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May 23 2017
A Night To Dismember: Behind The Scenes At Michael Musto's Birthday Roast Comments (0)

*IMG_4846_newKing & Queen (which is which?) — Michael Musto & Bianca Del Rio (All images by Matthew Rettenmund)

I was so happy to attend Michael Musto's pig, I mean big, roast Monday night — which raised cash for Callen-Lorde — until I actually went.

Just kidding; I guess the evening's rancor rubbed off!

*IMG_5089_newEverything was comin' up Rosie!

*IMG_4758_newMusto with Broadway baby Orfeh

*IMG_4686Paper's Mickey Boardman, Musto & Vogue's Lynn Yaeger. Musto claims he was saying, “Please leave!”

The big-hearted downtown legend arranged his birthday bash this way for charity, but nobody present was feeling particularly charitable, as evidenced by a barrage of insults that would've had Don Rickles questioning the taste level.

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May 18 2017
6-PACK — Manning Up! + Blue Jays Player's Gay Slur + Horrible Times Square Car Crash + Jim Parsons Wedding Details + Trump's Bitch Hunt + Outrageous Attack By Erdogan's Goons On U.S. Soil! Comments (0)

Chelsea-Manning(Image via Instagram)

WIDGETInstagram @xychelsea87: Chelsea Manning, released yesterday after years in prison, makes herself Instagram-official with new portrait.

WIDGETTowleroad: Kevin Pillar, a Blue Jays player, called Braves pitcher Jason Motte a fag — for striking him out. He later begrudgingly appologized.

WIDGETCBS News: A Bronx man with previous DUIs who witnesses described as appearing drunk, has been arrested in a deadly Times Square car crash.

Jim-Parsons(Image via Instagram @therealjimparsons)

WIDGETExtraTV: Jim Parsons talks about his wedding, admits he stayed up later than he has in ages. The life of a glamorous star!

WIDGETKenneth in the (212): Trump's latest meltdown is so delicious you won't need to add sugar. He thinks he's been more persecuted than actual witches.

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WIDGETThe New York Times: A bodyguard of Turkey's President Erdogan strangled a female protester in D.C., attacked others — D.C. cops call it a “brutal attack.”

 
May 17 2017
Will KING KONG Have Broadway In The Palm Of Its Hand? Comments (0)

King Kong(Image via Global Creatures & Roy Furman)

The latest mega-musical to hit Broadway will beat its chest starting in the fall of 2018 — that's when King Kong will swing into the Shubert.

From a press release:

King Kong is written by Jack Thorne, who received the 2017 Olivier Award and the Evening Standard Award for Best Play for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and wrote the critically acclaimed play Let the Right One In

The show will be directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, an Olivier Award winner for the London production of In the Heights and an Olivier Award nominee this year for Jesus Christ Superstar. McOnie directed the U.K. premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical, and the recent London productions of The Wild Party and On the Town.

The score for King Kong is composed by four-time Grammy nominee Marius de Vries (the films La La LandMoulin Rouge, and Romeo + Juliet) with songs by Helpmann Award winner Eddie Perfect, composer and lyricist of the Broadway-bound BeetlejuiceStrictly Ballroom The Musical and Shane Warne The Musical

Pioneering creature designer Sonny Tilders developed Kong for the show, bringing together the worlds of animatronics and puppetry that has never been seen on stage before. Tilderswas honored by the Helpmann Awards, Australia’s highest theatrical honor, for Outstanding Theatrical Achievement.

 

The show is said to be a contemporary version of the novel based on the 1933 film's screenplay.

Madonna fans will recognize the name Marius de Vries ..

 
May 14 2017
6-PACK — Pit-ifully Hot + Eurovision Flasher + Cyndi Lauper's House Sale + Justice For Joseph Comunale? + Anti-Gay COC Wench + SNATCHED Getting Snatched By Reviewers! Comments (0)

Jared-North-NudeCrew pit (Cropped image via Wagner L.A.)

WIDGETOMG Blog: Season 9 RuPaul's Drag Race pit crew member Jared North bares all.

WIDGETDListed: A young guy bared his buns during a Eurovision Song Contest performance before being dragged from the stage. The performer's voice never cracked.

WIDGETKenneth in the (212): Cyndi Lauper's selling a pricy home while living for peanuts in NYC, plus: Will fans buy her son's rapper persona?

JOseph-ComunaleThe late Joseph Comunale was murdered, possibly over a drink. (Image via CrimeWatchDaily.com)

WIDGETCrime Watch Daily: Two men charged with murder in bizarre killing of Joseph Comunale. One is a famous male jeweler's “surrogate son.” Mm-hm.

WIDGETO&AN: A Nashville-area Chamber of Commerce member posted an anti-“LGBT blah blah blah..,WHATEVER!” Facebook rant when her fave show was cancelled.

WIDGETTowleroad: Gay review of Snatched reveals this comedy is no laughing matter. Still, the movie fared better than Guy Ritchie's King Arthur ... yikes.

