The grand and largely theoretical joke of All About Me—the dueling-divas Broadway concert starring Michael Feinstein and Dame Edna Everage that opened at Henry Miller’s Theatre late last week—is that both performers believe the show, like their usual gigs, to be a solo act.
The concept for this paired show is credited to Mr. Feinstein Read More
Last week I wore a pair of six-inch Lanvin sling-back stilettos while hosting a fashion show in Dallas. They looked great with my new Band of Outsiders jacket. I told the assembled crowd of socialites that it was the only way I could see over the lectern, which was true-ish. It was all fairly transparent. Read More
Dame Edna returns! Somehow, it escaped our notice that last night was the start of that latke-eating, candle-lighting extravaganza known as Hanukkah (sorry, mom and dad) …. But we’re in no mood to decorate any bushes, if you know what we mean. Instead, tonight, a 25-foot spruce takes center stage in Duffy Square Read More
I declared undying devotion-love gets more complicated-to the one and only Dame Edna Everage when she was last in town four years ago. Now that she’s back with a vengeance, I see no reason to change my mind. I wouldn’t mess with her if I were you, but Dame Edna is just the best.
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J.D. Salinger liked to take the piss out of himself … literally.
Margaret Salinger’s memoir of her father, Dream Catcher (published Sept. 6 by Pocket Books), catalogs many of reclusive J.D.’s less-than-savory eccentricities, including the fact that he drank his own urine. It’s not really such a shockeroony; after all, he did it decades ago, Read More
Ben Vereen was staring reverently, joyfully at Liza Minnelli as he addressed the crowd in the Pierre Hotel ballroom. “How appropriate to start off the millennium, this millennium, with us sitting here giving praise and honor to–” he paused dramatically, ” our lady .”
Somehow, appropriate was not the word that came to Read More
Well, possums! Let us not delay the happy news for a second. The Broadway debut of Dame Edna Everage is a complete triumph. We agree, without hesitation, with her own modest description of herself that she’s probably the most popular and gifted woman in the world today. No “probably” about it. I guarantee you have Read More