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Gay Fashion Designer Talks to Vogue About His Life

Out New York Fashion Designer Talks about his tattoos, South Park, 2 hours a day at thegym and his body, New York vs. Paris, Sophia Coppola, a new line for Sephora and of course, his thoughts on design and creating.
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New York’s Fabulous Lady Bunny – Take Me Up High

 

SHE’S BACK! And More Fabulous than ever!
Lady Bunny’s self-penned  “Take Me Up High” just debuted at #43 on the Billboard Club/Dance Chart. 
“Wayne Numan of Lybra Records and I have been so thrilled with the
response that we’re already working on a follow-up single. So stay
tuned! And if you like dancing to this kind of music, please request
“Take Me Up High” on the radio, at the club or wherever you listen to
dance music.
WATCH  VIDEO  TAKE ME UP HIGH

Special thanks go to:

Steve Willis for directing the video and creating it’s concept.

Post production by Cody Swanson (editor), Shannon Laskey (graphics), Dustin Wadsworth and Thomas Ramsey (post effects).

The
groovy dancers in the video are Princess Lockerooo in red, C.J.
Quinones looking all sexy in the tank top and Muffinhead Daehniffum in
all white.

Milk Studios in NYC for donating their exquisite space to a zany drag queen and crew!

Bobby Shaw for everything! And all the DJs who have supported us on our intergalactic quest to make the universe dance.

Billy Erb (NYC) for his amazing album cover photo.

My
friend/phenomenal singer Phillip Ramirez for introducing me to
Wayne/Lybra Records and for always encouraging me to sing and write
music.”

 Website: http://www.ladybunny.net
Lybra Records: http://www.lybrarecords.com
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CHER to headline this years Dance on the Pier June 30th

Heritage of Pride has confirmed  that iconic
performer Cher will be headlining this year’s 27th annual Dance on the
Pier on Sunday, June 30. Along with Deborah Cox. 


Cher will be performing her brand-new single “Woman’s
World” at the event from her upcoming album set to be released September
24 on Warner Bros Records.

“NYC Pride is thrilled to welcome Cher to the stage of this year’s Dance on the Pier! Her performance
will be one of the most memorable in the history of this world-class
party. Now in its 27th year, the Dance on the Pier continues a proud
tradition of partnering with all-star talent to create a high-quality
event that raises funds to support local LGBT non-profits and New York
City’s annual Pride festivities,” says Chris Frederick, Managing
Director of NYC Pride.

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After Sandy-A Night of A Thousand Midlers at LIPS May 15th

A NIGHT OF BETTE!  

Lips Restaurant, “The Ultimate in Drag Dining,” is proud to announce that on Wednesday, May 15th,
it will host a tribute
showcase for the legendary Bette Midler to benefit her charity, the New
York Restoration Project (NYRP), a non-profit organization, founded by
Midler, dedicated to restoring parks, gardens and open space in
underserved communities throughout New York City. 
A portion of the funds raised from the evening will be used towards the
NYRP’s “MillionTreesNYC” initiative which aims to plant and care for
one million new trees in NYC by 2017. Particularly after so many of the
city’s trees were destroyed in the wake of
Hurricane Sandy, this is a particularly meaningful cause that Lips
Restaurant is proud to be a part of.  


Guests
in attendance will receive the full star treatment as they walk the red
carpet upon arrival where they will be greeted by Joan Rivers look
alike, Jessie Volt, as she conducts
interviews and poses for paparazzi souvenir photos. Once inside, the
cocktail hour will feature cocktails by Absolut, Vueve Cliquot Champagne
and hors d’oeuvres provided by J Kings Foodservice. A silent auction
will be on site with items graciously donated
by Bette Midler including her 2012 Hulaween Costume, signed albums,
CD’s and memorabilia, a Florida vacation, Beauty Salon Experiences,
Restaurant gift certificates, Hulaween and Garden Party Event Tickets,
and more.


