turn.

You've been warned!

 
Feb 17 2015
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY CRISS Comments (0)

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Holy shit, Darren Criss is the next “Hedwig” on Broadway??? Genius against-type casting. Will be very interesting to see what he does with the role, and even more interesting to see what the role does with him.

 
Feb 13 2015
Raw Talent Comments (0)

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Hot chorus boys, as chosen by Time Out New York.

 
Jan 09 2015
Not The Same Old Song: The Art Of Being Betty Buckley Comments (0)

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Betty Buckley is a national treasure.

Unlike many others who have achieved that status, she isn't known for one project or even one medium—some immediately know her as “Grizabella” from the original Broadway production of Cats (for which she won her Tony), others think of her as the replacement mom on Eight is Enough in the '70s, still others go to her strong performance in the indelible film Carrie (1976).

Betty-BuckleyThe truth is, she's done even more than those already dissimilar and wonderful things. But if one gift can be singled out among the many, I would argue that it has to be her singing voice, which is a unique and mesmerizing instrument. And it only gets better.

If you need a reminder, Buckley has recently released Ghostlight, a beautifully nuanced collection of classic songs (produced by T Bone Burnett) that you feel like you're hearing for the first time thanks to her interpretive skills. She'll be performing them live in Palm Springs (January 17),  Beverly Hills (January 24), Miami (February 27 & 28), Boston (March 13 & 14) and Fort Worth (March 28), as well as teaching a Song Interpretation & Monologue Workshop in L.A. (beginning January 18).

I was honored to interview Ms. Buckley this month. Keep reading for her replies...

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Jan 03 2015
Need To Know: Pam's Anti-Gay Piehole + Some Of My Best Sisters Are + Palin Shows Signs Of Rabies + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy culturePam Bondi is tops on Wicked Gay Blog's Biggest Homophobes of '14 list.

*widget boy cultureYour holiday hangover cure is here.

*widget boy cultureTuc Watkins has serious masculinity issues.

*widget boy cultureProfessional anti-gay Michelle Duggar has a lesbian sister(who's anti-equality.

*widget boy cultureMacklemore will be a daddy.

*widget boy cultureSenate Democrats got 20 million more votes than Republicans.

*widget boy cultureInto the Woods used to be about AIDS.

*widget boy cultureThis 2014 flashback is a real drag.

*widget boy cultureSarah Palin's response to PETA has the eloquence of an Internet troll.

*widget boy cultureSam Smith goes public with BF.

Sam-SMithThey're the queens of the world!

 
Dec 21 2014
Stage & Film Actress Billie Whitelaw Dies @ 82 Comments (0)

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Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw has died at 82. Her name is synonymous with Samuel Beckett's plays thanks to a lengthy collaboration. I'll personally never forget her from The Omen (1976). Her final film was the hysterically funny 2007 flick Hot Fuzz.

 
Dec 17 2014
Just Like Heaven: NOT THE MESSIAH Preaches To The Choir Comments (0)
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BOY CULTURE RATING: *** out of ****

Eric Idle and John Du Prez's Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) raised holy hell at Carnegie Hall Monday and Tuesday night, marking the irreverent comic oratorio's New York debut. Based on the Monty Python movie Life of Brian (1979)—with which I'm very familiar, because it was illegal for any teenage boy growing up in Michigan not to be—the show featured Idle, Victoria Clark, Mark Kudisch, Lauren Worsham, William Ferguson and conductor Ted Sperling, all united for a bad cause: running down religion with sarcastic (but, ironically, beautifully sung) numbers along the lines of “We Love Sheep”.

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In this case, bad is good, with low humor, unapologetic wordplay (“She's great with child...and not half bad without!”) and Idle's genius delivery making for 90 minutes of fun worth the risk of eternal damnation.

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The Last Picture Show Comments (0)

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TCM's salute to the film community's losses in 2014 is here, and is guaranteed to make you weepy and probably surprise you with a few you didn't realize had departed...

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