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Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Groovy List is looking forward to another season of Where the Bears Are

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

1) Groovy Guy: Rick McKay
The Broadway historian and filmmaker, who died earlier this week at age 57, was best known for his 2003 documentary, Broadway: The Golden Age, in which he interviewed many theatrical legends of the 1940s and 1950s. He was also working on two soon-to-be released sequels, Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age (chronicling Broadway from 1959 to 1981) and Broadway: The Next Generation (which brings the story up to the present), as well as a documentary about the life of actress Fay Wray. Below you can watch trailers for Broadway: The Golden Age and Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age and a 1992 performance by McKay (who was a cabaret singer) of "Home Sweet Heaven" from the 1964 Broadway musical, High Spirits.

2) Groovy Guy: Louis Zorich
The actor, who died Tuesday at age 93, was best known for his role as Paul Reiser's father, Burt Buchman, on the 1992-99 NBC sitcom, Mad About You. Other television credits include the ABC daytime soap opera, Ryan's Hope (1981), and the CBS sitcom, Brooklyn Bridge (1991-93). He also appeared in such films as Coogan's Bluff (1968), Popi (1969), Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Made for Each Other (1971), For Pete's Sake (1974), W.C. Fields and Me (1976), The Other Side of Midnight (1977), Up the Academy (1980), The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984), Club Paradise (1986), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989), City of Hope (1991), A Fish in the Bathtub (1999) and Friends and Family (2001).

Zorich received a 1969 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Hadrian VII. Other Broadway credits include Becket (1960-61), Moby Dick (1962), The Odd Couple (1965-66) as Walter Matthau's standby, Fun City (1972), Moonchildren (1972), Goodtime Charley (1975), They Knew What They Wanted (1976), Herzl (1976), Death of a Salesman (1984), She Loves Me (1993-94), Follies (2001), 45 Seconds from Broadway (2001-02) and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2003).

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, actress Olympia Dukakis, and their three children. Below you can watch him in Mad About You, Brooklyn Bridge and The Muppets Take Manhattan and listen to him sing "Days Gone By" on the 1993 Broadway cast recording of She Loves Me.

3) Groovy Web Series: Where the Bears Are
This award-winning gay comedy mystery web series has been described as "The Golden Girls meets Murder, She Wrote but with big hairy gay men" - and now you can help the show return for a seventh season by donating to its Kickstarter fundraising campaign. Season 7 will feature a bear beauty contest and a crazed stalker that is targeting all of the bears!

Click here to donate to the Bears' Kickstarter campaign. To catch up on the first six seasons, go to You can also follow the series on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

4) Groovy Gal: Lily Tomlin
The actress is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

5) Groovy Gal: Megan Mullally
The actress is a guest on Ellen.

6) Groovy Gal: Laura Benanti
The actress returns to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert as First Lady Melanie Trump.

7) Groovy Guy: Randy Rainbow
He performs his latest song parody, "All About His Base".

8) Groovy Guy: Steve Hayes - Tired Old Queen at the Movies
The fabulous film critic reviews Three Coins in a Fountain (1954) starring Dorothy McGuire, Clifton Webb, Jean Peters, Rossano Brassi, Louis Jourdan and Maggie McNamara. For more TOQ, subscribe to his YouTube channel. You can also become a fan on Facebook and follow Steve on Twitter.

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