Thanks to the "Encores" series in NYC, lesser-known shows get to be dusted off, polished and presented with vigor for audiences that may be unfamiliar with them!
We all know the Cy Coleman classic Sweet Charity, we we weren't familiar with his show Little Me.
Encores at City Center is currently presenting a new production of the show throughout the rest of this weekend and it is sooooo worth seeing for many reasons.
The Coleman songs are ace! And the book, written by the equally iconic Neil Simon, is laugh out loud funny! Sometimes too funny. The only real problem with the show we had is how exaggerated and out of touch with reality it is.
The story is a good-old-fashioned love tale, but it's all done so farcically that it's hard to actually root for any of the characters.
But these actors are given lots to work with and they have a ball with it!
Christian Borle does his best Jerry Lewis impersonation and is just as funny as the iconic comedian. He plays FOUR different characters in the show! Each one funnier than the next!
A real stellar cast of Broadway veterans also round out the cast, including Robert Creighton, David Garrison, Harriet Harris, Judy Kaye and Tony Yazbeck, but…
It is Rachel York who steals the show!!!
We had previously seen her in the touring production of the Anything Goes revival, and we kept comparing her to Sutton Foster the whole time - whom we'd seen play the Reno part on Broadway.
But in Little Me she shines on her own! She shines so bright!
Rachel York is such a talent!
Mega super huge star!
She is magnetic in this show!
Must must see!!!!
P.S. Kudos to Joshua Bergasse for the superb choreography!
All of your prayers were answered on Thursday when we told you
Ban-Anna Kendrick Lamar Odom and Rebel "WILSON! I'm sorry. Wilson, I'm sorry! I'm sorry," Wilson were returning to star in Pitch Perfect 2, but that was just the tip of the AMAZEBALLZ iceberg!
Anna is SUPER enthusiastic about being a part of the sequel and Rebel, well, she already brought the raunch!
Late Thursday night the HIGHlarious comedienne tweeted:
'Japanese Beethoven' Exposed As A Musical FRAUD! He Faked Being Deaf & Didn’t Even Write His Own Songs!
Meet Mamoru Samuragochi, a composer thought to be as gifted and talented of a musician as Beethoven!
The Japanese virtuoso’s music appeared in movies, video games and is even scheduled to be used during the Sochi Olympics!
Considering he also claimed to be deaf, some said Samuragochi was a genius.
Well, he’s not.
He’s not only not a genius, he’s not deaf, he’s not a composer, and he’s been LYING this whole time!
This week, the world learned the truth about the 50-year-old phony impresario when a secret ghost writer stepped forward and took credit for most of Mamoru’s compositions!
Takashi Niigaki confessed to writing more than 20 songs for Mamoru since the 1990s. He also spilled that the hearing impairment that helped Samuragochi convince his Japanese fans that he was a miracle musician was also a hoax!
Niigaki was reportedly paid
Justin Bieber, Beyoncé, & Jay Z Walk Into A Bar! No, Seriously, They All Partied Together After The Super Bowl! Deets HERE!
If you thought The Big Bieberoni's big legal troubles would slow him down, you had better think again!
According to sources, Justin Bieber partied for three straight days in NYC last weekend! That fact in and of itself might not surprise anyone aware the 19-year-old recent misadventures, but who he partied with will blow your friggin' mind!!!
After last Sunday's dreadfully boring Super Bowl, Justin apparently got wild and crazy at GoldBar with two of our most favorite musicians:
Whoa!! That's elite company!! You go, boy!!
A source described the trio's
debauchery surprising lack of debauchery:
This was so beautifully written.
Jena Malone had the amazing opportunity to work next to the late actor on the Hunger Games series and the actress had a wistful revelation about life and Philip in her tribute.
The actress took to her Instagram to post a photo (below) along with a touching note to The Master actor:
Clint Eastwood…bad ass, chair-talker, and now a life saver!
Clint has proved once again that he is an indestructible force of manliness, as he recently saved a man from choking while at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am volunteer party on Wednesday night.
According to the guy who almost ran out of air, tournament director Steve John, Clint stepped in after he started losing a battle with some cheese: