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MILDRED FIERCE! Varla Jean Merman and Boston’s Acclaimed Gold Dust Orphans in NYC

 MILDRED FIERCE is a
musical romp that tells the story of a single mother, alone and
afraid. And
the men in her life? A shiftless ex-husband, a shady realtor, a cold-hearted playboy.
But by baking her way to the top, Mildred soon has it all! The world is her oyster,
and the city, her cracker. Save for one little thing…
she’s got a daughter who
makes Adolph Hitler look like Anne Frank!

 

Watch all the glorious melodrama of
“Mildred Pierce” explode all over the stage as The Gold Dust Orphans
bring you their brand new musical parody sprinkled with
splashy songs, tap
dancing pies, bawdy “Waitress” lingo and more surprises than you can
shake a rolling pin at!

 

Sent through The Gold Dust Orphans’ glitter
filled parody machine, the cast of MILDRED
FIERCE
features Varla Jean Merman as “Mildred” and Orphan favorites Ryan
Landry, Penny Champayne, Olive Another, Liza Lott and Delta Miles.

 

MOUTHWATERING costumes are by Scott Martino,
TERRIFIC sets by Amelia Gossett, SUPERIOR direction by James P. Byrne and STUNNING
soundscapes by Roger Moore.

 

The production, written by Ryan Landry will
have it’s official opening on Saturday, October 12
th at 10:30PM and
run until
October 27Performances of MILDRED FIERCE are on Saturdays & Sundays in October. Saturdays
at 8:30 & 10:30PM and Sundays at 3:30PM. Enjoy Pre – Show Cocktails in The William
Barnacle Tavern, next door to the Theater 80 Lobby.

 

WARNING:
This is an ADULT parody! DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILDREN!


Varla Jean Merman starred in the new musical Lucky Guy opposite Leslie
Jordan in NY at the Little Schubert in spring 2011 prompting The New York Times
to rave, “If Carol Burnett and Harvey Korman had stood in front of the right
pair of funhouse mirrors, they might have resembled Ms. Merman and Mr. Jordan
in stature as well as comedic talent”. 
She guest starred on Ugly Betty in the final season of the show and was
also featured on Bravo’s Project Runway Season 5 as the winning model for the
show’s drag challenge. She has filled cabarets and concert halls across the
world including the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, the New York Public
Theater, London’s Soho Theatre and LA’s Renberg Theatre. She wrote and starred
in the short Improve Your History with Varla Jean: Stonewall, for the launch of
the MTV’s television network Logo and was also seen in their One Night Standup:
Dragtastic special.


Theater 80 St. Marks is located at 80
St. Marks Place (Btw 1st and 2nd Aves). 

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My Big Gay Italian Funeral BOYS NIGHT DEAL September 22

Set
in present-day Staten Island, MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL (the sequel to
MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING) shows all the zany and over the top family
members that show up at a funeral home when there’s a death in the
family. Relatives are reunited after years of not seeing each other,
bringing along with them all the baggage that makes for a once in a
lifetime gathering. With an incredible ensemble of 17 comedic actors,
this hilarious take on one of life’s worst moments will make you LAUGH
so hard you will cry!

Boys Night Package is only $44.50 (reg $69.50) and includes a discounted ticket to the 7pm performance and a free drink at the post-show cast party at B. Smiths (320 W 46 St, just steps away from the theatre) where you can meet cast members from the show! 


TO ORDER: Go to BroadwayOffers.com or call 212-947-8844 and use code BNOGF44

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Jackie Beat Returns to New York – These Hips Are Made For Walking

 Acclaimed Drag Star Returns to Times Square
JACKIE BEAT: 

THESE HIPS ARE MADE FOR WORKING
August 31 & September 1 at 
The Laurie Beechman Theater

“Amazingly witty, sarcastic, and bitchy… Ms. Beat’s wickedly morose humor has split the sides of many unsuspecting spectators, performing your favorite tunes in her own twisted way.” — Village Voice

“A triple-shot barrage of twisted songs, barbed social commentary, and all-around bad taste.” — Staten Island Advance

“Hostile, lewd, and riotously funny.” — Time Out

JACKIE BEAT, everyone’s favorite big and bawdy, bold and ballsy,
in-your-face funny “lady” returns to Times Square with her latest solo
comedy. For two nights only, the self-professed bastard child of
“Weird” Al Yankovic and Bette Midler will premiere JACKIE BEAT: THESE
HIPS ARE MADE FOR WORKING at The Laurie Beechman Theater (inside West
Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street — at Ninth Avenue, accessible from
the  A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street).

