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HAPPY THANKSGIVING, FROM
First I was gonna post about my upcoming week, then I was gonna do a picspam of baby!Lani, and then I was gonna do a music post. IDK WHICH TO DO. Discuss.
I'm so tired, jeez.
I DO LOVE LADY GAGA AND I'M NOT EMBARRASSED. Also, Black Friday approaches. Yessss.
Prompt: Favorite Outfit
Number of Photos: 25
Innocent Bystanders: Greg Jbara, Allison Janney, Julie Jbara, Julie Jbara's boobs, Tovah Feldshuh.
A/N: Had to upload on dial-up, so the photos are a little low quality. But you'll get the general idea! Aided in information by my friend Jaimie.
Starting with that lovely flannel shirt. ;) Such a glamour shot, Gwynne.
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I just found this last night. In a PUBLIC POST at bwaydaily . WHY DID IT TAKE ME SO LONG TO FIND IT.
HAYYYYYYYYDN. How so cute? Also, DO IT, TAKE THE TONY FROM HIM, YOU DESERVE IT.
And then there's Haydn with a little boy in a top hat. Yeah. Only thing that could make this better? IF HAYDN WAS WEARING THE TOP HAT.
At the Broadway Flea Market with Tovah Feldshuh. Fun fact: I am almost certain she was wearing this sweater when I bumped into her in the lobby at The Norman Conquests. I've commented to Eden that I love this sweater set very much. HERE she poses with Eden and has it draped over her shoulders.
THIS OPENS TONIGHT IN CHICAGO AND I WANNA BE THERE. BEBE. JACKIE. CAROLEE. BEBE & JACKIEEEEEEEE.
Only photo of the cast so far. AND I'M ALREADY OBSESSED.
(Checkit here: thedramagirl)
Bethie, you rock. ♥
2. Theatre festival
3. I am currently listening to a Penny Downie radio serial with , 12chenbecause that's what I do at 3 am, yo.
4. My school's football team is badass. Playoffs, here we come!
5. I ENDED UP WITH AN A IN PHYSICS. WHAT EVEN IS THAT.
6. WTF THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES CLOSING. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
7. THIS TOOK ME SO MANY HOURS, OMG. This is my new discoveries/loves picspam. And maybe just some random others. It is possibly sorta kinda plagerizing Sammie's picspam of her top 10 musical theatre actresses in the way it's set up. Sorry girl. xD
KATE. BALDWIN. YA'LL. I'm going to upload her singing "I Like The Likes of You" because it is THE CUTEST THING EVER. She's gorgeous and talented, and so help me I need to see her in Finian's Rainbow. I really do. Also, it's at the St. James, and I was totally there once. /Pointless information.
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THE END. OH GOD THAT TOOK TOO LONG.
So, a lot has happened? Like my mother calling the mental hospital on me, but whatever. A lot of nice Gretchen things have happened, so that's good. I'm too exhausted to talk about my life right now, because omg awful. But I thought I would go ahead and state that timandnorah and I are totally going to be roommates. It's happening. Have a Christmas list meme with my wishes that I feel awful for asking for.
Step One- Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
- If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.
Step Two- Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it. You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.
1. Any Playbills or theatre programs. I don't care if it's a Broadway Playbill or a program from your local community theatre's Shakespeare play. I love those. Anything like that.
2. Foreign or old issues of Vogue, fashion advertisements, fashion photos, your favorite magazine (not just fashion) articles, etc. (good idea, ballion.)
4. OPERA ICONS, SWEET JESUS. Or Kathleen Turner icons. Nobody makes these, and it's so sad. Esp. any of the Der Rosenkavalier photos I posted the other day, Maria Callas, or Patricia Racette, because I can already tell I'm going to like her.
5. A Suburban Shootout moodtheme. This would seriously complete my life. Just let me know if you need screencaps, because I can totally take care of that.
6. A card, or a postcard from where you live. I love getting mail, so yeah. And then leave your address so I can send you one!
7. Tracy Letts plays. I don't have Killer Joe, Bug, Man from Nebraska, or Superior Donuts (is there even a play text released for that!?) GOD I LOVE THAT MAN. And I don't say that often.
