Just like Cyndi Lauper, Shindigger has prepared since childhood for Broadway’s biggest night by practicing our acceptance speech “to the shower curtain.” Of course, that practice came in handy for Ms. Lauper as she took home a statue at last Sunday night’s 67th annual Tony Awards. Shindigger, meanwhile, had to make do with running after Read More
“I’m a believer that karma takes care of everything in the long run,” Gabriel Mann, who plays billionaire Nolan Ross on ABC’s prime-time soap opera Revenge, told Shindigger last week in a leathery corner of the Royalton Hotel’s lobby bar. In person, the former model is hardly anything like his über-preppy, vengeful TV character.
“I Read More
On a recent warm, sunny morning, Linda Pagan was in full Kentucky Derby mode weeks ahead of the race, shuffling hurriedly about The Hat Shop, the charming Soho boutique she has owned and operated for nearly 20 years.
Every April for the past decade or so, Ms. Pagan has seen hat sales skyrocket in the Read More
On the cover of this morning’s Observer, Felix Gillette writes about George Stephanopoulous’s uneasy transition to morning television–including this particularly awkward interview with pop royalty Cyndia Lauper and Lady Gaga last week.
The awkwardness starts around the six-minute mark when Lady Gaga starts talking about condoms, and Mr. Stephanopoulos starts looking for Robin Roberts Read More
“The building is—what’s the word I’m looking for? Infectious. I refer to it sometimes as Gilligan’s Island. Remember that show? Gilligan’s Island?” Jon Herbitter asked this Monday from the offices of Mann Realty, where he’s president. “You don’t get out.”
In 2007, his boss, Maurice Mann, then a midsize New York landlord, partnered with Read More
Cyndi Lauper is bringing her True Colors to Radio City Music Hall on June 1 (and to Jones Beach on June 3), along with fellow new wavers the B-52s, Rosie O’Donnell, and the Indigo Girls, in a Logo channel-sponsored benefit for the LGBT lobbying organization the Human Rights Campaign. Icing on Read More
On the evening of July 30 , Coyote Ugly , a Flashdance -like movie inspired by a bar in the East Village, premiered at the Ziegfeld Theater on West 54th Street. After the screening, the crowd departed the red-velvet palace between the zaps of flashbulbs and paraded slowly through the drizzle to Read More
As Boy George never sang but ably demonstrated, every chameleon runs the risk of shedding one skin too many. Performers skilled in image manipulation face an eternally uncertain future: What if the next phase is the one that causes the audience to run screaming for the hills? Michael Jackson and Prince are the most momentous Read More