Tag Archives: Liza Minnelli

On Audra McDonald

For Audra McDonald’s birthday My good friend Ted and I were once talking about Audra McDonald and her performance of “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” in the live televised version of The Sound of Music, and what a powerhouse it was. You … Continue reading

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April 2022 Viewing Diary

When I first got the Raging Bull gig, I began a re-watch of all the Scorsese-De Niro movies – at least the ones clustered around that period. I grew up on these films. These movies were huge to me as … Continue reading

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The Tao of Barbra and the #BigGayThrill as told by Mitchell Fain

Here’s a piece Mitchell has performed called “The Tao of Barbra.” No last name necessary. I have known Mitchell since college, and I have heard him talk about “The Tao of Barbra” since our earliest days as friends. What Mitchell … Continue reading

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Living Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances: An Interview with Sam Schacht About Method Acting

I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time and finally last month it happened. I sat down with my old Actors Studio acting teacher Sam Schacht to get his perspective on “Method acting,” a term I hear bandied … Continue reading

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Movie Poster: Cabaret

Iconic.

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End of Summer Movie Quiz: My Answers

Dennis Cozzalio presents: Dr. Smith’s Lost in the Space at the End of Summer Movie Quiz. I live for his seasonal quizzes! I have answered (in my typical fashion) with images and Youtube clips rather than just words. It’s been … Continue reading

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Driving to Vegas To See Liza with a Z!

Alex just put up part 2 of our Liza journey. We all just totally fell in love with the dude Alex calls ‘The Hairy Man’. Yup. Her description of him totally NAILS it. The beauty and the unexpectedness of humanity. … Continue reading

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Driving to Vegas To See Liza Minnelli

Here’s part 1 of Alex’s side of the tale. I just need to say that Alex TOTALLY was Rainman – that is an accurate assessment – and became more and more Rainman-esque as the show approached. “Alex, should we go … Continue reading

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Still Percolating About Seeing Liza Minnelli

but I will say this: I hadn’t realized how much I had NEEDED (yes, NEEDED) to hear Liza sing “New York New York” LIVE – until it happened. I wasn’t walking around thinking “something is missing … what is it? … Continue reading

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Vegas, Baby

This coming Saturday I will be in Vegas, and I will be taking a “monorail to Liza”. That’s all I know. 1. Monorail 2. Liza Monorail. Liza. Monorail. Liza. Monorail. Liza. I kind of can’t get past it. I’m already … Continue reading

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