8. Christopher Guest movies. I only own A Mighty Wind, so yeah. I don't even care if they're copies. Srsly.
9. A new journal layout? Everytime I look at this one, it makes me sad. )':
10. Anything related to anyone I love or like. Or anyone I've mentioned liking, ever. Photos, burned dvds, interviews, etc. ANYTHING. (The short-ish list: Janet McTeer, Judy Davis, Haydn Gwynne, Tallulah Bankhead, Anna Chancellor, Kathleen Turner, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kate Baldwin, Carrie Fisher, Stevie Nicks, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Kathleen Turner.)
EMAIL ME FOR MY ADDRESS. thedramagirl [dot] gmail [dot] com
Without furthur innane chatter, JAMIE!
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And a random vintage!Lani photo, lol.
ALSO HELEN MIRREN PHEDRE NEW YORK, WHAT!?
Renee Fleming as the cougar Marschallin, Susan Graham as Octavian, her seventeen year old lover.
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Reviews: May December Duo, Together Once Again (NY Times), Into the Music: A Cougar Caught in Time's Trap (NY Times) (Includes more clips!!!), Into the Music: Renee Fleming on "Der Rosenkavalier" and the Older Woman (Interview with Fleming!)
So, i'm pretty sure only violettavalery would care about this, and she just said she made a post. BUT I DO NOT CARE. I spazzed too hard over this at school to NOT make a post about it.
Time to go write a paper. Blergh.
I'm getting Laura from Netflix on Monday.
JACKIE HOFFMAN SONGS
"Lead Paint on Toys"
Stop Making Out
The Kvetching Continues
Three Minutes on Broadway
"Jews in the World of Entertainment"
"Water, Pillow, Rectum"
Jackie Hoffman, you own my life
ETA: WHY DID NOBODY EVER MENTION I WAS SPELLI
OH. And our youth pastor just asked me to help him lead worship today.
Meaning, I WILL HAVE TO SING, BY MYSELF, (well, he'll be onstage, but I'll be the o
I AM GOING. TO. DIE.
(I really, really do not sing well, and I've only ever sang in front o
HAYDN GWYNNE TORE
IT UP WITH "SHINE."
Prompt: Bad Hair / Outfit Days
# of pictures: 19
Innocent Bystanders: Hugh Grant, Kevin Spacey, Barry Otto, Debra Messing.
Note: Judy pretty much has a Bad Hair/Outfit LIFE.
JUDY DAVIS; BAD HAIR/OUTFIT DAYS.
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So this picspam was really lame. But. I FINALLY WAS ABLE TO DO A JUDY FRIDAY SPAM. So, YAY. I'M EXCITED.
For one week, recommend/ share:
Day one: a song
Day six : a quote
Day seven : whatever tickles your fancy
"THAT'S RIGHT BITCHES. FANNY HAS THE TREE-HOUSE NOW!" -zwoelfchen
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elvensapphire : I'm sorry my Mother is crazy.
I've put off this entry for a very long time, because it is going to be LONG. Bear with me, please.
I set out to write this entry
I suppose the week anniversary of the closing is as appropriate a time as any for this.
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I'm really sorry for this next part, because I'm just joining the herd. I have a jacket that LOOKS like sheep fur, I should pull it out.
zwoelfchen andmissfoxie --- You, ladies, are fabulous. Without you, I would not have a single inkling who Harriet Walter was, much less Janet. So because of you I have found someone I love and something I can enjoy and treasure.
simplydivine anddiana_hawthorne --- Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience with me. It was truly the greatest time I've ever had. I will remember this trip for a very long time, and cherish it in my memory always.
goingcrazyhere for listening to my spazzy "OMG JANET MCTEER HAD HER ARM AROUND ME FOR LIKE THREE MINUTES" phonecall, and letting me ramble on about it for ages and ages. In fact, I'm still rambling to her about it.
MY FLIST, for listening to, and continuing to listen to me ramble on about McHattie- My OTP.
And Eden, without whom I would never have had the guts to go back.
