The excitement and thrills don't stop for Puff Lyppy (my new hip-hop name)! Know what I'm sayin'? Check it out, bro!
Here I am at the GLAMA Awards (Gay and Lesbian American Music Association) at Manhattan Center with Keith Strickland and Kate Pierson of The B-52's. Maybe I should include them in my new album Lyp-Hop!
The TWEED staged readings of "Imitation of Imitation of Life," starring yours truly in the Lana Turner role, was such a hit that we had to add a performance. Here are
the 4 leads: Jackie Hoffman, Flotilla DeBarge, Puff Lyppy and Jodi Lennon.
Billy Gallo as Miss Lora's agent and kooky Peter Kwaloff as his receptionist.
Rhythm and blues diva Brenda Bergman played Mahalia Jackson. Check out Brenda's wacky New York entertainment website www.kewn.com and, while you're there, see and hear an interview with Lypsinka.
Dreamy Mark Gentsch was an excellent straight man to classy clown Lypsinka. He really is, too!
Working the beveled ankle!
Liza Minnelli and her assistant, Jim Caruso, came to the last performance! The night before, Liza sang "Happy Birthday" to me at Patti Lupone's 50th birthday party. It was my birthday as well!
Sweet Sarah Jessica Parker was at Patti's party with her husband Matthew
Broderick (obviously not in the photo).
Dame Judi Dench was in attendance. I sat at the piano and the guests sang,
"There Is Nothing Like A Dame," "Hello, Judi!" and "Thoroughly Modern Judi." La Dench actually danced a Charleston step or two!
Guess I'm just a party girl. Isabella Rossellini asked me to entertain at a party for her friends and co-workers as she was preparing to launch her makeup line Manifesto.
Madonna's hairstylist Orlando Pita and makeup wizard Kevyn Aucoin were among the audience members.
Isabella wasn't afraid to invite her competitors. This is Francois Nars, director of Nars cosmetics. I don't like to brag (who me?) but the picture of me in Francois' new book "X-Ray" is GORGEOUS!
A few days later Isabella threw a press party for Manifesto.
Here I am with fashion photographer Ellen Von Unwerth and Douglas Keeve, the director of "Unzipped."
I was lucky to be invited to perform at the ninth annual Broadway Bares at Roseland.
Here are some peeks backstage.
Brad Musgrove steals the show "Fosse" at every performance on Broadway.
Mary McCormack was playing Sally Bowles nearby in "Cabaret."
Puff Lyppy is gettin' jiggy with the EmCee!I shared a dressing room with the deliciously wicked Alan Cumming, star of "Cabaret." He had a bodyguard accompanying him because he was being stalked. Notice that didn't keep me from getting close! As Bette Midler once said to Quentin Crisp as he edged nearer to her while flashbulbs popped: "That's right! Work it, honey!"
Lypsinka and Faye Dunaway tete-a-tete at the 25th anniversary screening of "Chinatown".
At the premiere screening of "Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story."