#BornThisDay: Actor, Elaine Stritch

February 2, 1925- Elaine Stritch is one of my favorite show biz figures and my Doppelgänger. I wish that she was still here. I grieved something terrible on that summer day in 2014 when news of Stritch’s final curtain call came through on that Internet thing. I ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Carol Channing

  January 31, 1921- Carol Channing: “The first 80 years are the hardest.” News last week of Gay Icon Bette Midler’s return to the Broadway Musical stage after 50 years created quite the buzz fans of the genre. The announcement that ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor, Alan Cumming

January 27, 1965- Alan Cumming In spring 2014, I had an extended stay in the hospital when 5 months of aggressive chemotherapy left me without much of an immune system. I was kept in isolation. Doctors, nurses and visitors were required to wear a hazmat suit ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Chita Rivera

January 23, 1933- Chita Rivera: “Many of the shows I danced in don't exist on film, but they do exist in the memories of those who were in the theater for that single moment in time. And nothing can replace that.” The Husband & I caught the Bob ... See the Rest

#Revival: Bette Midler To Star in “Hello, Dolly!” on Broadway

Bette Midler is a busy bee lately. She's featured in Marc Jacobs new ad campaign and will appear in an upcoming HBO See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Ethel Merman

  January 16, 1908- Ethel Merman In the past year, there was a series of memes about putting a woman on the $20 bill & who that woman might be. Some moderator even asked the Republican Presidential hopefuls for their choices. For me there was ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Gypsy Rose Lee

January 9, 1911- Gypsy Rose Lee My friends who care about such a thing understand that Gypsy is my favorite musical. I consider it a near perfect piece of theatre. I actually consider Gypsy to be the highest of human ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Noël Coward

December 16, 1899- Noël Coward: “It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty & how few by deceit.” I am not able to recall why or how as a youth, that I came to ... See the Rest