Jim Caruso presented Broadway and television personality Julie Halston at Birdland (315 West 44th Street, NYC) on Monday, July 11. Her show, Old, New, Borrowed, Blue, is part of the Broadway at Birdland concert series, and combined her usual hysterical observations of life, show biz and the fall of Western Civilization.
Check out photos from the event below!
Ms. Halston is one of the busiest actress/comediennes working today. She is currently starring in Charles Busch's new play, Olive and the Bitter Herbs at Primary Stages, opening in July. She was recently re-teamed with Busch off-Broadway in The Divine Sister, for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. She also played Tina Carmello on the CBS sitcom "The Class" to great acclaim several seasons ago. Well-known to theatre audiences, she was last seen on Broadway in Hairspray after receiving rave reviews (as well as receiving Drama Desk and Drama League nominations) for her performance in William Hamilton's White Chocolate. She received an Outer Critics Circle nomination for her performance in The Roundabout's production of Twentieth Century.
Other Broadway credits include Gypsy, The Women and The Man Who Came to Dinner. Off-Broadway credits include acclaimed performances in The Vagina Monologues, The Butter and Egg Man and The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told. She is a founding member of Charles Busch's legendary theatre company, Theatre-in-Limbo and received a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in Mr. Busch's play Red Scare on Sunset. She co-starred with Mr. Busch in many of his plays including Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Lady in Question and You Should be So Lucky. Miss Halston's one woman show, Julie Halston's Lifetime of Comedy which was developed from her wildly successful club act, ran Off-Broadway for six months and received an Outer Critics Circle Nomination for Best Comedy. CBS developed a pilot based on the play.
Her film credits include "The Juror," "Joe Gould's Secret," "Addams Family Values," "Dottie Gets Spanked," "Celebrity" and "David Searching." She can be seen in Charles Busch's latest film "A Very Serious Person" which has been selected for the Tribeca Film Festival. Television viewers may recognize her as Bitsy Von Muffling on "Sex and The City." Julie also co-authored the well-received book of original monologues "Monologues for Show-Offs" published by Heinemann Press.
Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff
Carl Andress, AndrewRannells, Ashley Austin Morris
David Garrison, Mark Brokaw, Julie Halston
Emme, Julie Halston, Ashley Morris
Jim Caruso, Julie Halston
Jim Caruso, Julie Halston
Michael Winther, Julie Halston
Mike Doyle, Andrew Rannells, Adrian Chang
Ralph Howard, Julie Halston