Entries in musical theater (12)
Holy. Shit. Please feel free to tune out right now if you aren't, in fact, a 100%, Scissor Sisters-humming, musical-theater-loving, Chris Colfer-adoring, gold-star gay. Even if you are you might find what we're about to share with you an atrocity of epically gay proportions. But in case you missed it, on last night's Glee, Sarah Jessica Parker returned (as Kurt's Vogue editor boss Isabelle Kempt), along with Shangela and Ana Matronic, to have a kiki with Kurt and Rachel in a New York loft. Hearing SJP do the "and by bitch I mean this rain" line made us kind of screw up our face with discomfort, but anyway, wow. Then Rachel leads some gals in a quick rendition of "Turkey-Lurkey Time" (our favorite fucked up holiday song ever, by far), because why not. We're pretty sure about half of gay America fell off their couches last night and either died or cried. See it below.
Remember how porn star Brent Corrigan (whose legit-movie screen name is Sean Lockhart) was nervous about having to do some singing in that flick Judas Kiss? Looks like he had good reason! This is a trailer for a little movie that, as far as we know, hasn't left the gay festival circuit. It's called 'I Was a Teenage Werebear,' and apart from Brent's nipples and supple little frame, appears unwatchable. But anyway, Brent, next time you feel like doing a musical, purge that urge, girl.
Well, we're not sure whether this was intentionally, like, proudly gay (probably not), or just meant to be a big joke by a couple of high school weirdos (probably), but nevertheless these two managed to make one of the gayest things we've ever seen. And that's saying a lot. [via WOW]
Hey queens! It's December, can you believe it? And you know what that means! It's time once again to ring in the holiday season with a bunch of random gay bullshit from the internet, courtesy of Le Fag. Please refer to the tab above that leads directly to our Xmas-only section, where you will find such marvels as our five favorite versions of 'Turkey Lurkey Time' from 'Promises, Promises' — that totally effed up musical/dance number the secretaries do at the end of Act I during the office party, which to this day is a source of great campy fun for gays young and old. For today, we bring you this video, which is from L.A.'s Boofont Sisters' annual holiday extravaganza, which this particular year was called "Jesus, Booze and Kwanzaa." (They may be taking this year off, we're not sure, but we see they were once gonged on America's Got Talent.) Happy Xmas!
We're really, really sorry about this one. But we do love us some Taye Diggs. And it's a wonder that bare ass at around 1:15 didn't get this yanked from YouTube. Also, in honor of World AIDS Day, Gay Porn Times (NSFW) is remembering all the gay porn stars who have died.
Hugh Jackman, who worked out the kinks of a new autobiographical musical revue in San Francisco a few months ago -- and perhaps worked in a few kinks on Folsom Street as well, ba dum bum -- just debuted the show on Broadway last night. It's called 'Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway,' and there's nothing gay about it all. I mean, what could be gay about doing an autobiographical musical revue? Nothing at all. Plenty of straight guys do it.
There was apparently some wrangling happening with writer Arthur Laurents over whether he was going to let Barbra Streisand do a new movie adaptation of Gypsy and star as Mama Rose. But now Arthur is dead, R.I.P., and Musto says he spoke to someone close to the deal who said it is back on, and Arthur signed off before he croaked. So Barbra, congrats. All of your elder gay fans, we're sure, are atwitter with the news.
In an article in the NYT this week, writer Joe Nocera reveals that Stephen Sondheim music has always made him cry, and that he first fell in love with the composer and lyricist after his daughter dragged him to a high school production of Sweeney Todd. The piece is a further ode to Sondheim a week after his new volume of lyrics (which also functions as a sort of memoir) called Finishing the Hat was released.
Showmos should also feel free to dork out on this slideshow-slash-interactive timeline of Sondheim's entire career.
The role of Mrs. Anna Madrigal, made famous in the early '90s PBS miniseries of Tales of the City by Olympia Dukakis, will be played by Betty Buckley in the upcoming musical adaptation being produced by the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Word on the street among theater fags here is that the part of Michael Tolliver hasn't yet been cast, but workshops for the show are ongoing, with a scheduled opening next May.
The Tales of the City musical is a new work being funded by the ACT, with music and lyrics by Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears and collaborator John Garden. Armistead Maupin was said to be collaborating on the show as well, but the libretto is being written by Jeff Whitty. We're guessing this means Buckley will be singing at least one song about pot. [Le Fag]
When we got back from a big dance-y party last night, kicking off Pride weekend, wanting to feel like a true fag, so we curled up with this wonderful documentary about the making of the original cast recording of Company (Sondheim, 1970) made by D.A. Pennebaker just a few days after the show opened on Broadway. The entire cast endures a grueling 18 1/2 hour recording session that culminates with Elaine Stritch being too goddamn tired to nail 'Ladies Who Lunch' in the first eight takes. Throughout, a straight-acting and constantly smoking Stephen Sondheim paces the mixing booth and argues with the actresses about what key they should be in. Above, a scene from the beginning of the doc, below, Elaine. The whole thing is on YouTube in six parts. Happy Pride...