Following
the cocktail hour, a three-course dinner will be served by the
legendary “drag” waitresses of Lips, culminating with a fabulous NYRP
tree cake created by TLC’s Cake Boss, Buddy
Valastro for dessert. The evening’s highlight, a “Night of a Thousand
Midler’s” tribute revue dedicated to the Divine Miss M, will be hosted
by drag sensation, Ginger Snapt and feature the world’s foremost Bette
Midler tribute artist, Donna Maxon, along with
the Ladies of Lips.

Tickets for the charitable evening are available online at www.1000Midlers.com,
by phone at 212-675-7710, or by mail at: LIPS RESTAURANT, 227 East 56th Street, NYC, NY 10022.

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Larry Kramer to Receive special Tony Award June 9th, in New York

Larry Kramer is a playwright, author, public health advocate, and LGBT rights activist.  Kramer introduced a controversial and confrontational style in his 1978 novel Faggots, which earned mixed reviews but emphatic denunciations from the gay community for his portrayal of shallow, promiscuous gay relationships in the 1970s.

Kramer witnessed the spread of the disease that became known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) among his friends in 1980, and co-founded the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), which has become the largest private organization to assist people living with AIDS in the world. Not content with the social services GMHC provided, Kramer expressed his frustration with bureaucratic paralysis and the apathy of gay men to the AIDS crisis by writing a play titled The Normal Heart which was produced at The Public Theater in New York City in 1985. His political activism extended to the founding of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) in 1987, a direct action protest organization widely credited with changing public health policy and widespread perception of people living with AIDS (PWAs) and awareness of HIV and AIDS-related diseases. He was such an important part of our gay history and is now being recognized for his amazing contributions. 

 Kramer will receive this year’s
Isabelle Stevenson Award, a non-competitive Tony award given to an
individual from the theater community who has made a substantial
contribution on behalf of humanitarian, social service or charitable
organizations.

“Writers who are activists are very rarely taken seriously as
artists,” Kramer said in an interview. “I look upon this recognition as
acknowledgment that a serious writer can also be a serious activist, and
no less an artist for it.”

Kramer, who will turn 78 years old in June, won a 2011 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, for the revival of “The Normal Heart” on Broadway, which starred Joe Mantello, Ellen Barkin and John Benjamin Hickey.

Kramer also wrote the screenplay for a coming HBO film based on the
play, which will be directed by Ryan Murphy (“Glee”) and star Mark
Ruffalo as Ned Weeks, the young activist at the center of the story.

“We are so excited about it,” Kramer said of the film, which begins
shooting in New York in June. “It’s much bigger than the play. It’s the
same basic plot but one is able to open it up and show much more about
AIDS and also explore the character of the doctor [which will be played
by Julia Roberts] which I wanted to do in the play, but it didn’t work.” –  Barbra Streisand wanted to make to film and had bought the rights  – but she  struggled with Kramer for over 15 years, then gave the rights back to him. 

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Ross Mathews Takes a Bite out of New York City in May

As
a young kid growing up in a farm town, Ross Mathews might as well have
wished for a pet unicorn or a magical calorie-free cookie tree to grow
in his front yard. 


Either of those far-fetched fantasies would’ve
probably been more likely to come true than his real dream: Working on
television in Hollywood, California. I mean, seriously, that stuff just
doesn’t happen to people like Ross. But guess what. It totally did.

Who knew – everyone would fall in love with Ross? We have been watching Ross’s rise to fame and it is so great to see a very gay man!  Rise to such great heights. He is just so likable, honest and  real. The public responds well to him. 

Ross Mathews, is now one of the most in-demand television personalities today. Ross has traveled the world as a Tonight Show correspondent,
interviewing everyone from Oscar winners to British royalty, quickly
becoming a late-night television  staple and a favorite of the
public. 

Currently, Ross continues his Tonight Show correspondent duties, is a weekly regular panelist and occasional guest host on E!’s hit late-night talk show Chelsea Lately and a fixture on the E! Networks’ live red carpet award show coverage and E! News.

