Tag Archives: Off Broadway

Try To Remember The Fantasticks

Playbill has the news: The Off-Broadway revival of The Fantasticks, still the longest-running musical in world history and the longest-running play of any kind in American history, has announced that it will close in May. The little musical about a Boy, a Girl and the wall that separates them will close May 3, the 55th anniversary of the opening of ...

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Opening In NYC: Clinton, The Musical

Via press release: If President William Jefferson Clinton behaved like two different people—one moment noble, the next naughty—that’s because he was! Clinton The Musical explores the two very different sides of the 42nd President of the United States: “WJ,” (Tom Galantich) the wholesome, intelligent one, and “Billy,” (Duke Lafoon) the randy, charming one. With Hillary (Rodham) Clinton (Kerry Butler) at ...

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Courtney Love – All I Ever Wanted

Via the New York Times: Singer, songwriter, punk-rocker, actress, fashionista, tabloid bonanza and … piano mover? That’s part of Courtney Love’s latest and thoroughly unexpected gig. The performer who made her name in the 1990s with her primal rasp and confrontational, straight-from-the-id songs will play the lead in “Kansas City Choir Boy,” a music-theater piece she’s performing with its songwriter, ...

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the Karpel Group, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is two tickets to see The Orion Experience, Off-Broadway’s new interactive show that opens this Thursday at XL Nightclub in Midtown Manhattan. THE ORION EXPERIENCE: Off-Broadway’s New Interactive Dance Party! THE ORION EXPERIENCE is an interactive musical event in the style of ROCKY HORROR, BARBARELLA and CAPTAIN EO. In-flight amenities include ...

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Broadway Week Sales Commence

This is the slowest time of the year for Broadway and the annual two-for-one ticket sale has commenced.  Most of the participating 19 shows have been playing for years and years, so there’s probably not much there for the average theater queen.  Your better option might be Off-Broadway Week, which runs January 28th through February 10th and offers the same ...

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Tomorrow In New York City

There’s just a few seats left for tomorrow night’s reading of Father Tony Adams’ new play, A Letter From The Bishop. Email for reservations: [email protected]

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A Letter From The Bishop: Father Tony Adams’ Play Gets First NYC Reading

Father Tony Adams’ timely new play, A Letter From The Bishop, had its first public reading in Fort Lauderdale earlier this year, which some of you watched here via a live video hookup. If you’re in NYC next month, please consider attending the play’s first Gotham reading at Times Square’s St. Clement’s Theater. Free admission, but reservations are recommended!

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I Can See Your Dirty Pillows

The revival of one of Broadway’s most famous flops is currently in previews at Lucille Lortel Theater in the West Village. Carrie: The Musical only ran for five performances in 1988 and bootlegged audio recordings became a highly sought-after collectors item. The revival’s official opening is March 1st. Get tickets here. I’m totally going.

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Playwright Lanford Wilson Dies At 73

Pulitzer Prize-winning openly gay playwright Lanford Wilson died of pneumonia yesterday at the age of 73. Wilson is considered to have been one of the primary figures in the creation of New York’s vibrant Off Broadway theater movement. Mr. Wilson’s work was first seen in such bohemian, downtown dens as Caffe Cino and Cafe LaMaMa E.T.C. His youthful colleagues included ...

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Broadway Friday

-Steve Hayes (Tired Old Queen At The Movies) stars with playwright Bradford Scobie and drag legend Murray Hill in Moisty The Snowman Saves Christmas, now running Off Broadway at Dixon Place. Get tickets here. – Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) will replace Christian Borle as Prior Walter in the critically raved Off Broadway revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels In America. Urie ...

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Broadway Friday

-Openly lesbian Tony winner Cherry Jones (Doubt) begins previews tonight in George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession. Opening night is October 3rd. -Next Sunday (Sept. 12) La Cage Aux Folles lead Kelsey Grammer hosts the annual Broadway On Broadway spectacular in which the casts of more than two dozen hit Broadway shows perform for free in Times Square to the ...

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Broadway Friday

– Jesse Tyler Ferguson and a host of fellow gays earned Emmy nominations yesterday. Joining the Modern Family star with noms are Neil Patrick Harris, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Alan Cumming, Lily Tomlin, and Ian McKellen. Glee leads the pack with 19 nominations. Darling of the gays Betty White scored a nom for her gig as SNL host. – South ...

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Jim Brochu Rings NASDAQ Closing Bell

Yesterday JMG reader Jim Brochu rang the closing bell at NASDAQ in recognition of his critically raved performance in his Off Broadway one man show tribute to Zero Mostel, Zero Hour, which is now running at the DR2 Theater. Jim’s partner, Steve Schalchlin, recently had his show New World Waking! performed by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. Get tickets ...

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Broadway Friday

– Neil Patrick Harris will star in a mixed live action/animated version of The Smurfs. NPH will be live, Alan Cumming and Jonathan Winters will be animated. NPH is also slated to guest star in an upcoming episode of Glee. – Ugly Betty stars Vanessa Williams and Michael Urie will co-host this year’s 76th Annual Drama League Awards on May ...

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An Interview With Lady Bunny

Marti Gould Cummings and David Singletary of Broadway Speaks OUT interview Lady Bunny and the cast of the new Off Broadway show, When Joey Marries Bobby.

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Loaded

Yesterday I joined the Farmboyz, Little David, Eric Leven, Wayne Hoffman and his partner for a matinee of Loaded, a new play by Elliot Ramón Potts that ran for five shows at the NYC LGBT Center back in January and opened this weekend Off Broadway at the Lion Theater. I went in knowing nothing more than the show’s title, certainly ...

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Spin Cycle, this week’s Swag Tuesday prize is two tickets to A Boy And His Soul, a new play written and performed by Colman Domingo, recently of Passing Strange and LOGO’s Big Gay Sketch Show. Soul is in watching your parents sell the house you grew up in. In the kitchen rotary phone cord your sister stretched out ...

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LGBT History: The Temperamentals

On Monday, Little David, Eric Leven and I attended the Off Broadway play The Temperamentals, a recounting of the formation of the very pre-Stonewall gay rights group the Mattachine Society. “Temperamental” was code for “homosexual” in the early 1950’s, part of a created language of secret words that gay men used to communicate. The Temperamentals tells the story of two ...

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Die Mommy Die!

Last night Aaron, Father Tony, Little David and I saw Charles Busch’s Die Mommy Die! at the New World Stages. I haven’t seen Busch since I saw my very first play in NYC, Vampire Lesbians Of Sodom, sometime in the 80’s. I’d already seen the movie, but I still had a great time, even if I’m not sure that the ...

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