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$5 Donation Gets You The Exclusive CIRQUE DU SOLEIL One Drop

Taking place in Las Vegas on World Water Day 2013, last Friday, this original full-size production featuring 237 Cirque du Soleil artists and guest performers will only be presented once. This not-to-be-missed evening in celebration of water will be filmed by 12 cameras to create a very exciting 90-minute special just for you. It’ll be as close as you can get to front row seats.
Be moved by incredible performances from Jackie Evancho and David Garibaldi from America’s Got Talent; an appearance by Victoria’s Secret model Oluchi Orlandi wearing a Roberto Cavalli gown; a dance piece by So You Think You Can Dance judge Sonya Tayeh; and an original composition by award winning composer Danny Elfman.
Thanks to our partners, you can take part in this exclusive global philanthropic event dedicated to raising awareness and funds for ONE DROP , so that one day water will be accessible to all, forever. You are also invited to visit the One Night for ONE DROP online auction at Charitybuzz.com/ONEDROP. Starting March 1, you can bid on once-in-a-lifetime celebrity experiences, art, memorabilia, VIP event packages and more.
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Harvey Fierstein Talks Kinky Boots, and Transvestites

Harvey Fierstein, Cyndi Lauper and Jerry Mitchell are all in Chicago this month, tweaking their KINKY BOOTS play, which is headed to Broadway in the Spring.

You could say Harvey and I go way back! 1982. Harvey was performing in TORCH SONG TRILOGY with Matthew Broderick and Estelle Getty.
 I was a recently out, 21 year old from a small town in Michigan. Imagine, sitting in the 7th row, in New York City watching in awe as Harvey commanded the stage and wove a ground breaking story in 3 acts that lasted nearly 4 hours. It was amazing! And he was forever burned into my memory. It was profound.   (Photo by Chicago Tribune)
Last year I was able to sit in the front row as Harvey portrayed  Zaza in the La Cage Aux Folles revival on Broadway.  When he sang  “I Am, What I Am,” he owned it. It was so powerful, you could not help but have tears. And it was the final weeks of La Cage on Broadway, and Harvey added things, that were not in the original!

When asked about playing the same role, night after night, he says, “I like long runs. Everyday you perform a role, is another chance to get it right. To perfect it. Another audience. Another chance to really look at the part. You become the role. It’s GLORIOUS!”
Talking about Kinky Boots at the Music Box last week, Harvey revealed that in reality, about 90 of the transvestites in the world are straight men!  Only 10% are gay. Go figure. I did not know that!
So Kinky Boots is not about a drag queen who needs shoes.  (Photo by Chicago Tribune)
From Grammy® Award-winning pop icon CYNDI LAUPER and four-time Tony
Award® winner HARVEY FIERSTEIN comes the exhilarating new musical KINKY
BOOTS, directed and choreographed by Tony Award® winner JERRY
MITCHELL.

The Plot:  Charlie Price has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which
has been in his family for generations but is now on the verge of
bankruptcy. In trying to save the business, Charlie finds inspiration in
the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer (who may or may not be gay)  in need of some sturdy
stilettos.


(Harvey says – She is so damaged. Someone that looks so
tough and has it all going on, someone that you could throw against a
brick wall and it won’t make a dent, but that is all on the outside. She
so hurt and scared on the inside….)


As they try to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair
discovers that they have more in common than they ever dreamed
possible.

Featuring a sensational new score by Cyndi Lauper, knockout dancing, and
a spectacularly uplifting story, KINKY BOOTS proves that sometimes, the
best way to fit in is to stand out!


The show is in Chicago a couple more weeks then is scheduled to open on Broadway in March.

In the meantime, Harvey is working on another book for Broadway.  Based in the Catskills in 1962, where straight men  were free to indulge their radical urges to play Scrabble in a dress, trade makeup tips or walk in heels in the light of day. ” My story, a historically accurate play, revolves around  this community, a colony up by Hunter Mountain, where every weekend heterosexual   men who dress in women’s clothes, on the weekends. Heterosexual transvestites. These were married men, and would sometimes come with their families. These were judges, lawyers, well-to-do men, who were heterosexual transvestites.

And in this particular summer of 1962, they made the decision to ban homosexuals. Which I found fascinating, and is why I wrote the play. They felt that they would never be accepted, if they accepted the disgusting homosexuals. They even said, that 50 years from now, when homosexuals are still the back alley vermin they are now, OUR  people, those transvestites living out in the open, will salute us as the visionaries, who said get rid of them, and we will be accepted.” he continues, “and now, we have gay rights, we have transgender rights, and still people think transvestites are all gay people. They are totally misunderstood as to who they are. “

The play is called Casa Valentina.  There is a role I wrote for myself in the story where I want the audience to think he is gay. He quotes Oscar Wilde a lot!”

