“I’ll have you know I am a banger star. Especially if I end up in a dressing room with that gorgeous Michael Feinstein.”
When walking into the Henry Miller theater today, it was evident that the sweet and innocent Bye Bye Birdie had flown the coop. We arrived to the All About Me Dame Edna Understudy Competition to be greeted by a group of men, dressed as women, all in the name of strutting their purple hair and fighting for the chance to be an understudy on Broadway. Well, there were also a few bonified women competing too..but they were not as fun.
The judges for today’s competition included the New York Post’s Michael Riedel, NY1’s Frank DiLella and The Village Voice’s Michael Musto. There was a gasp, then hush among the contestants when Michael Feinstein and Dame Edna’s “manager” Barry Humphries were introduced as guest judges for the last call back.
In the end, Scott Mason from Delaware took the prize of being Dame Edna’s understudy. Watch the video above to see highlights from the event.
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