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Category Archives: kiki and herb

my favorite performing train wrecks

t. rex, scruffy the cat, lloyd cole, and the perils of aging


sometimes you get little reminders that your brain ain’t what it used to be. kirk and i had a fantastically fun time last night at joe’s pub in the park. joe is joseph papp, the guy who started doing the shakespeare in central park thing, and his public theater has an adjacent performance space for […]

puppet 1, kiki and herb 0


aaaaargh. my worst fears have come true. the puppet that replaced kiki and herb at the helen hayes theater won the tony. words cannot express my fury, and my sadness. on the positive side, justin bond looked stunning, classy, and totally beautiful on tv last night. for the two seconds we saw him. simple and […]

kiki and herb get a tony nomination


good lord, it happened. kiki and herb were nominated for a tony. i’ve written a lot about kiki and herb. kiki is portrayed by justin bond, of shortbus fame. their homepage is a good place to start if you don’t know much about them. congratulations to our miss du rane. we saw her last sunday […]

justin bond and the monks


sunday and monday, i attended back to back theatrical events that showcased the variety of opportunities for fun in new york city. on monday night, i was at joe’s pub for the inaugural talk show with justin bond. justin bond is the performer who portrays kiki of kiki and herb, who i write about all […]

what’s going on


tis the season, and all that. lots of fun stuff coming up: » dreamgirls tickets on monday. we got them at the ziegfeld, which is the best movie theater in manhattan. great popcorn, enormous auditorium, huge screen and great sound, red velvet curtains, serious patrons. and, for special engagements like this, reserved seating. the tickets […]

time off update


quite a bit of time off work–last thursday through yesterday (tuesday). back at work and getting caught up, so this’ll be a quick one. » thanksgiving dinner was excellent. i’ll post some pictures later–outstanding pennsylvania dutch food in large quantities, followed by a turkey dinner at home. yummo, as rachael ray would say. » the […]

evening of planned excess


it’s not my fault, really. it just worked out this way. tonight is the first night of beaujolais nouveau. “beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!” as the french say. and kirk and i will be sampling tonight at le jardin bistro. we got an emailed invite from them–buy dinner and have as much beaujolais nouveau as you […]

eucharist, and a movie


the new york times has a new daily email they call “urbanite”. i like it quite a lot; yesterday, they had a blurb about a presentation of a movie by paul festa at st. bartholomew’s church called apparition of the eternal church that sounded fun. all i knew was that it was named after a […]

shortbus: instant classic


kirk and i saw shortbus last night, and loved it. the times has a great review (registration required). i’ve written about it earlier–it’s the new movie from john cameron mitchell, the creator of hedwig. he wanted to make a movie that celebrates sex, and depicts it graphically and honestly in the context of story, plot, […]

shortbus in the ny times


frank bruni did a long piece about “shortbus” in the ny times this weekend. i’ve written about “shortbus” before–it’s the new movie from john cameron mitchell of hedwig fame. bruni’s article is not to be missed–it’s a great explanation and a great exploration. very very well done. and of course, the movie is not to […]

“shortbus” is rolling


“shortbus” is the new film from john cameron mitchell, of hedwig fame, and it’s coming to new york. it’s been a long wait, and i’m psyched as all hell to finally see it. it’s jcm’s attempt to reclaim sex in film from the clutches of pornography. here’s an interview with john about the film. “Sex,” […]

liza, and snakes on a plane, and kiki and herb


saw liza minnelli performing at coney island last night…incredible show. it was a free concert, but the organizers had set up seats in the center of the field in front of the stage, and were selling them for $10 which went to charity. so for $10 i got a nice comfortable seat about twenty feet […]

finding my voice


this is the most disorganized schizo blog on the planet. well, maybe that’s overstating things a bit. i’ve seen a few myspace pages, and they have more than lapped me on the track of incoherence. but most people who do this sort of thing semi-seriously have a theme, and a point of view, and they […]

getting caught up


i’m back at it. camping was fantastic. i’d forgotten how much i liked it. and kirk can build a good fire, so we had all our food cooked on the open wood flame. yum, yum. i didn’t forget to go to kiki and herb this time, and the show was, as always, phenomenal. don’t miss […]

kiki and herb are back!


and i have tickets. in my inbox this morning–an email with a link to discount preview tickets for kiki and herb‘s one month broadway run. of course i jumped all over it. third row aisle for the performance just before opening night. god am i excited. i’ve seen kiki and herb perform every show they’ve […]