Harvey is always looking forward. He has done so much! From Torch Song Trilogy, Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, La Cage, Newsies, and now Kinky – and more to come. “Tomorrow. I love tomorrow. I don’t like yesterday. I understand yesterday. I know that I am product of my yesterdays. But it so disinterests me.” he explains. “I don’t have time for yesterday, I have things I want to do yet! My list is endless!”

Watch more of Harvey Fierstein with Chris Jones in Chicago

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La Soiree in Australia

THEATRE as you have never seen it!
 Up close and personal.
Sexy. Funny. Beautiful. Eye Popping! 

“Whether you’re new to La Soirée, or returning,
sozzled, for the umpteenth time, it’s something you won’t find elsewhere
in the mainstream: variety that’s genuinely varied – and burlesque with
balls.”

Time Out Magazine

Denis Lock and Hamish McCann are two delightful and devilish “English” gentlemen who perform inconceivable feats of acrobatic skill, strength and balance, all whilst casually puffing a pipe and sporting the stiffest of British upper lips. The act mixes their highly skilled stunts with a dry English wit, unexpectedly climaxing with the two hilariously baring near-all for Queen and country and in the process displaying more pure sex appeal than ever before seen under a bowler hat.

Hailing from Spain via Croydon, Ursula Martinez is a renowned writer, actress and cabaret performer. Her cult striptease act with its mischievous disappearing hanky is a jaw-dropping sensation. From high brow to low brow and from live art to loquacious party tricks, Martinez treads where few performers dare to go, with the audience right there along for the ride. Expect to emerge from her act with a rudimentary knowledge of bawdy Spanish and a surprising awareness of anatomy.



Hailing from Berlin and originally trained as a gymnast, David Omer has been a cornerstone of this dysfunctional family for many years. His now world-famous incarnation as ‘Bath Boy’ leaves audiences damp and breathless in admiration – the combination of wet jeans and awe-inspiring aerial ballet is once-seen, never-forgotten. David IS the Adonis in denim.

All this and a LOT MORE!  This is a show not to be missed! See them in Brisbane and Melbourne!

La Soiree


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Cyndi Lauper Kinky Boots Music

Iconic performer Cyndi Lauper has released “Sex is in the Heel” and a selection of remixes from the upcoming highly anticipated  musical Kinky Boots. The remixes are now available on iTunes http://bit.ly/SexIsInTheHeel-iTunes

Kinky Boots, the new musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning Cyndi Lauper (Music & Lyrics), will have its pre-Broadway world premiere in Chicago this fall.  Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots will play the Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL) beginning October 2 through November 4, 2012, in anticipation of a 2013 Broadway opening. 

 

In Kinky Boots, Charlie Price is forced to step in and save his family’s shoe factory in Northern England, following the sudden death of his father. Help comes from the unlikeliest angel, a fabulous drag performer named Lola. Together, this improbable duo revitalizes the failing business, while helping one another grow into the men their fathers always dreamed they would become and transforming an entire community through the power of acceptance.

 

Inspired by a true story and based on the film, Kinky Boots features a warm and witty book by Mr. Fierstein (La Cage, Torch Song Trilogy, Newsies) and a richly diverse musical score from Ms. Lauper, in her stunning theatrical debut. Mr. Mitchell (Hairspray, La Cage, Broadway Bares) has crafted a production bound to move, inspire and set audience’s feet dancing.

CAN’T WAIT!!!!

www.kinkybootsthemusical.com

                                                                    www.cyndi lauper.com

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Barbra Streisand Responds to Larry Kramers Allegations

Correcting Larry Kramer –

The Truth About Our

Effort To Make

The Normal Heart

Larry Kramer does not need me to publicize his beautiful play.
It stands on its own. For the last time – I will answer his complaints,
which rewrite history.

When I saw the play in 1985 I was very moved and
immediately contacted Larry to acquire the rights. After going through
several drafts with Larry, I hired another writer to develop a
screenplay that was faithful to Larry’s play — but adapting it to make
it more cinematic. It was finished in 1995. Ralph Fiennes and Kenneth
Branagh were interested in doing the version that I oversaw.

I tried very hard to get it made, but when it became
clear that we couldn’t raise the money to do it as a film due to the
controversial nature of the material, I thought, all right, we’ll do it
on TV. At least it would reach a wide audience. But even HBO would only
pay Larry $250,000 for the rights, and he would not let it go forward
for anything less than $1,000,000 and no company was willing to move on
it.

