What's most apparent upon meeting John Glover is that the tall, angular actor barely resembles a John Glover character. In Hollywood, a John Glover character is the ultimate baddie: pinched, maniacal, malevolent--as he was in "52 Pickup," "White Nights," "Julia," "Scrooged," "Masquerade," and a multitude of TV appearances. But the John Glover of New York--the real John Glover, the John Glover who moved here in the Sixties and thought he'd never leave, the John Glover who wanted to be in the theater and nothing else--is a lovely man of 50 who's finally fulfilling an early wish. The play he's starred in since September at Manhattan Theater Club's City Center Stage, Terrence McNally's "Love! Valour! Compassion!," is moving to Broadway, opening at the Walter Kerr Theater on Feb. 14. "We had no idea it would go to Broadway," Glover says over lunch one day at Manhattan's Trattoria Dell'Arte. "I lived in L.A. for eight years, and all I did originally was take a four-month lease here. I never thought I'd live in New York again. And now I've just signed a two-year lease." Steady film work or no, there was no way Glover was going to turn down the jewel dual role of John and James Jeckyll, twin English brothers in McNally's play about a group of eight gay men who convene on various summer weekends at a remote country house. Basically, it's about a pseudo-family with a so-called "alternate lifestyle," and its familial interrelationships. The John character is the mean one: gossipy, abrasive, repressed, and sexually abusive. The James character is sweet, loving, open, adorable--and dying of AIDS. In Glover's climactic scene, John and James confront each other in a nifty trick of staging; the resulting performance is staggering. Noting that the play is three hours long and that there are eight performances a week, Glover says doing the show "requires a tremendous amount of energy." It also requires nudity. Nathan Lane, Stephen Spinella and almost all the other actors frolic in the buff by a lake for a number of scenes, but both of Glover's characters manage to escape it. "Isn't it nice I don't have to do it? I didn't want to show everybody else up. I knew if I took my pants off, the rest of the guys would get a complex! Believe me, it wasn't easy for anyone to do, no matter how buff. No one was cool about it. Except Nathan. He was fearless about it. He's just fearless." And how will the Broadway audience react to nude men on stage? Glover smiles. "I understand one older lady asked another one in the ladies' room if that was really legal here."
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)