a.k.a. "The Oscar Messenger"

The wind is howling like a banshee trapped amidst the skyscrapers, and it’s so cold out, it feels like Snow any minute, though it’s Spring!

Spring is late this year. So here’s a little Provincetown in the Moonlight Memory, a Summer Serenade. If only it would come!

Ok, first. I stepped on my glasses, which had slipped on to the floor in the middle of the night from the (admittedly not secure) perch that I had put them on and I broke the frame. Dear Readers, Dear Cineastes all, I’m sure you wear eye-glasses, too. I have had them since I was a child. I always felt defined by them. Not always in a good way.

And now that I’ve been on television for Yonks, as the Cockneys say, being so constantly photographed in them and usually in a close-up. That’s what TV is. A Close-Up. An Endless Close-Up. Like for instance, Sally Jesse Raphael. What do you remember most about her? Her red-framed eye-glasses.

So I put a lot of thought into trying to find, well, glasses that just look like mine in the picture above.^ I’ve had them for eight years, it turns out, and they have served me well. And have worked for the TV viewers, I think, at least to the extent that they photograph well, but not obtrusively.

So I went to my place where I had originally got them, on Lower Broadway, near my old studio, and while they had my name still on file.(I had just had an eye exam and my pupils were dilated, dontcha know.But I need new glasses IMMEDIATELY because these were/are held together with just a wing and a prayer. I mean, I stepped on them in just the right place so that I was able to pop the lens back in and they’ve sort of held together…) The guy in the store, who remembered me, said “You’re taking a big risk, wearing them.” Broken.

But…

Running around the streets of New York, like I do, if they fell apart and the lens shattered…I would be…well…I would be blind…and in trouble.

So the previous Lower Broadway Eye Place(not its’ name) had a BEAUTIFUL pair of frames that they could give me(and this is without the charge of an eye exam, mind you, which I had just had elsewhere) the price tag, and here’s the punch-line was $300!?! Or more! I nearly fainted.

I had to sadly decline. And went to search for another eye-glass place, which was recommended to me that I THOUGHT was in the Puck Building, y’know where “Will and Grace” was set? I had never been in there and come to find out THEY MOVED! Then I was given bad directions by a smirking security guard, but finally after staggering around Soho AS IT BEGAN TO RAIN(and of course, no umbrella) for what seemed like HOURS,  I finally found them on Greene St.

They really were worth the search! The unusual name is Worby Parker. And they’re at 121 Greene Street, and a very nice young gentleman helped me try on pair-after-pair. I felt like a rich, bored woman in a shoe store, trying on heels that NEVER FIT!

But finally there was one that worked with my face, and would look good photographed! And was only $125!?! New Yorkers take note! This is the kind of miracle one is always hoping for in New York, and so rarely happens!

To Be Continued…

As it remains, colder than a witch’s (blank), it’s forever summertime at Scott Cakes and the pinker than ever Scott Cunningham! Who actually ENCOURAGES me to sing a few forgotten ditties from “Promenade”, Al Carmines and Maria Irenes Fornes’ sole collaboration, which started at the Judson Church, where Al was the minister and ended with an Off Broadway run that was so beloved they named the theater after it! And it’s there today! The Promenade!

And enjoy this high camp high tea at the Pink Cupcake shop on Angel’s Landing in Provincetown! You’ll feel like you’ve gone to Gay Heaven!

AND IT’S ALL PINK!

TONY 2015 1The TONY committee has decided that Jake Gyllenhaal is to be considered as a Leading Actor in a Play for “Constellations” and that Tony Danza is to be considered in the category of Best Featured Actor in a Musical for “Honeymoon in Las Vegas.”

Read on ~

TONY AWARDS ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE MEETS

FOR THE THIRD TIME DURING THE 2014-2015 SEASON

TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY

 

New York, NY (March 19, 2015) – The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the third time this season to determine the eligibility of two Broadway productions for the 2015 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards®, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Tony Awards Administration Committee will meet a total of four times throughout the 2014-2015 season to decide the eligibility for the 69th Annual Tony Awards.

 

The two productions discussed were Constellations and Honeymoon in Vegas.

 

The committee made the following determinations:

 

Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Leading Role in a Play categories for their respective performances in Constellations. 

 

Tony Danza will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical category for his performance in Honeymoon in Vegas. 

 

The 2015 Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on Sunday, June 7th, 2015 (8:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET/PT time delay) on the CBS Television Network, live from the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Tony Awards, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

 

The official eligibility cut-off date will be Thursday, April 23, 2015, for all Broadway productions opening in the 2014-2015 season. Productions which meet all other eligibility requirements and open on or before the eligibility date are considered eligible for 2015 Tony Award nominations.

 

The Nominations for the 2015 Tony Awards will be announced live on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, from New York City.

 

A limited number of tickets to the 2015 Tony Awards will be made available to the general public. Tickets will be available at http://www.TonyAwards.com starting on April 28, 2015.

 

For more information on the Tony Awards, visit TonyAwards.com and Facebook.com/TheTonyAwards and follow @TheTonyAwards on Instagram and Twitter.

 

Don’t despair, New Yorkers! Even if it was SNOWING yesterday! Summer IS coming. Eventually, and why not look at a summer-y situation in Provincetown, the East Coast’s gay heaven. Here’s part 2 of the delightful Inn at Cook Street, and it’s equally super hosts John Jay Wooldridge and Patrick Flaherty. Here , in Part 2, they give us a tour of their fabulous house and cottages! Enjoy!

How lucky am I? I’m the guest on the Magnificent Sissy Show. No. Not mine. The other Big Sissy. Sissy Gamache, the hostess with the utmostest, tonight on Ch. 56 at 7pm in Manhattan on MNN. It can also be seen at that time tonight, if I’m not mistaken on Ch.34 on RCN cable and also Ch.83 on Fios.

It’s also online at http://www.mnn.org at 7pm Click on Channel 2, Watch Now.

Sissy’s everywhere and unlike me, she does her show in a big for-real studio, and we talked straight(and/or gay) for half hour! In sub-zero February weather. It’s still going on. We’re supposed to have snow today in NYC!

Above ^ you’ll see Sissy on my show last year on the Drama Desk  Nominee Press Reception morning above with my long-time host T.J.Craig.

I love this muy caliente chicka! Born in Roumania and raised in Costa Rica, she reigns on many Spanish language channels too numerous to mention, or spell!

Always an honor and a thrill to be headlined at the great .Awards site http://www.awardsdaily.com

Here’s the pic,

Rendez-vous 15And here’s the link, I think ~

http://www.awardsdaily.com/blog/2015/03/french-stars-shine-stephen-holt-covers-rendez-vous-avec-french-cinema-2015/

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