614 posts categorized "THEATRE"

Jun 28 2015
It's About Tyne Comments (0)

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Tyne Daley shares her personal story of why she is so proud of the SCOTUS for finding that the Constitution provides for marriage equality. So worth your 3:08 ...

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Jun 24 2015
Cox & Bottoms: Broadway Bares Turns 25 ... And The Other Cheek Comments (0)
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Dozens of photos in the gallery above!

Check out my other Broadway Bares-related posts herePlease let me know of any names I got wrong or am missing. Please feel free to pluck photos for posting on Facebook, but tag me and the people in them. One shot too naughty for this blog appear at my adult tumblr (Work Unfriendly). Enjoy, and please donate to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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10389967_10153296937226001_4660789475532557727_nI skipped Broadway Bares last year after getting reamed for taking photos at a Solo Strips, but returned Sunday for Broadway Bares 25: Top Bottoms of Burlesque, the silver-anniversary installment of Jerry Mitchell's unfortunately-still-necessary AIDS charity show that rounds up as many hot and talented chorus boys and girls from Broadway and Broadway-adjacent (and a few who just have roommates on Broadway) to put on a one-night only, two-times only, razzle-dazzle-'em-at-any-cost show.

I decided to go back because I missed the good time and knew the dancers always seem to like having photos to share, people affiliated with the show “like” them on Instagram, etc. Where we stood, everyone around us had their phones out. I think the rule about photos is a misguided fear that it will bite into the show's revenues. In reality, since it's a show that happens once a year, seeing photos from it just encourages people to come the following year, and/or to seek out the merch. I have had a lot of readers say they now travel in for the show thanks to the photos I've posted. So hopefully it helps.

You would think this year's title would mean it was going to be 100% up my alley (I am the original ASSMAN), but I found it to have no more or less tail than past editions, save for its hilariously sexy opening—the curtain lifted to just above waist-level to reveal a bevy of dimpled booties peeking out at the crowd. It was not unlike waving a turkey at a bunch of starving bums on Thanksgiving and saucily asking, “White meat or dark?”

DSC00678I swear Nick Adams's ass and this tableau could be a Mel Odom illustration.

Directed by Jerry Mitchell and Nick Kenkel, who choreographed it with Laya Barak, Jim Cooney, Armando Farfan Jr., Peter Gregus, Ryan Lyons, Brice Mousset, Rachelle Rak, Michael Lee Scott, Kellen Stancil and Sidney Erik Wright, the show loosely followed the travails of a wannabe played by Nick Adams, he of the Mario Lopez-threatening biceps.

DSC00232Orange is the new black corset!

Adams starts out too shy to be a stripper, but luckily falls in with the wrong crowd and everything works (and comes) out in the end.

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Along the way, the show included 11 tight numbers (it felt super fast this go-round, and I hated the Hammerstein venue as compared to the more spacious and now vanished Roseland), often takes on classic show tunes, always ending with a little more nudity than you might encounter in a locker room.

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DSC00044Baby, if Callan's the bottom, I'm the top.

“Take It from the Top” was a sterling opener starring Harvey Fierstein and Callan Bergmann, a one-time Mr. Broadway, the latter of which as a great opener. Bergmann's were choice cheeks to inaugurate a buns-hun show, and he was one of the performers who really shone this year.

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Jun 19 2015
Need To Know: Robyn Good + White With Rage + Gunning For Guns + How Queen Is My Garden? + Bitch, Get Over It + Holting Down The Fort + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureHear the amazing new Robyn song.

*widget boy cultureChris Pratt welcomes your objectification.

*widget boy cultureDylann Roof planned his racist mass murder for months.

*widget boy cultureThere's a Go-Go's musical!

*widget boy culturePresident Obama denounces E-Z gun access.

*widget boy culture“Relentlessly gay” gardener crowd funding to gay it up more.

*widget boy cultureSTOP-Homophobia.com fashions.

*widget boy cultureNeil Young is no Trump fan:

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*widget boy cultureCher hates him, too.

*widget boy culture“Bitch! We Found Love,” an amazing mash-up. Billboard likes the video.

*widget boy culture“Madonna, I don't know who you are?!” Madonna knows who Amy Schumer is. Unnamed

*widget boy cultureNew Edo Bertoglio book of Polaroids.

