A look at how I've been diverting myself lately.
READ: Candide, or Optimism by Voltaire, trans. by Theo Cuffe [joins the ranks of the funniest books I've ever read, a group that includes Portnoy's Complaint, Huck Finn, and The Jew of Malta (I do not read many funny books)].
SAW: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (American Theatre Company) [Hedwig looked for all the world like a young Patti LuPone].
SAW: Outrage, Two Women.
MOST RECENTLY PLAYED SONGS IN MY iTUNES LIBRARY: "Cry," Liza Minnelli; "I Dreamed a Dream," Patti LuPone; "Body Beautiful Beale," Grey Gardens (original cast album); "The Pussy Cat Song (Nyow! Nyot Nyow!)," Small Fry: Capitol Sings Kids' Songs for Grown-Ups; "Drives Me Crazy," Dolly Parton.
The Bible, conservatives, Lucy Knisley, Chicago, the closet, female vocalists, Sondheim, sex, musicals, marriage equality, Stevie Wonder, Arkansas, Sotomayor, Wilco, storefront theater, the BFF, Patti LuPone, literature, Facebook, Shakespeare, The Onion.
MY FAVORITE LAW AND ORDER ACTORS:
1. Jerry Orbach.
2. That hot guy who used to be on Oz.
3. S. Epatha Merkerson.
4. BD Wong.
Speaking of Hedwigs who resemble other actresses (see above), don't you think John Cameron Mitchell is the spitting image of Rachel Griffiths?