Rue McClanahan packing them in at Chelsea’s Blu

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com June 26 2001 12:00 AM ET

The New York Daily News reports that the Chelsea club Blu has added Rue McClanahan to its weekly spoof of Family Feud. The club has been running the off-color production for predominantly gay audiences each Wednesday for the past two years, but this is the first time a celebrity has been attached to the project. McClanahan purrs, “I get so much love from all of these sweet people. Plus, I get to dress up in fun outfits—including as a dominatrix.” Club manager Michael Gilman says, “She’s funny as hell.... She’s a big supporter of the gay community. We are so happy to have her here.” McClanahan will be appearing on Broadway this fall in a new production of the gay-popular bitchfest The Women.