Friday, April 21, 2006

Love Letters

I see that now has a “Worst song” article. Gee, I wonder where they got the idea?


For my weekend post:

LOVE LETTERS by AR Gurney is an enormously successful play. Ingenious in its design, an actor and actress sit at tables or stand at podiums and just read love letters. So no blocking or rehearsal or memorization is ever really needed. Actors can easily rotate in and out of the piece and frequently do. This can result in prestigious A-level actor pairings but there have also been productions by Charlton and Lydia Heston and Shirley Jones & Marty Ingells. Since I couldn’t attend either of those I shall wait to see LOVE LETTERS until one of the following pairings is announced:

Ann Coulter & Al Franken

Woody Allen & Mia Farrow

24’s Chloe & Gore Vidal

Kellie Pickler & Bucky Covington

Michael Jackson & Elizabeth Taylor

Billy Bob Thornton & Angelina Jolie

Tom Cruise & Brooke Shields

Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown

Mary Tyler Moore & Triumph the Insult Comic Dog

Regis Philbin & Kelly Rippa

Dr. Laura & Dr. Phil

Liza Minelli & David Gest

Jack Klugman & Lauren Becall

Barry Bonds & his mistress Kimberly

Donnie & Marie

Bill Clinton & (the voice of) Monica Lewinsky

Paula Abdul & Simon Cowell

President Bush & a mannequin

Lou Ferrigno & Marlie Matlin

Andrew Dice Clay & Amy Grant

Bjork & Bob Dylan

Katie Couric & Walter Cronkite

Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt

Richard Hatch & Tonya Harding

The President of Iran & Rene Taylor

Bonnie Bernstein & Coach Roy Williams

And of course, Broadway’s latest stunt casting duo, whether they fit the roles or not….

Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick


Anonymous said...

Tom Cruise & Brooke Shields

Hillary Clinton & Rush Limbaugh

Paula Abdul & Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

50Cent & Million Dollar Baby

Clay Aiken & Ryan Seacrest

George Clooney & Michelle Malkin

Michael Moore & Kate Moss, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Frank Strovel III said...

Donald Trump & Martha Stewart

Star Jones & Al Reynolds

Suge Knight & L'il Kim

Ron Jeremy & Traci Lords

Gene Simmons & Courtney Love

Anonymous said...

Wayland Flowers & Madame

Anonymous said...

You are sick. But if you were going to do Lou Ferrigno & Marlie Matlin, you might as well have just gone all the way and done Marlie Matlin and Bob Dylan. She's deaf and we could probably understand her better.

don't blame me, i get it from you,


Anonymous said...

Pitt & Aniston... now that's ripe!

Anonymous said...

Michael Hiltzik and Patterico

By Ken Levine said...

You do get it from me, Annie, and I couldn't be prouder.


MaryAn Batchellor said...

Anna Nicole Smith and Andy Rooney.

Oh, wait. she has to read?

Anonymous said...

What? No Ted Danson & Shelley Long?

Or Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver?

Or Arnold Schwarzenegger and Grey Davis?

Howie Mandel and 26 Models With Suitcases?

Tom DeLay and Nancy Pelosi?

Shaq and Kobe?

William Shatner and Patrick Stewart?

Oprah and Ellen?

Spongebob Squarepants and Eric Cartman?

David Sedaris and Amy Sedaris?

Shadoe Stevens and Gary Owens?

Neil Patrick Harris and Barney the Dinosaur?

Dame Edna and RuPaul?

Helen Thomas and Scott McClellan?

Keifer "Jack Bauer" Sutherland and Chuck Norris?

Ken Levine and David Isaacs?

Mary Stella said...

Ex-FEMA head Michael Brown & Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco.

Al Gore and Kathleen Harris

Unknown said...

King Kong and Gollum
King Kong and Godzilla
Roseanne and Tom Arnold
George W. Bush and Drunk Nancy

Anonymous said...

Marlee Matlin and Pete Townshend. Neither one would hear the other.

And what about Jack Klugman and Brett Somers?

Or Bob Barker and any of the pre-2000 "Price is Right" models.