After ten years, the rights reverted back to Larry. But
even when I had no contractual involvement, I still persisted in
pressing to get The Normal Heart made, purely because I believed in the
project. As producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron can confirm, I thought
that if we could get a great cast together, maybe a studio would finally
finance it and we could persuade Larry to let us do it. I offered the
part of the doctor to Julia Roberts because I thought she would be
terrific. I also asked Mark Ruffalo and Bradley Cooper to be in it, and
they said yes to my adaptation of the screenplay. By the way, this is
not to say that it wouldn’t have been rewritten again. The work is
never done until the movie is released.

I think it’s unfair to keep blaming me for the movie not
getting made. I worked on it for 25 years, without pay. Larry had the
rights for the last 15 years and he couldn’t get it made either. Those
are the facts, and none of this is news to Larry.

More recently, he sent me a note before giving the
project to another director, asking me again if I wanted to direct it —
but only with his screenplay. As a filmmaker, I couldn’t have my hands
tied like that. What if I needed changes? Sadly, I turned his offer
down and wished him well.

I will always believe in Larry’s play and its powerful theme about everyone’s right to love.

© 2012 Barbra Streisand

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Brad Pitt Joins George Clooney in 8 on stage Live Broadcast

THE STARS COME OUT THIS WEEKEND!
ON YOUTUBE!

The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact
are pleased to announce the addition of Golden Globe-winner and Academy
and Emmy Award-nominee Brad Pitt to the cast of the West Coast premiere reading of the play “8.”  The reading is an unprecedented account of the Federal District Court trial in Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now Perry v. Brown),
the case filed by AFER to overturn Proposition 8, which stripped gay
and lesbian Californians of the fundamental freedom to marry.

 
AFER and Broadway Impact are also pleased to announce that the
performance will be streamed live on YouTube, beginning at 7:45 p.m.
PST.  A pre-show will begin on YouTube at 7:30 p.m. PST.  Rob Reiner,
director of Saturday’s performance, recorded a video explaining the
reading of the play and inviting people to watch the live stream.  The
live stream of the West Coast premiere reading of “8” and Rob Reiner’s video can both be viewed at Youtube.com/AmericanEqualRightss.
 
“At long last each and every American will be able to see for
themselves what happens when prejudice and fear are put on trial in a
court of law,” said AFER Board President Chad Griffin.  “For over two
years, the anti-marriage proponents of Proposition 8 have fought tooth
and nail to hide their discriminatory arguments from the American
people.  But on Saturday night, thanks to YouTube and our incredible
cast, people across the nation, from Los Angeles to Little Rock to
Baltimore, will get to watch as our Constitution’s promise of liberty
and equality for all is protected.”

Written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and AFER Founding Board Member Dustin Lance Black and directed by acclaimed actor and director and AFER Founding Board Member Rob Reiner, “8” will have its West Coast premiere reading on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.  Bryan Singer, acclaimed director of The Usual Suspects and X-Men, is Saturday night’s presenting sponsor.  The benefit event will support the fight to secure full federal marriage equality.
 
Black, who penned the Academy Award-winning feature film Milk and the film J. Edgar, based “8”
on the actual words of the trial transcripts, first-hand observations
of the courtroom drama and interviews with the plaintiffs and their
families.  
 
Brad Pitt will star as United States District Chief
Judge Vaughn R. Walker, who found Proposition 8 unconstitutional after
presiding over the historic twelve-day public trial.  
 
Pitt joins an all-star cast led by Academy and Golden Globe Award-winner and Emmy Award-nominee George Clooney and Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Martin Sheen as Plaintiffs’ lead co-counsel David Boies and Theodore B. Olson, the renowned attorneys who notably faced-off in Bush v. Gore.  
 
Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Christine Lahti and Golden Globe Award-winner Jamie Lee Curtis
will star as plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, a lesbian couple
together for eleven years and the parents of four boys.  Emmy, Golden
Globe and Tony Award-nominee Matthew Morrison and acclaimed White Collar television star Matt Bomer will play plaintiffs Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, a gay couple together over ten years.

Golden Globe Award-winner and Emmy Award-nominee Kevin Bacon
will play Charles J. Cooper, the lead attorney for the anti-marriage
proponents of Proposition 8.  Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Jane Lynch
will star as prominent opponent of marriage equality Maggie Gallagher,
co-founder and former chairman of the National Organization for
Marriage.  Academy, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-nominee John C. Reilly will play David Blankenhorn, founder and president of the Institute for American Values.  
 
