Talented thespian Dana Delany hosted the 15th annual Les Girls Celebration at the Avalon. This wildly popular cabaret supports the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, and featured a wickedly funny evening of entertainment by celebs who donate their time & talent. Some of these included Chaz Bono, Abigail Spencer, Eric McCormack and kinky Kirsten Vangsness of Criminal Minds.
Science Magazine called NBCC President, Fran Visco “the most influential non-scientist in the field of breast cancer research.” They have been responsible for nearly $3 billion dollars in grants, & helped elevate the disease to an issue of national significance. Keep up the good work – Girls!
The LA Opera opened their 30th Season with the double bill of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi (staged by Woody Allen) and starring Placido Domingo as the Sicilian gentleman. A bit out of place in Florence, but smarter than the whole crew of “mourners”. After a brief intermission, Placido donned his tuxedo, to conduct Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. What a guy! Tenor Marco Berti was an impressive Canio; but we were overwhelmed by Soprano Ana Maria Martinez, from Puerto Rico, who portrayed his unfaithful wife, Nedda. Her soaring soprano & sparkling personality was enchanting. An evening worthy of welcoming back our own L.A. Opera to our city!Can’t wait to see the production of the new tragi-comedy Hillary & Monica, written &produced by Victor Bardack(The Great New Wonderful) and Edward Michael Bell (The Jesse Owens Games). This hilarious comedy is directed by award-winning Joel Zwick (My Big Fat Greek Wedding (the highest grossing romantic comedy of all time!).
Hillary & Monica: More Than Just the BJ, is a hilarious tale about two ambitious playwrights who want to tell their version of the story. This play has been in development for a year & has tried out different cast members, including very big names in the film & stage arena.
As Publicist, Edward Lozzi stated: “Hillary & Monica will be opening at a theater or voting booth soon. But neither of these two ladies are expected to attend.”