 Performances are
Saturday, August 31 & Sunday, September 1 with shows at 7:30pm & 10pm.
Tickets are $22 plus a $15 food/drink minimum. To purchase tickets,
call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com. A full bar and waiter
service is available throughout the performance.

After a widely publicized double hip replacement in April, America’s
most treasured drag star JACKIE BEAT is back and more bitter than
ever. In JACKIE BEAT: THESE HIPS ARE MADE FOR WORKING, the newly
bionic drag star shares stories about her surgery and recovery while
serving up her internationally acclaimed song parodies. With little to
do but lay around and recover, the show will feature 100% new
material. You have been warned!

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The Center SUMMER CAMP Events

 

 This
summer, the Center is sending you back to CAMP with our annual Summer
“Camp” Festival. But not the kind of icky outdoor camp with tents and
mosquitoes – instead, we’re serving up drag queens and NO WIRE HANGERS!
Jump start your summer with fun, games and a celebration of the elusive
queer aesthetic known simply as “camp.”

FOURPLAY – Thursday, May 9; 7:30 p.m.
Giving John Waters a run for his sleazy money, Kyle Henry’s raucous
independent film, Fourplay presents a quartet of sex tales in four
American cities. Henry and Paul Soileau (Christeene) host.

HOLLY WOODLAWN: A LOW LIFE IN HIGH HEELS – Thursday, May 16; 7 p.m.
Once appearing alongside Candy Darling and Jackie Curtis, the legendary
Andy Warhol superstar Holly Woodlawn will read from her biography and
screen her 1973 short film Broken Goddess.

DRAG BINGO WITH HEDDA LETTUCE – Tuesday, May 21; 7 p.m. Drag bingo returns to the Center for one night only with kooky prizes, double entendre and a cash jackpot. Time to get lucky!

BRINI MAXWELL DOES BARBARELLA – Tuesday, May 28; 7 p.m.
Wall-to-wall shag carpeting, evil Lava Lamp goo and glittery spacesuits
that fall off at a moment’s notice? Forget Jane Fonda…we’ve got the
mod-tastic Brini Maxwell to help us through this camp classic.

MATCH GAME LIVE – Thursday, June 13; 7:30 p.m.
A live stage version of the campiest, kitschiest game show in history —
The “Match Game”! Match Frank DeCaro, Jackie Hoffman and other celebs
for prizes. Get ready to laugh your _BLANK_ off!


THE CENTER

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Queen of Queens Comedy with Adam Sank May 12

The Queens of Queens
Sunday, May 12 at 8:00PM
Laughing Devil Comedy Club

The
queens play a game of “Mother, May I?” at this month’s installment of
the Long Island City LGBT comedy show — and Mom’s not having it. In the
headline spot will be straight-but sassy Michelle Buteau,(pictured)  a 2013
nominee at Logo’s NewNowNext Awards for her hilarious hosting on Vh-1’s
“Best Week Ever.” Ms. B has also appeared on Comedy Central’s “Premium
Blend” and at colleges and comedy clubs all over the U.S. 

Also springing onto the stage will be Chris Doucette (The Advocate’s “Best of LGBT Comedy” and winner of Chicago’s Snubfest Comedy Festival), Sheba Mason, who takes after her famous father, Jackie, Jami Smith (Women in Comedy Festival, Comedy Editor and “Gaysayer” Tweeter for The Advocate Magazine) and Tarik Daniels (Gaylarious in Washington DC). 

As always, host Adam Sank (NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” Sirius-XM OutQ) keeps the show moving gaily forward.

$15 + 2-Item Minimum. For tickets and information, visit Laughingdevil.com.

Laughing Devil Comedy Club | 4738 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City (Queens)
Subway: 7 Train to Vernon-Jackson

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Michael Urie Plays Barbra Streisand in Buyer and Cellar

Alex More has a story to tell.  A
struggling actor in L.A., Alex takes a job working in the Malibu
basement of  beloved megastar, Barbra Streisand! 