*widget boy cultureSNL star loathes Time Warner Cable.

*widget boy culture1st Ghostbusters set pic. Could be fun, actually.

*widget boy cultureBI, FELICIA!: Still more bad news for Rachel Dolezal.

*widget boy culturePhyllis Schlafly has a great idea: Feed nutty Evangelicals to the lions!

*widget boy cultureLester Holt is the new NBC Nightly News anchor.

*widget boy cultureBleach-bodied Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett for Hillary Clinton. Get tix!

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Jun 17 2015
Low And Tight Across Your Hips: A Review Of Pam Ann Comments (0)

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BOY CULTURE RATING: **** out of ****

Before Pam Ann's latest show Flight 72 (Stage 72 at the Triad), my sexy companion warned me not to try to be funny if she asked me any questions. It hadn't dawned on me that Pam Ann, a blowzy flight attendant character invented by stand-up comic (and writer) Caroline Reid, was likely going to lean heavily on audience participation, my worst fear in life, right ahead of terrorism and getting to the point where a crane has to remove me from my home.

As the show unfolded, I narrowly dodged being singled out (she put my friend to work serving drinks and said his fake Izod's crocodile had probably crawled off in shame) but began to miss the abuse that others received. I mean, who wouldn't want to be a 70-year-old retiree and be asked if your wife were your bitch? Thing is, as pointed as Pam can be, she rarely gets truly mean so much as she gets deeper into a character so ridiculous she becomes more surreal than she becomes a garden-variety Donna Rickles; the insults don't stick.

 

Screen Shot 2015-06-17 at 11.31.43 PMPam's like an Australian Joan Rivers with a barf bag—she's loud, she's crass (she wistfully hoped Kim Kardashian's baby would have Down syndrome), she puts on her face with a paintbrush. But in spite of her overbearing schtick, she has an unlikely sexiness (she's as in heat as Lisa Lampanelli) that oozes out of her carefully constructed costume. She's like a good-looking Patti Stanger, and she's also—almost forgot!—one of the most gifted stand-ups I've ever seen.

Pam's brilliance is in making truly awful comments (I wouldn't recommend her act to sensitive types, like fragile trans teens or French lesbians unwilling to cede the spotlight) truly funny and somehow makes them okay. But what's truly impressive is how effortlessly she mixes scripted stories with spontaneous responses to her rowdy audience. The night we went, she had two separate drunkards heckling her, and she handled them easily enough that she couldn't help bragging, “I could do this all night.”

The title of my new show 'I DON'T LIKE THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING, THEY'RE ALARMING' Sums up my show and life I ADORE YOU my darling Pam Ann frequent flyer #EVERYTHING #IHAVETHEBESTAUDIENCES #blackout #mymirror @michaelvdoane @troytroy2 #LIVING 😂😂😂😂😂😂❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #nyc @triadny

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The fact that her air-travel humor is sometimes so specific never made it any less instantly funny, even to those of us whose travel histories involve Google-mapping Dunkin Donuts locations. She was particularly on when razzing Air France hostesses, the ones so chic and thin they disappear when they turn sideways. “Air France! You are NOT cleared for take-off!” she barked, imitating an air-traffic controller at JFK, to which Air France replied, in a blasé accent, “We are going.”

She filled two hours, resting only during two hysterically funny short movies, including one that inserted her into The Sound of Music.

There's no easy way to do justice to how funny Pam Ann is, so just fasten your seat belts and ... you know the rest. 

 
Jun 08 2015
Need To Know: Pinball Wizardry + Peter Can + Walmart Whore + Restored Virginity + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureAmazing pinball machines of the past.

*widget boy cultureZayn goes green.

*widget boy cultureKelsey Grammer brags that his B'way show can run 30 years.

*widget boy culture10 ways to celebrate Gay Pride.

*widget boy cultureHot remix of Teenage Love's “Lazer Vision.”

*widget boy cultureWOW, did Reese Witherspoon ever get paid for this.

*widget boy cultureDonald Trump invites Caitlyn Jenner to judge Miss Teen USA.

*widget boy cultureCaitlyn was almost outed in 1985.

