I never interviewed Joan Rivers, but I remember sitting next to her at the A Night with Janis Joplin Broadway show in October. She looked exactly as she did on TV — bright blonde hair, stylish black outfit. Fans stormed her during intermission for a photo … I now regret not asking for a pic, but it was too hectic.
What I remember most is when the song “Cry Baby” started, she shook her fist right to the beat, loving the song and the dynamic performance from Mary Bridget Davies. It was fascinating to see another performer, a Tony nominee, sitting back and enjoying the show, normally she was the show…
Lastly, while people acknowledge her comedic talents, I hope Joan Rivers is also recognized for her advocacy and epic fundraising during the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s. Back when President Ronald Reagan wouldn’t even say the words AIDS, Rivers fought for the cause when it was unpopular.