Updated August 2004What a busy summer I've had! We flew to London for 48 hours to perform "Lypsinka! The Boxed Set" at Queen Elizabeth Hall. The show was introduced by Morrissey, who curated the South Bank Meltdown Festival this year. I was so pleased to be invited by Mopey Moz. (If he reads this, he may kill me).
Of the many fun people who came backstage, one of them was West End musical great Elaine Paige.
Click here to read the London Evening Standard review.
Back in the United States, Studio Theatre in D.C. presented "John Epperson In Rep" for a month, which included "Lypsinka! As I Lay Lip-Synching"
Set and photo by Giorgos Tsappas
(photos by Rosalie O'Connor)
plus, the autobiographical musical revue "John Epperson: Show Trash" and a reading of my play "My Deah," the Medea legend set in The South. Click here to read the Washington Post reviews.
Returning to New York State, I was fortunate enough to be one of the 400 invited to attend Calvin Klein's big summer bash on his enormous new estate in Southampton. Thinking it might be gauche to take a camera, we have no photos. But, believe me, it was amazing and Gatsby-esque. We saw Martha Stewart and Baba Wawa tete-a-tete, Al Sharpton wandering around by himself, old pals Simon Doonan, John Cameron Mitchell, John Selya, and everywhere you looked there was a half-naked male model offering booze. We reconnected with Bruce Weber, and sure enough, a week and half later, we were out in Montauk with Bruce on the old Andy Warhol estate, doing a spread for Paris Vogue. We think it's the October issue. (Note from October 2005: It was the November 2004 issue of Paris Vogue.)
Then I was off to Philadelphia to participate in a semi-staged reading of Todd Stephens' film script, "Another Gay Movie," which is a parody of "gay cinema" and gross-out movies. The reading was part of the closing night events of the 10th anniversary of the Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.
Included in the cast were James Getzlaff from "Boy Meets Boy," Andersen Gabrych and Stephanie McVay from "Edge of Seventeen," Kids in the Hall's Scott Thompson, Jonah Blechman and Falcon star Matthew Rush.
It was lovely to meet Scott Thompson and I think you can tell from this photo that we bonded.
Philly photos by Scott Weiner, courtesy of Philadelphia Film Society.
Back in New York, where my corporate headquarters are, TWEED presented a tribute to Joan Crawford: "The Passion of the Crawford." Here is Miss Crawford backstage after a performance with Matthew Broderick, John Benjamin Hickey and her co-star Scott Wittman.
Wigstock again did not get lucky with the weather, but the stars on the ground made up for it.
Here I am with Justin Bond of Kiki and Herb.
And one of my favorites, a truly twisted gal from Los Angeles, the bitter and hilarious, and very painted Jackie Beat.
Lyp meets glam rock in the form of Miss Boy George and the even more Miss Guy of The Toilet Boys.
Who knows what the rest of the summer will bring?!
What Do Legends Become?
What Becomes a Legend Most?
Tammy And The Lyp
Caged and boxed celebrities
early 2000 antics
me and my infamous friends
fashion, fun and fanatacism
Chillin' with Puff Lyppy
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."