Last month Ross worked on a talk show pilot,  produced by Chelsea Handler’s Borderline Amazing Productions that Mathews  hosted, wrote and co-produced!

NOW COMES THE BOOK AND TOUR!
Ross will be at the Gramercy Theater in NY on Tuesday May 7, 8:00pm.  He
will be in New York that week doing press, as May 7 is the official
release date of the book as well!

The MAN UP  book will out May 7th.  The book, Man Up!: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence , will
be Mathews’ first and include a humorous collection of observations and
personal stories and takes readers inside Mathews’ personal journey as a
super fan, revealing the most embarrassing and hilarious moments of his
small town life and big city adventures, and how he managed to turn an
obsession with pop culture into one on one interactions with celebrities
like Paltrow, Tiffani-Amber Theissen, Madonna, and Michelle Kwan [to
name a few] without ever having a single restraining order issued
against him. It also will feature a foreword by actress Gwyneth Paltrow and an afterword by late-night host Chelsea Handler.

“Ross has been a friend of mine for 10 years, and this book is
hilariously sad, hilariously naïve and hilariously gay. I love this
book,” Handler said.

“The book is about my experiences, thus far, in
life. Growing up in a small town and then navigating Hollywood. The
theme that’s been running through that is something I talk about on
Chelsea a lot; what I’ve coined as “man-up.” I think I always try to
man-up,”
explains Ross. 

“What I mean by that is, understanding you are what you are and
you’re going to have your flaws, but rather than heaping a lot of
negativity on whatever makes you different or whatever makes you unique,
really shine the light on that and use it to make you stand out, I
think that’s just something innately that I’ve done my entire life,
totally on accident. I probably owe it to my mother, because she was
effusive with her compliments, even when they were undeserved. I would
love to spread that message. Like, come on, life is short you gotta love
yourself. Get over it and let’s keep movin’ on to make a difference in
the world.


Mathews
currently lives in Los Angeles with his partner, Salvador, and their
two rescue dogs, Louise and Mijo. When not working on his many projects,
Mathews is a strong supporter of the Human Rights Campaign, speaking at
many of their nationwide events and he received their Visibility Award
in 2011.

When once asked, Why do you think visibility is so important for our community?

He says, “Oh my gosh, it’s like crazy, super, big time important!
I grew up in a teeny farm town in Mount Vernon, Washington, and I was a
little gay kid and I didn’t know what it meant to grow up to be a big
gay grown-up. I didn’t know any gay people and back then I didn’t see
any gay people on TV. I didn’t learn until I went to college that I
could be a totally happy grown up, loud, proud, out gay person. It’s a
different world now, in part, not to toot my tooter, partly because
people like me are on TV, out, loud and proud for a decade now!”                        
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!



5/7/13
New York, NY
Gramercy Theatre


Check our Ross’s Blog and grab all of his social media links!


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Surviving Mommie Dearest with Cristina Crawford in New York for a limited Engagement!

CHRISTINA CRAWFORD

in

SURVIVING MOMMIE DEAREST

 

BEST SELLING AUTHOR WHO SHOCKED THE WORLD WITH THE FIRST CELEBRITY

TELL-ALL WILL STAR IN AN INSPIRATIONAL NEW OFF-BROADWAY PRODUCTION

ABOUT SURVIVAL & HER TURBULENT RELATIONSHIP WITH

MOVIE LEGEND MOTHER JOAN CRAWFORD 

LIMITED RUN!

MOTHER’S DAY WEEK      MAY 8th -12th

 

AT THE SNAPPLE THEATER CENTER

 

Mommie Dearest Inc. in association with Producer Jerry Rosenberg have announced dates for the New York premiere of SURVIVING MOMMIE DEAREST an empowering and inspirational new production starring Christina Crawford – actress, activist and author of the 1978 best-selling autobiographical book “Mommie Dearest.”


