#BornThisDay: Actor, Gertrude Lawrence

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July 4, 1898- Gertrude Alice Dagmar Klasen, or as we fans like to call her, Gertrude Lawrence, had hordes of adoring audiences in both Britain & the USA. She was the first true international superstar, a Cockney who conquered adoring audiences on both sides of the ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor, Farley Granger

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July 1, 1925- One day last week I watched back to back Hitchcock on TCM. I thought I had seen all of Alfred Hitchcock’s Hollywood period films & most of his British silent films & early talkies, but I had somehow missed Marnie from 1964. I finally watched this movie in ... See the Rest

#Rocketman: Tom Hardy Stars as Elton John – But Who’ll Play EJ In The Musical Version?

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The upcoming biopic Rocketman starring Tom Hardy as Elton John will eventually be turned into a musical for Broadway and London’s West End, Broadway.com reports. Currently titled Rocketman the Musical, will feature the rock legend’s canon and has Tony-winning Billy Elliot book ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Harvey Fierstein

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“If you don't look, you don't know.” Well, first of all, there is that voice. I always think of my distinctive voice, made possible by decades of pot smoking & whiskey drinking, but Harvey Fierstein brings it all to a whole new level, a big man who sounds like he's been ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Filmmaker, Tony Richardson

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June 5, 1928- Academy Award winning film director, screenwriter & producer Tony Richardson was brimming with talent & led a life both complex & tumultuous. Richardson had  romantic relationships with many famous women including Vanessa Redgrave & Jeanne Moreau, ... See the Rest

Jessica Lange Reteams with Ryan Murphy for Broadway Revival of Long Day’s Journey Into Night

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On the one hand: What a play! What a role! Crumbling matriarch/morphine addict Mary Tyrone is ONE FOR THE AGES and perfect for Jessica's penchant for over-the-top Grand Guignol types. It was a tour de force for Katherine Hepburn in the 1962 movie (directed by a young Sydney Lumet ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor/Activist, Ian McKellen

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May 25, 1939- Sir Ian McKellen is one my acting idols & one of my highest regarded gay activists. Today is his birthday. "I remember losing only one job because of my coming out. I was supposed to play one of the lead roles in Harold Pinter's Betrayal who eventually were ... See the Rest

“Feminine Men Not Wanted” Broadway Actor Speaks Out On Internalized Homophobia In Gay Scene

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Broadway actor, drag performer and creator of one-woman show Genderosity Donald Shorter (A Chorus Line/La Cage Aux Folles) was the latest to be interviewed on PBS' First Person series- exploring sexuality and gender identity, hosted by LGBTQ YouTuber Kristin Russo. In this ... See the Rest