I may have left some stuff/people out. But this entry took long enough, so I'm posting it. Sorry.
For the record, my title text comes from a Marianne Faithfull song called "Without Blame." Heh.
BECAUSE IMMA WINNER.
I finally went to see Julie & Julia yesterday. And because EVERYTIME I see a movie, I feel the need
to employ visual aids.
IN THIS FILM:
Yep, I said it. Bitchslap me all you want.
Meryl was awesome, but Amy was better. Under the cut, FOR ME, what worked and didn't work about Julie & Julia.
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Anywho...Then we (We being Miss Betty, her Awkward Sister, and I) ate really bad Mexican food, which I don't care who you are, is like sacrilegious. You don't watch a film about Julia Child and then go eat really bad food. You just... don't.
It's always really awkward around Miss Betty's sister because she has, on average, one thought per hour. So then you're left to fill the time. And she really doesn't care about Janet McTeer. So, awkward lunch is awkward. I excused myself to leave them alone and walked outside to call goingcrazyhere , but ended up calling babsjootsgene instead. Only then I had to go inside. And I never called Arya back. Fail. We went home and I did essentially nothing but surf the internet and talk on the phone. krissycupcake and I talked for a while, and then I spoke to elvensapphire for like hours, until 6 AM, And then I went to bed.
This morning I woke up around 10 AM and took a shower and realized I forgot more pants/shorts. So all day I've been running around in thick, black leggings and a Chicago t-shirt. And I've never been more comfortable, so there. I watched a Patti LuPone Gypsy and a Next to Normal Off-Broadway bootleg. Yay renewed interest in musical theatre! And then I watched Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire because I was in a Rita Skeeter mood. Yes, I have those. I finished up today on the phone with Eden for a reeeeeeeeally long time, which was fun. That's about it. Worst entry ever. The end.
2 Audrey Hepburn, 1 Anjelica Huston, 8 Amanda Root,
2 Cate Blanchett, 4 Gertrude Lawrence, 3 Gloria Swanson,
1 Hope Davis, 1 Janet McTeer, 1 Jodie Foster, 4 Julie Walters,
5 McHattie, 2 McHattie + Maria Tucci, 1 Miranda Richardson,
2 Mary Stuart Sign, 1 Jessica Hynes + Amanda Root + Amelia Bullmore,
6 The Norman Conquests, 2 The Norman Conquests Friends Only Banners,
1 Rachel Griffiths, 1 Rachel Griffiths + Toni Collette, 3 Stella Gonet,
21 Tilda Swinton, 4 Helen Mirren.
Credit to thedramagirl or tulitapepsi, please. :)
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JOHANNA DAY! And Stephen Schnetzer.
(I saw Johanna as Barbara in August: Osage County and she was super fabulous, and sweet backstage)
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SOURCE 1. SOURCE 2.
I'm going to be out for most of the day, because Miss Betty and I are going to buy frames for my August: Osage County and The Norman Conquests posters, AND a frame for my photo of Janet & I to hang next to Bernadette & I. We're possibly meeting Slater for lunch somewhere, and hopefully getting Starbucks, because I'm in need. In case you missed it, my partner in squee/crime, annasedlak and I started a new community for a Janet McTeer photo a day called mcteeramour ! Go check it out. :D Have a great day, everyone!
This is me, not crying. No, really.
ETA: SHAMELESS BEGGING. COMMENT WITH THINGS TO MAKE ME SMILE, PL
ANYWHO, AHEM, ET CETERA: THIS IS MY FIRST EVER FANMIX, AND I ONLY STARTED IT YESTERDAY MORNING. SO BEAR WITH ME, K?
For, uhm, ALL DAY, I've been working on this fanmix, the first one I've ever done. It might not turn out the greatest, but hey, it's a start. I've had input, help, and ideas from diana_hawthorne , simply_divine , zwoelfchen , ashonaut , ballion and annasedlak . missfoxie was totally there for moral support, ;D. Here's what a big mess of our thoughts came up with. Special thanks to diana_hawthorne for her McHattie folder she made the other day, because this would've taken so much longer without it. :D
Prompt: Behind the Scenes
# of Pictures: 25
Innocent Bystanders: Nora the Wig Goddess, Francis Guinan.
