the eight-day week
Sometimes you can’t make it to the Great White Way to take in a show—for lack of interest, funds or obstreperous relatives in town demanding entertainment. (Why can’t we just sit in a dark room not speaking?) Lucky for you, sponsor 106.7 Lite FM is offering an omnibus of the musicals currently on Broadway, to catch you up on all the performances you’ve neglected. Stars from Nice Work If You Can Get It, Bring It On: The Musical, Rock of Ages, the forthcoming A Christmas Story (fingers crossed for an appearance of the leg-lamp kickline!) and others will offer you musical highlights from their shows today at lunchtime, which is normally when your host for the afternoon, morning drive-time DJ Bob Bronson, starts to put on his pajamas. This is the last show in the summertime Broadway in Bryant Park series, and thus likely the final time you’ll see the plush puppets, courtesy of Avenue Q, in the light of day. (Those bootleg Elmos in Times Square certainly don’t count.)
Girl-of-the-moment Julianne Hough, soon to be seen in the movie musical Rock of Ages opposite Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin, lit up a special screening of the flick (presented by the Venetian Las Vegas) in a simple little black dress and attention-getting T-strap teal shoes. It’s formal on the torso, beach day on the toes!
Something you should know: Showgirls is one of our favorite films. It isn’t a cinematic masterpiece, but it’s always fun to watch and count how many times Elizabeth Berkley storms out of the room flailing. Should you choose to watch the new Tom Cruise vehicle Rock of Ages adapted from the Tony-winning musical of the same name, I highly suggest having similar expectations.
Last night The Observer headed to the Landmark Theaters Sunshine Cinema for the New York premiere of the film, attended by leading lady Julianne Hough and director Adam Shankman.
Mr. Shankman made the following pronouncement before the film rolled: “I just want to let you all know that this movie was made all out of fun. Everyone sing along! Please, dance in the aisles! The theater is going to kill me for saying this, but someone pull a chair out of the ground and throw it at the screen in true rock and roll style!”