Additional roles will be played by Emmy Award-winning journalist Campbell Brown; Golden Globe Award-winner, SAG and Emmy Award-nominee Chris Colfer; Emmy Award-nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson; prominent gay rights activist Cleve Jones; Tony Award-nominee Rory O’Malley; acclaimed Star Trek television and film star George Takei; Emmy Award-winner Yeardley Smith; and Vanessa Garcia, Jansen Panatierre, James Pickens, Jr. and Bridger Zadina.

VISIT THE OFFICIAL “8” WEBSITE HERE: www.8theplay.com
 
WATCH SATURDAY’S PERFORMANCE LIVE HERE AT 7:45 P.M. PST: www.youtube.com/AmericanEqualRights
 

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Broadways Gavin Creel says MAKE SOME NOISE

In The Life Media today released “Make Some NOISE,” a web-exclusive making-of short in which actor and Broadway Impact Co-Founder Gavin Creel (Hair, Fame, Spring Awakening) speaks about his new anthem for LGBT rights, “NOISE.” 

*Broadway Impact is actors, directors, stage managers, fans, producers — pretty much anyone
who has ever seen, been in or worked on a Broadway show — united by the
simple belief that anyone who wants to should be able to get married.

Co-written with songwriter Robbie Roth, the single is about refusing to stay silent,
standing up for what you believe in and
making some “noise” for marriage equality.

In
“Make Some NOISE,” the Broadway-star-turned-activist discusses his
dreams for the movement, the 2012 election and the activism he hopes to
inspire through music.

“My hope for this song to engage and
excite people who are ready to speak out about equal rights,” says
Creel. “And we want this to be fun so we’re doing it with a sweet tune
and an awesome video.”

WATCH  NOW

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Broadways Darling Nick Adams Talks to Broadway.com this week!

SUPERSTAR  hunk Nick Adams  (and m y future husband!)  has worked consistently in Broadway ensembles for the past five years, showing off his dancing skills, and somnetimes body,  in shows such as La Cage Aux Folles, Guys & Dolls, The Pirate Queen, Chicago, and of course Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

Priscilla will celebrate a year on Broadway next month.
NICK SAY’S , “It’s been  amazing. I’m still having a fantastic time, and the show is going
well. This is the longest amount of time I’ve been with a show, and it’s
still really fulfilling.

He actually burns so many calories during the show, he has to EAT MORE! Who has that problem, right?!

Check out the interview with Broadway.com where Nick talks drag tips, diet tips, Social Media and MORE.

Follow Nick on Twitter  and  Facebook and keep up with him!

WATCH FOR HIM TO MAKE AN APPEARANCE ON THE NEW  TV SHOW SMASH!

GET  TICKETS  for Priscilla  on Broadway – Winter Savings Now Tickets from $43!

 

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Musical AVANTGARDE to be Released this Month on CD

The Classic Broadway HIT Musical “AVANTGARDE”
Soundtrack… will finally be released via Famous
Records/EMG/UMG INC.

New York singer/songwriter Ernest Kohl has spent years trying to make this happen. He explains, “When I was 16  I starred in a Broadway musical that had a huge wonderful
successful opening  and  was eventually moved uptown to B-way & was selling
out every night to great reviews. It was  AVANTGARDE.

Well, Actors Equity unfortunately went
in to new rules  and  4 big musicals closed.  Ours was one of them- the Original Cast Recording was
never released and because of that, it put a lot of actors out of work.

It is very sad, that over the years  ALL of the guys in the original cast,  outside of me,  have passed away from
AIDS.

All the woman are still living and  many have great
careers & TONY’s now!

 I promised my best
friends on their deathbeds,  I would get this Cast Album out- Somehow, some day. And over the years, this has been my goal.


Finally on December  31st – The Original Cast Album of “AVANTGARDE” will be released!  I am so excited. It has  
been fully restored & remastered & with a special bonus  track
added (it did not fit on vinyl back then).

 Now it will
finally be out on CD & on Digial Download for the world to experience it’s
magic.
I succeeded in  my mission.

 There is even talk of a revival if the
album does well…it would have to be re-done & up-dated. But that’s why
this legendary Cast album (that’s now has huge cult appeal ) must come
out & we had so many requests for it.

 It is exciting that the original Cast Musical
“AVANTGARDE” will be released & the beautiful voices of our lost men
to Aids will finally be heard by the world and I was able to keep my promise to
them! We are dedicating it in memorial trubite to the guys lost.” 

