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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 :-)

by Anonymousreply 2302/14/2013

He's such a monster. Do you think Liza wanted to stake him, but was too drunk to remember where she put the shards of "Don't Drop Bombs"?

by Anonymousreply 101/19/2013

We have to come up with a song list.

by Anonymousreply 201/19/2013

check out this pic

by Anonymousreply 301/19/2013

This will end in tears .... for the audience.

by Anonymousreply 401/19/2013

Who is the guy on the right?

by Anonymousreply 501/19/2013

I see that the filming for "Gremlins 3: Sun, Sand, Sociopath" has commenced.

by Anonymousreply 601/19/2013

I always think it's odd how he takes pictures o himself. Doesn't he know how to use a tripod and pose ???

by Anonymousreply 701/19/2013

Oh, [italic]I[/italic] know how to use my tripod!

by Anonymousreply 801/19/2013

Shoulmatesh! The Mushical!

by Anonymousreply 901/20/2013

And who will play Tom himself in the musical? The mind staggers.

by Anonymousreply 1001/20/2013

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!

by Anonymousreply 1101/20/2013

Won't the stage collapse under the weight of all of his past soul mates?

by Anonymousreply 1201/20/2013

and in other words "The Men I've Loved" will be the most interminable musical of all time

by Anonymousreply 1301/20/2013

W&W for R12.

by Anonymousreply 1401/20/2013

There's so much fodder here, I don't even know where to begin.

by Anonymousreply 1501/20/2013

"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.

by Anonymousreply 1601/20/2013

The only thing Tom gave me was a Dutch Oven.

by Anonymousreply 1701/20/2013

Just an old fart.

by Anonymousreply 1801/20/2013


by Anonymousreply 1901/20/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 2001/20/2013

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!"

by Anonymousreply 2101/20/2013


by Anonymousreply 2202/13/2013

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...

by Anonymousreply 2302/14/2013
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