(Barbra’s basement is FULL of her 
collections and resembles a mini mall!)

One day, the Lady Herself comes
downstairs to play.  It feels like real bonding in the basement, but
will their relationship ever make it upstairs?

Buyer & Cellar is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, 

and the oddest of odd jobs.


Michael Urie will be  playing Barbra Streisand Off Broadway, and
every other character in Buyer &
Cellar
, playwright Jonathan Tolins new one-man play which opened  recently at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. An exceptionally gifted comedian
and stage performer, Urie does the diva justice—and she’s just one piece of the
story.

Tolins’ play is well crafted, hilarious, and completely
accessible to folks who know nothing about Barbra Streisand. Of course, the
show’s success is thanks in no small part to Urie’s charming, whirlwind
performance. I spoke to Michael about his work on the play, his choice of gay
roles, and his personal feelings on the lady of the house.

Read more and the interview by Naveen Kumar at Towleroad
RUNNING THRU  MAY 4th  GET TICKETS  NOW

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Sci-Fi to Sondheim, Geeks, Nerds and More at QUEER NOT COOL March 9th

 It’s HERE Again! 


QUEER
NOT COOL was a #1 Time Out New York “Critic’s Pick” 

Previous performer
credits have included “The Tonight Show”, “Today”, “Late Night with
Jimmy Fallon”, “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams”, “Comedy Central
Presents”, Logo’s “The Click List” and the critically acclaimed web
shows “The Outs” and “It Gets Betterish”. 

QUEER NOT COOL was recently
featured at 2012’s New York Comic Con.

Queer
nerds and their fanboys and girls unite in this monthly late night
series as comedians, musicians, dancers, and performance artists
exploring all things geeky, nerdy, and obsessive, from sci-fi to
Sondheim. Forget the closet, get out of your mother’s basement! 

Hosted by ROB RIBAR, this show features couples who excel in their own creative fields, separately or together including acclaimed playwright CRYSTAL SKILLMAN, who’s latest play “Geek” will be presented by the renowned theater company VAMPIRE COWBOYS at Incubator Arts Project this March and her husband FRED VAN LENTE,
a comic book scribe who has written for “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “The
Hulk” and his own graphic novel “Cowboys & Aliens”. Rob will chat
with Fred about creating a queer comic book, working on treasured brands
and seeing his graphic novel up on the big screen while Vampire Cowboys
will present a sneak preview of “Geek!”. 

Also featuring the hilarious stand-up of MAX BERNSTEIN (Host of “Apocalypse Wow”) and the one, the only rock’n’ roll ventriloquist CARLA RHODES featuring her not-so-better half CECIL SINCLAIRE

Plus “Dynamic Duo Trivia” and much, much more!

QUEER NOT COOL will take place SATURDAY MARCH 9th at 10:30pm at THE SECRET THEATRE (44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, Queens). For transportation, take the G, 7, E, or M trains to Court Square or the NR trains to Queensboro Plaza. 

Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. 

Cheap drinks and snacks will also be available for purchase. 
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Queen of Queens Gay Comedy March 14

The Queens of Queens
Thursday, March 14 at 8:00PM
Laughing Devil Comedy Club

Beware
the snides (and bitchy asides) of March! This month, the queens come in
like lions at this acclaimed monthly LGBT comedy show, starring
headliner Veronica Mosey from “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and
Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham.”

Also throwing shade will be
Chris Doucette (listed among the Advocate’s “Best of LGBT Comedy”),
Joanne Filan (Here-TV’s “Hot Gay Comics”) and special guest Eddie
Sarfaty (Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” Logo’s “Wisecrack”).

The
entire evening will be hosted by Adam Sank — from NBC’s “Last Comic
Standing” and Sirius-XM OutQ — whom Edge New York calls “one of the
city’s most celebrated gay comedy kings.”

$15 + 2-Item Minimum. For tickets and information, visit www.laughingdevil.com.