Pre-order NOW –  Under $10   @  AMAZON! Avantgarde – The Musical

WATCH  THE VIDEO – with fully  restored  images  from the show!




THIS ALBUM IS RELEASED IN MEMORY OF: CHRIS SEPPE,
CHARLES CARTER, DARYL CARPENTER, STEVEN LEWIS & JEFFREY
L. ROBBINS.



* AVANTGARDE WILL FEATURE “SPECIAL” HOT NEW REMIXES
BY “THE NEW YORK REMIXERS” Which currently have the
#1 Comp. on the World Chart  “THE LEGENDS OF DANCE”


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Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays LIVE Tonight

Tonight is the big National Event for the new off-Broadway show Standing on
Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. 

Over 40 theaters nation wide will be
performing Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays in the US and
Canada. 

Facebook:  
Tune in TONIGHT, Monday November 7th to www.ustream.tv/standing-on-ceremony beginning
at 8pm EST to watch an introduction and live Q&A from the National
Event for @Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. Follow us on
twitter @gaymarriageplay and tweet your questions using #asksoc

Twitter:

Tune in to the National Event of @gaymarriageplay tonight at bit.ly/socustream beginning at 8pm EST.  Ask questions at #asksoc

Standing On Ceremony

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Kylie Minogue Aphrodite Les Folies 2011 in Denmark


Kylie Minogue
thrilled fans in Herning, Denmark on the opening night of her world tour this past weeekend,  in what could only be described as one of the most spectacular shows of her career.


Flying angels, mythical horses, water fountains of splendour all housed in a magical world fit for a goddess – this was the stage setting for Kylie’s ‘Aphrodite Les Folies 2011’.  Think Busby Berkley meets Las Vegas! It will AMAZE YOU! Oh, and did I mention, Lots of HOT MEN?!

The groundbreaking set was not the only jaw dropping element of show as Kylie sparkled in a sumptuous collection of costumes designed exclusively for her by the legendary designers, Dolce & Gabbana. 10 dancers and 8 flying aerialists performed their magic throughout the evening, exciting the audience with their skill, energy and flamboyance leaving them gasping in their wake.

On stage Kylie has appointed a large cast of dancers and aerial performers to excite the audience and create a spectacular show during the Aphrodite “Les Folies” Tour. Kylie is a perfectionist and has not cut any costs to make this one of her biggest and best shows ever. The whole production is costing around $25 million and with over 100 crew and 25 trucks transporting the show around Europe, Kylie Minogue’s Show in London O2 Arena is sure to be amazing.




She will tour all over Europe this summer –  Prague, Italy, Germany, London and more. Then in May she will hit the United States. New York, Las Vegas, Texas and California and more.  See all the dates at Kylie.com

 The staging for Kylie Minogue’s Aphrodite  show  has cost over $10 million which features 30 high impact water jets, rain curtains, fountains and much more. The water section of the show has been designed by the same engineering team that were responsible for the famous Bellagio Water Fountains in Las Vegas,  so expect to be impressed!   um, Madonna who?



This is cool! 
very limited number of additional Splash Packs Seats are available  at most  European shows, including the U.K.!


If you want to be up close… if you want exclusive merchandise … and if you don’t mind getting a bit wet! … then you want the ‘Splash’ pack!

This very strictly limited opportunity will allow you to enjoy the live spectacular that is the Kylie ‘Aphrodite – Les Folies’ show in undeniably unique style!!

You’ll be located in ‘THE SPLASH ZONE’ – an exclusive, especially created viewing area where you’ll be so close to the stage you’ll feel like a part of the show!


On checking in at the venue you will receive your own Kylie Concert Backpack containing uniquely branded souvenir merchandise.


You will view the concert from an exclusive secured area within the stage area! – (This is a standing only area)  Availability is  very limited – strictly first come first served! Price is about  £250.00 IN THE UK & €250  IN EUROPE. Not sure if it is available in the US yet, or not.

WATCH  THE VIDEO  OF THE DENMARK  OPENING!

Behind the Scenes Reherals  Part  1   and  Part 2

KYLIE.com


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Nick Adams in Priscilla Queen of the Desert Opens in New York



This week a sneak peak of PRISCILLA Queen of the Desert , on Broadway was uploaded to YouTube!
The show looks  AMAZING and visually stunning with awesome music!

Broadway triple threat , New York hottie Nick Adams will star as the ABBA-obsessed Adam/Felicia in  the show.

