18 posts categorized "BOYS IN THE BAND, THE"
Above: It ain't easy being green, but it does have its benefits.
Above: Matthew Crawford makes a funny, then makes it wearable.
Below: Calvin Klein's love life comes to Broadway, Teen Choice goes gay, this bitch (okay, it's a boy) is Madonna, Madonna's bi love letter, death of a gay-rights legend, Book of Love came to town, and more ...
Father's Day wouldn't be Father's Day without another installment of Broadway Bares, the annual burlesque event founded by the great Jerry Mitchell to raise cash for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Joe Beauregard at left
Even though I'm old enough to be the dad of a large percentage of the dancers, I suppose I can look at them as “zaddies,” or just use the millennial “dad” for anyone hot, regardless of whether they're 18 or 80. (They're usually not 80.)
This year's show, Broadway Bares: Game Night, riffed on a theme of classic games — sometimes board (Clue, Battleship), never boring — on its way to raising a whopping $1,875,090 at two standing-room-only performances at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The event was all fun and games, but left out the childhood favorite Risk in favor of encouraging audience members to instead play it safe sexually.
Less a game of chance than a game of dance, Game Night was packed with players, strokes of luck, and oodles of team effort.
It all paid off with a series of performances as successful artistically as they were financially — and all for a good cause ...
It took The Boys in the Band 50 years to get to Broadway, and it took me nearly as long to get into the pre-opening after-party ... but I did.
I impulsively bought one of the last tickets for Wednesday's 7 p.m. performance (I had already seen the first preview April 30), scoring one with an empty seat on one side of me and two empty seats on the other. (There were only seven empty seats in the house; not surprising since the show's official opening night is tonight, which is probably the night fans targeted, thinking it would be the star-studded choice.)