Tom Bianchi is turning one of his books, "The Men I've Loved," into a musical... on Liza's advice!
[quote]In 1998 this book of prose poems and pictures was published. It tells the story of my life through the prism of my romantic relationships and closest friendships. At the time the book was published, I was asked to do some public readings. I found myself embarrassed because I couldn’t get through some of the material without choking up. One night I told Liza Minnelli about this problem over dinner. She told me I had to get it together and put this on the stage. She gave creative suggestions about how to present it. She thought I should go out on stage and do it myself. I thought - “Brilliant. You’re channeling your father – but if I attempted that, I’d wind up looking like your mother.” (For those too young to know, Liza’s dad was the director Vincent Minnelli, her mom was Judy Garland.) I didn’t say that with my outside voice. And I did no more readings.
[quote]We don’t have a target date, but have created about a third of the music in broad strokes presently. We will be posting some previews of this music here as we develop it further. Stay tuned :-)
I see that the filming for "Gremlins 3: Sun, Sand, Sociopath" has commenced.
I always think it's odd how he takes pictures o himself. Doesn't he know how to use a tripod and pose ???
Oh, [italic]I[/italic] know how to use my tripod!
Shoulmatesh! The Mushical!
And who will play Tom himself in the musical? The mind staggers.
He's been with that same soulmate for months now. Tom is maturing and ripening into a fine man.
Tom! The Musical! The Muscles! The Meat! The Mate!
Won't the stage collapse under the weight of all of his past soul mates?
and in other words "The Men I've Loved" will be the most interminable musical of all time
W&W for R12.
There's so much fodder here, I don't even know where to begin.
"The Men of Tom's Boudoir" is a tour-de-force of all the soulmates who each month brought some special joy into Tom's life.
The only thing Tom gave me was a Dutch Oven.
Just an old fart.
[quote]This will end in tears .... for the audience.
Yes, tears of laughter.
I'd be willing to organize a DL theater party for wherever this masterpiece might preview -- especially if it was Palm Springs. Caftans NOT optional.
I hope Liza herself sings The Narrator, like in "Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."
"Jae'Sunn! He was quite the powerbutt!
Of all the muscletrade
He was Tommy's fav'rite slut!"
I'm thinking it should be the eldergay version of "88 Lines About 44 Women," with men representing Tom's many lov-ahs in a Don Loper-esque fashion parade...
Donny was a Catholic boy,
he held out to the bitter end
Carlo was a different type,
he's the one who put it in
Morris was a black man,
I was afraid of a dick like that
Sal posed for pictures sitting down
with an Accu-Jack...