Tickets on sale now! Previews begin February 28th

Priscilla on Broadway

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PROMOMO is the new MySpace for Artists Around the World



There are a couple amazing artists (and hotties)
I have discovered through MySpace and Facebook.
 David PEREIRA  is one and Eike von Stuckenbrok  is another, I just love!!

Today I discovered a new site, PROMOMO.
Promomo is a platform for artists to PROMOte them selfs.
 And for agents/producers to scout their perfect candidate for a new shows.




  • Promomo is a fastest growing art community in the world!


  • As an artist you can promote yourself internationally


  •  and meet the agents and producers from around the globe.


  • As an agent/producer you can search for the artist you really need for your next project.


  • And as a spectator you can sit back, relax and enjoy watching clips of the artists





After few months of being down due to system overload they are finally back.
This time stronger then ever.

So what’s new in this version?

1.Full HD. Now you can upload your videos in HD format.
2.New state of the art video player.
3.Much more channels.
4. in 24 languages.





Very soon they  will launch a new product PROMOMO/DANCE dedicated to dancers,
PROMOMO/SPORT for athletes and PROMOMO/MUSIC for musicians!!!

They  are working around the clock to make this service
your only site to watch,book,scout and promote circus oriented acts.

It’s free to sign up and easy to use for everyone !!!!

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Ricky Martin WILL be in the Revival of EVITA 2012

Rumors have been floating around  for the last year, and now it has been confirmed that Ricky Martin will star as Che in the Broadway revival of Evita, opening in spring 2012.

The contracts have been signed and he will join Argentine actress Elena Roger  who will star as Eva Peron, a role she played in London in 2006. Michael Grandage directed that production and will oversee the Broadway revival.




Martin said “I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to perform on many of the world’s largest concert stages, but I’ve never lost my love for the intimacy of the theater.

I’m delighted to know that after I’ve had the chance to share new music and tour over the coming year, that I will then return once again to Broadway. I’m looking forward to playing such an essential part in Michael Grandage’s wonderful production and the chance to work with the tremendously talented Elena Roger.”

Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin both won Tony Awards in 1980 for their performances as Eva and Che in the original Broadway production, which also won Tonys for best musical, director (Harold Prince), score, book and lighting design. That production ran for more than 1,500 performances, from September 1979 to June 1983.

Ricky talked to Billboard last week  about his new album MAS  and coming out.  While  he is very happy with his twins Matteo and Valentino he said he  wants to expand his family by adopting a girl. He is considering adopting a girl in near future.

“I want more  children. This is only the beginning of our family… I don”t know (how many). Maybe one, two more. But yeah, definitely. I need daddy”s girl!”


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Broadway sings “It Gets Better” for the Trevor Project

Broadway stars
rock out in a celebration of life,
 in the wake of LGBT
suicides across the nation.

Please 
SHARE this original song and video 
to help send a message
of hope and support.

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Erik Eike von Stuckenbrok – Fabulous Gymnast from Berlin at Chamäleon in SOAP SHOW

RUB-A-DUB-DUB….
hot  young men in a tub!

I first came across  Erik (Eike) von Stuckenbrok about a year or so ago. I had read he was performing at Chamaleon in Berlin . The show was SOAP SHOW.
The VIDEO ON YouTube is AMAZING! What this hot young gymnast does with a pole, a bar soap and a bathtub, gives me chills! It is quite stunning!

You can also see the MADE IN BERLIN  clip which played in Berlin this past summer.   And then to DOUBLE YOUR FUN, you have to watch Rèmi Martin  Eike  work out the double pole act in GOP Varieté Hannover – Orangerie – Bilder einer Ausstellung – Pictures at an Exhibition 2009. 

This 6 minute video  would have been so much better if the guys were shirtless! But nonetheless,  very entertaining. He leaps around like Spiderman and I think we will see A LOT of EIKE in the very near future. His career is really just beginning!

 

His site  Hand Balance  has a little info about him.
(It was not working today…)

But also LIKE him on Facebook  

and  the  You Tube Videos !

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Gay Life NYC.org Brings You Celebrity Interviews and Broadway Hotties

 

One of our sister sites is  BEST GAY NEW YORK  and
one our media partner there is  GAY LIFE  NYC.org .

Gaylifenyc.org is an AIDS Health Resources website with Entertainment News and On The Town updates.
For New Yorkers, it’s an amazing resource. But they get world-wide traffic because of all the great celebrity interviews they do. Owner  Michael Cavnaugh does most of the interviews and sometimes Jesse Archer steps into help.

This week,  there are some really hot and funny interviews. 

