451 posts categorized "THEATRE"

Apr 18 2014
Need To Know: Dated Material, Under Review, Dustin Lance Blacklisted, Are You Anti-Barefronting? + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureThis video of a guy picking up guys has hilarious—and DISTURBING—results. Hercules-Dustin-Lance-Black

*widget boy cultureJames Franco douches out on NYT reporter over review.

*widget boy cultureHoly crap, this Hercules ginger is hot and musical.

*widget boy cultureDustin Lance Black destroys his alma mater. Must-read.

*widget boy cultureMost powerful NYC mediaites, most powerful gay couples.

*widget boy cultureWhat to expect when you come out as a lesbian...again.

*widget boy cultureClint Eastwood's Jersey Boys movie trailer.

*widget boy cultureThe Tom of Finland...cross-stitch kit???

*widget boy cultureRounderbum's gluteal shaper is exactly what you think.

*widget boy cultureNO BAREFRONTING!: Legal brouhaha over leaked Gaga shots.

*widget boy cultureThis girl is such a horrible person it's breathtaking.

*widget boy cultureIranian mom forgives son's killer, spares his life.

*widget boy cultureWhat a lovely male figure.

*widget boy cultureSexy men, poetry and $40,000...how can you not click?

*widget boy cultureBryan Singer cancels personal appearance over accusations.

*widget boy cultureOne Hundred Years of Solitude author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87.

100yearsHe wrote the book.

 
The Man Behind The Mask Comments (0)

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Shooter Edwin Pabon captures yet more proof that Paul McGill (Bullets Over Broadway) might be the best-looking dude in NYC.

 
Apr 16 2014
Need To Know: Stormy Leather, Keep Your Eyes On Your Fries, Pet Sounds + MORE! Comments (0)

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Boy-CultureONE JOOD TURN DESERVES ANOTHER: Help fund a B-Boy Blues play. CHEYENNE

Boy-CultureMayor "kind of agreed" with shooter Frazier Glenn Miller.

Boy-CultureNearly naked Cheyenne Jackson leather pic drops.

Boy-CultureBoston Marathon hoax bomber in deep shit.

Boy-CulturePaul Walker's brothers will become his stand-ins.

Boy-CultureYet another Leprechaun movie!

Boy-CultureMcDonald's fries will be toast if everyone watches this.

Boy-CultureBrecik sings it like it is: "You Will Never Be Her."

Boy-CultureFairly heavy petting:

 
Apr 07 2014
ANGELS In North Carolina Comments (0)

AngelsThere are angels on the streets of Charlotte.

People of a certain age will remember how controversial it could be to stage certain plays in certain parts of the country. Actually, Terence McNally's widely misunderstood Corpus Christi ("Gay Jesus?! Gay Jesus?!") was protested in New York City in 1998, so it shouldn't be too surprising to hear that Tony Kushner's Angels in America was a major issue when it was presented in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1996.

Cover02-1_17When that play debuted in that city, local politicians voted to withdraw all public funding from works of art that offered "exposure to perverted forms of sexuality."

Over the next several years, the people who voted out that financial support were themselves voted out of office, but it's taken 18 years for the play to return, this time in a proposed production by CAST (Carolina Actors Studio).

Angels-in-AmericaThe production could use your $upport in any amount!

Now that it's back, it needs your dollars. Check out its fundraising page and donate generously if you so desire.

 
Andy Hardy Goes To Heaven: Mickey Rooney Dies @ 93 Comments (0)

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Mickey-RooneyMickey Rooney, one of the last living major stars from Hollywood's Golden Era, the star of the iconic Andy Hardy film series alongside Judy Garland and many other classics (including a nightmarish turn in Breakfast at Tiffany's), one of a dwindling number of actors who appeared on the classic TV series Twilight Zone, a bona fide Broadway star in Sugar Babies and one of the last surviving people to have appeared in a silent film, has died at the age of 93.

Mickey-RooneyRooney as he appeared in 2014

RooneyThe pint-sized pip had a colorful life, marrying eight times and writing a tell-all memoir that dished the dirt on his many conquests.

In his declining years, he testified before Congress on the serious issue of elder abuse.

Rooney appeared at an Oscars event just this year, looking exceedingly frail.

Mickey-Rooney-showerThe past year has been tough on former child/teen stars, with Deanna Durbin, Shirley Temple and now Rooney passing at ripe old ages.

I've heard he was cantankerous in person, and I remember the furor when he discussed impregnating Ava Gardner, who had an abortion as a result. But in spite of his personal reputation, he was certainly Hollywood royalty. That era is no longer slipping away, it seems to be in freefall.

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At the time of his death, Rooney was rumored to have been filming an update of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with fellow former child star Margaret O'Brien, but I can't find any information proving he shot any scenes. I believe his final screen performance was in 2012's The Woods, giving him one of Hollywood's longest-running acting careers (86 years!).

