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Calendar, Night&Day Giggling Gayly

Giggling Gayly

There is something refreshing about a show that doesn't try to be anything it's not. Take The Big Gay Comedy Show, for example. It has no grand artistic theme or long, drawn out premise.; it's just a hilarious cabaret…
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Film, "Carol Channing: Larger Than Life": Uncovering Broadway's Blonde

"Carol Channing: Larger Than Life": Uncovering Broadway's Blonde

"There was this creature with huge eyes and an enormous red mouth," recalls Bruce Vilanch on first seeing Carol Channing on TV — an impression shared by anyone whose introduction to the actress were her frequent appearances on Hollywood Squares…
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Calendar, Night&Day Valley of the Doll

Valley of the Doll

Where have all the child stars gone? Damaged, disappeared, and prematurely dead — that’s the typical trajectory for starlets and singers exposed to an overdose of flashbulbs at an early age. The few hardy survivors of adolescent fame and exploitation…
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Calendar, Night&Day Getting to the Point

Getting to the Point

There comes a point in people’s lives when they have to ask themselves, “Where is the Ciroc Vodka–sponsored open bar?” And if they aren’t willing to ask themselves, well, they might have to ask the waitstaff at Dancing with the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Puttin’ on the Mitz

Puttin’ on the Mitz

In the late ‘60s, when the gulf between the entertainment establishment (think Bob Hope) and the counterculture (In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, baby) was at its widest, Mitzi Gaynor was on top of the world. She’d achieved stardom as a singer and dancer in…
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Help Is On The Way XIII

Northern California's largest annual Aids benefit, featuring Lucy Lawless, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Phoebe Snow, Shaun Cassidy, B. D. Wong, Joey McIntyre, and Bruce Vilanch.…
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Calendar, Performance A Big Hit

A Big Hit

ONGOING 5/19-7/3 My friend Karen had to force me to attend the opening night of Hairspray, the latest "Best of Broadway" spectacle. We had previously been to see Mamma Mia! at the same venue, a show of such monstrous stupidity…
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