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Published January 14, 2010 05:39 am – A report in a national
supermarket tabloid that 1960s heartthrob Davy Jones drunkenly
challenged his audience to a fight after a performance at a city hotel
is true, according to Valley residents who witnessed the former
Monkee’s outburst.

Monkee’s request for hits ignored

By Rick Dandes
The Daily Item

SUNBURY =97 A report in a national supermarket tabloid that 1960s
heartthrob Davy Jones drunkenly challenged his audience to a fight
after a performance at a city hotel is true, according to Valley
residents who witnessed the former Monkee’s outburst.

According to the Jan. 11 edition of the National Enquirer, Jones, a
Beavertown resident, ended an impromptu singing performance with a
challenge to fight the entire audience outside the Hotel Edison.

No one took the 5-foot-3, 65-year-old singer up on his invitation.

“He was ready to take anyone on,” said Steve Korek, a New Berlin
resident who attended the Dec. 11 concert with friends. “Jones had the
microphone in his hand and was walking towards the bar, cursing. His
wife held the other end of the cord and tried to pull him back.”

It was all very comical, Korek said.

“I was wondering what set him off,” Korek said. “What made him so
angry? Why was he cursing at someone at the bar? I don’t think anyone

Repeated telephone calls and e-mails to Jones, through his management
company and his wife, Jessica Pacheco, were not returned Wednesday.

Jones was late for the start of the show, and by the time the
performance began around 10:30 p.m., he was already drunk, Korek said.

“He couldn’t even stand up,” Korek said. “A few songs into the
performance, I turned to a friend and said, =91You think he’s going to
fall over?'”

Jones was very sociable when the show began, said a Union County woman
who asked to remain anonymous. “He sang a few songs, but he stumbled
over the words.”

Earlier, Jones tried to sing “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” but
stopped midway because he couldn’t remember all the reindeers in the

“The people at the bar were laughing at this point,” Korek said.

Then Jones started singing one of the Monkees’ biggest hits, “Daydream

A minute into the tune, he just stopped singing and started shouting a
series of expletives aimed at people in the audience and at Sunbury
residents in general.

Edison Hotel manager Bradley A. Niemiec, who was working that night,
confirmed the National Enquirer’s account of Jones’ behavior. But
Niemiec declined to elaborate on any further details.


From: Katie



The producers of “HAIRSPRAY” are delighted to announce that MICKY
DOLENZ is to join the cast as loveable, ever so slightly crazy joke
shop owner Wilbur Turnblad in the hit musical, currently running at
London’s Shaftesbury Theatre. Micky is joined by BRIAN CONLEY,
reprising the role of Wilbur’s larger than life wife Edna Turnblad and
Chloe Hart, who continues her run as their daughter, the show’s
heroine Tracy.

Micky Dolenz is an actor, musician, writer and director. Starting out
as a child star on US television in Circus Boy, he shot to fame in the
globally successful, Emmy Award winning NBC television show The
Monkees. Playing a band in the show, the actors were also hugely
successful as a chart group with international hits including I’m A
Believer, Last Train To Clarksville and Daydream Believer. Since the
band, he has guested in many television shows, provided voiceover for
countless animated series and written, produced and directed for
television, notably in the UK as lead producer/director on the hit
children’s show Metal Mickey. He has also appeared in Elton John and
Tim Rice’s AIDA on Broadway and on stage in the USA in Pippin’, Grease
and A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. In the early
1980s, Dolenz directed a stage version of Alan Parker’s Bugsy Malone
in the West End, the cast of which included a then unknown 14-year-old
Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Commenting on joining the cast of HAIRSPRAY, Micky said:

“I remember going to the original premiere of the movie in the 80’s. I
loved the piece then and I love it now. Having four daughters, I can
certainly relate to Wilbur’s love and support for his little girl.”

The smash hit award-winning musical “HAIRSPRAY” at the Shaftesbury
Theatre in London recouped its entire =A33.5 million capitalisation in a
record-breaking 29 weeks. The show opened on 30 October 2007 to
universal critical acclaim and smash hit business. At the 2008 Olivier
Awards, “HAIRSPRAY” won =91Best Musical’, as well as =91Best Actor in=
Musical’ for Michael Ball, =91Best Actress in a Musical’ for Leanne
Jones. The show has also won =91Best Musical’ at the Evening Standard
Awards, the awards, the Critics Circle Awards and the
Variety Club Showbiz Awards.
The musical continues to break all box office records at the theatre
and is now booking until October 2010.

“HAIRSPRAY” is produced in the West End by Stage Entertainment with
Margo Lion, The Baruch/Viertel/Routh/Frankel Group and New Line Cinema
in association with others from the Broadway producing team.

“HAIRSPRAY” opened at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York in August
2002 to rave reviews and public acclaim. “HAIRSPRAY” subsequently
swept the board at the 2003 Tony Awards, winning 8 including =91Best
Musical’, the Drama Desk Awards, winning 10 including =91Best Musical’,
and the Outer Critics Circle Awards, winning 5 including =91Best
Broadway Musical’. “HAIRSPRAY” also won the New York Drama Critics
Circle Award for =91Best Musical’ and the Drama League Award for
=91Outstanding Musical Production’. The show has also played two hugely
successful US tours as well as seasons in Toronto and Las Vegas, and
further afield in South Africa, Brazil and Scandinavia.

“HAIRSPRAY” has a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by
Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman. The musical
is based on the New Line Cinema film, written and directed by John
Waters. The musical is directed by Jack O’Brien and choreographed by
Jerry Mitchell. The scenic design is by David Rockwell, the costumes
by William Ivey Long, the lighting by Kenneth Posner and the sound by
Steve C. Kennedy. With orchestrations by Harold Wheeler and
arrangements by Marc Shaiman, the musical direction is by Lon Hoyt.
The West End production of “HAIRSPRAY” is staged by the entire
original Broadway creative team.
Performances times at the Shaftesbury Theatre are Tuesdays to
Saturdays at 7.30pm, with Thursday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at
3.00pm. Tickets, priced from =A322.50 – =A362.50, are available from the
Shaftesbury Theatre Box Office on 0207 379 5399 or by visiting


Hairspray run at Shaftesbury Theatre to end

– Carries on until 28 March with Micky Dolenz

Thursday, 28th January 2010

HAIRSPRAY, the musical about a plump girl’s pitch for stardom, is to
end its run at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 28 March.

“Every show, even a big, glorious hit show like this one, has a
natural life and for now it’s time for Hairspray to leave London,”
said Bill Taylor, CEO of Stage Entertainment UK, the production
company behind the musical.

In its time, Hairspray has been one of the major hits of the West End
stage, taking Olivier awards aplenty and bringing in star name
performers like Go-Go’s singer Belinda Carlisle comedian Phil Jupitus.

From February that tactic continues, with Monkees legend Micky Dolenz
and Brian Conley joining the cast until the final curtain falls.


From: Drosenbe

Peter Tork’s entire interview on THE STRANGE DAVE SHOW


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