Tag Archives: Broadway

Broadway Friday

-Mo Rocca will host Miscast 2010, a benefit show featuring Broadway performers singing songs “from roles they would never actually play” at the Hammerstein Ballroom on March 1st. Performing: Raúl Esparza, Sutton Foster, Ana Gasteyer, Montego Glover, Cheyenne Jackson, Aaron Tveit and Marin Mazzie. Sounds a lot like Broadway Backwards, doesn’t it? -Eddie Clendening, Lance Guest, Levi Kreis and Rob …

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Broadway Friday

– Next month openly gay heartthrob and Torchwood star John Barrowman will release an album of recent Broadway hit songs, including numbers from The Boy From Oz, Dreamgirls, and Mamma Mia. This week Barrowman battled Neil Patrick Harris in an amusing Twitter war over who would be named After Elton’s “Man Of The Decade.” NPH won. – Green Day’s American …

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An Interesting Broadway-Sports Promo

Desperate Housewives’ Eva Longoria and her pro-basketball player husband Tony Parker perform a lip-sync spoof of Summer Nights from Grease to kick off a fan contest to win tickets to see the San Antonio Spurs. The fan with the best musical lip-sync performance gets season tickets.

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Art Meets Commerce, this week’s Swag Tuesday prize is two tickets to the Broadway smash, Rock Of Ages, starring Tony nominee Kerry Butler (Xanadu) and American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis. The New York Times raves: You want hair? Big hair? Hair you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley? The champ is unquestionably “Rock of Ages,” a …

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Art Meets Commerce, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is two tickets to the Broadway smash Finian’s Rainbow, starring openly gay heartthrob Cheyenne Jackson. This week the show made TIME Magazine’s list “The Top Ten Everything Of 2009.” A Broadway revival for this 1947 musical was a long time coming. And with good reason: its book, featuring a leprechaun looking …

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Broadway To GLEE

Via Muckety, a Broadway to GLEE chart. Interactive version here.

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Broadway Friday

– Valerie Harper will star as Tallulah Bankhead in Looped, a new comedy by Matthew Lombardo. Previews at the Lyceum begin Feb. 19th. “Looped tells the story of Tallulah Bankhead, the internationally celebrated actress, being called into a sound studio in 1965 to re-record (or ‘loop’) one line of dialogue for what would be her last film — the dreadful …

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How The Stritch Stole Christmas

Strictly for the show queens. “Every one down on Broadway liked Christmas a lot. But the Stritch who lived just north of Broadway, on Mount Carlyle, did not!” I love that one of the keywords for this on YouTube is EGOT. (Tipped by JMG reader Alan T.)

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Monday: A Very MARY Holiday

Broadway Speaks OUT’s holiday concert to benefit the Ali Forney Center is tomorrow (Monday). Get tickets here.

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November 30th: A Very MARY Holiday Benefit For Ali Forney Center

Next Monday, November 30th, Broadway Speaks OUT hosts A Very MARY Holiday concert to benefit the Ali Forney Center, NYC’s homeless LGBT youth center. WHEN: November 30, 2009, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. VIP Afterparty: 10 p.m.-11 p.m.WHERE: Dixon Place, 161 Chrystie Street, NYCTICKET INFO: $25 mezzanine seating, $50 orchestra seating (includes passes to VIP after party) HOSTED BY: Martin Gould Cummings …

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Broadway Friday

-Rocker Reeve Carney has been named as the title lead for Spider-Man: The Musical. The lavish but troubled $40M production is scheduled to open sometime next year. Music by Bono and the Edge. -Green Day’s American Idiot musical is headed for Broadway after this weekend’s close of its Berkeley debut. No theater or opening date has been announced. -Dame Edna …

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Bette Midler At Her Hulaween Ball

Broadway Speaks OUT’s Marti Gould Cummings interviews Bette Midler at her Hulaween Ball at midtown’s Waldorf-Astoria. Also interviewed: Martha Stewart, Michael Kors, Judy Gold, Gloria Gaynor.

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Broadway Friday

-Open lesbian and GLEE star Jane Lynch will appear at the NYC LGBT Center on November 9th. Stage and screen star Jane Lynch will appear at the first installment of Newsmakers at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (208 West 13th Street) on November 9 at 7pm. The conversation series celebrates important figures in the arts and politics. …

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Broadway Friday

– Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner will receive the Courage Award from the NYC Anti-Violence Project at an event to be held November 9th. Get tickets here. The evening will include cocktails, a chefs’ tasting, and a program featuring the award presentation. Honorees will also include Clifford Chance US LLP, and Weblog creators Bil Browning, Joe Jervis, Pam Spaulding and …

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Broadway Friday

– Starpower: Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman delivered record-setting opening week receipts for A Steady Rain. The show grossed $1.1M, a new plateau for a non-musical production. Could it be the $376 “premium seating”? – Superior Donuts, a new play by Tracy Letts, opened to rave reviews at the Music Box last night. Micheal McKean stars. – Cheyenne Jackson is …

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Hair Cut

Canceling next Sunday’s performance so the entire cast can travel to the National Equality March will cost the producers of Hair as much as $150K, but they say they didn’t hesitate when the show’s openly gay lead, Gavin Creel, came to them with the idea. Oskar Eustis, artistic director of the Public Theater, a producer of “Hair,” showed up and …

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Don’t Mess With Wolverine & Bond

Boy Culture tips us to this: Wolverine and James Bond are not to be messed with, especially when they’re doing the whole acting thing. Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig were trying to perform their play “A Steady Rain” Wednesday night in NYC — but some nitwit forgot to turn off his mobile phone. Jackman set the dude straight — staying …

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Broadway Friday

-Next Fall, playwright Geoffery Nauffts’ “exploration of faith in a modern gay relationship” moves to Broadway in the spring. Previews begin at the Helen Hayes in mid-February. The show got rave reviews in its Off Broadway run earlier this year, where it was extended three times. You probably recognize Nauffts from his numerous Law & Order bad guy appearances. -Costumes …

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Broadway Stars To Provide Free NYC-DC Buses For National Equality March

Thanks to donations from its major stars, Broadway Impact is now offering free roundtrip bus transportation to the National Equality March. Thanks to their generous sponsors including Sutton Foster, Gavin Creel, Audra McDonald, David Stone, Broadway.com, and many others, all the costs have been covered. Buses will depart NYC at 6:00am Sunday, October 11, and then you can request a …

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Broadway Friday

– Matthew Broderick will star in Kenneth Lonergan’s new play The Starry Messenger, set to have its world premiere on October 24th at Theatre Row. – The Broadway Cabaret Festival opens at Town Hall on October 16th with A Tribute To David Merrick, the producer who brought Gypsy, Oliver!, Hello Dolly! and 42nd Street to Broadway. Robert Cuccioli, Stephen Bogardus, …

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