Currently in Mama Mia, Adam Hart is one of the featured Dancers in Broadway Bares XX this year. Check out this amazing interview with Adam  One of the hottest men on Broadway!

Also,  Super Hot ex baseball pitcher, Mathew Pender and Village People star  RANDY  JONES (who both happen to be current stars of the Off-Broadway Play, WHEN JOEY MARRIED BOBBY)   are interviewed at the Marriage Equality Gala .

Mike Also Chats with the always entertaining and witty Leslie Jordan in a very funny interview where he talks about his current show, MY TRIP DOWN THE PINK CARPET, and an exclusive about a new Broadway Musical, KAREN , staring him and Megan Mullally based on their characters on WILL AND GRACE.  Also Mike chats with Tony Award Winner  and star of Law and Order SVU, B.D. Wong, who was honored at the Marriage Equality New York 12th Annual Gala. 

GAY LIFE  NYC.org    Check it out!

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Cirque du Soleil and Michael Jackson in 2011

The magic of Cirque du Soleil 
and the genius of the King of Pop
 will be combined in the creation,
development, and production of
Michael Jackson projects based
on the music and songs of Michael Jackson.

An arena-touring show is expected to debut in late Fall 2011 and a Las Vegas permanent show is expected to open in late 2012.

Special lifestyle projects, including a nightclub to open with the Las Vegas show, will also be developed.

The first of these projects will be an arena-touring show in which fans will experience the excitement of a Michael Jackson concert, expected to debut in late Fall 2011. That arena show is anticipated to enjoy an extended run in Las Vegas in conjunction with longtime Cirque du Soleil partner MGM MIRAGE.

The Las Vegas permanent show, also in partnership with MGM MIRAGE, is expected to open in late 2012. MGM MIRAGE will announce the location and plans for the permanent theatrical venue at a later date.

Guy Laliberté, Founder of Cirque du Soleil, commented, “Michael Jackson is the King of Pop and an all-time phenomenal artist, both timeless and contemporary. As a creative challenge, this project is the ultimate. Through the use of cutting edge technology, we will produce a Cirque du Soleil experience not only worthy of Michael but unlike any other we have created before. We are also so pleased that our longtime partner MGM MIRAGE has once again joined us in presenting another unique creative experience in Las Vegas. ”

Katherine Jackson, mother of Michael Jackson commented. “Our family is thrilled that Cirque du Soleil will pay tribute to my son in such an important way.”

The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil will each own 50 percent of each Michael Jackson project, sharing equally in the cost of creating, developing, building and producing the projects and in the profits from each project.  The Estate of Michael Jackson will also receive royalty payments on various aspects of its intellectual property used in the Michael Jackson projects.

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Magician James Randi Comes out of the Closet – Better Late, Than Never!

 

In 2008, Magicians Siegfried and Roy were nudged out of the closet and now James Randi, aka The Amazing Randi–the stage magician turned investigator and demystifier of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims, CAME OUT OF THE CLOSET this week! He is 81 years old.

On his forum this week, Randi said…

Well, here goes. I really resent the term, but I use it because it’s recognized and accepted.
I’m gay.
From some seventy years of personal experience, I can tell you that there’s not much “gay” about being homosexual. For the first twenty years of my life, I had to live in the shadows, in a culture that was — at least outwardly — totally hostile to any hint of that variation of life-style. At no time did I choose to adopt any protective coloration, though; my cultivation of an abundant beard was not at all a deception, but part of my costume as a conjuror.
Gradually, the general attitude that I’d perceived around me began to change, and presently I find that there has emerged a distinctly healthy acceptance of different social styles of living — except, of course, in cultures that live in constant and abject fear of divine retribution for infractions found in the various Holy Books… In another two decades, I’m confident that young people will find themselves in a vastly improved atmosphere of acceptance.
Before publishing this statement, I chose to privately notify a number of my closest friends and colleagues — none of whom, I’m sure, have been at all surprised at this “coming out.” I’m prepared to receive the inevitable barrage of jeers and insults from the “grubbies” out there who will jump to their keyboards in glee to notify others of their kind about this statement, which to them will be yet further proof of the perfidy of the rationalist mode of life that I have chosen. Those titters of joy will be unheard over the murmur of acceptance that I confidently expect from my friends.
This declaration of mine was prompted just last week by seeing an excellent film — starring Sean Penn — that told the story of politician Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California. I’m in excellent company: Barney Frank, Oscar Wilde, Stephen Fry, Ellen DeGeneris, Rachel Maddow, are just a few of those who were in my thoughts as I pressed the key that placed this on Swift and before the whole world…
I should apologize for having used Swift as the venue to publish this note, an item that is hardly the focus of what we promote and publish here, but I chose the single most public asset I have to make this statement. It’s from here that I have attacked irrationality, stupidity, and irresponsibility, and it is my broadest platform. Here is where I have chosen to stand and fight.
And I think that I have already won this battle by simply publishing this statement.
Note: To hear an extensive discussion of this issue, please listen to my appearance on For Good Reason.

