Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Start Spreadin' the News...
Big news on the Rialto, kids - Pia's back, and Manhattan's got her! Yet another reason to regret our Sandlandian exile, for if only we were back on the other side of the world, we could toddle up to the Big Apple this week and catch That Somewhat Different Bombshell, The Lonely Lady herself, the one and only (and thank goodness for that) Miss Pia Zadora in her first cabaret engagement in yonks. Not since Edie Beale took the backroom at Reno Sweeney's by storm has there been such an eagerly anticipated gig. Catch all the details - from no less august a source than The Wall Street Journal - here.
Truth to tell, for someone who's seen the ups and downs she has, Pia sounds like a pretty good egg. A PickFair-destroying, Golden Globe-buying, Voyage of the Rock Aliens-starring, Jermaine Jackson-dueting, "Clapping Song"-making good egg, true, but after all these years, I suppose that's mostly water under the bridge. If any Gentle Reader happens to be in town this weekend, please do drop by the Metropolitan Room over on West 22nd Street and give us a full report. If the simple Pialicity of the occasion doesn't appeal, you might be tempted to know that her gowns (and you can bet there will be plenty) are by Bob Mackie!