Laughing Devil Comedy Club 4738 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City (Queens)

Subway: 7 Train to Vernon-Jackson

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Comedy Event: Queens of Queens, Jan. 10

The Queens of Queens
Thursday, Jan. 10 at 8:00PM
Laughing Devil Comedy Club
 
Queens
of 2013 Edition! 
Ophira Eisenberg from Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”
and Vh-1’s “Best Week Ever” headlines this LGBT laugh-fest. (She’s
straight, but Canadian — which is almost the same as being gay). 
Also
making the new year queer will be Adam Sank (NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,
Sirius-XM OutQ), MAC Award-winner Danny Cohen (Comedy Central’s
“Premium Blend”), Cara Kilduff (Here-TV’s “Hot Gay Comics” and co-host
of Queens Public Television’s “Talking About) and your mistress of
ceremonies, “Biggest Loser” champ Poppi Kramer (warm-up comic for the
syndicated “Bill Cunningham Show”).

$15 + 2-Item Minimum.

 For tickets and information, visit www.laughingdevil.com.

Laughing Devil Comedy Club


4738 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City (Queens)

Subway: 7 Train to Vernon-Jackson
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Jackie Beat is Back in New York City for a Holiday Show

NYC’s favorite Grinch returns to serve up her 15th annual holiday show. 

December 12 – 16 at 
The Laurie Beechman Theater 
JACKIE BEAT, everyone’s favorite Grinch, returns to NYC
for her 15th annual holiday show. Beginning December 12th, the
self-professed bastard child of “Weird” Al Yankovic and Bette Midler
will premiere JACKIE BEAT: COME, THEY TOLD ME
at The Laurie Beechman Theater (inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd
Street — at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3
trains at 42nd Street). This limited engagement runs for 6 performances
only: Wednesday, Dec. 12 – Sunday, Dec. 16 at 7:30pm, except for Friday,
Dec. 14, which is at 10pm. Tickets are $22 plus a $15 food/drink
minimum. To purchase tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com. Note: advance purchase highly recommended; Beat has sold out every holiday show in the last 11 years.

JACKIE BEAT: COME, THEY TOLD ME
continues Jackie Beat’s mission to poison every sacred belief and
holiday tradition. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa or
Ramadan, an evening with Jackie Beat is always the perfect antidote to
holiday cheer. This comic celebration is a virtual stocking stuffed with
hilarious new seasonal material and some classic Christmas Jackie
including the right-wing pregnancy confessional “Santa’s Baby,” a
menorah-loving “Jew Christmas,” a booze-infused spin on “Happy Holidays”
called “Alcoholidaze,” and the self-explanatory “It’s Beginning To Look
A Lot Like Syphilis.” 

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Gay Holiday Comedy with Adam Sank at New Yorks Laughing Devil

The queens get their Christmukkah on at this month’s installment of the LGBT Long Island City laugh-fast.
Thursday, Dec. 13 at 8PM

Making the yuletide exceptionally gay will be headliner Exiene Lofgren (“Ricki Lake Show,” Vh’1’s “Where Are They Now?,” History Channel’s “Pawn Stars,” headliner for Starwood Resorts). 
Also making the menorah candles twinkle will be Adam Sank (NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”), Leah Bonnema (recently listed among the Huffington Post’s 50 Funniest Females), Edison Apple (Logo’s “Laughing Matters) and mistress of ceremonies Joanne Filan (Here-TV’s “Hot Gay Comics).

$15 + 2-Item Minimum. For tickets and information, visit www.laughingdevil.com.

 Laughing Devil Comedy Club 
4738 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City (Queens)

Subway: 7 Train to Vernon-Jackson

Thursday, Dec. 13 at 8PM, 2012!

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Chris March Presents BUTT-CRACKER SUITE for the Holidays

JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

The World Premiere of CHRIS MARCH’S
BUTT-CRACKER SUITE! 
Written, directed, and designed by Chris March
(“Project Runway” and Bravo’s “Mad Fashion”), performances of this
limited Off-Broadway engagement run November 24 – December 29 at HERE
(145 Avenue of Americas at Dominick Street, one block south of Spring
Street).
CHRIS MARCH’S BUTT-CRACKER SUITE! is an outrageous re-creation of “The
Nutcracker” set, of course, in a trailer park. Dancing pink flamingos, cans of Spam, and ugly Christmas sweaters come to life on Christmas Eve… but no Sugar Plum Fairies or Snowflakes in this version! 
March promises to brighten your holiday season by turning “trash” into this
season’s most unique and outrageous show. With a lot of fun music, over-the-top costumes, fabulous dancers, and just a hint of blasphemy, this show is the tacky gift that keeps on giving!
The production will star Sara Brophy, Michael Dauer, Joshua Dean,Vassiliki Ellwood, Ashley Munzek, Andrea Palesh, Kristen Schoen-Rene and Dana Winkle, as well as Chris March himself. The production team includes Benjamin Franklin (choreography), Andrea Purcigliotti of Damage Studios (scenery), JennyB/ShadyLady (lighting), Neelam Vaswani(production manager) and Nathan K. Claus (stage manager).

