BROADWAY BARES 2015 CALENDAR
This 12-month wall calendar features steamy photos from this past summer's Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!, the 24th edition of the annual burlesque event that benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Each month features a different hottie paying homage to famous rockers, including Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Holly, and Madonna.
Forget tired club remixes! With classes in New York and Los Angeles, Broadway Bodies boasts high-impact dance-cardio workouts set to your favorite show tunes. Purchase packages for pudgy pals who probably spend way too much time sitting in theaters.
ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME
Tony-winning gay icon Elaine Stritch, who brightened Broadway in shows such as Sail Away, Company, and A Little Night Music, passed away in July at age 89. Remember her fondly on DVD in Chiemi Karasawa's 2013 documentary, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, which features folks like Nathan Lane, Cherry Jones, and Paul Iacono.
Your friends already got the new Hedwig cast recording from their sugar daddies. Now turn them on to Fun Home, a coming-of-age musical about lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel's relationship with her closeted father. Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron's adaptation of Bechdel's acclaimed graphic memoir, a hit off-Broadway, opens April 19, 2015, at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre.
NOTHING LIKE A DAME
Ever heard about the time Patti LuPone stabbed Bebe Neuwirth with a fork at Sardi's? OK, that probably never happened, but Eddie Shapiro serves up lots of other hot diva dish in his new book, Nothing Like a Dame, a collection of conversations with the great women of musical theater, including Carol Channing, Audra McDonald, and Chita Rivera.