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An all-male version of Chicago‘s famous “Cell Block Tango” shows Joshua Buscher-West, Marty Lawson, Alfie Parker Jr., Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva, Alex Ringler, and Ryan Steele take on the famously female-driven song. The performance, part of Broadway Backwards, took place earlier this month, helps raise funds for Broadway Cares.
Check out the fantastic performance after the jump…
True, the dead of winter is not New York City’s most shining moment, but if you’re a die-hard theater fan there’s no better time to head to the city and snag discount tickets to some of your favorite shows. Broadway Week returns January 20 through February 5 (yes, that’s actually two weeks) and practically everything on the boards is available, but tickets are going fast.
Some of our top picks include:
The cast of ‘Honeymoon in Vegas’ (photo: Joan Marcus via The Broadway Blog.)
Honeymoon in Vegas
This new musical, based on the beloved 1992 Nicolas Cage comedy of the same name, stars Tony Danza as Tommy Korman, an aging gangster looking for one last chance at love (no matter the cost), and Rob McClure as Jack, the conflicted young man who must fight Tommy for the love of his fiancée—set against the splashy, campy backdrop of contemporary Las Vegas.
Keep reading over at The Broadway Blog…
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It’s not just about the food at Brooklyn’s newest hot spot, Cow & Clover, which brings local ingredients to seasonal wood-fired cooking by Chef Morgan Schofield (il Buco, North End Grill, Blue Hill), but restaurant-goers will take delight in their delicious and festival cocktails this holiday season. After warming up in the 100-seat spacious restaurant, we got to sample one of their insanely delicious eggnogs. We liked it so much, we stole the recipe for you.
In a large bowl beat yolks with egg beater until light. Add sugar and beat until thick. Stir in milk, then rum. Beat egg whites until peaked. Fold into mixture. Pour into a punch bowl and chill for at least 2 hours. Beat cream until it softly peaks, then gently fold into chilled mixture. Chill again for at least 2 more hours. When serving, garnish with nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.
Broadway Blog editor Matthew Wexler takes a look at some of Broadway’s biggest hits, which are bidding adieu this January.
Keke Palmer and Joe Carroll in “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” (photo: Carol Rosegg via The Broadway Blog.)
As 2014 comes to an end, so do the runs of many of our favorite Broadway shows. The current crop of new productions hasn’t been revelatory (perhaps with the exception of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), so it will be especially sad to bid adieu to some of our favorite standbys. But with a slew of vacant theaters comes January, perhaps some new blood will transfuse the Great White Way and get our hearts beating again. In the meantime, let’s take a last look at three of our favorites (plus a couple of bonuses) before they take their final bows…
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
The original television musical, which aired in 1957, was magically reinvented for the Broadway stage. Originally starring Laura Osnes, the show has seen a several star turns since, including Carly Rae Jepsen and now Keke Palmer. Beyond the gorgeous tunes and innovative design, Douglas Carter Beane retooled the book to make it appealing for a new generation.
Closes January 3, 2015
Keep reading over at The Broadway Blog…
Stan Brock – Founder of Remote Area Medical. Image via RAM.
On Black Friday thousands were expected to arrive as early as 5 A.M. at New York’s Jacob Javits Center to take part in a day of free health care. Thanks to the organization, RAM, which once only catered to help those in the developing world, individuals and families would be able to receive medical care even without insurance. Accustomed to creating pop-up clinics across the United States, the organization’s biggest pop-up would have taken place at the convention center after Thanksgiving (with 500 dentists, 2,500 volunteers). The event, though, was canceled just two weeks before it was scheduled. The Office of Governor Cuomo decided not to issue a waiver that would have allowed these dedicated doctors to practice medicine in New York State (a piece of paperwork that governors throughout the United States have issued).
According to HuffPo:
Waiving this provision was entirely at the Governor’s discretion. The offices of Senators Harry Reid, Tim Kaine (both of whom who have seen RAM clinics firsthand), and Chuck Schumer called Cuomo and the NY Public Health Department directly to petition for the clinic to go forward. The reason provided to RAM for the clinic being scuttled: New Yorkers have all the health care they need.
You can click here to message Governor Cuomo.
Learn more about RAM and an upcoming documentary by clicking here.
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The Hetrick-Martin Institute, an organization that provides lifesaving services to at-risk LGBTQ youth, next Wednesday will host The 2014 Emery Awards gala at Cipriani Wall Street, New York for a star-studded evening hosted by openly gay actor Cheyenne Jackson. The event will pay tribute to the legends of the HMI’s 35 year history and will honor eight-time Grammy Award–winner Fergie, NY Times best-selling author Andrew Tobias, and Wells Fargo (introduced by soap star Crystal Chappell), with special tributes to the LGBT Caucus of the NYC Council, founding HMI member Dr. Joyce Hunter, former HMI Executive Director David Mensah, and inaugural teacher to the Harvey Milk High School Orville Bell.
Tickets, which are still available by clicking here, include a cocktail reception, dinner and awards, and an after party.
We have a lot to be thankful for this November as Broadway and beyond welcomes revivals galore, hoping to capitalize on familiar titles and cult favorites. We’ll see who has staying power, but our eyes are on the following three:
John Epperson as Lypsinka (photo: Peter Palladino via The Broadway Blog.)
Lypsinka! The Trilogy
She’s back. After a 9-year absence, a triple dose of the legendary Lypsinka, John Epperson’s iconic creation, will be doled out this fall when the ‘Goddess of Showbiz’ deigns to grace New York City with her sweeping presence in Lypsinka! The Trilogy. To celebrate a staggering three decades of glamorous theatrics, three different shows—revivals of the acclaimed Lypsinka! The Boxed Set and The Passion of the Crawford, as well as the New York premiere of John Epperson: Show Trash—will run in rotating repertory for a strictly limited 8-week engagement from November 5, 2014 through January 3, 2015.
Lypsinka! The Trilogy
220 East 4th Street
Opening night: November 13
Find out what the other two shows our Broadway Blog Editor Matthew Wexler recommends for this November by clicking here.
Categories: Broadway, New York A Delicate Balance, Bill Condon, broadway, Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Lypsinka!, new york, off-broadway, Side Show, theater
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Cyndi Lauper’s fourth annual Home for the Holidays benefit concert is shaping up to be even more eclectic than this week’s Turn It Up series, as it was announced that rapper 50 Cent will also perform to benefit homeless LGBT youths. Other headliners include indie-icon Sufjan Stevens, R&B legends Salt-N-Pepa, and controversial country gal Natalie Mains. Taking place at the Beacon Theatre on December 6, Rosie O’Donnell and Laverne Cox with co-host the event.
The addition of 50 Cent, however, comes as a surprise. The singer famously bashed gay people on social media by tweeting “If you a man and your over 25 and you don’t eat pu**y just kill your self damn it. The world will be a better place. Lol.” and has also threatened violence over a comment by openly gay blogger Perez Hilton. 50 Cent has been an apology tour for his comments, and it appears he has come full circle with this latest announcement.
Tickets are on sale today.
Categories: Cyndi Lauper, event, New York 50 Cent, cyndi lauper, G Unit, gay rights, homeless youth, lgbt homeless youth, natalie Mains, rosie o'donnell, Sufjan Stevens, True Colors
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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.
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!
Categories: Broadway, gay, hot men, New York alan cumming, Andy Karl, broadway, cabaret, Christopher Sieber, fashion, gay travel, jersey boys, Josh Tower, Kyle Dean Massey, Matilda, Matt Bogart, Motown, Ramin Karimloo, Rob McClure, Rocky