March returns to his theater roots with this new holiday comedy.
Drawing upon his special brand of no-holds-barred outrageousness,
March continues to parody pop culture from his roles in “Christmas
with the Crawfords” to his many television appearances. For more info
visit www.butt-crackersuite.com

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Fire Island HALF SHARE show to Benefit Ali Forney Center


Half-Share:  The Cocktail is always Half-Full!  AND NOW IT’S FREE!


 Misfit Boys Entertainment, LLC is thrilled to announce the worldwide premiere of a hilarious new gay comedy series, Half-Share, with 50% of profits to benefit the Ali Forney Center affected by hurricane Sandy.

Try to imagine The Golden Girls summering on Fantasy Island if it were run by Patsy & Edina!  Then watch it for free!  Half-Share is a 30-minute sitcom shot on location in Fire Island Pines featuring an all-star cast of fabulous gay comics including Alec Mapa, Jack Plotnick, Jesse Archer and Sam Pancake!



Hot on the heels of film festival success spanning three continents, Half-Share will debut its FREE worldwide streaming premiere at 10pm EST/7pm PST on Tuesday November 20th at www.half-share.com & Ustream.tv/channel/half-share.  



Half-Share is also available immediately on Amazon Instant Video to rent ($1.99) or buy ($4.99 Instant/$14.99 DVD, Amzn.to/HalfShare)

Through December 31st, 50% of all net profits on DVD and Amazon Instant Video sales will be donated to the Ali Forney Center in NYC
which provides homeless LGBT youth with shelter, food, and counseling.
 Sandy left their offices underwater and they are in desperate need of
donations to continue their important work (Aliforneycenter.org).
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Lady Bunnys New York Show Wrapping Up! GO SEE IT!

Her successful 6 month run  is coming to an end!  So it isn’t so  🙁

The raunchy, demented drag diva of Wigstock fame presented her 
full-length one wo-man show last fall,  at the popular latin
nightspot La Escuelita. It was extended, and extended, and extended.  Now the final show dates have been announced.

Fast-paced and action-packed with glitzy
costumes and Bunny’s trademark gravity-defying bouffant wig, THAT AIN’T
NO LADY! is a cabaret designed for a night club crowd–no lengthy
monologues or sappy show tunes here. For mature audiences who enjoy
irreverent humor! Since there are a lot of pop music parodies, this show
is especially well-suited to audiences who have some familiarity with
pop music so that they’ll know the original versions which are being
parodied.

GET TICKETS  Online   NOW!!!  

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Shit New Yorkers Say… by The Glazers

6 days  
2.5 million views

TOO FUNNY!

WATCH NOW!

(Check out Eliot’s 
It Gets  Betterish series)

 By  Eliotglazer.com
and   Ilanaglazer.com

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Alec Mapa and Baby Daddy Return to New York Feb 9-11

ALEC MAPA , America’s favorite Gaysian,
(Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, The View, RuPaul’s Drag
Race, The Gossip Queens, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure) returns to New
York with his acclaimed new show. ALEC MAPA: BABY DADDY

Three performance only, February 9 – 11 at
The Laurie Beechman Theater
at West Bank Café.

ALEC MAPA:  BABY DADDY is an outrageous evening of stories and
stand-up comedy. Join “America’s Gaysian Sweetheart” Mapa as he
hilariously recounts his latest heart-stopping adventure on the road
to fatherhood. Recently, Alec’s life was turned upside down when he
and his husband, producer Jamison Hebert (BULLIED) adopted a five-year
old boy.

