Ervin Drake Celebration

Ervin & Edith Drake

ERVIN DRAKE CELEBRATATION
           By Linda Amiel Burns
On April 9, legendary composer Ervin Drake (“It Was a Very Good Year”) celebrated his 91st Birthday at the Edison Ballroom (formerly The Supper Club) at The Edison Hotel in New York’s latest hot spot for dining and dancing.

 

 

 

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Bistro Awards

Elaine Stritch
Mitzi Gaynor

Mitzi Gaynor and Elaine Stritch was  honored at The 25th annual Bistro Awards Gala at Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd St., NYC on  April 13, 2010

 

 

 

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Yank

Yank! A WWII Love Story to Soldier On
By Ellis Nassour

It’s your last chance to catch one of the standout gay-themed productions in this season of numerous gay-themed shows, Joseph and David Zellnik’s Yank! A WWII Love Story, Lortel nom’d for Outstanding Musical – at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s [Lexington and East 54th Street]. It’s been one of the company’s biggest box office bonanzas, but finally must close on Sunday. The good news is that the dedicated work of a number of producers has resulted in the news that this show with great heart – and it’s right-on 40’s era score and 12-member cast – will have a second life on Broadway.

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Lyrics & Lyricists

          By Linda Amiel Burns
An all-star cast was recruited for the second concert of this season in the Lyrics & Lyricists Series at the 92nd Street Y entitled “Fred & Ginger in so Many Words: The Astaire-Rogers Songbook.” 

 

 

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DRAMA LEAGUE GALA

Catherine Zeta-Jones

The stellar line-up of stars slated to perform for the 26th Annual Drama League Gala, a musical celebration, honoring Angela Lansbury at The Pierre will assuredly make for a memorable evening. The one night only black-tie gala hosted by Victor Garber and the international film star Catherine Zeta-Jones, both who are currently treading the Broadway boards in Present Laughter and A Little N

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“The Accidental Pervert”

Andrew Goffman

Andrew Goffman’s outrageously silly one man show opened Off-Broadway at the Players Theater, 115 MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village. The funny Goffman under Charles Messina’s guidance delivers a slick physical performance in his semi-autobiographical account of a childhood dominated by pornography, after finding his father’s collection of XXX-rated videos. The evening unfortunately is one comment delivered in three or four variations by the skilled Goffman.

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Jamie deRoy “The Oscar Show”

Jamie deRoy

Jamie deRoy & friends will bring The OSCAR SHOW to Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, on Sunday February 28 at 6pm. Jamie’s revue of Academy Award winning songs and movies has become a popular annual happening.
For Reservations call 1 212 581-3080.
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“Daddy” Opens

Patrick Christiano, Randy Jones


DADDY,
a new romantic gay drama by Dan Via, opened at TBG Theater on 36th Street. The well acted love triangle is an intriguing tale about hidden truths, which comes together nicely making for an engaging evening with a jolting climax. Randy Jones, the Cowboy from The Village People, was  having a really good time at the opening night party.
Photography: Barry Gordin

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DRAMA LEAGUE GALA

The stellar line-up of stars slated to perform for the 26th Annual Drama League Gala, a musical celebration, honoring Angela Lansbury at The Pierre will assuredly make for a memorable evening. The one night only black-tie gala hosted by Victor Garber and the international film star Catherine Zeta-Jones, both who are currently treading the Broadway boards in Present Laughter and A Little Night Music, respectively, will feature highlights from Ms. Lansbury’s illustrious career, including songs from Mame, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Beauty and the Beast, and Anyone Can Whistle.

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2010 Nightlife Awards


BRUCE VILANCH TO HOST THE 2010 NIGHTLIFE AWARDS

 A UNIQUE, STAR-STUDDED, ALL-PERFORMANCE AWARD SHOW  MONDAY JANUARY 25, 2010 – 7PM
THE TOWN HALL

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Ardelle Striker Dies at 80

Ardelle Striker, Artistic Director of the Blue Heron Theatre/Arts Center (who would have been 81 in February) died on Thursday evening, December 3rd, 2009, after a valiant two year long battle against MDS (myelodisplastic syndrome).   She and her husband John had just celebrated their 60th Anniversary in November and he was at her bedside during her final struggle.

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Spalding Gray:

Murphy Davis, Kathleen Chalfant, Ain Gordon, Mercedes Ruehl, Kathleen Russo, Hazelle Goodman, Lucy Sexton, Michael Cunningham

SPALDING GRAY: STORIES LEFT TO TELL a performance of words by one of Sag Harbor’s most renowned storytellers Spalding Gray featured an ensemble cast including Kathleen Chalfant, Michael Cunningham, Hazelle Goodman, Ain Gordon and Mercedes Ruehl.  The actors spoke directly to the audience, as Spalding himself would have done, focusing on different aspects of the writer’s life, including private journal entries, as well as excerpts from Gray’s unpublished works. 

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“Broadway Sessions”

Kelly King

Kelly King celebrated the release of

Danny Calvert, Kelly King

her fabulous new video ‘Workin;Girl’ at New Yorks hottest nightclub Therapy (348 West 52nd Street) in NYC. The evening hosted by Ben Cameron (Aida, Footloose, Wicked)  kept the audience cheering with delight as the packed house enjoyed performances by Danny Calvert (Altar Boyz) and Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid) and the in-comparable talented Kelly King.

 

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Pan Asian Repertory “Imelda”

Liz Casasola
Angelica-Lee Aspiras, Mel Sagrado Maghuyop

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre became the talk of shoe business with its East Coast Premiere of “Imelda, A New Musical”. The production originated by the East West Players in LA opened at New York’s Julia Miles Theatre on September 30th. Running through October 18th, the show hosts 80 pairs of shoes (3,000 are lyricized), along with glam costumes, a rock score and a dazzling performance from Jaygee Macpugay as Imelda.
By: Isa Goldberg
Photography: Nanette Shaw

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Ali Forney Center Benefit

Christine Quinn, Sandra Bernhard
Rufus Wainwright, Greg Siciliano

On October 5th, the Ali Forney Center honored NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Council Member Lewis A. Fidler for their work in bringing much needed resources to homeless LGBT youth. The celebratory event, “A Place At The Table” featured food tastings from NYC chefs, a presentation from Mayor Bloomberg, a spectacular live auction and a live performance by Rufus Wainwright with MC Justin Bond.

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