17 posts categorized "NICK ADAMS"

Jan 27 2014
Instagratification: 9 Theater Superhunks Making Social Media Their Bitch Comments (0)

When it comes to following hot Broadway performers, Off-Broadway actors and chorus boys, I Joshua-Michael-Brickman-Corey-D-Stewartwouldn't say I'm the most dedicated, but I'm one of the most literal—in fact, I tend to run into them on the street and say hello. [Most of the time, they're thrilled to be recognized and briefly chatted up by a fan, though one luscious blond(ish) boy has looked at me like I'm wearing a vest littered with bubonic plague-laced needles.]

My own Instagram is filled with sexy men about town, and probably a decent number of them are buff theater boys, sure to please all you theater buffs.

With innovations like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, you don't even have to leave your home to ogle men who were—let's face it—born to be ogled.

Without further adieu, and in no particular order, here are just a few of the nonsensically beautiful, occasionally ecstatically exhibitionistic men of the theater who you may want to get social with real fast...

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Nov 12 2013
artRanting & artRaving: Gaga Rises Above (And Flies Over) Bad Press Event, Hosts Amazing Party Comments (0)
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15 LADY GAGA DSC00706I went to one of the most riotously mismanaged press events ever Monday night—and that's saying a lot, considering I've been to hundreds over the past 15+ years, from rinky-dink teen parties to massive, mainstream clusterfucks. But oddly, as horrible as the press part was, the event it preceded went off without a hitch. In fact, the event—Lady Gaga's much-ballyhooed artRave—was really a blast, and would've been even more so had I not been having a bad age day and if I were more in love than in hate with her new record, ARTPOP.

I don't want anyone's "fucking throne" any more than Gaga, but I do expect to be treated respectfully, which was not on the menu.

Hear me out, Monsters, before sending me GRID-infected needles in the mail—and then if you're still not satisfied, hold your venom and just use me for the great pictures.

First, all press needed to arrive by 4:15PM at E. 35th and FDR to board a ferry, which would take us to the secret location, the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This meant it would be a torturously long evening, considering the party was starting at 9PM and rumor had it Gaga was going on around 1AM. But I showed up on time, only to find a gaggle of creatively attired Little Monsters cheerfully lined up on the pier, all hoping their chic sassiness would get them into the party, even without invitations. They were pretty adorable, but like gremlins, do not add water or all hell breaks loose. (I later heard zero fans were allowed into the event, only those with tickets, so it seems inhumane not to have rewarded at least the ones camped out and dressed up.)

The first harrumph came when I checked in, only to be told the PRs had no idea I was going to cover the red carpet, so they couldn't accommodate me. Uh, the event was structured as a press conference, tour of the space, red carpet and then party. Why on earth would I cover everything but the carpet? "I'll try to accommodate you, but it's very full," my contact said, unconcerned. Okay.

10 LADY GAGA IMG_0345 copyGaga is the first woman with a case of blue balls.

ArtpopFerried over, having to listen to some of the photographers being assholes (they're not all assholes, far from it, but they're like the dwarves in Lord of the Rings—very clannish). One woman always acts like Queen of the Event Photogs, relaying info to us like she's our union rep. Unnecessary and presumptuous.

I'm so glad this is not my living. I give much respect to my sweet pal, who was with me but who shall remain nameless so as not to jeopardize his standing in said clan, who manages to do his job without being a jerk and without letting it drive him nuts. (He's nuts for different reasons.)

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Dec 18 2012
Know Way, Know How Comments (5)
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Co-starring Matt Cavenaugh as the elusive love interest and Nick Adams as a hot cop, Cheyenne Jackson's "Don't Wanna Know" video has been released in full...

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Feb 07 2012
St. Nick's Day Comments (2)

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Tuesday, February 14, is LGBT night at Priscilla Queen of the Desert on Broadway. You can purchase tickets at special prizes ($77 orch/front mezz, $60 rear mezz, $43 balcony—regularly $52-$127) and you'll get a comped drink at the Ritz Bar (369 W. 46th St.) between 5:30PM and 6:45PM on the day of the show. You can get tix at Ticketmaster.com or at (877) 250-2929 using the code PQDVDAY or by printing this page and taking it to The Palace Theatre b.o. at 1564 Broadway (between W. 46th and W. 47th).

On top of all that (hopefully, right???) there's Nick Adams...and as you can see from the image above, you can get a shot at being his Valentine. Good luck!

 
Nov 06 2011
Boy Culture Turns 6: My Favorite Posts Comments (13)

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As of midnight last night, it was exactly six years since my first post. It's been a tough thing to keep up with a dayjob and outside activities, and just when I think I might walk away, a valuable connection or interesting opportunity or a kind word comes my way. Thank you all for reading me.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e89143e3e970d-400wiOf whom are you more jealous?

