everything's coming up roses!
very eventful weekend folks.
saw evening (vanessa redgrave, claire danes, patrick wilson, meryl, toni collette, etc.). it was beautiful, but in a dark depressing kind of way. i did, however, find satisfaction in the ending. to me, it all made sense the more i thought about it. this will make no sense to you if you haven't seen it but drop a line to discuss if you have. oh, and patrick wilson (who has been loved for a long time amongst my theater dork friends because of his stint in oklahoma) is a beautiful beautiful man. i have a photo that was taken by a friend of him with tom cavanagh who i totally used to stalk (must tell that story soon!) from a broadway show league game.
saw perez hilton with bright orange hair at club monaco in soho. i secretly think that he may have gotten the host spot on the view. he said he has a massive announcement to make this friday. i very nearly accosted him to try to force me to tell me what it was. then i remembered that i don't really care all that much and it wasn't worth the effort.
saw angela, my masseuse and had one of the best massages in my life. she was working out the bug stress. boy did i need it...
saw patti lupone, THE PATTI LUPONE, the venerable broadway legend, sondheim extraordinaire, in her new role as mama rose in gypsy for the final dress rehearsal last night.
side note: me and the theater dorks are more than slightly obsessed with her. and you know, the gays love her. did anyone see the will and grace episode with her? it was amazing. i also made a special trip home to see her do an in concert version of sunday in the park with george at ravinia in chicago with michael cerveris and audra mcdonald who, btw, just replaced the black woman in that grey's anatomy spin off, but i digress.
SHE WAS AMAZING. YES, THAT DESERVES TO BE IN ALL CAPS. she made a ton of really interesting choices for the role and i loved them. it was like seeing the show for the first time (not the 10th). her comic timing is genius and she added a lot of humor into the role without losing any of the depth. it was brilliant. completely and utterly brilliant.
the audience was great too. it was full of industry people. memos went out to every broadway show telling them their casts have a free seat at the rehearsal if they want it. and because i know people and am always getting things for free and whatnot, i had a ticket. i'm gloating, i can't help it, i've been loving every second of my life lately, despite the bed bugs.
re: the bed bugs, the exterminator came. he was lovely. nice as all getout and extremely thorough though he regaled us with stories that almost made me sick. stories of seeing a bedbug crawling on a guy on the subway and how you can basically get them anywhere. it made me want to live in a plastic bubble for the rest of my life. so he said if we go a month without a bite, that the problem is solved. we've survived the bugs!
and the future husband has bought tickets out here. yay.