The show features an award–winning bio-pic documentary covering
100 years of show-biz history and details the turbulent relationship
between Christina and her movie legend mother, Joan Crawford. Complete
with film clips and footage from forgotten 1940’s home movies, SURVIVING MOMMIE DEAREST is
slated for a limited run of 5 performances, during the week of Mother’s
Day and will run off-Broadway at the Snapple Theater Center in
Manhattan.

 

In addition to the Hollywood glitz and glamour of SURVIVING MOMMIE DEAREST,
Ms. Crawford who wrote and narrates the documentary, recounts the abuse
that she endured in her life, discusses her road to recovery, takes
questions from the audience and closes the 90 minute show with a book
signing.



 

Christina
Crawford’s memoir, “Mommie Dearest” created a worldwide sensation and
was published in seven foreign languages. Since then, she has written: Black Widow (a novel), Survivor, No Safe Place and Daughters of the Inquisition, in addition to publishing first the 20th Anniversary and then the 30th Anniversary
Editions of “Mommie Dearest”, with updates and some revisions. The film
of the same name was released in 1981 but without her participation in
production or final approval. She has not received any royalty payments
in the 30 years since the film was released.

 

Born in
Hollywood, California and adopted by film star Joan Crawford, Christina
Crawford was the focus of movie magazine photo shoots, press conference
interviews and studio publicity.


 Since 1993, she has lived on over 100 acres in Northern
Idaho where she initially owned a successful country inn, worked seven
years as entertainment manager for the Coeur D’Alene Casino and produced
her own regional weekly TV show that won three Telly Awards. She also
served one term as County Commissioner. Christina is co-owner of the
production “Surviving Mommie Dearest” which she wrote, co-directed and
in which she currently stars.

 

She
has served as appointed Commissioner on the first Lost Angeles County
Commission for Childrens Services and has been given awards from the
Illinois Governor, the California Attorney General and the United States
Dept. of Children and Family Services for her work on behalf of public
awareness regarding child abuse & family violence prevention.

 

Performances of SURVIVING MOMMIE DEAREST are on May 8-9th at 8PM, May 10-11th at 5PM and Sunday, May 12th at 12PM.

 

Tickets for SURVIVNG MOMMIE DEAREST are $40 for premium seats; and $25 and are available at the Snapple Theater Center box office at 212-921-7862.

 

The Snapple Theater Center is located at 1627 Broadway / 210 W. 50th St. near the corner of 50th Street and Broadway with two entrances, one on Broadway (stairs only) and one around the corner with an elevator.


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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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New York’s Center Dinner to honor DOMA Plaintiff Edie Windsor, April 11

Friends
and supporters of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender
Community Center (the Center) will gather at Cipriani Wall Street on
Thursday, April 11 to honor community leaders Edie Windsor, Terrence
Meck and Neil Tallantire.
Special guests Neil Patrick Harris and David
Burtka
will join the Center to recognize the remarkable work of these
individuals, while helping the Center raise funds to support its
life-changing and life-saving programs and services.

The
accomplishments of all three honorees extend far beyond the
organization: Edie Windsor, for her long-standing contributions and
whose case went before the Supreme Court in late March to challenge the
Defense of Marriage Act; Terrence Meck, Executive Director of the
Palette Fund, which makes grants in support of queer youth, patient
navigation, and nutrition and wellness; and Neil Tallantire, Senior Vice
President, Diageo, for his leadership of Diageo’s philanthropic support
of the LGBT community.

“We’re fortunate this year to have such
wonderful friends who stand up every day for fairness and equality for
LGBT people,” said Glennda Testone, the Center’s Executive Director.
“Years from now, history will remember Edie Windsor as a hero of the
LGBT civil rights movement. Her long history with the Center and her
contributions to the community overall inspired us not just to honor
her, but also to name the award after Edie and her late wife Thea. From
this year on, the Center will recognize outstanding activist individuals
with the Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer Community Trailblazer Award.”