Here are my favorite 100+ posts out of nearly 11,000. Please take some time to read (or re-read!) a couple and tweet or Facebook any you like.

xoxo Matt

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54ff027a28833-800wiThe pocket pool championships were intense this year


BOY CULTURE


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FROM BOY TO MAN: BC B.C. (2007): The entire history of my novell and novel Boy Culture as well as the movie version; might be my ultimate post.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5599878833-800wiJonathon Trent & Derek Magyar make an Allan Brocka sandwich

BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f7f18238834-800wiI was left "Reeling" by the experience

FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5ebead8833-800wiNo one would've mistaken me for Taylor Lautner

RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.

 

MY ART

 

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GUYDAR (since at least January 17, 2008) & ENDS OF THE WORLD (since at least January 13, 2008): Attractive men of the world—I got your backs. Your fronts, too.

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"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.

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DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01156faa215c970cThe shirtless one

LOST ANGELES (2009): My favorite photographic travelogue of L.A.

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ART IMITATES LIFE (2006): My 9/11 and my distaste for grief tourism.


ME


6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f435c1a8834-800wiDeath of the party—Jeff in high school, already halfway through his life

BURNING MAN (2007): Tribute to my late high school friend and first romance.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e862b4a41970d-400wiSigned, sealed (eventually) delivered

LOST BOY FOUND (2011): There is a book in here somewhere.

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CIAO HOUNDS: OUR TRIP TO ITALY (2011): Finally got José to Europe.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f10b4de8833-800wiDeath becomes here

ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.

Zehnders Life is short...and meaningful

PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.

Lots more...

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Apr 09 2011
Nick Adams Takes You There Comments (0)

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With thanks to Donald: Nick Adams, Jacqueline B. Arnold, Anastacia McCleskey and Ashley Spencer belt out "Like a Prayer" at the Barnes & Noble signing for the original cast recording of Priscilla Queen of the Desert...

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Apr 07 2011
Running On Empty: A "Revue" Of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert Comments (8)

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I really, really wanted to like this.

I finally saw Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and while I am tempted to say it's a good thing it's got such a big cast 'cuz it's broken, I decided to approach my post on it in a different way. I think of this show as more of a Vegas-style revue than a Broadway musical, very much in the style of the far worse Mamma Mia!, so instead of "reviewing" it in a highly structured way and going all guns blazing, I'm just going to "revue" it:

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YAYS!

I234405739_6169_7 Probably Tony nominee Tony Sheldon has just the right mix of ladylike allure and hardened showbiz trouperism as Bernadette, so memorably played in the film by Terence Stamp.

I234405739_6169_7 As uberflouncy Adam/Felicia, Nick Adams has a body that would make all those "no femmes!" guys think twice, and is indefatigable in his efforts to wring laughs out of every line he's given.

I234405739_6169_7 Luke Mannikus as Tick/Mitzi's son Benji is adorable! The show is bogged down by cheap sentiment, but still...there is no beating an aw-shucks cute kid.

D Madonna should make some money from the use of some of her songs, as should some other cool artists, like Cyndi Lauper and Pat Benatar.

D And best of all, Keala Settle as grizzled Shirley (in a scene that more than passingly reminded me of "Mr. Cellophane" from Chicago) and J. Elaine Marcos as "mail-order bride" Cynthia are phenomenally funny, taking tiny roles and making them not only entertaining but fresh. To put this into perspective—two real women managed to upstage a posse of men in drag.

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Mar 19 2011
Queen For A Day Comments (1)

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Just a note that KEVIN HOWELL was the winner of a pair of tickets to Broadway's Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical. Thanks to everyone who entered, making it my most successful giveaway—and the one with by far the most interesting replies—ever!

 
Mar 07 2011
WIN IT: Tickets To Priscilla Queen Of The Desert: The Musical! Comments (95)

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Get ready for THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE!

Enter to win a pair of tickets to the buzzed-about Broadway musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical just by commenting this post with your all-time favorite drag performance, performer or experience! I'll pick one of you at random to win a week from today at 5PM EST!

The show is described in a press release as follows:
Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical is the feel-good theatrical experience of the year! Based on the smash-hit movie, Priscilla is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dance-floor favorites, this wildly fresh and funny new musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS.
Z I see one of its stars, Nick Adams, running around Chelsea all the time...but it's never the right time to ask for a pic-with. Soon, I hope. And I'll report back soon with my thoughts on the show.

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Oct 02 2010
Go North Comments (2)

SafariScreenSnapz001Nick Adams, in the Guy Pearce role, had never seen the original movie!

Priscilla-PingPongReactionL Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical (the theatrical adaptation of the 1994 film with a similar title, original pictured at right) will open October 12 in Toronto. Ahead of that, the cast and the producer talk it up in this video after the jump. Could be fun. I'm leery of musicals that make use of pre-existing pop classics like "Go West" and "Don't Leave Me This Way" (not to mention those that require fake Australian accents), but I do think the original film was so fantastic I'd give this a try if it headed to Broadway...

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