Chuck Schumer simply helped nail a $15 billion deal to assist leisure, together with Broadway.
“COVID be damned, I walk around the senate floor wearing a ‘Save Our Stages’ mask. I love Broadway. I love theater. I love New York. What’s our New York without our theater? What’s going to help it without a Lion’s King share of money?”
He understands that music venues, comedy golf equipment, film theaters and small levels don’t have pots of money and should not survive.
The Save Our Stages Act inserts that aid into an even bigger just-negotiated spending invoice, a 900-billion- buck bipartisan aid laws.
“The last show I saw was ‘Hamilton’ for the third time. I was just around my own house singing stuff from ‘The Music Man.’ ”
I’d have requested extra questions, however being the senator’s my endlessly ongoing multitime, multicourse semi-permanent dinner-table visitor, all he wished to know is: “So when am I coming over again for food?”
At the Copa . . .
If the enjoyable and the gin mills are gone, unwrapped are reminiscences of some Santas in the past: Copacabana. Sinatra ringside to listen to singer Frank Jr. It was after the child’s headlined kidnapping terror, and Junior was the opening act for comedian Jack E. Leonard, whose first joke was: “Shame they let him out of the trunk.”
During Vietnam, the comic Rich Little blasted President LBJ. Tough saloonkeeper Jules Podell had his p.r. man Sy Presten inform him to knock that off. Little: “Tell Podell to f–k himself.” Podell then shut his mike off. Little saved going. Podell then shut his lights off. Little saved going. Next factor Podell shut out was Little.
Even although it formally opened in ’41, the Copa began in the ’30s starring Rudy Vallée. Owners had been of a sure jailhouse persuasion. Holiday nights, the faces had been Carmen Miranda, Tony Orlando and Dawn, Andy Warhol, Bob Hope, Mick Jagger. Diana Ross’ daughter’s social gathering lasted three days. Bouncers hand-carried Stevie Wonder’s piano to a sure spot. Muhammad Ali sang at daybreak. Barry Manilow wrote the Copacabana music. The Copa simply now closed. In 2021, it might’ve been 80.
New 12 months, new love
From psychic John Cohan: Drew Barrymore finds bliss in a relationship — not simply together with her TV present … Prince Harry and me-me-Meghan search marriage counseling … Savannah Guthrie welcomes one other “Today” present co-host … Madonna’s clothes line fab, private life in the john … Ryan Seacrest will get a film and splits the every day present … Cher begins a fortunate cycle … Gayle King into political enviornment … Katie Holmes marries new newie Emilio Vitolo Jr.
Foo on fancy meals. I contemplate PB&J unique. Lest somebody care, “The Truffle Hunters” is a brand new doc about these mushy mushrooms … For one other evening in your pajamas, there’s “Land,” Robin Wright’s directorial debut about “the harsh American wilderness.” To me, that’s Madison Avenue … And don’t snivel that I don’t prep you as a result of additionally coming is Denzel Washington producing the movie of August Wilson’s play “The Piano Lesson.” Incidentally, the late Chadwick Boseman of Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” is somebody Denzel helped put by means of school.
Also, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock simply knocked off “Mr. Mayor.” He’s Ted Danson. With a younger daughter. Cast options Bobby Moynihan and Holly Hunter.
Tina says: “This show is not politics. It’s about people and how scared you can be of your teenager.”
Danson: “I play a full-of-himself billionaire who thinks he’s great.”
Since we now have de Blasio and don’t fairly know why, possibly he’ll get some pointers.
Premieres on common outdated NBC Jan. 7.
Kiddies, Mother’s had 10 months speaking with no person reside however my housekeeper and a Yorkie. Both bark. What the canine contributes would possibly find yourself in a newspaper, however it’s not likely nice when it comes to column objects. And I feel the final in-person superstar I truly sat down with was Doris Day.
And I’m grateful to be solely in New York, youngsters, solely in New York. However, my pc’s cranky, my battery of telephones don’t all the time work throughout any week that has a Tuesday in it. So, I, Madam Adams, am knocking off till Jan. 5. Love you, thanks and glad wholesome vacation.