Randy Rainbow's GAYME SHOW to Celebrate 'Stritch Night' at Therapy, 2/16
On Sunday night, February 16th, Randy Rainbow's "Gayme Show" at Therapy NYC will celebrate the upcoming release of ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME with a special MEET STRITCHY COSTUME CONTEST. Participants are encouraged to show up dressed like the Broadway legend. The Stritchy with the best costume will be chosen at the end of the night and will receive two tickets to the New York Premiere of the documentary on Wednesday, February 19th, and an exclusive meet-and-greet with Elaine Stritch, herself!
Guests of the Stritch-themed show will also play games throughout the evening, including Broadway Bingo and Broadway trivia for the chance to win theatre tickets, Broadway cast albums (courtesy of Sh-k-Boom/Ghostlight Records,) free cocktails and a $100 cash prize.
Internet celebrity Randy Rainbow hosts the "Gayme Show" every Sunday night from 9:30 - 11PM at Therapy Bar & Lounge - one of Hell's Kitchen's favorite nighttime hotspots. Drag superstar Bootsie LeFaris co-hosts the show which features Broadway and pop themed games & trivia, live performances and special guests. Therapy is located at 348 West 52nd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues.) Follow @RandyRainbow and @Therapy_NYC for more information.
At 87, Broadway legend ELAINE STRITCH remains indisputably in the spotlight. In the revealing and poignant ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME, the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is showcased both on and off stage via rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité. By turns bold, hilarious and moving, the film's journey connects Stritch's present to her past, and an inspiring portrait of a one-of-a-kind survivor emerges.
In stolen moments from her corner room at New York's Carlyle Hotel and on breaks from her tour and work, candid reflections about her life are punctuated with photographs from her personal collection and words from friends (including Alec Baldwin, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane, Cherry Jones, Tina Fey, James Gandolfini and John Turturro). Whether dominating the stage, tormenting Alec Baldwin on the set of "30 Rock," or sharing her personal takes on her struggles with aging, diabetes and alcoholism, ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME reaches beyond the icon's brassy exterior and reveals a multi-dimensional portrait of a complex woman and artist.
ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME marks the directorial debut of acclaimed documentary producer Chiemi Karasawa.