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Friday, August 18, 2017

The Groovy List is Still Waiting in the Wings for Brandon Stansell

The Groovy List is a weekly roundup of groovy gay pop culture:

1) Groovy Guy: Joseph Bologna
The actor, who died August 13 at age 82, received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for the 1970 comedy, Lovers and Other Strangers, which he co-wrote with his wife, actress Renée Taylor, and David Zelag Goodman (the screenplay was based on his and Taylor's 1968 Broadway play). He and Taylor won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music for their 1973 ABC comedy special, Acts of Love and Other Comedies, starring Marlo Thomas. The couple, who married in 1965, also wrote and starred in Made for Each Other (1971 feature film), Paradise (Emmy-nominated 1973 CBS comedy special), Woman of the Year (1976 CBS remake of the 1942 film), Bedrooms (1984 HBO comedy special) and Love Is All There Is (1996 feature film). They also created the 1973 CBS sitcom, Calucci's Department, starring James Coco, and a 1983 ABC sitcom pilot of Lovers and Other Strangers.

Bologna's other acting credits include such feature films as Cops and Robbers (1973), Mixed Company (1974), The Big Bus (1976), Chapter Two (1979), My Favorite Year (1982), Blame It on Rio (1984), The Woman in Red (1984), Transylvania 6-5000 (1985), Coupe de Ville (1990), Alligator II: The Mutation (1991), Big Daddy (1999) and Boynton Beach Club (2005). His television acting credits also include What Now, Catherine Curtis? (1976 CBS special with Lucille Ball), Copacabana (1985 CBS movie with Barry Manilow), Sins (1986 CBS miniseries with Joan Collins), Rags to Riches (1987-88 NBC series) and Top of the Heap (1991 Fox sitcom with Matt LeBlanc). He and Taylor also wrote and starred in three other stage plays - It Had to Be You (1981) - which they later adapted into a 1989 film - Bermuda Avenue Triangle (1995) and If you ever leave me...I'm going with you! (2001). Below you can watch Joseph Bologna in The Big Bus, My Favorite Year, Blame It on Rio and a 1986 interview about Sins.

2) Groovy Gal: Lois Smith
The 86-year-old actress is interviewed about her new film, Marjorie Prime (which opens today), on AOL's BUILD Series and in a SAG-AFTRA Foundation Q&A.

3) Groovy Gal: Tina Fey
The actress urges protesting with cake during a guest appearance on NBC's Weekend Update Summer Edition.

4) Groovy Guy: Daniel Craig
The actor, whose new film, Logan Lucky, opens today, is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

5) Groovy Music: Brandon Stansell's "Spare Change"
The openly gay country artist performs his latest single in a music video. To learn more about Brandon, go to You can also follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And click here to help fund his first full-length album on Kickstarter.

6) Groovy Movie Trailer: Still Waiting in the Wings
This upcoming sequel to the 2014 musical comedy, Waiting in the Wings: The Musical, stars Jeffrey A. Johns, Adam Huss, Rena Strober, Blake Peyrot, Joe Abraham, Lee Meriwether, Nick Adams, Ed Asner, Chita Rivera, Seth Rudetsky, Sally Struthers, Bruce Vilanch and Cindy Williams.

7) Groovy Web Series: Ave 43
This deliciously twisted soap opera continues as Tammy buys some paint, Shayne makes a terrible accusation, Phil fools around, Cliff confronts Dr. Dye, and Mervin makes a decision. To catch up on the series, go to You can also become a fan on Facebook.

8) Groovy Web Series: Successful People
Artie O'Daly and Theresa Ryan's hilarious comedy series about an unsuccessful songwriting duo returns for a second season on September 17 on Amazon Video. Check out the Season 2 trailer below - and to catch up on the first season, go to You can also follow the series on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

9) Groovy Web Series: The Horizon
The eighth season of the Australian gay soap opera continues as Wilma won’t allow Joe to stay the night, Saxon must deal with the ramifications of sleeping with Stevie, and Jake’s attitude surprises Micky. To catch up on the series, go to You can also follow The Horizon on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

10) Groovy Comedy Sketch: "Crosswalk the Musical: Hair"
On The Late Late Show, James Corden invites Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda to star in his most challenging role yet - Hair performed in a real crosswalk on Beverly Boulevard at CBS.

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