Center
Dinner Co-Chairs Timothy Chow and Greg Zaffiro join Testone and the
Center’s Board of Directors in hosting the evening. The dinner will also
celebrate two important milestones in the Center’s history: the 30th
anniversary as the heart of the LGBT community in New York City, and the
commencement of a transformational building enhancement project
designed to expand on the vision of its founders and meet the needs of
the community in the years to come. For more information on the Center’s
renovation, visit www.gaycenter.org/buildingforyou.

WHO: Actor Neil Patrick Harris (“How I Met Your Mother”) and partner David Burtka; Windsor v. United States plaintiff Edith “Edie” Windsor; financial guru Suze Orman (“The Suze Show”); MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts; Broadway star Nick Adams; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center Executive Director Glennda Testone; and Event Co-Chairs Timothy Chow and Greg Zaffiro.

WHAT: The Center Dinner, an annual gala fundraiser to support the Center’s vital programs and services

WHEN: Thursday, April 11, 2013

6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception/Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. Dinner and Awards
Cocktail Chic Attire

WHERE: Cipriani Wall Street
55 Wall Street
New York, NY

How to Purchase Tickets: Tickets are available at www.gaycenter.org/centerdinner; tickets start at $500. 

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New Yorks Elaine Stritch Farewell Concert at Cafe Carlyle in April

WOW! Four-time Tony nominee and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Grand Dame, Elaine Stritch has announced that she will play her final engagement at Cafe Carlyle this April. 

Her farewell show, titled Elaine Stritch at the Carlyle: Movin’ Over and Out,
will play the intimate club April 2 through 6. 
The 88-year-old legendary New York performer is leaving her home in NYC and relocating to a condo in
Michigan, her native state.

Fans nervous that this departure means retirement for Stritch need not worry! The incomparable star told The New York Times,
What actor would ever say they’re done? I loved being on Broadway, but
performing has become exhausting, and I just don’t want to live in New
York anymore… I just don’t have the energy, darling. I’m 88! I don’t
look or always feel it, but I’m 88!
See more  at  Broadway.com
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Sleeping at New Yorks MoMo – with People Watching You

No way I could this! 

Tilda Swinton sleeps in glass box for a surprise performance piece at New York’s  Museum of Modern Art,  

As part of her installation ‘The Maybe,’ the ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ the actress napped in a transparent box full of cushions while museum-goers gawked.
If you missed her yesterday, Swinton will return to the glass case several times to appear in the
installation, but the exhibition dates remain a mystery even to MoMA
employees.
“There is no published schedule for its appearance, no artist’s
statement released, no museum statement beyond this brief context, no
public profile or image issued,” MoMa said in a Tildastatement. “Those
who find it chance upon it for themselves, live and in real-shared-time:
now we see it, now we don’t.”

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Anderson Cooper Honored in New York March 16, by GLAAD

Anderson Cooper will be honored by GLAAD with Vito Russo Award, on March 16th, in New York City. 

GLAAD  SAYS …Anderson Cooper has long been an advocate for the LGBT community. His
wide range of subjects includes the bullying of LGBT youth, families
supporting their transgender children, and the dangers of the so-called
“ex-gay conversion therapy.” For his coverage of issues relevant to the
LGBT community, Anderson Cooper has received seven GLAAD Media Award
nominations, and has been awarded the trophy three times.

“By
sharing his own experiences as a gay man, Anderson has reminded millions
of Americans that LGBT people are part of their everyday lives and an
integral part of our cultural fabric,” said GLAAD President Herndon
Graddick. “He continues to raise the bar and set a new standard for
journalists everywhere, and I’m proud to call him a friend.”

GLAAD’s  24th Gala in New York takes place March 16, 2013 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

The Vito Russo Award is presented to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual
or transgender media professional who has made a significant difference
in promoting equality. Previous honorees include Ricky Martin, Rosie
O’Donnell, and Elton John. The Award takes its name from legendary
HIV/AIDS activist Vito Russo, who was also one of GLAAD’s founders.

