Broadway’s Cort Theater was renamed to honor James Earl Jones.
i love jimmy. We had dinner, party at home with his late wife. Backstage when son Flynn dressed her. The one who voiced “It’s CNN,” I saw in his drawer in a dressing room.
In 1987, their child, intimidated by Dad’s double-sided comedy/tragedy/smiling/smiling prize, screamed side to side the wall.
After a Grammy, through two tons and a cookie in my apartment, Darth Vader explained his “Driving Miss Daisy” on Broadway.
“No makeup. They powder me if I’m shiny. We do it without a car. Just the wheel. The show is 90 minutes. No intermission.” And if you need to pee? Him: “Crawling on top of someone.”
Small dressing room. wall mirror. makeup table. Towels, powder, busy gnome. The cubicle adjacent to the sofa so that he can rest. Flattened against the wall I said: “Afraid to get in your way.” Him: “Don’t worry. If you are, someone will kick you out of there.”
Visitors sign his guest book. And he said: “I’m a late night person. Watch TV. I stay in my NYC apartment while I work. Matinee day a massage, don’t go out, we bring food. Forever I’m on the same country campus My office is in a building nearby. I do the treadmill in my gym. And a woman cooks.”
That famous voice no longer speaks on the phone.
Broadway thanks to the new James Earl Jones Theatre.
Events in reel time
Coming: “Brother.” A gay romantic comedy. SNler stars Billy Eichner, Debra Messing, Kristin Chenoweth with Bowen Yang.
Producer Judd Apatow: “It’s time for it. We are all alone in our rooms watching comedy. It’s fun going to a real theater and enjoying it with a bunch of people. ,
The first gay romantic comedy from a major studio. “Bros” goes broad—if maybe that’s the wrong word—September 30.
like to read? Get St. Martin’s “Desperation in Death”. She is the best-selling author JD Robb. A wonderful read.
Next season: Showtime’s series “Fellow Travelers” about the Roy Kohan who left us in ’86. Actor Will Brill, born in ’86, educated in Pennsylvania, began in showbiz at age 5, plays Roy Cohn.
The 1953 DC scene had just been filmed. McCarthy’s hearing. Communist scares. Roy navigating between politicians and gay men on Capitol Hill.
Next, next year: “Captain America: New World Order.” Anthony Mackie, the first black man to wear the Captain America logo, a Marvel first, said: “I’m usually the secondary character of a movie. Humbled to be the first one.”
Please. Can Fox just have one female anchor who isn’t blonde? Can NY1 teach new young anchors to read prompts without looking directly at their pupils? can i rent tv One newsgal without Long, straight thin hair hanging on either side of her face?
Harvard claims that it graduates most of our nation’s lawyers and politicians. So, maybe that’s reason enough to close the place?
Thought only in New York, children, thought only in New York.