Point Break Live! Turning into a Cult Hit claims something called the Times Square Chronicles - though they could use a better proofreader. I think when they wrote “the chessier the better” they perhaps meant “the cheesier the better” and weren’t at all suggesting our show could be improved by the addition of rooks and knights, or even of the Broadway number “One Night in Bangkok.” Although personally, I do believe that song makes everything better.
Point Break Live! continues to astound the drunken multitudes, with sellout shows at The Bell House and Littlefield (Brooklyn) and Webster Hall in the city. I still am truly mystified as to the cult popularity of this not-good-enough-to-be-good but not-bad-enough-to-be-campy 1991 surf/bank robber movie…but the crowds keep coming and yelling out the lines, and we keep having a damn good time. My personal favorite moment is always starting the line, “you’re young, dumb…” and then turning out to the audience and letting them scream “and full of cum!” Gets me every time. I’m out of town and will be played by my understudy the next two weekends, but I’m back onstage October 18 at Littlefield!
It’s been such a busy summer that I haven’t kept up on Tumblr, but among the many things keeping me occupied besides being gorgeous, getting laid, and just fame in general, was my triumphant return both to stage directing and to the New York International Fringe Festival. I had the privilege of directing the inimitable Peter Grosz in his hilarious one-man show, Recipe for Success with Chef Michael Denardi. Naturally, since I was involved, we sold out the house several times and were one of the shows selected to appear in the Fringe Encore series later this month. Hitch your wagon to a star, as they say - though in this situation a case could arguably be made for Pete being the star and me being the wagon. We also got great reviews in The New York Times and nytheatre.com.
This one’s a thrill, I must say - not least of all because (this time) no sexual favors were exchanged for this Time Out New York Critic’s Pick recommendation. In fact, they asked me not to! Also, the Skittles banner ad at left is a delight - hoping one day soon the world (or at least the 45 people who can fit in the Stage Left Studio) will “taste my rainbow!”
The paparazzi literally seem to be everywhere in the run-up to this Saturday’s reprise of I LIGHT UP MY LIFE: The Mark Sam Celebrity Autobiography. They’re not necessarily looking for me, but nonetheless they’re everywhere! And luckily they’re not half as good at hounding me as I am at hounding them!!!
One knows one’s arrived when one is cast in a cameo at minute 3:20 of a Greg Scarnici picture! “Children of the Dune” was perhaps not quite the box office success that had been hoped for, but neither was it an artistic one!