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Queen For A Day

Cate Blanchett performed Adele, Dusty Springfield at Stonewall benefit

Most queens dream of making it to Broadway, but apparently if you’re an Oscar-winning actress in a hit show on the Great White Way, all you want to do on your off days is lip-sync for your life at a historic drag dive.

On Monday night, the crowd at New York’s The Stonewall Inn’s Broadway Review drag show was treated to an extremely special guest.

Academy Award winner and Australian treasure Catherine Elise Blanchett graced the bar’s tiny stage alongside queens Elia J. Garlands and Margeaux Powell for a show benefitting Newtown Action Alliance, an organization that works “to bring about legislative and cultural changes that will reduce gun violence.”


The star of Broadway’s The Present did her best Dusty Springfield, lip-syncing to “You Don’t Own Me” in a slinky black tuxedo jacket and heels higher than a circuit queen on, well, Presidents Day. She returned to the stage later in a pink pussy hat to perform back-up on a parody protest version of Adele’s “Hello” with her co-stars.

h/t: Vulture

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5 Comments

  • He BGB

    Would love to have seen that!

  • darwinbell

    So cool (and that is Leslie Gore singing “You Don’t Own Me” not Dusty Springfield

    • Ruddigore

      No, that is Dusty Springfield’s version of “You Don’t Own Me” from her 1964 solo debut album, “A Girl Called Dusty.”

    • Sluggo2007

      First of all, it’s LESLEY, not Leslie. Secondly, it’s a cover of “You Don’t Own Me” by Dusty Springfield. Lesley had the original hit that was kept from Number 1 on Billboard by the Beatles “I Want To Hold Your Hand.”

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