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No fig leaves for Zumanity foibles

Jun 10, 2003 6:26 AM

Though Zumanity doesn’t open until August 14, the cast moves rehearsals from Montreal to its New York-New York location on June 23.

Lyn Heward, president and chief operation officer of Cirque du Soleil’s creative content division, told the Los Angeles Times that they "are bringing humanity, art and performance together to explore what people are sometimes timid to explore."

The Times inferred that meant nudity, and they’re probably right! Heward added that the "show defuses the eroticism with a hearty dose of humor. We can laugh at ourselves too, and show our foibles when it comes to our sensuality."

Foibles? I’ve seen my foibles and I’m not interested. Hopefully, Zumanity will have more erotic foibles than I have.

Don’t look for any Broadway productions at The Venetian until late 2004 or early 2005! Despite all the rumors, I’ve been told that there aren’t even designs for what was the Guggenheim space on the drawing board and the C2K contractual situation hasn’t been resolved.

Former M*A*S*H star Loretta Swit was the hot (lips!) topic of the recent jewelry show here with her new line of baubles. Here’s an exclusive to my readers: "I plan on debuting my new line of ”˜rocks’ at next year’s show”¦ CineVega is almost upon us and I will be joining the great Clint Holmes in welcoming distributors. You’ll be able to find me when the cameras start rolling as my new evening wear sports a ”˜job wanted’ ad on the back. I want and deserve to get back in the business as a major star. That’s what my alter ego that sits on my shoulder is always telling me."

By the time you read this column, I may be MTV’s new Las Vegas correspondent. I spent a few days auditioning for the staff of Tom Green’s new MTV show. You remember Green, he was married to Drew Barrymore.

Have to make a trip to The Rio to see how its performing casino beverage servers are doing entertaining guests. I hear there are 10 stages for them to perform on when the lights begin to flash. I do have a suggestion to slot players: order your drinks early.

There’s a report circulating that Houdini-like magician David Blaine has, or is looking for, a Las Vegas stage. Could he be replacing that other magician at the north end of The Strip?

Note that Review-Journal reviewer Michael Weatherford gave a "B" rating to the city’s lone headlining impressionist a couple of weeks ago. The grade brought cheers from other impressionists trying to get a Las Vegas gig.

Enjoy the hot weather in the coolest city on Earth.