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Saturday, March 3, 2018

The Groovy List is joining this Book Club

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

1) Groovy Guy: Harvey Schmidt
The composer, who died Wednesday at age 88, was best known for composing the music (with lyricist Tom Jones) for the longest-running musical in history, The Fantasticks, which ran off-Broadway for 42 years (1960-2002) and 17,162 performances. His other musicals with Jones include 110 in the Shade (1963), I Do! I Do! (1966), Celebration (1969), Philemon (1975), Colette Collage (1983), Grover's Corners (1987), Mirette (1996) and Roadside (2001) as well as a 1997 revue of their work, The Show Goes On. In 1992, both Schmidt and Jones received Special Tony Awards for The Fantasticks.

Below you can watch Schmidt in a 1976 interview with Jones and Norman Lloyd (who directed a filmed version of their off-Broadway show, Philemon, for a 1976 episode of PBS's Hollywood Television Theatre), in a 1984 interview with Jones and Rian Keating, and in a 1992 episode of A&E Revue with Jerry Orbach and host Robert Klein.

2) Groovy Guy: Adam Rippon
The Olympic medalist is a guest on Ellen.

3) Groovy Guy: Darren Criss
The actor, who is currently starring in FX's The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

4) Groovy Gals: Jackie Hoffman and Susan Lucci
The actresses, who are appearing in Celebrity Autobiography at NYC's The TRIAD on March 5, are guests on AOL's BUILD Series.

5) Groovy Cast: ABC's Scandal
The entire cast of Scandal - including Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn, Bellamy Young and Scott Foley - are guests on Ellen.

6) Groovy Movie Trailer: Book Club
This comedy, which will be released on May 18, is about four older women whose lives are forever changed after reading Fifty Shades of Grey in their monthly book club. The cast includes Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Dreyfuss, Andy Garcia, Don Johnson and Craig T. Nelson.

7) Groovy Guy: Steve Hayes - Tired Old Queen at the Movies
The fabulous film critic reviews The Damned Don't Cry (1950) starring Joan Crawford. 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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