How do you go from stand-up gigs, red carpets, gay cruises,
and circuit parties to being a responsible car pool driving, P.T.A.
member? Find out on this fast-paced ride with sudden dips and turns!

ALEC MAPA: BABY DADDY runs February 9 – 11 at 7:30pm. The Laurie
Beechman Theater is located inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd
Street — at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2 & 3
trains at 42nd Street).

Tickets are $20 plus a $15 food/drink minimum.
To purchase tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit SpinCycleNYC.com.

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Lady Bunny in New York for Hanukkah and Christmas

HO HO  HO!
 She’s Back!

“I like offensive humor and I’m sure this will offend some. I may even be
called anti-semitic. But organized religion bashes gay people every
damn day, so I’m really not too concerned with their feelings. From the
horrific widespread child abuse by priests in the Catholic church to the
bizarre practice of forcing your women to wear wigs and screwing them
through a hole in a sheet, organized religions often deserve to be
mocked.

I have relatives who are Jehovah’s Witnesses who would rather
let their own kid die rather than share their blood with them via a
“sinful” transfusion. It’s all insane to me. Believe whatever you
choose, but don’t deny my right to make fun of it. Besides, I feel a
real kinship with women of the orthodox jewish faith: my men prefer me
in wigs, too! And while they don’t use a sheet, from time to time they
have put paper bags over my head.


WATCH LADY BUNNY NOW!

CATCH HER  LIVE IN NEW YORK on TUESDAYS!

Her  one
woman show THAT AIN’T NO LADY! is such a hit!  it has been extended!

 “Every Tuesday at 8PM at La Nueva
Escuelita in the heart of Times Square. The show is extended
indefinitely
and this video is for one of the Christmas songs which I’ve
added to the show through the holidays. For more info/tickets click
here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/198296

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Lady Bunny – Tuesdays in Oct. & Nov.at Escualita

Last Tuesday was the first in a series of Lady Bunny shows at Esculita.  Bunny is performing That Ain’t No Lady every Tuesday this month.

SHOWS ARE SELLING OUT!
EXTENDED THRU NOVEMBER!

The opening night audience was filled with movers and shakers and the show got a big thumbs up from everyone in attendance!

We caught up with Bunny this week!

We know that you travel ALL OF THE TIME. You are the hardest working queen we know!   In know you DJ  at times  in NYC,  When is the last time you performed your act in NYC?

I’ve done bits and pieces here and there, but it’s been a decade since my last full-length show at Fez in NYC. I’ve tried a lot of new stuff out while gigging around the country and feel that I have enough material to mount a new full-length cabaret show.
 
 Why the series of shows in NYC  now, 4 weeks in a row? – How did that come about?

It’s Year Of The Rabbit! And while I enjoyed being on Drag U, I think I’m better when I’m uncensored–as I definitely am in this show. A cabaret audience is very different for me because I normally play clubs–but with a great stage and lighting, Escuelita is a perfect mix of club and cabaret. Since they do a strip night called Hunk-O-Mania for ladies on weekends, they have very comfortable cabaret seating with tables, chairs and couches. Sometimes the ladies leave the seats a little moist, though!

Another reason to check this show out is that drag shows have become very expensive. The price of mine is as cheap as my humor–$14.98–and there’s only a 1 drink minimum. But since my singing has been known to drive people to drink, there is a strictly enforced 25 drink maximum!

 

We just saw you in Chicago – and you did sort of a 2 act show…will the NY  show be like that?  or something  different?

This show is more of a production with lighting cues, sound cues, a fog machine, videos which play while I change costumes, etc. And I’m singing everything live–which is a challenge when you are juggling a microphone, lighter and Whitney Houston’s crackpipe!
 
I have some new snippets in my parody medleys by CeeLo, Britney, Katy Perry, Taio Cruz and Kelly Rowland. And my Laugh-In joke routine has been updated to include jokes about Gaga, Kardashian, Justin Bieber and today’s celebs. It’s actually a very ‘young” show–despite it’s ancient star! And I’m joined onstage by several sexy dancers from La Escuelita. They are so gorgeous that it’s tough to focus on my work at times!
 
 
Are you taking time off the road – or still traveling in between shows?

