BY Brandon Voss
March 01 2011 2:30 PM ET
The Loose Chanteuse
With cheeky numbers like an Ambien tribute and a mash-up of Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” and The Magic Flute, Varla Jean Merman took Manhattan before taking her rollickingly ribald new act to New Orleans and San Francisco. A comically complaisant creation of Jeffery Roberson, the Girls Will Be Girls star also gave out Fleet enemas with Oprah’s enthusiasm while Tom Judson — pruriently known as Gus Mattox — tickled the ivories.
Ars Nova, closed February 26.
The Other Steve and Edie
For three evenings that lucky attendees will rave about for years, Nurse Jackie’s Edie Falco and Stephen Wallem teamed for a classy cabaret act, a cool salute to the swingin’ stylings of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé. The gay Wallem — Jackie’s gay nurse Thor — is a celebrated fixture of Chicago’s cabaret scene, but Falco showed off warm, confident vocals as the duo elevated their on-screen chemistry to unexpected new heights.
Laurie Beechman Theatre, closed February 6.
- WATCH: Ben Affleck and SNL Crew Go to Ex-Gay Camp
- WATCH: President Obama Tells Morehouse Grads 'Be the Best Husband to Your Boyfriend'
- WATCH: The Cure for Gay Wedding-Related Depression
- Thousands Rally Against Anti-LGBT Violence in New York City
- Gay Man Gunned Down in NYC Street, Dies
- Gayest Cities in America, 2013
Sign Up For Email Updates
- Politics Obama to Grads: 'Be the Best Husband to Your Boyfriend' May 20 2013 7:56 PM
- Crime Thousands Rally Against Anti-LGBT Violence in NYC May 20 2013 7:35 PM
- Women WATCH: Ellen Responds To Abercrombie's Sizeist CEO - 'Fitch, Please!' May 20 2013 7:26 PM
- Marriage Equality WATCH: Matthew Morrison Can't Even Make Sense of Marriage Inequality May 20 2013 7:00 PM
- Law Texas Man Resurrects Suit Alleging AG Fired Him for Being Gay May 20 2013 6:48 PM
- Women Obama to Award Presidential Medal of Freedom to Sally Ride May 20 2013 6:01 PM
- Pride Turn It Way Up with Pride Beats 2013 May 20 2013 6:00 PM