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General RENT-y Items:
6.27.99: Online from home with my crappy new 33.6K connection. Oh, how I miss my T1 already. Anyway, there is a RENT thing running in NYC Loews movie theaters. Now, don't get excited. This is not, I repeat not, related in any way to a RENT movie, which, to my knowledge, is not in production, and I for one hope will never be. The trailer has Manley Pope and Jim Poulos advertising this new Times Square movie complex. You can see it here.
6.24.99: Well, I told you I was going to be busy. I have very little idea what's going on these days, so if you have a tip, please email me. I do know, as many of you probably do as well, that the stunning Taye Diggs has a starring role in the upcoming movie The Wood. Also getting lots of advertising is the new Spike Lee movie The Summer of Sam, in which I believe Idina Menzel has a role of some kind.
06.10.99: YAGMCB will close on Sunday, June 13. It's too bad the show won't run longer; I thought it was terrific, but it just hasn't sold well at all. Now we can look forward to whatever all the various members of the amazing cast do next. P.S. Today was my graduation, so you can call me doctor.
6.06.99: I know they're not quite RENT-related, but congratulations to Kristen Chenoweth and Roger Bart on their Tony Awards. Yay!
5.31.99: bestill my heart, an update! YAGMCB news: the cast will perform on the Tony
Awards broadcast, next
sunday evening, June 6. the word is that kristen chenoweth & stanley mathis will do 'my new philosophy,' and the
ensemble will also do 'happiness,' so that should be very nice, and will give everyone a prime time Ant fix. also
look for numbers from annie get your gun,
fosse, parade, ain't nothing but the blues, among others. a reminder: this is the last week to see Marcy
Harriell as Mimi. her last day with RENT will be june 6. the incomparable krysten cummings will replace her.
site news: these pages will be moving in the next 10
days, so get ready to update your bookmarks. as soon as i work out a few quirks, i'll post the new URL.
5.15.99: The NY Rent cast
quite a spectacle. also, pix of yagmcb cast members singing at a
benefit. andmore kristen
chenoweth and roger bart, with the multitalented michael mayer. kristen and roger at the drama desk
awards. and, word that yagmcb will tour
starting in 2000. unclear whether this will be the broadway cast or a touring cast.
5.12.99: This is
getting to be old news, but marcy harriell will be
leaving the role of mimi on broadway on june 6. intheater is reporting that former london and toronto cast member
krysten cummings will be her replacement. i saw krysten twice in london, and i was blown
away. she's really spectacular, so i'm sure this will be a great addition for new york. here are some pix
of krysten in london. june 6 will also be the last day to see the delicious alan cumming
in cabaret, and it also happens
to be the date of the Tony awards. in other news, my sources (you know who you are!) tell me that anthony
has been at UMass Amherst doing master classes with the theatre program there. he's making good use of the
free days in the extra-weird YAGMCB performance schedule. i saw audra mcdonald
sing at town hall last week (did anyone else?). she is so completely incredible. if you haven't heard her
solo album, way back to paradise, i highly recommend it. here is a james
baldwin poem that has become the lyrics to a beautiful song audra sings. ok, i'm done now.
Matthew Shepard, a student
died on October 12 from injuries sustained during an anti-gay attack.
Please find a way to acknowledge this tragedy and show your support for the rights
lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people everywhere.
Where, after all, do human rights begin? In small places,
close to home. Yet they are the world of the individual person: the neighborhood, the school
college, the factory, farm or office. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little
meaning anywhere. -- Eleanor Roosevelt