*widget boy cultureBarbie finally has flats.

*widget boy cultureMan wrongly accused of crime & denied trial commits suicide.

*widget boy cultureThe Voice contestant dies @ 28.

*widget boy cultureThe Queen of Versailles subject dies @ 18.

*widget boy culture1985 report on Madonna's Virgin Tour, first time on the 'Net.

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Jun 04 2015
WIN IT: FINDING NEVERLAND Albums! Comments (0)

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Enter to win a digital copy of Finding Neverland: The Album
 
Just comment this blog post with your favorite Peter Pan character. I'll pick 3 of you (U.S. only, please) at random to win 1 week from tonight at 5PM ET!
 
Finding Neverland: The Album 
 
Music’s hottest artists reimagining the songs from Broadway’s Finding Neverland!
 
 
Based on the Academy Award-winning motion picture by David Magee, and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, Finding Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J. M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up – one of the most beloved stories of all time.  
 
Starring Matthew Morrison (“Glee,” South Pacific), Kelsey Grammer (“Frasier,” La Cage aux Folles) and Laura Michelle Kelly (Mary Poppins), the production is directed by Tony®-winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair)with book by Olivier Award®-nominee James Graham, music and lyrics by multi-award winning singer songwriter ‎Gary Barlow (Take That) and Grammy Award®-winner Eliot Kennedy, choreography by Emmy Award®-winner Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance,” Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium), this new musical, packed with mesmerizing visuals, irresistible songs and plenty of laughs, is a timeless story about the power of imagination… and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up. www.FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com.
 
Finding Neverland: The Album Tracklisting:
1. Zendaya – “Neverland”
2. Kiesza – “Stronger” 
3. Nick Jonas – “Believe”
4. Ellie Goulding – “When Your Feet Don’t Touch The Ground” 
5. Paloma Faith – “Circus Of Your Mind” 
6. Jennifer Lopez & Trey Songz – “What You Mean To Me”
7. Rita Ora & Sage The Gemini – “Are We Gonna Play?”
8. Christina Aguilera – “Anywhere But Here” 
9. Jon Bon Jovi – “Beautiful Day”
10. Pentatonix – “Stars” 
11. John Legend -  “My Imagination” 
12. Gary Barlow – “Something About This Night” 
13. Matthew Morrison – “We Own The Night”
14. Christina Perri – “All That Matters” 
15. Goo Goo Dolls – “If The World Turned Upside”
 
 
Need To Know: If You're A Little Boy Or A Little Girl + Special Sauce + Sister Acts + Circuit City + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureThe last-ever kindergarten “Vogue” perf from teacher Arturo Aviña.

*widget boy cultureI remember when I could get it up for a sandwich.

*widget boy cultureDallas BBQ assailant cooks up phony-sounding defense while on the lam.

*widget boy cultureWill Ferrell & Kristen Wiig are doing a Lifetime movie.

*widget boy culture20 years later, People quotes me from my Cyndi Lauper interview!

*widget boy cultureLincoln Chafee is running for president. This field is nuts.

*widget boy cultureLive-action Sailor Moon musical!

*widget boy cultureCHRIST!: Josh Duggar molested his five-year-old sis when he was 15.

*widget boy cultureOne of his victims says it weren't all that bad, stop labeling him, y'all.

*widget boy cultureMegyn Kelly lobs softballs at Duggars, rails against media.

*widget boy cultureMario Lopez calls out Duggars.

*widget boy cultureInternet explodes over rinky-dink poll favoring W over Obama.

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*widget boy cultureTed Cruz drags Joe Biden days after Biden's son dies.

*widget boy cultureRuPaul misses “she-mail.”

*widget boy cultureSuper hot officer. More here!

*widget boy cultureShootings and deaths by police to be reported to DOJ?

*widget boy cultureA Chick-Fil-A for the rest of us.

*widget boy cultureWhat you should never say at a circuit party: 

 
Jun 03 2015
B-Boy Culture Comments (0)

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Aundra Goodrum (Mitchell) and Jaidus Jimmy Mondesir (Raheim) share a kiss in this snap from the new Off-Broadway play based on the popular gay novel B-Boy Blues by James Earl Hardy.

The play is coming:

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