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Friday, May 13, 2011

More Priscilla Queen of the Desert Tickets To Go On Sale May 16

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert Tickets Will Be Available Through January 2012
By Andrew Gans
May 13, 2011

A new block of tickets for Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical— drawn from the Academy Award-winning film “The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert” — will go on sale May 16. Tickets will be available through Jan. 29, 2012.

It was also recently announced that the musical will launch a national tour in fall 2012. The first city and starting date will be announced shortly. Read More

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NYRP a Finalist in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good Program TODAY – Vote!

NYRP a Finalist in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good Program TODAY
posted on May 13, 2011 03:40
You can help make Friday the 13th our lucky day!

NYRP is proud to announce that we’ve been selected as a finalist in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good Program — now we need your support today! In order for us to win one of the 100 cars Toyota is giving away through this program, please vote for NYRP at www.facebook.com/toyota before midnight on Friday, May 13!

If we win, we’ll use this new Tacoma to transport trees, compost, flowers, lumber, bricks, wheelbarrows and field staff. We’re hoping to replace the oldest truck in our fleet, taking a polluter off the road and getting a new ride to help our greening efforts throughout our gardens, parks and tree planting sites. Read More

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Why Seeing “Bridesmaids” Is Important

Seeing “Bridesmaids” is a social responsibility
How the fate of female-driven movies came to rest upon the success of “SNL” star Kristen Wiig‘s new comedy

It’s a strange day when our social movements coalesce around a movie comedy that appears, from its trailer, to hinge largely on an explosive farting scene, but Hollywood‘s warped gender politics seem to make each day stranger than the last.

This week, with a viral enthusiasm usually applied to marches on Washington, grass-roots presidential campaigns or saving Planned Parenthood from House Republicans, women (and men) who believe in a future that includes movies for and about women have turned the comedy “Bridesmaids” — written by “Saturday Night Live’s” Kristen Wiig and her collaborator Annie Mumolo, and starring a passel of funny women — into a cause. “Bridesmaids” activists want to send a bracing message to a business that has become increasingly oppressive for the women who work within it as well as for those who consume its product. That message must be delivered in the form of box office receipts, which means that for a certain set, seeing “Bridesmaids” this weekend — and encouraging others to do the same — is more than a trip to the theater; it’s a social responsibility. Read More

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BetteBack: Ribbing Jane Fonda

The Register
James Brady
Thursday, Jan. 6, 1983

M I D L E R: RIB J A NE — Bette Midler is t u r n i ng into a Joan Rivers. The Di v i ne Miss M opened in a Hollywood c lub wi th a spate of jokes about Jane Fonda and others.

Twitting Jane Fonda about her phys i c al f i tne ss c amp a i g n, Bette c r a cked: “Did you not i ce her in ‘On Golden Pond‘? She walked around the whole time with her t u m my pulled in.”

Bette reminded the audience that Sophie Tucker used to tell r a u n c hy stories. “Now t h e y ‘ re a.ll ‘Sophie’s Choice‘ stories.” Read More

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