A cultured weekend for Mrs. Alexis Bledel, attending the fabulous America Ferrera’s off-Broadway show Lips Together Teeth Apart. Captured ably (as ever) by Amber Tamblyn here:
A pregnant and glowing Blake Lively was, of course, also there to complete the Sisterhood and lend support (“Go Betty, Go Betty”) at the Second Stage Theater on Saturday (October 18). The show runs until the end of October and features America playing Sally in Terrence McNally’s tale of two couples trying to enjoy themselves (themselves despite their prejudices and insecurities) over a July 4th barbeque.
If you like links to Gilmore Girls (and who doesn’t like links to Gilmore Girls – it’s like parfait), you’d also want to know that Jon Hamm was in attendance (Lorelai’s auction-attending wine-sharing date, Peyton Sanders), as was Tony Danza, who Rory last saw in Las Vegas, among other acts…
Lorelai: Well, it came down to Journey without their original lead singer, INXS without their original lead singer, Queen without their original lead singer, The Supremes without Diana and, weirdly, the James Brown Band without James Brown.
Rory: But we wound up seeing Tony Danza, who was sublime!
Lorelai: Oh, the tap dancing!
I feel I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t now show you Tony Danza tap dancing:
Then last night (Monday October 20), Alexis attended the Vineyard Theatre‘s opening night performance of Billy & Ray, which sees Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler magicking up film noir as they adapt Double Indemnity for the silver screen. Vincent Kartheiser (Mr. Alexis Bledel) plays Billy Wilder and the show runs until November 23rd. Here’s AB looking darling on the ol’ red carpet:
Lorelai: You know Mom, you have kind of a Barbara Stanwyck-y voice.
Emily: Oh I do not.
Lorelai: I mean it. You could have gotten Fred McMurray to off Dad if you’d really wanted to.
(Lorelai and Emily referencing Double Indemnity, naturally)
Do you think we’ll ever see Alexis treading the boards? Would you watch her? I’d go see her if she was in London. And any of the former Gilmore Girls cast actually. Michael Winters (Taylor Doose) does some theater from time to time and I think he’d be great. He has a real presence (especially with Miss Patty behind him).
Now why not follow Alexis’ example and get yourself some culture? Or at least watch Double Indemnity. I started House of Cards on Sunday and will hopefully have time to watch three straight episodes soon as I post this :O)
Pics c/o amberrosetamblyn and Joseph Marzullo/WENN