Good Morning America anchors Lara Spencer, Josh Elliott, and
Sam Champion will host the GLAAD Media Awards in New York, presented
locally by Delta Air Lines. The GLAAD Media Awards are presented
nationally by Ketel One and Wells Fargo.  

For ticket information visit: www.glaad.org/mediaawards

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Broadway stars Nick Adams, Ashley Brown, Jessica Rush and Michael James Scott at XL March 11

Broadway stars Nick Adams, Ashley Brown, Jessica Rush and Michael James Scott will appear in a special one night only benefit production of Jason Robert Brown’s SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD on Monday, March 11 at 7PM at XL Cabaret (512 West 42nd St).  Directed by two-time Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun, a portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to The Performing Arts Project. Nick Adams says, “To be able to give back to the next generation of artists is something I’m grateful to be a part of.”

Jason Robert Brown’s SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD is a
series of songs, connected by the theme “the moment of decision.” The
show employs four performers who do not play the same characters
throughout the show, but have consistently developing character arcs.
Composer Jason Robert Brown has said of his show, “It’s
about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a
choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back.”

Space is limited as its an intimate venue!  GET  TICKETS  NOW!
 

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Alan Cumming and Liza Minnelli at Town Hall March 13th

Last year, party promoter Daniel Nardicio had the opportunity to bring together two of my favortite performers for one night, a night the New York Times called “the biggest cultural event of the Fire Island season”
and Michael Kors called “a seminal Fire Island moment” 

Well, those two performers are onstage in NYC for one night only
Under the musical direction of Emmy winner Lance Horne
Yes Alan Cumming and Liza Minnelli are on stage at NYC’s histroric Town Hall March 13th and you, my dear  readers, as a can get on Daniels list, get an opportunity to get advance tickets now before they go on sale to the general public Wednesday. 
You may notice the Loge seats are not available on Ticketmaster- that’s
because those tickets allow you to get into the private afterparty and
you can order those tickets HERE starting Wednesday.
This event also celebrates Ms Minnelli’s 67 Birthday, which is March 12th. 
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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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Sherry Vine and Joey Arias Reunion at New Yorks XL Nightlclub


Joey Arias & Sherry Vine: 

Looking Back at the Future 
November 20th-24th
 Joey and Sherry’s first full length event together in NYC in over 10 years!
 Doors at 7PM, 8PM Showtime
XL CABARET/NIGHTCLUB
512 West 42nd Street
International drag darlings, Joey Arias (star of Zumanity and Arias With
A Twist) and Sherry Vine (star of Here TV’s She’s Living For This),
will be performing their all live cabaret extravaganza at XL on November
20-21 & 23-24 at 8pm. Although they have toured the world with
their sold out, scandalous shows, Joey and Sherry have not presented a
full length event together in NYC in over 10 years!! 
The creators of
StarLust, SINsation, and Cherchez La Femme will now be turning it out in
Looking Back At The Future – a sexy, over-the-top spectacle featuring
new original material as well as Broadway, Rock, Joey’s infamous Billie
Holiday, Sherry’s trashy parodies, dancers, videos by Francis Legge and
many surprises! These sisters in crime have dazzled crowds in
Australia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Finland, Austria, Switzerland, Canada,
all over the USA and even Estonia! 
You will not see this anywhere else
in NYC!    
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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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Pam Anderson and Star Studded Guest List for NYCLASS Benefit

New
Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets (NYCLASS) will host “A
Night of New York Class” Gala on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 6:00 PM
to 11:00 PM at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan (240 West 47
th Street).

Actress
Pamela Anderson will be the Mistress of Ceremonies for the event.  The
organization will honor award-winning actresses, Kathy Najimy and
Kristen Johnston
, paying tribute to their efforts in the fight against
animal cruelty. In addition, there will be live performances by Joan
Jett and The Blackhearts, Ivan Neville and D.J. Alexandra Richards.
   

