By Harry Haun
27 Jun 2013
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
Urie's greased-lightning performance is much like a conductor orchestrating a pretty constant concert of hysterical laughter, and his muted smile masks laughs inside.
"There are a few moments that really tickle me from time to time," he admitted. "Sometimes, I just get a kick out of how funny the audience find moments like 'Mimi Rogers, perfectly cast as her sister in 'The Mirror Has Two Faces' — what?' That just tickles me. There are points where I let myself get tickled by them. The audience is so different from night to night. I realized this early on — maybe I shouldn't tell you this — but I could tell that they love it when I laugh, so I let myself do it occasionally."
Lauren Bacall won her only Oscar nomination playing Streisand's mother in that film, and the scene where she tells Babs that she was really the pretty one was described as being "delivered with the determined sincerity of a hostage video."
One of his opening-night guests, Holland Taylor, mud-wrestled him for the year's best solo performance awards. He got the Drama Desk Award, and she got the Outer Critics Circle Award.
"She and I have become friends on e-mail," he said. "I'm from Texas, and I took my parents to her show, Ann. My mom always said my dad's mom, whom I didn't know very well, was a lot like Ann Richards. So, for her to come to my show tonight was incredible. It was just so wonderful to meet her. I really love her. There are a lot of famous people here tonight. I heard Tyne Daly was here."Continued...