Les Girls, Opera Opening Night, Hillary & Monica

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.

Dana Delany - Host of Les Girls

Dana Delany – Host of Les Girls

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!

Placido Domingo with Soprano, Ana Maria Martinez (Pagliacci) ... [Photo credits to: Steve Cohn & Getty Images]

Placido Domingo with Soprano, Ana Maria Martinez (Pagliacci) … [Photo credits to: Steve Cohn & Getty Images]

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!).

Chaz Bono - Les Girls

Chaz Bono – Les Girls

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.”

Hillary & Monica - New Comedy

Hillary & Monica – New Comedy

As a television personality, guest speaker, newspaper reporter and columnist and one of the social arbiters of Los Angeles, Marci Weiner has touched every aspect of entertainment journalism. She has appeared as guest reporter on TV shows including Joan Rivers shows, Eye on LA, and the USA Network. In addition, she has hosted her own segments on Soap Talk, Hollywood Style and Hotline after Dark. You may contact Marci for info and invitations at [email protected]