Within two months,  I’m either deejaying or performing in Atlanta, Palm Springs, Boston, Denver, Detroit, Hawaii, San Francisco, Houston, Sao Paolo and Toronto. But all of these gigs are on the weekend so I can always make it back for my Tuesday cabaret show and then hit the road again. I’ve never been to Brazil so I can’t wait!

Will  Wigstock ever return?

There has been some talk about it but it’s very tricky. We stopped it after getting rained out two years in a row.  Also, in a recession, sponsors aren’t as flush with cash and as our crowds grew into the tens of thousands, the stage, sound and jumbotron video screen rental sent our production costs to the moon. And honestly, I’m not sure that NYC is the same place it once was. Like every other city  it feels corporate and not nearly as funky and bohemian as it used to be. The great thing about Wigstock is that drag queens would mix with homeless people, transsexuals, pier queens, club kids and average New Yorkers. Now average Manhattanites are trust fund kids wearing Prada who act like Sex And The City wannabes. They want to be Kim Kardashian–do you really think they could appreciate Leigh Bowery or Kevin Aviance?  Still, we never say never. But it helped when New York was filled with creative people who now can’t afford to live here. If we are going to do the festival again, we need an appreciative audinece.
 
I heard about a new DVD  coming – of the parody songs…can you tell us more??

I have a lot of new videos that have been popular online so I am cutting together a new dvd to be ready December 1st. Like A Cheese Stick, Firework, My salutes to Burlesque, Sarah Palin, Amy Winehouse will all be on there. As well as the new Laugh-In routine. And I’m also cobbling together some outrageous footage of my recent trip to San Francisco’s Folsom Street fair.

And there’s a guy in NYC named Jonah Falcon with a 13 inch cock and he’s going to co-star in a video set to How Can I Ease The Pain by Lisa Fischer. A new genre–comedy porn! The perfect gift to horrify religious relatives with!

BRAVO King (Queen?)  Andy Cohen was there last week. “Tuesday night I went to the opening of The Lady Bunny’s first new stage show in ten long years called “That Ain’t no Lady” at Escualita.  It was as filthy as all get out and a ton of fun. Do not go if you are averse to filth!”

“Bunny had me shaking with laughter.”
–Michael J. Fox

“My jaw dropped.”
–Roger Ebert

“I laughed my tits off.”
–Chaz Bono

“No one can remove dog cum from a wig like Lady Bunny.”
–Martha Stewart

“Wait! Bunny performs more than fellatio?”
–The Harlem Globetrotters

“Bunny is such a classy lady that I wanted to take her home.”
–Eddie Murphy

“I would have personally driven her mother to Planned Parenthood.”
–Michele Bachmann

“Halfway through this show, we were hoping a tiger would run out into the audience and kill us.”
–Siegfried and Roy

GET A SNEAK PEAK from Opening NIght

That Ain’t No Lady!  at La Escuelita (301 W. 39th Street), 8 PM every Tuesday in October.
Advance reservations highly suggested!

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Lady Bunny in THAT AIN’T NO LADY! Tuesdays in October at La Escuelita




The raunchy, demented drag diva LADY BUNNY, of Wigstock fame presents her first full-length one wo-man show in almost a decade at the popular latin nightspot La Escuelita every Tuesday in October at 8PM. Fast-paced and action-packed with glitzy costumes and Bunny’s trademark gravity-defying bouffant wig, THAT AIN’T NO LADY is a cabaret designed for a night club crowd–no lengthy monologues or sappy show tunes here. For mature audiences who enjoy irreverent humor!


Though she just finished her second season of RUPAUL’S DRAG U on LOGO as the Dean Of Drag giving contestants “Lady Lessons”, Bunny’s deliciously bawdy brand humor is far from ladylike. Bunny re-works pop songs into hysterical parodies, using recent smashes like Ke$ha’s TIK TOK (which Bunny transforms into BIG COCK) to classics like ALL THAT JIZZ. No musical genre is sacred so expect to hear from everyone from Katy Perry to Taio Cruz to Britney and Whitney. Sprinkle in zany Laugh-In style joke routines for added politically incorrect fun.


The wacky blonde will also re-create some of her hit youtube videos, including her rap debut with a parody of Like A G6–the ode to uncircumcised men entitled Like A Cheese Stick, which was featured on Perez Hilton and Dlisted. Finally, a tribute to recently departed musical giants Amy Winehouse and Nick Ashford of Ashford and Simpson. And just wait until you get a load of Bunny as the monstrous “Scare” in a wicked spoof of Cher in BURLESQUE.


