Archive for April, 2009

Daddycatcher’s MUSICAL MONDAY: The Golden Girls in “Henny Penny”

Posted in Musical Mondays on April 27, 2009 by Daddycatcher

In honor of the late Bea Arthur, Daddycatcher is sharing his favorite musical moment from The Golden Girls – “Henny Penny.”

R.I.P. Bea Arthur

Posted in Broadway, Divas, Television on April 25, 2009 by Daddycatcher

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The New York Times is reporting that Bea Arthur has passed away at the age of 86.

Arthur won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Vera Charles in the musical Mame, opposite Angela Lansbury.  She is known to TV audiences as Maude Findlay from All in the Family/Maude and Dorothy Zbornak from The Golden Girls.

MMC Rocked the House 20 Years Ago!

Posted in Television on April 25, 2009 by Daddycatcher

So today marks the 20 year anniversary of the retooled The Mickey Mouse Club, commonly referred to as the MMC, on The Disney Channel.

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Daddycatcher would spend the afternoons glued to the television screens as the variety show introduced him to future stars: Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Ryan Gosling, Keri Russell, Christina Aguilera, and JC Chasez.

However, what Daddycatcher remembers the most is the band, THE PARTY, that was comprised of 5 of the original MMCers: Damon Pampolina, Tiffini Hale, Chase Hampton, Albert Fields and Deedee Magno.  Daddycatcher wore out their cassette tapes.  Yikes, cassette tapes!

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He also remembers crushing on ringleader Tony Lucca, who’s now an indie musician.  

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After the MMC ended, he starred with Keri Russell on the short-lived teen Aaron Spelling drama Malibu Shores.   He played a boy from the wrong side of the tracks who falls in love with a rich girl.  It’s a tale as old as time.

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Celebrity Husband Tells It Like It is…

Posted in Husband Hugh on April 23, 2009 by Daddycatcher

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Hugh Jackman to Parade Magazine:

“I’d be happy to go and deny it, because I’m not [gay]. But by denying it, I’m saying there is something shameful about it, and there isn’t anything shameful. The questions about sexuality I find more here in America than anywhere else, because it’s a big hang-up and defines what people think about themselves and others. It’s not a big issue in Australia.”

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Work it!

Posted in Broadway, Life in General on April 23, 2009 by Daddycatcher

Daddycatcher has found that sometimes life can so so stressful and taxing, that he can forget the pleasures that life can provide.  Or that he can forget how to have fun at work.  Yesterday morning, Daddycatcher was reminded why he does what he does.

And he is thankful for Cheyenne Jackson, Rosie Perez, and Bobby Cannavale for reminding him that, despite the stress, work can be fun!!!  And it came from their own mouths too!

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Daddycatcher’s (Double) CATCH OF THE DAY: John Benjamin Hickey and John Slattery

Posted in Catch of the Day on April 20, 2009 by Daddycatcher

A double dose of daddy catch hotness at the opening night of Mary Stuart on Broadway.

John Benjamin Hickey, plays the Earl of Leicester, in the play.

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John Slattery, of TV’s Mad Men, was one of the opening night attendees.

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Daddycatcher highly recommends Mary Stuart starring Janet McTeer and Harriet Walter.  Two hours and 40 minutes of dueling divas bitching in marvelous gowns…Daddycatcher loved every moment of it.

Daddycatcher’s MUSICAL MONDAY: “You Don’t Know/I Am the One” from NEXT TO NORMAL

Posted in Musical Mondays on April 20, 2009 by Daddycatcher

Daddycatcher has seen most all of the new Broadway musicals this season (except for Shrek) and without a doubt Next to Normal is his favorite of the bunch.

“I Am the One,” sung by J. Robert Spencer is his favorite song from the show.