Burlesque; directed by Steve Antin set to be released Thanksgiving weekend
Ok, I must admit, I am curious to go and see the musical Burlesque, directed by Steve Antin. It reminds me of a mix of Chicago, Moulin Rouge, Nine, Cabaret, and the video of "Lady Marmalade" (by Christina, Pink, and Mya). And yes, all the costumes, which I am sure that Bob Mackie somehow had a hand in via Cher.
This is a debut for Christina, who is a natural to the music world and stage, so it should hopefully be easy in this role to transition to the big screen. The choice to cast Stanley Tucci to play the manager of a Sunset Boulevard club seems to have be a wise one, especially when at moments in the preview, it seems like he has been transported from the set of the "Devil Wears Prada". The movie is starting to get a lot of TV plugs and advertising as the release date approaches. It is set to debut on November 24. I will let you know once I have seen it if I am a converted fan of the movie, as I am already a very big fan in real life of Christina and Cher.
I am going to give a huge shout out in my post to Dita Von Teese, another one of my idols and the original diva of Burlesque. I am waiting for her to come to NY and have another live show as I missed her when she was in Paris. I am dying to see her!!!!! And I know as a fact that I will not be disappointed with her show because 1) I have more than words can describe how amazing it is and 2) pictures are worth a thousand words and with all of her amazing pictures, I have stopped counting. Luv Luv Luv all my burlesque divas!
Burlesque and the Art of the Teese by Dita Von Teese the book can be purchased on Amazon.com.
photo of Dita's show & performance courtesy www.dita.net