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May 13, 2001 | HUGH HART, Hugh Hart is a regular contributor to Calendar. and
Posing for pictures, Barry Humphries peeks from behind a room divider in a Beverly Hills hotel suite, eyes widening like a 6-year-old playing hide-and-seek. The Australian-born actor, 67 but still full of mischief, is here to talk about his equally naughty alter ego for nearly half a century, the tart-tongued, name-dropping Melbourne housewife from whose mouth flies unsolicited advice on fashion, family and money. That would be, of course, Dame Edna.
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March 20, 2004 | David C. Nichols, Special to The Times
Three performances remain to catch "A Night With Dame Edna" at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. People eager to scream with laughter should secure admission posthaste. The latest edition of comic anarchy from Dame Edna Everage brings Segerstrom Hall to its knees, in "the nicest possible way." Subtitled "The Show That Cares," it is formatted on the lines of Dame Edna's globally celebrated "Royal Tour," a 2000 Tony winner and a smash in 2001 at the now-defunct Shubert Theatre.
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March 14, 2004 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
This city is so lovely at this time of year. Just ask Dame Edna Everage, gracious star of "A Night With Dame Edna: The Show That Cares," appearing during this precious moment between Midwestern winter and spring at Cleveland's Palace Theatre. Like the whopping rhinestones in her jewelry, Dame Edna fits perfectly into any setting. She is much happier sharing her loving, caring observations here than she would be on Broadway, "in front of nicely dressed people."
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March 14, 2004 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
This city is so lovely at this time of year. Just ask Dame Edna Everage, gracious star of "A Night With Dame Edna: The Show That Cares," appearing during this precious moment between Midwestern winter and spring at Cleveland's Palace Theatre. Like the whopping rhinestones in her jewelry, Dame Edna fits perfectly into any setting. She is much happier sharing her loving, caring observations here than she would be on Broadway, "in front of nicely dressed people."
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February 22, 2003
Re "Dear Edna: Why Can't We Laugh Anymore?" Opinion, Feb. 16: Three cheers for Richard Rodriguez and his generous, cosmopolitan take on Dame Edna Everage. U.S. Latinos and Latin Americans can, and constantly do, laugh at themselves; and they know how to laugh along with those who laugh at them. But why did the staff at Vanity Fair think (if they stopped to think) that their readers would get the joke? Its butt, of course, is the self-styled romantic, Dame Edna herself, and the whole "agony aunt" business, not the hapless, Spanish-speaking potential conquests.
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May 18, 2001 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
What do you go for? Go see a show for? The old Harry Warren-Al Dubin song "Dames" says it's dames, plural. But Dame Edna Everage--Australia's unofficial first lady, a goodwill ambassador and wonderfully cheery insult comedian--is another, singular matter entirely. She's the dame in "Dame Edna: The Royal Tour," now at the Shubert Theatre. And she is hilarious.
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March 20, 2004 | David C. Nichols, Special to The Times
Three performances remain to catch "A Night With Dame Edna" at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. People eager to scream with laughter should secure admission posthaste. The latest edition of comic anarchy from Dame Edna Everage brings Segerstrom Hall to its knees, in "the nicest possible way." Subtitled "The Show That Cares," it is formatted on the lines of Dame Edna's globally celebrated "Royal Tour," a 2000 Tony winner and a smash in 2001 at the now-defunct Shubert Theatre.
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February 25, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Cover Your Ears: The national anthem wasn't the last we'll hear of Roseanne Arnold's vocal cords. She is set to sing again Sunday night on Fox's "Edna Time" special starring Dame Edna Everage, alter ego of Australian actor Barry Humphries. During the special, Roseanne and Dame Edna battle for the attentions of another guest: Roseanne's husband, Tom Arnold.
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February 21, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Hitler Hoax to TV: The strange events surrounding the 1983 "discovery" and sale of the forged diaries of Adolf Hitler--one of the great literary hoaxes of this century--will be depicted in a five-part British TV series called "Selling Hitler." The tongue-in-cheek look at how so many eminent people were duped will air this summer in Great Britain.
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January 15, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Blackwell's Blacklist: Fashion arbiter Mr. Blackwell has his hook out for Julia Roberts; he put her atop his 32nd annual list of worst-dressed women. Blackwell called Roberts a "tacky Tinkerbell from fashion Neverland" and described country singer Wynonna Judd, ranked second, as "Hulk Hogan in sequins." The rest of the list, in order: Delta Burke, Tyne Daly, Jodie Foster, Carly Simon, Faye Dunaway, Kathy Bates, Jane Seymour and Dame Edna Everage, the stage creation of Australian Barry Humphries.
OPINION
February 22, 2003
Re "Dear Edna: Why Can't We Laugh Anymore?" Opinion, Feb. 16: Three cheers for Richard Rodriguez and his generous, cosmopolitan take on Dame Edna Everage. U.S. Latinos and Latin Americans can, and constantly do, laugh at themselves; and they know how to laugh along with those who laugh at them. But why did the staff at Vanity Fair think (if they stopped to think) that their readers would get the joke? Its butt, of course, is the self-styled romantic, Dame Edna herself, and the whole "agony aunt" business, not the hapless, Spanish-speaking potential conquests.
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May 18, 2001 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
What do you go for? Go see a show for? The old Harry Warren-Al Dubin song "Dames" says it's dames, plural. But Dame Edna Everage--Australia's unofficial first lady, a goodwill ambassador and wonderfully cheery insult comedian--is another, singular matter entirely. She's the dame in "Dame Edna: The Royal Tour," now at the Shubert Theatre. And she is hilarious.
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May 13, 2001 | HUGH HART, Hugh Hart is a regular contributor to Calendar. and
Posing for pictures, Barry Humphries peeks from behind a room divider in a Beverly Hills hotel suite, eyes widening like a 6-year-old playing hide-and-seek. The Australian-born actor, 67 but still full of mischief, is here to talk about his equally naughty alter ego for nearly half a century, the tart-tongued, name-dropping Melbourne housewife from whose mouth flies unsolicited advice on fashion, family and money. That would be, of course, Dame Edna.
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May 27, 2001 | Patt Diroll
Dame Edna Everage's pet possums from show biz were on hand for her L.A. debut at the Shubert Theatre last week. Several lingered for the post-performance fete for the international mega-star, gladiolus fiend and counselor to Royals. Her Dameship, a.k.a. actor Barry Humphries, traded her trademark wisteria wig and sequined chemise for a pink-lined black blazer for the party at the St. Regis Hotel hosted by Venice magazine.
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