Note: You probably don't know who Rondi is, but this spam has many hilarious faces
that she makes as she gets ready to perform as Madame Morrible in Wicked and is
actually worth looking at. Well, in my opinion. I laughed my ass off making it.
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Download one of Haydn's songs from Billy Elliot, "Born to Boogie", HERE.
*NOT DIAL-UP FRIENDLY*
Wireimage photos gathered by ballion, my dear Maggie. ♥
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And I believe that is a fitting way to end this tribute. It took me SO. MANY. HOURS. So please give it a look? Comment with your thoughts.
We broke my New York ceramic thing. And I have gum in my mouth. Oops.
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I'm slightly depressed, and slightly doped up. Leave me be. But please, comment on the crazy, as it will make my night. And Lord knows I NEED someone to make my night.
Adventures In Endless Pursuit of Entertainment. ~~~ Twitter.
SarahB is an opera and theatre enthusiast, and her blog is good for alerts on upcoming events, and amusing insight. +10 Cool Points for her being originally from Texas. :) My favourite recent thing she posted is a link to a Broadway.com video of Rondi Reed in her dressing room. Here. Let's talk about how this made my day. K? "Shut up, I have a Tony."
SteveOnBroadway (SOB). ~~~ Twitter.
Steve's blog, I found about a year ago, and have read ever since. Read for reviews of shows all over the world- Steve works for a travel company- not just New York. Great for variety.
Theatre Afficianado At Large. ~~~ Twitter.
Kevin Daly, the brilliant writer behind Theatre Afficianado At Large is amazingly witty. I met him when I saw the Norman Conquests, and he was also really nice in person. His reviews are well thought through, funny, and beautifully written. He also gets brownie points for having seen August: Osage County seven times on Broadway. You go, Kevin!
An example of Kevin's bad-assery, he posts things like this.
Gwen Verdon dance remixed to 'Walk it Out'. Holy gods, that is EPIC.
Persistent Cookie. ~~~ Twitter.
On hiatus at the moment, but worth checking out for her blog entries on various topics (My recent favourite includes her The Summer of Harriet Walter entries, found here and here.), complete with reeeeeally beautiful photographs. You don't believe me?
Copyright Karigee. Please credit if reposted.
SO EVERYBODY, GO CHECK OUT KARI'S BLOG.
(Her high used tags are STEPHEN SONDHEIM & BATTLESTAR GALLACTICA)
Stage Left, House Right. ~~~ Twitter.
Roxie is really sweet. She's also really, really hysterically funny. This shows in her blog posts. I've only recently become a reader, since meeting her at The Norman Conquests (click here to read her review of the show), but her posts are a joy to read. Also, her blog links to the [title of show] blog, which automatically ups her awesome. PS- We totally fangirled Amanda Root together, and both managed not to spazz as Haydn Gwynne walked DIRECTLY behind her. Word.
Gratuitous Violins. ~~~ Twitter.
Esther is always ready with an intriguing blog post! She's a very caring, lovely Twitter friend of mine, and I've only recently begun reading her blog as well. She has thoughts on quite a lot of things, and isn't afraid to share them. My favourite entry of hers as of late pertains to Theatre Trip Tips and is entitled "Drawing the curtain on my theatre season." Check it out, here.
Kevin, Myself, Roxie, and our friend Eden after the closing marathon day of The Norman Conqyests. (Photo by Karigee)
Guilty as charged, I sometimes refer to them as the 'Fancy New York Theatre Bloggers', because I am very jealous of their goings on and such. But they should keep up their adventures, because I enjoy reading about them way too much!
I hope you check out all these blogs and give them a chance!
NOW, save a couple possible picspams or screencapping ventures between now and then, I'm off to be camping for the weekend.
Catch you on the flipside!
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(Part 3 should be up soon. We hope.)
TIME FOR DAY TWO.
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( in which landice converses with an ancient gay man, visits the wonderettes, and stalks rondi reed.Collapse )
To be continued....