With a ticket price of $14.98 that’s as cheap as her humor and a recession-friendly 1 drink minimum, THAT AIN’T NO LADY provides over an hour of laughs for a decidedly affordable price. However, since Bunny’s singing has been known to drive audiences to drink, there is a strictly-enforced 25 drink maximum. And this show re-introduces a quintessentially NYC venue with a great stage and atmosphere while bringing some much-needed trash back to the increasingly Disney-fied Times Square area. After the show on opening night, Bunny will spin a dj set to satisfy the everyone’s gripe that they hate today’s dance music. So expect to hear dance classics like Deee-Lite, Crystal Waters, Whitney Houston and absolutely no Rihanna, Ke$ha, Gaga, Katy Perry or Britney.

For 1 hour after the show, 2-4-1 drinks will be offered.


GET YOUR TICKETS FOR LADY BUNNY  NOW!

PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales end 2 hour before showtime–ie 6PM. No credit cards are accepted at the door– Cash payments for admission only. Credit cards are accepted for drink purchases.

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Mo’Nique has Cher and Amanda Lepore at Show Taping July 29-31

  CHER  TICKETS  
         $15 !!!

I knew that would get your attention!


New Gay Talk Show
Tapes Live Pilot in NYC
“The HoMo’Nique Show”

July 29 – 31 at
The Laurie Beechman Theatre


* with Cher, Sarah Palin, stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Village People
cowboy, Michael Musto, Amanda LePore & more *


Oscar winner and acclaimed comedian Mo’Nique — as embodied by
RuPaul’s Drag Race sensation Stacy Layne Matthews
— comes to NYC to
tape a gay version of her popular B.E.T. talk show for the very low
budget G.E.T. (the fictional Gay Entertainment Television). That is
the concept behind “The HoMo’Nique Show”, a live talk show parody
beginning performances July 29 at The Laurie Beechman Theater at West
Bank Café.


“The HoMo’Nique Show” will be hosted by drag star Stacy Layne Matthews
as Mo’Nique. Each show will feature a different roster of gay-positive
icons and performers. The guest star lineup (which is still in
formation and subject to change) is as follows:


Friday, July 29 at 7:30pm
– Carmen Carerra  (from RuPaul’s Drag Race)
– Judy Garland (as embodied by Tommy Femia)
Amanda Lepore (transgender icon, fashionista, and recording artist)
– Randy Jones (the original cowboy from The Village People)


Saturday, July 30 at 7:30pm
– Cher (as embodied by RuPaul’s Drag Race star Mimi Imfurst)
Michael Musto (Village Voice gossip columnist and media personality)
– Sarah Palin (as embodied by Dorothy Bishop)


Sunday, July 31 at 7:30pm
– Jenn Harris (acclaimed star of the Off-Broadway hit Silence! The Musical)
– Colton Ford (singer-songriter, actor and former porn star)
– Stacy Layne Matthews (from RuPaul’s Drag Race, live via satellite).


A native of Back Swamp, North Carolina. drag star Stacy Layne Matthews made big waves on season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race standing out as one the token ‘plus size queens’. In one of the most memorable episodes, Matthews stole the show with a spot-on impersonation of Mo’Nique.

Entertianment Weekly’s Tanner Stransky  wrote, “I was absolutely mesmerized when she was on screen…. Besides the spot-on makeup, hair, and sweat suit, SLM most magnificently managed to nail every single one of Mo’Nique’s ticks, like that nasty, snorty grunt she’d always cough out.”

Since appearing on RuPaul’s Drag Race she has performed throughout the US including gigs in Alaska, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and Milwaukee.  This past June, she made her
Off-Broadway debut in My Big Gay Italian Wedding.


“The HoMo’Nique Show” runs Friday July 29 – Sunday, July 31 at 7:30pm.
The Laurie Beechman Theater is located inside West Bank Cafe at 407
West 42nd Street — at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the
A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2 & 3 trains at 42nd Street).

Tickets are $15 plus a  $15 food/drink minimum.
To purchase tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit
SpinCycleNYC.com.

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