“Gleefully wacky and irreverent.”

–The New York Times

“Line by line, Mr. Rudnick may be the funniest writer for the stage in the United States today.”

–The New York Times

“Deeply funny musings and adventures elevate Paul Rudnick to the highest level of American comedy writing.”

–Steve Martin

“One of the funniest quip-meisters on the planet.”

–The New York Times

“Paul Rudnick is a champion of truth (and love and great wicked humor) whom we ignore at our peril.”

–David Sedaris

“Quips fall with the regularity of the autumn leaves.”

–Associated Press

December 30, 2013

Grand Hotel

This is a clip of one of the best musical numbers ever, from Grand Hotel, which
was gorgeously staged by Tommy Tune. It stars Michael Jeter
as a timid accountant who’s just checked into the hotel. Brent Barrett, who’s wonderful
as the Baron, had replaced David James Carroll, who would soon die of
complications from HIV/AIDS, as would the extraordinary Mr. Jeter.
The clip is from the 1990 Tony Awards, and there’s a longer version,
which includes an introduction by a sultry Kathleen Turner and
Jeter’s acceptance speech, which is available on Youtube.
If you click on this clip, it should go full screen.