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Broadway Roundup

Tickets for the upcoming musical version of Young Frankenstein will be $120, a new plateau for regular seats. Casting has been announced: Dr. Frankenstein: Roger Bart (played in the movie by Gene Wilder), Elizabeth: Megan Mullally (Madeline Kahn), Inga: Sutton Foster (Terri Garr), Frau Blucher: Andrea Martin (Cloris Leachman). Wicked leads last week’s grosses at $1.4M. Xanadu appears to be …

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Gay Marriage Splits Edwards Household

“I don’t know why somebody else’s marriage has anything to do with me. I’m completely comfortable with gay marriage. If he’s pleasant to me on the street, if his children don’t throw things in my yard, then I’m happy. It seems to me we’re making issues of things that honestly don’t matter.” – Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic presidential candidate …

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NYC Pride 2007 Photos

Here’s the first round of Pride pics, mostly on the political/activism tip. Above is NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn (in red). Mayor Bloomberg only marched a portion of the route with her and was gone before the parade hit the village. Senator Chuck Schumer marched the entire route, Senator Clinton did not appear at all. The bottom-most photo is of …

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Homocuriosity

From yesterday’s Ask Metafilter: “Why are gay people so flamboyant? Maybe I’m just ignorant, but it’s definitely a trend that rises beyond my scope of comprehension. I just spent the weekend as a volunteer medic for the SF Pride events, and it’s a phenomenon that only really struck me when seen in its mass sprawl. It’s something distinctively relegated to …

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Morning View – Conjoined

Conjoined is a stainless steel sculpture by native New Yorker Roxy Paine, just added to his other two sculptures in Madison Square Park: Defunct and Erratic. The sculptures will be in the park until the end of the year.

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Swag Tuesday

This week’s Swag Tuesday prize is Cyclizen, the new novel from Jim Provenzano, author of PINS and Monkey Suits. Many of you know Provenzano from his decade of reporting gay sports news and from his articles in San Francisco’s Bay Area Reporter, where he is an arts editor. The Cyclizen synopsis: Kent R. Hyles, a 24-year-old jaded activist-emeritus, rides through …

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Get Huh!

Some of you may be aware of the occasional doomed campaign to institute an English-language gender-neutral pronoun. Previously failed contenders have included “shem”, “herm” and (my personal favorite) “thon”. The newest suggestion comes with the support of some transgendered folks, many of whom have long bristled over the pronouns that support the “binary gender paradigm.” The latest such pronoun comes …

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HomoQuotable – Daniel O’Donnell

“I want a license that all of you have; some of you have had it two or three times.” New York State Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell (D-Upper West Side), whose humorous and passionate speech to the Assembly last week is being credited with swaying enough legislators to make New York the second state (after California) to have a legislative body approve …

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Love Live The Qeens

The four largest Pride events in North America (Chicago, San Francisco, New York City, Toronto) took place yesterday under sunny skies, drawing over 3 million queer folks from all nations and representing all 31 genders . The NYC crowd was estimated at around 1 million and more than a few times we heard somebody say, “Is everybody in the WORLD …

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Parade Rest

Sunday, 3pm, Christopher StreetTwo twinks are waving at a boy on a passing Pride parade float and shouting to hear each other over the float’s music.Twink 1: He does not! He’s very cute. Twink 2: What are you talking about? Twink 1: That was mean. Twink 2: What was mean? Twink 1: He does NOT have the face of a …

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