Snatched(Image via 20th Century Fox)

 
May 13 2017
6-PACK — Brooklyn Hate Crime Assailant Sought + Republicans Stickin' With Trump (For Now) + Dragging Don + Not Busy + Furry Package + RIVERDALE Lovefest! Comments (0)

Anti-gay-assaultThe suspect is black, 6', mid-20s (Image via NYPD)

WIDGETCBS New York: Police hunting for man who used anti-gay, anti-Asian slurs while beating man ... for accidentally bumping into him. In Brooklyn!

WIDGETHuff Post: Most Republican office-holders sticking with Trump publicly — but may not as 2018 nears. Trump's approval = 40%. Nixon's when he resigned = 28%.

WIDGETWorld of Wonder: He's not funny, but this is — Trump's potential drag names.

Busy-PhilippsDon't cry for the ironically named Busy Philipps — she's got this! (Instagram @busyphilipps)

WIDGETDListed: Busy Philipps is sad she makes most of her $$$ from selling stuff on Instagram, not from acting. People are donating $1 to her via Venmo!

WIDGETBosGuy: Furry muscleman almost wears swimsuit.

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KJApa(Video still via YouTube @ Teen Vogue)

WIDGETOMG Blog: Watch Cole Sprouse (way better as a brunet!) and KJ Apa in an adorable compliment battle ...

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May 12 2017
See BAYWATCH Free In NYC — 25 Boy Culture Readers Invited! Comments (0)

Bw-22957-36rcFuture President Rock & First Lad Zac Efron (Movie still & poster via Paramount)

Paramount's Baywatch promises to be one of the summer's hottest movies — and here's a chance for you to see it first, if you're in NYC!

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Paramount has invited 25 Boy Culture readers to win a pair of FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED tickets to a screening of Baywatch taking place Monday, May 22, at 7 p.m. at the Regal E-Walk in Times Square, NYC. Enter only if you are able to get yourself to the screening at that time!

Get Your Passes Here!

 

 
To Be Reel: NYC's Landmark Quad Cinema Gets A Facelift Comments (0)

Quad CinemaNew Quad above (image by Kenneth Walsh), old Quad below right (image by Matthew Rettenmund)

Charles S. Cohen, a film distributor, real estate developer and patron of the arts well-known in NYC, Quad Cinema Image 2007 by Matthew Rettenmundbought the storied Quad Cinema (built in 1972) in 2014 and poured millions into refurbishing it so it could compete in 2017.

Kenneth in the (212)'s Quad Review!

With a design courtesy of Paula Scher of Pentagram, the new, old theater looks as fabulous as the rest of us New Yorkers do when we don't scrimp on maintenance — and even better, it's received technical enhancements (it can now screen 35mm, 16mm, 4K digital and 3-D films) that will allow it to show a broader variety of films.

The new Quad Cinema's Director of Repertory Programming, Christopher Wells, says:

Not only was the Quad New York's first multi-screen cinema, it was also a true neighborhood theater, drawing Village audiences with its sophisticated art-house fare. The new Quad will preserve both the welcoming, communal atmosphere and the cultural cachet of the original theater while updating—and upgrading—the moviegoing experience for contemporary cinephiles. The new design is  intimate and luxurious, but most importantly, it’s the range and quality of our programming that will distinguish our identity, bringing people together sharing a love for the movies. It’s an exciting time for filmgoing in New York City and I can’t think of two people with more knowledge and more passion than Chris and Gavin to better curate the repertory experience at the new Quad.

Already the theater has shown a flair for diversity, hosting a Lina Wertmüller retrospective followed by Golden Goldies — yes, a slate of films featuring Ms. Hawn. (God, if only one had been the almost-happened screen version of Chicago starring Goldie & Madonna!)

Check out what's next here.

I can't wait to sample the place. Over 10 years ago, when the movie version of my novel Boy Culture was released, Quad Cinema ran it for weeks and weeks.

Boy Culture's Creation Story — One of My Favorite Posts Here!

I attended one odd screening at the invitation of a group of gay film fans. One anti-social creature in the group demanded to know why my story wasn't just more gay fluff. Welcoming! I told him, and he grumpily sat down to watch. He left almost immediately.

Boy Culture movieThe Boy Culture movie poster hanging in the Quad's lobby in 2007 (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

The others stayed and seemed to enjoy it, and now, more than a decade later, the movie — which is the sole reason I started blogging, by the way — looks like it is about to get a sequel.

Details coming!

 
May 11 2017
Silver Streep: Check Out A Show Peopled By 14 Meryl Streep Characters Comments (0)

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I think I may have to attend STREEPSHOW!, a play featuring 14 iconic Meryl Streep characters (played by 12 actors) living together in the East Village.

From a press release:

This is the true story of 14 characters once played by Meryl Streep, picked to live in a house, and have their lives filmed to find out what happens when people stop being, oh I don't know, direct and start getting, well, breathy.
 
The characters in STREEPSHOW! have no knowledge of the actress Meryl Streep and think of themselves as real people with uncannily similar, tragic biographies. But when the winner of STREEPSHOW! is promised the opportunity to rewrite her tragedy, it's every Streep for her exquisitely-poised self. This is theater in reality TV drag, actors in Meryl drag, and America's pop music canon in cabaret drag.

This opens June 2. Get your tickets here.

 


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