TGIF! Now Here’s The Art of the Belt with Miss Dixie Carter
March 6, 2015

Today, this blog is called “Classes”, because we need to work on your technique. It’s called “the Lion”, and it’s easy, really. Ready to roar? Just remember: deep breath in, don’t be shy, and AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH.

Dreams Do Come True: John Cameron Mitchell Is in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway
January 24, 2015

hedwig and the angry inch optimistic

Good golly, y’all. I remember the days when talk of Hedwig and the Angry Inch coming to Broadway was but a rumor that warmed the cockles of my campy, cantankerous heart. Last year it finally happened, though, and that has been the best. Neil Patrick Harris was the best; Andrew Rannells was the best; Michael C. Hall was the best; and, throughout it all, Lena Hall has definitely been the best. But now John Cameron Mitchell is making his triumphant return to Hedwig for an eight-week engagement, and there isn’t a grandma’s grab bag of clutchable pearls big enough to contain my emotions, so I’ll just post this still from JCM’s brilliant 2001 film adaptation and leave it at that. It’s a rare instance of restraint, for sure, but I’m wide open with emotion and don’t want to make a mess everywhere.

 

Looks Like Someone at Newsweek Got ZING!’ed at Last Night’s Tonys
June 14, 2010

Remember that one time we all got to talking about how Newsweek‘s very own Ramin Setoodeh got to talking about how Sean Hayes is too gay to function play straight opposite Kristin Chenoweth in the Broadway revival of Promises, Promises?

Of course you do.

Anyways, Sean Hayes totally responded to that mess last night while hosting the Tony Awards last night in the most clever, classy way possible:

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There’s No Better News Than the News That Hedwig and the Angry Inch Is Heding Back to Broadway
March 31, 2010

Get it?  Hed-ing?  In a story about Hedwig and the Angry Inch?  It’s a pun, A PUN!  Carrie Sadshaw would be so proud!  And I probably should have switched to decaf before writing about this glorious news!  Seriously, it’s hard to type when your eyeballs won’t stop vibrating on account of those few too many cups of coffee and and the rush of adrenaline brought about by PURE EXCITEMENT, but I digress.

The New York Post is reporting that Hedwig and the Angry Inch will be coming to Broadway this fall with all of its principal artistic forces intact.  John Cameron Mitchell will be reprising the role of everybody’s favorite botched-job transexual rocker, and Steven Trask will be adding additional songs and musical material.  Added to that, David Binder and Peter Askin will be returning as producer and director, respectively.

In related news brought to you first by me, thousands upon thousands of gay men and fag hags the world over are making this face right now. Understandably so, theater queens and the ladies who love them, but let’s all simmer down.  There’s more to the Post‘s story, and this part is particularly intriguing:

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