You Go  Randi!  Hey, better late then never!

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David Pereira – Male Gymnast Acrobat from Spain

       Cirque du Soleil   News!!

This hot young talented 18 year old does things with a shopping card, you can not even imagine!

DAVID  PEREIRA  is  going to be the one to watch for in 2010!

David recently gave up his spot on the Spanish gymnast’s national team to pursue his own artful path. His softness, grace, and strength caught the eye of Cirque de Soleil – and David will soon be part of the traveling company’s celebrated show.

ETHAN SAYS   has  some  great images!

Watch David on YouTube

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Lady Bunny and Baseball Hunk Matthew Pender Off Broadway New York City

 When Joey Married Bobby”, starring Lady Bunny, two-time S.A.G.Award Nominee Tina McKissick and  introducing  former Detroit Tiger Pitcher Matthew Pender as Joey, opens February 6, 2010 for an open-ended run at Off-Broadway house Theatre 80 St. Marks, between 1st & 2nd Avenues.

From the comic mind, of GLAAD Award winning playwright, William Wyatt (Peachtree Battle, A Sunday Afternoon At Loehmans, The Limousine Ride and Veranda) comes a tale about gay marriage in an ultra conservative household.

Bright-eyed hunk Joey (Matthew Pender) has finally met the man of his dreams and ready to take a plunge into marriage. The thought of a gay wedding has Joey’s southern socialite mother Sarah Edwards (Tina McKissick) in quite a tizzy.

Worried that the news of her son’s nuptials might jeopardize her chances of winning “Christian of the Year,” Sarah stops at nothing to protect her name, image and reputation. The legendary Lady Bunny co-stars in the play as the power-wielding, Baptist Minister’s Wife, Charity Divine.

Tina McKissick (Sarah Edwards) is a Stunt Woman and Actress and has worked on more than four dozen movies. Most recently she has stunt doubled for Kristen Bell on When In Rome, Dakota Fanning in The Secret Life of Bees, and Kelly Ripa for GM OnStar.


Lady Bunny (Chartiy Divine) is best known for founding Wigstock, the outrageous NYC drag festival which ran for 20 years and became the subject of the 1995 documentary Wigstock: The Movie. Other film appearances include HBO’s Dragtime, To Wong Foo, Another Gay Sequel, RuPaul’s Starrbooty and I Was A Tranny Werewolf. Bunny tours constantly with her raunchy night club act and her talents as a dj have taken her from Bangkok to Paris where she’s spun for Paco Rabanne, Van Cleef and Arpels and Fendi.

The play opens February 6, 2010 for an
open ended run at-

Theatre 80 St. Marks      80 St. Marks Place
(between 1st and 2nd Ave)    New York, NY 10003
Theatre 80

The play runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm.

There is a special Valentines Day show
on Sunday, February 14th at 7pm.

Tickets range from $26.00-$30.00
All seating is reserved

Tickets can be purchased by calling: 212.388.0388
or by visiting: Theatre 80

PLUS, the city of New York has special 2-4-1
theatre ticket promotion going!

When Joey Married Bobby

Lady Bunny Blog

Facebook fanpage for show info


WE  LOVE   Lady Bunny –  but Hell, we just
want to see  Matthew Pender naked in bed!!

Photos  by   DELGAR

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Barbra Streisand LIVE at New York Citys Village Vanguard

Can you imagine sitting in a small nightclub, listening to the romantic, sexy torch light songs of Barbra Streisand?
No, I am not reminiscing about the 1960’s. This happened last Saturday!

New York City’s 7th Avenue was buzzing with excitement on Saturday night, September 26, when Barbra Streisand performed a free concert at the historic Village Vanguard to an audience of 100 of her luckiest fans from around the world, who’d been chosen from tens of thousands of entrants in a variety of contests.

 

Crowds and onlookers of all-ages thronged the streets and sidewalks around the venue hoping for glimpses of the legendary performer who’d last performed in Greenwich Village in 1962, and for notables, including former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Sarah Jessica Park and Nicole Kidman attending the once-in-a-lifetime event.

GET  A  SNEAK  PEAK OF THE SHOW  at  the  Barbra Streisand website.

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