No Doubt to Play 6 Shows at LA’s Gibson Center

Posted by The G on September 12, 2012 under GNN | Comments are off for this article

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Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani of No Doubt

Los Angeles!  Get ready for 6 nights of No Doubt!  The Orange County quartet are doing 6 shows, supposedly their only full shows of 2012, at the Gibson Amphitheater on the following dates:

Saturday, November 24
Monday, November 26
Wednesday, November 28
Friday, November 30
Sunday, December 2
Tuesday, December 4

No word yet on when tickets go on sale to the public, but there is a special Live Nation presale happening on September 14, 2012 at 10 am PST.  The presale password is “soundcheck.”

Good luck.  I have no doubt you’ll get tickets!

Silence! The Musical – The G Review

Posted by The G on July 11, 2011 under G Reviews | 3 Comments to Read

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BRENT BARRETT as Hannibal Lecter with JENN HARRIS as Clarice Starling in "Silence! The Musical" Photo by Carol Rosegg

The movie “Silence of the Lambs” turns 20 this year.  I saw “Silence” in the theater when it was released and I remember being on the edge of my seat from start to finish.  I’ve seen it many times since and every time, the characters, circumstances and dialogue always manage to work themselves under my skin.  The story of FBI trainee Clarice Starling working in tandem with psychopath Hannibal Lecter to catch the serial killer Buffalo Bill won a bunch of Academy Awards and became a phenomenon.  The film introduced many macabre catch phrases into the lexicon such as “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti” and “It places the lotion in the basket.”  “Silence of the Lambs” is now being retold in the funniest way possible – as “Silence!  The Musical” at Theatre 80 in Manhattan.

Silence The Musical

Silence! The Musical. Now playing at Musical Theatre 80 in New York

“Silence! The Musical” stars Brent Barrett as Hannibal Lecter and Jenn Harris as Clarice Starling and they are excellent.  In fact, the entire cast is excellent as are the songs, the dance sequences and the genius way “Silence!” manages to capture every nuance in the film and keep the audience laughing for 2 hours.  “Silence! The Musical” faithfully sticks to the plot of the movie, advancing the story with musical sequences based on some of the film’s most memorable lines.  “Silence! The Musical” is an unauthorized parody of the film, so think back to all the parts of the movie that made you laugh or cringe and they are all represented here on stage.  I don’t want to reveal too many of the surprises of “Silence! The Musical,” because I think you’ll enjoy it even more if you let it unfold as you are at Theatre 80 in Manhattan.  I realize that a lot of my readers are from outside the US and you might not be able to make it down to New York in time.  After the jump, there are a few spoilers just for you.

“Silence!  The Musical” is playing at Theatre 80 (located at 80 St. Marks Place) in New York through August 13, 2011.  Get your tickets at this link.

Silence The Musical

Silence! The Musical

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Green Day News

Posted by The G on August 21, 2010 under GNN | Read the First Comment

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Billie Joe Armstrong (on the left) from Green Day

New York Green Day fans, today is your lucky day!  Lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer, the creators of the Broadway musical “American Idiot,” will be doing an “In Conversation” chat at the 92Y located at Lexington and 92nd Street on September 19, 2010 (the day before my birthday).  Tickets are only $29 and as of this writing, they are still available. You can get your tickets here.  Better yet, you can submit your questions for Billie Joe here.  See you there!

G meets Raven O!

Posted by The G on May 28, 2010 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

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Raven O and G.

Raven O is a New York legend!  He’s performed in Cirque Du Soleil’s “Zumanity,” his shows at The Box have made the club a worldwide success, and his fans include myself, Sting, Jude Law, Mary J. Blige and Simon Cowell, just to name a few.  He is currently performing a solo show called “One Night With You” at the Bleecker St. Theatre where you’ll see Raven O belt out songs from the American Songbook, interspersed with anecdotes from his wild and crazy life.  The show is so good that Raven O offers a money back guarantee if you don’t enjoy what you see.  I wish Britney Spears was that confident!  When I caught up with Raven O, he was super cool and I’d like to thank him for always being a great entertainer as well as for being extremely nice.  “One Night With You” plays every Tuesday at the Bleecker St. Theater on 45 Bleecker Street (and Lafayette) all summer and tickets are only $20!  Get your tickets today.  The shows sell out quickly, so don’t miss your chance to see this amazing show!

Happy Birthday Bridget Everett!

Posted by The G on April 21, 2010 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

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Bridget Everett and G.

According2g would like to wish a happy birthday to cabaret diva and Our Hit Parade goddess Bridget Everett.  If you have not had the pleasure of seeing Bridget live, here’s what you can expect:  Bridget singing creative versions of some of your favorite songs, side-splitting comedy and occasionally she’ll get partially naked for you.  Our Hit Parade happens once a month at the legendary Joe’s Pub in New York, so come check it out – it’s fabulous!  Thanks for posing with me Bridget and many happy returns!

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