Notable attendees include Liv Tyler, Russell Simmons, Patti Smyth, John
McEnroe, Ron Delsener, Chuck & Ellen Scarborough, Lady Bunny, and
Miss USA, Olivia Culpo.
The Gala will help raise awareness of NYCLASS’s
fight against the horse carriage industry with event proceeds benefiting
NYCLASS’s efforts to push for an alternative to New York’s horse
carriages. 

 

NYCLASS
continues to work to pass Intro. 86A, legislation that calls for a
phase-out and safe retirement of horse carriages in New York City and
replacing them with the 21st Century “Horseless Carriage”,
electric-powered vehicles styled and constructed to replicate turn of
the century cars. The 14 accidents involving horse carriages this year
alone have resulted in a majority of the city council now in favor of
Intro 86A.

 

Tickets to “A Night of New York Class” Gala start at $500.  Tables and VIP tickets range from $5,000 to $10,000For more information please call 212-626-6991 or visit NYclass.org/gala.


About NYCLASS

NYCLASS
is an animal advocacy organization committed to ending the inhumane
practices of the NYC carriage horse industry. NYCLASS advocates for
retiring the carriage horses to sanctuary, while modernizing the current
industry with a clean and safe alternative to this outdated tradition –
the 21st Century Horseless Carriage. Founded in 2008 by a coalition of
prominent animal lovers and business leaders, NYCLASS has grown to over
97,000 supporters with activist chapters in all five boroughs. For more
information, please visit www.nyclass.org

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Amanda Lepore FACELIFT for FORTWO Car

Amanda Lepore is a name synonymous with glamour in nightclubs and burlesque halls around the world.  ‘The most expensive body on Earth,’ as she is known, and unofficial ambassador of New York City’s nightlife scene was catapulted into the spotlight after being discovered by visionary photographer David LaChapelle.

 Breaking into the music scene with ease, Amanda has left a string of hits in her wake – including “My Hair Looks Fierce,” “Cotton Candy,” “Champagne” and her latest offering “Doin’ It My Way.”  Lepore continues winning over new fans every day – her recent appearance in a viral video by photographer/director Marco Ovando lip-synching Marina And The Diamond’s hit song “Primadonna” with friends in the New York City nightlife scene prompted Marina herself to exclaim “Oh my god, I died! I love Amanda Lepore so much.”

 

These days, Amanda is still a jet-setter with an upcoming appearance on Here TV’s new reality show titled Because Of An Earlier Incident, a featured role in Smart Car’s commercial for their Fortwo model airing in a majority of Europe, a stop in Vienna where she wowed crowds at Europe’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraiser ‘Life Ball’ alongside The Scissor Sisters and as if that weren’t enough, she also served as host for the star-studded GLAAD fundraiser in Manhattan on August 7th.  The new show, Because Of An Earlier Incident, is a reality show shot in a documentary style that highlights NYC’s most intriguing artists as they share their insights, inspiration, creative pursuits, and personal style.  It debuts on September 28th promising to be reminiscent of the early 80’s street culture and portray NYC as a place to “play,” collaborate, and have fun. 

 

Always a hit in the high end fashion world, Amanda served as both muse and actress for Brazilian fashion designer Sergio K’s 2012 Winter Campaign shot by noted American fashion photographer Terry Richardson.  Fans in NYC can also catch her at the Grand Opening of Sephora’s new 45 East 17th Street store on Friday, August 10th from 4-6pm where she will appropriately perform her song “Nails Done” alongside DJ Roxy Cottontail.  With her over-the-top lifestyle more in demand than ever before, Amanda is a star burning brighter every day.

 

For more information and to stay up-to-date on Amanda Lepore, please visit www.peacebisquit.com/artists/amanda-lepore or keep in touch via her social networks at Facebook or Twitter.

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Cyndi Lauper Kinky Boots Music for Broadway

Iconic performer Cyndi Lauper has released “Sex is in the Heel” and a selection of remixes from the upcoming 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.cyndilauper.com

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