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A New York Nightmare: City’s Haunted Attraction Hosts Gay Night

October 20th, 2014 Comments off
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Image via Nightmare: New York

In an unassuming arts center in New York’s Lower East Side, you’ll encounter rooms filled with New York’s most terrifying secrets. The annual Nightmare haunted attraction has taken the scare-factor to the next level this year by creating a walk through haunted house that exposes some of Gotham’s more “underground” secrets. Get the red “X” on your head to signal to the actors that you’re ready for the big-boy thrills (yes, they can touch you) and walk through movie-worthy sets. Try to escape the grip of Typhoid Mary, don’t trip over the rats, escape from an on-subway crazy, play dumb at a drug-deal gone wrong, don’t piss off the Son of Sam, and remain calm when you’re lead execution style through an outdoor maze. Upon leaving, pull yourself together over a Sam Adam’s and enjoy the spooky ambiance as characters that continue to prey on your now-off-guard self.

Experience terror with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally community on the 22nd with DJ s*dOt jOhn, giveaways from SCRUFF, discounted liquid courage, and $10 off your admission ticket by entering code “LUGNUT.”

Can’t make the 22nd, the longest running haunted house in New York is open until November 1st.

Click here to get your tickets. 

Broadway’s Hottest Leading Men!

October 16th, 2014 Comments off
Alan Cumming photo by Ezequiel De La Rosa

Alan Cumming photo by Ezequiel De La Rosa

For our Fall Fashion Issue, we are featuring eight of the hottest men on Broadway who light up the stage every week—from Motown to Matilda—with their amazing talent. When it comes to style these men would look good wearing only a smile, but they give us that and a whole lot more!

Over at Passport magazine online we got to sit down with Alan Cumming, Andy Karl, Kyle Dean Massey, Christopher Sieber, Rob McClure, Josh Tower, Ramin Karimloo, and Matt Bogart.

Check it out! 

Review: ‘This is Our Youth’

October 14th, 2014 Comments off
Kieran Culkin (l) and Michael Cera in 'This Is Our Youth.' (photo: Brigitte Lacombe via The Broadway Blog.)

Kieran Culkin (l) and Michael Cera in ‘This Is Our Youth.’ (photo: Brigitte Lacombe via The Broadway Blog.)

Playing at the Cort Theater, it has become apparent that Broadway finally has its first mumblecore chef-d’oeuvre with Kenneth Lonergan’s cult slacker play This Is Our Youth having crashed on the casting couch of the Great White Way. First produced off-Broadway by the New Group in 1996, the show featured a cast of then unknowns (Josh Hamilton, Mark Ruffalo and Missy Yager)—introducing the world to one of the seminal works about the dazed and confused.

Keep reading over at The Broadway Blog…

Blondie Exhibit in New York! Only Until October 6

October 4th, 2014 Comments off

Blondie Exhibit

We went to the Blondie Exhibit in Chelsea last night—amazing! If you’re in New York City, make sure to stop by the pop up gallery and check out the fascinating collection of photos, video performances, fan art, and memorabilia about the one and only Blondie!

The ‪#‎BlondieExhibit‬ is at 222 W23rd St in New York (from 1-8pm until Oct. 6) at the Chelsea Hotel Storefront Gallery and all the prints on view are also for sale.

Check out our slideshow of the Blondie Exhibit after the jump…

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Get Your Tickets: Andrew Lippa and Kristin Chenoweth Star in ‘I Am Harvey Milk’

October 1st, 2014 Comments off
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Image via I Am Harvey Milk

Producers Bruce Cohen, Robb Nanus, Jessica Leventhal, Bruce Robert Harris, and Jack W. Batman will be bringing  Tony- and Grammy Award–nominee Andrew Lippa’s oratorio, I Am Harvey Milk, to the New York Stage for a one-night-only performance on October 6th at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. Starring Mr. Lippa as Harvey Milk and Tony- and Emmy Award–winner Kristin Chenoweth as the Soprano soloist, I Am Harvey Milk will feature the Orchestra of St Luke’s and introduce the 120 member All Star Broadway Men’s Chorus. Part choral work, part theater piece this theater experience is an emotional celebration of an American hero. It weaves the story of Harvey Milk’s life—from boyhood to his rise as the first openly gay man to hold public office in California to his assassination.

Tickets for the New York premiere of I Am Harvey Milk are now available here. Tickets start at $40 with premium seats, including access to a VIP reception, starting at $500.

 

New York Innovative Theatre Awards Celebrates Off-Off Broadway

September 25th, 2014 Comments off
New York Innovative Theatre Awards (photo: Innovative Theatre Foundation via The Broadway Blog.)

New York Innovative Theatre Awards (photo: Innovative Theatre Foundation via The Broadway Blog.)

