June 23, 2021

Odds & Ends: Theater Publicist Faked ‘Last Recording’ of Joan Rivers & More

first_img Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Prestigious Prize Stephen Adly Guirgis will be honored with the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award at the Seventh Annual Steinberg Playwright “Mimi” Awards on November 17. Guirgis is a member and former co-artistic director of LAByrinth Theater Company and his plays include Between Riverside and Crazy, The Motherf***er with the Hat, Our Lady of 121st Street and Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train. The Rockettes Got Talent! It was beginning to feel a lot like Christmas on the season finale of America’s Got Talent on September 17. Sort of. The Rockettes joined Pitbull as he performed his latest single “Fireball.” Check it out below and then since it’s September maybe it’s time to start thinking about that most wonderful time of the year… Neil Patrick Harris Talks Wedding Details Neil Patrick Harris, who recently wed his partner David Burtka, stopped by The View on September 18 to chat about their Italian wedding. Watch below as the Tony winner reveals it was “small, intimate” and how their son Gideon may be setting a new trend for nuptials: “orange boy.” Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Theater Publicist Faked ‘Last Recording’ of Joan Rivers This is simply disgusting. In an attempt to promote Brad Zimmerman’s off-Broadway show My Son the Waiter, a Jewish Tragedy, publicist Beck Lee has owned up to making a fake tape of the late Joan Rivers. According to the New York Post, the comedy icon had been set to record a radio ad for the production and as she lay dying in hospital, Lee hired an impersonator to make a “rehearsal” tape of Rivers talking about the play. He then tried to pass it off as Rivers’ “last recording.” Enough. Can we please let the legend rest in peace and instead celebrate her work in a dignified manner, for instance by watching the re-airing of her A Piece of Work documentary on PBS on September 23? We’re Fans of Zachary Quinto’s Comfort Zone Switching gears to some much happier news, theater fans—Zachary Quinto has said that he’s “just never more comfortable than when I’m on stage.” The star told Wild Magazine: “Being on stage is something that I’m thrilled that I’m able to find my way back to.” We know you’re busy with a plethora of screen projects including one with fellow Broadway alum James Franco, but we do hope, Mr. Quinto, that you’ll return to us here on the Great White Way soon! View Commentslast_img

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