There’s a lot to unpick from camp comedy Buyer and Cellar set in Barbra Streisand’s basement mall (as described in the chunky book she wrote about designing her Malibu estate) which has just opened at Above the Stag.
Andy Nyman does sterling work to bring Tevye off the page, breaking the fourth wall to chat with the Almighty, and rubbing his arthritic joints to punctuate Sheldon Harnick’s lazy ‘deidle deidle deidle dumb’ lyrics in ‘If I Were A Rich Man’.
Fascinating Aida’s Liza Pulman spoke to Emma Clarendon ahead of her Streisand show at The Other Palace.
Liza Pulman‘s knowledge and love for Barbra Streisand helps the night flow in an entertaining but sincere way. I don’t doubt that Streisand would be honoured to hear and see Pulman’s fantastic celebration of her music and career.
Liza Pulman, the acclaimed singer and comedienne and one-third of the satirical and much-loved comedy trio Fascinating Aida, brings her third solo show Liza Sings Streisand to London’s Cadogan Hall for one night only next month, hot on the heels of the show’s album release this week. Watch the taster video…
Ahead of her latest London concert date and new album release for Liza Sings Streisand, we turn the spotlight on Liza Pulman, the acclaimed singer, comedienne and one-third of comedy cabaret legends Fascinating Aida. Also check out our photo gallery of Liza in concert and her performance with Fascinating Aida, singing viral hit, “The Brexit Song”…
Just a fortnight ago, bets were already being placed on Glenn Close to secure the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her commanding turn as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard – but I’d say all bets are off again. Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl has re-asserted her claim to declare “I am the greatest star, I am by far”.
People, people who need people are, allegedly, the luckiest people in the world. I’d argue that those who are emotionally and financially self-sufficient have a hell of a bigger reason to feel lucky than those who depend needily on others for their wellbeing. But I’m not a character in a musical – and neither, really are the people who need people who appear in Funny Girl a narrative so far removed from the actual history of kooky kosher comedienne Fanny Brice and her deeply dodgy gangster hubby Julius ‘Nicky’ Arnstein as to be a complete fiction.
SUBTERRANEAN STREISAND: SILLY AND SUBLIME It’s a heady cocktail, the Hollywood Heartbreaker: tartness and syrup, firewater and froth ,l served in the campest crystal with diamond sparklers. Heady delusion meets hard dollars, and schmaltzy folksiness erects steel gates against the … Continue reading →