It is rare that the underdog is awarded for excellence by exhibiting a caliber of artistry or ambition that may often rival that of the more popular and by-the-numbers candidate. For a decade, the New York Innovative Theatre Awards has made it their mission to shine a light on the work of art created Off-Off-Broadway, by lesser known theaters that are shaping the collective consciousness of theater-making today.

Keep reading over at The Broadway Blog…

Davy D Takes Home $10k at Last Night’s Star-Packed Stoli Guy Competition

September 19th, 2014 Comments off

Images by Marcus Braham

Last night, a diverse crowd of New York’s who’s who filled Space Ibiza NY, for Stoli and GayCities’ finale of their national 2014 Stoli Guy competition, where pop-sensation Betty Who, menswear designer Andrew Christian, and Olympic Speed Skater Blake Skjellerup were guest judges and weren’t shy when it came to mixing and mingling with the partygoers. Stoli Guy finalists from all corners of the United States performed for the guest judges as Stoli’s National LGBT Brand Ambassador Patrick Gallineux and Sherry Vine hosted. While the votes were being cast, Betty Who, rocked the crowd with her single “Somebody Loves You.” At the end of the night, after all of the votes were cast, Davy D from Boston, emerged as the evening’s winner, winning the crowd over by performing his original song “Hands Up.” He was named Stoli Guy 2014 and received the grand prize of $10,000.

THEATER BUFF: Adam Kemmerer of “Fabulous!”

September 18th, 2014 Comments off

Every third Wednesday of the month, a fabulous actor/singer/dancer fills out contributor Tom Mizer’s nosey little questionnaire and offers a glimpse of what he looks like from a bit closer than the mezzanine. For September, we’ve got a guy who is truly fabulous…

Adam Kemmerer. Photo by Chasi Annexy.

Adam Kemmerer. Photo by Chasi Annexy.

Name: Adam Kemmerer

Hometown: Catasauqua, Pennsylvania

Current Show/Role: Rock Henderson in Fabulous! The Queen of New Musical Comedies

The best part of the show I’m working on now is: Listening to the waves of laughter my castmates get every night.

The most challenging job in show business I ever had was: I was in a production of Forever Plaid in New Hampshire. I think we had to learn the music and choreography in 3 days. I remember a lot of cursing and gentle sobbing. But it turned out to be one of my favorite productions of all time.

If I wasn’t a performer, I would be: I’ve always wanted to be a police officer. Someone that can help his community. So I think a NYPD detective would have been fun. I’d settle for playing one on TV though.

Keep reading over at The Broadway Blog…

THEATER BUFF: Erik Altemus of ‘Pippin’

August 22nd, 2014 Comments off

Every third Wednesday of the month, a fabulous actor/singer/dancer fills out contributor Tom Mizer’s nosey little questionnaire and offers a glimpse of what he looks like from a bit closer than the mezzanine. For August, we’re getting back to nature with our man of the month…

Erik Altemus. Photo by Kevin Thomas Garcia.

Erik Altemus. Photo by Kevin Thomas Garcia.

Name: Erik Altemus

Hometown: San Ramon, California

Current Show/Role: Pippin / Lewis (Pippin us)

The best part of the show I’m working on now is: The blend of musical theater and circus.

The most challenging job in show business I ever had was: Playing Kurt in The Sound Of Music with a 105-degree temperature. Thanks to my Mom for the intermittent cold presses and TLC.

If I wasn’t a performer, I would be: A professional wild food forager!

Places, Intermission or Curtain Call? Curtain Call, straight up.

The best post-show cocktail in New York City is at: The Men’s Dressing Room at the Music Box Theatre.

Keep reading over at The Broadway Blog…

Iconic Plaza Hotel and Dream Hotel May Be Bought By Anti-Gay Sultan of Brunei

August 18th, 2014 Comments off
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Image via Facebook

New York’s iconic Plaza Hotel as well as the trendy Dream Downtown may become the latest accommodation acquisitions for the Sultan of Brunei—owner of the Dorchester Collection. According to the UK-based The Times, the Sultan of Brunei is seen as the favorite to obtain three hotels—The Plaza Hotel and the Dream Downtown hotel in New York, as well as The Grosvenor House Hotel in London—for an estimated $2.2 billion. All three are being sold by the Sahara Group’s chairman, Subrata Roy, who is currently in prison.

The Sultan has faced an international backlash following his decision in May to begin implementing a horrific series of penal code reforms that could lead to the stoning of women and LGBT Bruneians.

HRC is continuing their call for a boycott of the Dorchester Collection, which owns hotels in the US like Hotel Bel-Air and The Beverly Hills Hotel.  “The Sultan of Brunei could start executing women and LGBT people in Brunei as soon as next year,” said Ty Cobb, HRC’s Director of Global Engagement “The American profit stream that flows from his hotels back to his regime needs to stop.  We urge all New Yorkers to have one simple and straight-forward message for the Sultan: take your business elsewhere.”