Some of his most famous film, TV and stage appearances:

A Midsummer's Night Dream (1935), A Family Affair (1937), Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938), Boys Town (1938), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1938), Babes in Arms (1939), Girl Crazy (1943), The Human Comedy (1943), National Velvet (1944), The Bold and the Brave (1956), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Twilight Zone episode (1963), Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (1970 TV special, three others as well), Pete's Dragon (1977), Sugar Babies (1979—1988, Broadway and tour), The Black Stallion (1980), Bill (1981 TV movie), The Adventures of the Black Stallion (TV series 1990—1993), Night at the Museum (2006) and The Muppets (2011).

 
Apr 05 2014
Need To Know: Mo Money Mo Brablems, Malebasics Bitch, Ping Went The Strings Of My Heart, Chupacabra's Dirt Nap, COMEBACK Little Lisa + MORE! Comments (0)

Madonna-Armani-Luomo-VogueDude looks like a Lady Madonna...workin' it for L'Uomo Vogue

*widget boy cultureMadonna's bra is hot. Charlie Hides rapes the MDNA Skin ad. Malebasics

*widget boy cultureVictor Velasquez for Malebasics is...yeah, WOOF.

*widget boy cultureKurt Cobain, 20 years later.

*widget boy culture"Ping" detected from missing Malaysian jet.

*widget boy culturePhony chupacabra is euthanized, discarded without testing.

*widget boy cultureEvery Chris Evans nude scene. Powerful movie-making.

*widget boy cultureYet another reason Andrew Sullivan is a conservadouche.

*widget boy cultureJames Franco "used bad judgment" in trying to pick up 17-year-old:

*widget boy cultureWhy Brendan Eich had to resign from "activist" Mozilla.

*widget boy cultureDays of Our Lives tosses TV's first gay male wedding.

*widget boy cultureTogether at last: Damiana vs. Johnny Scruff!

*widget boy cultureDavid Letterman replacements: Neil Patrick Harris? Ellen?

*widget boy cultureHillary Clinton poses with Pussy Riot.

*widget boy cultureCarole King shocks audience at Beautiful by showing up, asking for cash.

*widget boy cultureKenneth exclusively reveals The Comeback's comeback.

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Mar 29 2014
The Booty Trip: A Review Of Mike Albo's THE JUNKET Comments (0)

Mike-Albo-The-JunketDon't screw—or screw—Mike Albo...he'll Taylor Swift-boat you onstage, and you'll deserve it.

BOY CULTURE REVIEW: **** out of ****

Mike Albo's one-man, one-hour (and change) show The Junket at Culture Project/Lynn Redgrave Theatre is far more entertaining than any of the many actual junkets I've been on, and I've been to Disney World with an entertainment reporter who filed a police report when a free fruit basket allegedly disappeared from his room. Devious maids!

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Mar 25 2014
He Sang/She Sang: A Review Of BROADWAY BACKWARDS Comments (0)

New York's LGBT Center and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will receive $423,182 from the annual Broadway Backwards event, held last night at the Hirshfeld. I'd never gone before, but Broadway-Backwardsgrabbed a friend (well, tried, but the young ones are fast) and hiked to the mezz to see a unique show in which Broadway performers sing songs originally intended for the opposite gender. Which reminds me: God, I miss that TV show Turnabout with Sharon Gless.

BOY CULTURE REVIEW: ***1/2 out of ****

But back to the matter at hand: Broadway Backwards started a bit creakily, with an oddly unfunny sketch that had a dark tone and an inexplicable Christmas theme. But aside from some of the skits being a bit trying, every vocal performance was a treat, including great contributions from Bryan Batt, Beth Leavel, Billy Porter (who was calmly Kodama Sushi-ing moments before the show began), Stephanie J. Block and more.

Probably the most successful skit was Colin Hanlon, Stephen Bienskie and Max von Essen's head-for-biz-bod-for-sin same-sex romance that played out to the strains of "Been a Long Day." Have always wished I could see them do a three-way, but probably should have been more specific when wishing for it.

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WIN IT: LES MISERABLES LIVE! DREAM THE DREAM! Comments (0)

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Enter To Win Les Misérables Live! Dream The Dream! Just comment this blog with your favorite Les Miz song. I'll pick 3 winners 1 week from tonight at 5PM EST. (U.S. residents only)


Les Misérables Live! Dream The Dream

The live 2010 recording of the 25th Anniversary of Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece. Features new orchestrations in a re-imagined production that proves Les Misérables is as contemporary as ever.

This new version is now on Broadway! Visit here for more information.

Les Misérables Live! Dream The Dream is available now from First Night Records.

 
Mar 21 2014
Start Spreadin' The NEWSIES Comments (0)

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Speechless over this shot of Tommy Bracco of Broadway's Newsies by Ezequiel de la Rosa for Metrosource NY (April/May 2014).