Friday, December 21, 2012


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"WORKING" presented by Prospect Theater Company at 59E59 Theatre, December 12, 2012

(photo: Richard Termine)

Prospect Theater Company presents a new re-working of the 1978 musical based on Studs Terkel's book, with two new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda. 

The streamlined cast of six replaces the seventeen from the original Broadway production, slicing and dicing the remains into a tight 65 intermissionless minutes. 

Director Gordon Greenberg has assembled a talented and capable cast to portray the 25 remaining stories, including Marie-France Arcilla, Joe Cassidy, Donna Lynne Champlin, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Nehal Joshi and Kenita R. Miller. 

Some moments stand out more than others: Ms. Champlin's Rose Hoffman, an aging and out of step teacher who sadly reflects on the degradation of respect for her role in the lives of children over her 45 years in the classroom with Nobody Tells Me How.  She gives another clever moment as the waitress Delores Dante in It's an Art responding to the question, "just a waitress?"  Mr. Johnson gets a nice turn as well as pervy UPS delivery man, Conrad Swibel.
The juxtaposition of Ms. Miller's hooker to Ms. Champlin's high society fundraiser points up how the two roles are more similar than different.

My father always said, "if it were fun, they wouldn't call it 'work'," and for the most part he was right.  Still, of the 25 working stories, there are remarkably few that really expressed any joy.  As much time as we spend working, an uplifting evening of work stories and songs would have more appeal.

WORKING runs through December 30.  Tickets here.

A Chanukah Charol

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"Jackie Hoffman's A Chanukah Charol" at New World Stages, December 8, 2012

Jackie Hoffman's kvetching continues with her new show at New World Stages.  "A Chanukah Charol" is her riff on Patrick Stewart's one-man "A Christmas Carol" retelling her trials and tribulations as an actress in New York.

The mood starts with pre-curtain music of a klezmer band playing Christmas carols. She opens by portraying Mr. Stewart as the narrator of her tale, and she gives a pretty good impersonation. 

Then, she moves into a mix of her ongoing existential career crisis that she's not Victoria Clark or Gertrude Lawrence, along with some new reminiscences of holiday gatherings with her family.  Her Jacob Marley is Molly Picon, telling of incipient visits from the requisite three ghosts, past present and future. The cleverest turn of the three is using Shelley Winters as the Ghost of Chanukah Present.

I've seen just about all of her annual appearances at Joe's Pub and have to say that as much as I liked the concept of this show, I missed her songs that have been part of her cabaret series.  At 75 minutes, it's a small commitment for a bit of fun, Hoffman-style.

"A Chanukah Charol" runs through December 29.  Tickets here.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Another Day on the Upper West Side

Via the West Side Rag:

Gary Rintel spent $140,000 to clone his collie/Great Pyrenees Astro about four years ago, creating two new dogs that are driving neighbors around 96th Street crazy. They call them “the clones.” Rintel keeps them off the leash, and they’ve allegedly gotten very aggressive with people in Central Park, including biting at least one. “The second I see that guy, I make sure to cross the street,” said Jarrod Mittan. “He ignores his dogs as they’re bounding down the sidewalk, and he screams at them as though they understand what he’s saying.”

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Krys Fox wants to "stain your brain"

A Gathering of the Tribes Gallery )285 E 3rd St, 2nd floor) presents

“Transformations” two person show with Al Benkin and Krys Fox
Opening Reception: November 29th 2012 6p-9p, show up 11/29-12/11

Al Benkin’s found object assemblage-paintings consistently transform ordinary objects, into extraordinary visual stories that hint of the past & the temporariness of being. Benkin’s work uses personal & invented iconography inspired by the absurd comedy of life. Birds have spirit guides, the god of meat hovers in limbo understanding both the predator & the prey, contortionist’s balance on broken forks etc.

In Krys Fox’s photography, he transforms immediate, flat reality into nuances of whimsical, stylized, surreal & magical dimensions. Gloriously grotesque while simultaneously an exquisite nether-reality, the moments that Fox creates & captures tend to keep the viewer balancing delicately on the furrowed brow of intrigue & excitement which leads to maniacally laughing panic & glee.

Both Artists’ work is old school, meaning, not manipulated by any computer technology. All Fox’s special effects were hand done on his sets or in-camera effects. Finally, both artists’ congruity and kindred spirits make this a rare & seamless match that’s a fantastical and macabre playground for mature art eaters everywhere.
It will stain your brain.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Forever Dusty! QNY has 2 Free Tix For You.

Forever Dusty tells the dramatic, revealing story of how a shy Irish Catholic school girl from West London transformed herself into the voice of blue eyed soul, the face of Swinging London, and a worldwide superstar -- the legendary Dusty Springfield.  The provocative musical stars Kirsten Holly Smith in a tour de force performance, channeling the power and presence of Dusty in such memorable classics as Son of a Preacher Man, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, The Look of Love, and many more.

(Details on the ticket giveaway and another photo after the break.)

Monday, October 22, 2012


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"Falling" at Minetta Lane Theatre, October 14, 2012

(photo: Carol Rosegg)

There's an intense situation happening at Minetta Lane Theatre, courtesy of Deanna Jent's new play making its New York premiere.

18 year old Josh (Daniel Everidge) suffers with fairly extreme autism.  Being over 6 feet tall, weighing well over 200 pounds combined with his occasionally aggressive and violent behavior sets the stakes pretty high. Tami (Julia Murney) and Bill (Daniel Pearce) work very hard to keep their son under control by emphasizing a calm and steady daily routine.  Little sister Lisa (Jacey Powers) just wants it all to go away, but what 14 year old wouldn't?  When Grammy Sue (Celia Howard) visits, bible in hand, she gets a frightening lesson in the reality of her son's family dynamics.  One particularly violent episode sets up Tami to imagine how life with her family might have been different (though its set up could have been a little more clear).

The 75 minute production moves well under the hand of director Lori Adams, handling all the ups and downs of a day in Josh's life.  The life is at times shocking, at time mundane, which makes it ever more real.  She draws excellent performances from her cast.

Most notable is Mr. Everidge, the mercurial, autistic giant among his caretakers.  His Josh is an emotional 2 year old in the body of a full grown man, completely unfiltered and uninhibited.  Ms. Murney's Tami verges on exhaustion from the effort it takes to keep herself and her family on track.  She struggles a bit in the moments of vulnerability but overall captures the drive to move forward.

John Stark has created a realistic setting for this stressed family, punctuated with the requisite child-friendly elements that would help manage a child like Josh. Tristan Raine's costumes and Julie Mack's lighting support without drawing attention to themselves.

Falling is on an open-ended run.  Get tickets here.

Monday, October 15, 2012


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"Heresy" at The Flea, October 13, 2012

(photo: Hunter Canning)

In a new world premiere, the prolific A. R. Gurney returns to The Flea with an overwrought story set in the near future.  Mary (Annette O'Toole) and Joseph (Steve Mellor) have come to Homeland Security because their protesting  and unseen son, Chris, has been taken into custody during the latest crackdown. It is here that they must put their case before Pontius Pilate (Reg E. Cathey).

Get it?

Gay History - Getting It Right

Here is what I suspect will be the first of a series. QNY friend, Frantz G. Hall (host of Q-Talk—a lively variety show) has produced a fine video that makes the important point that gay people did not occur as some sudden mutation in the 1970s but that we have been part of the history of humanity since day one. The problem is that history has been often written by those who would ignore or deny us appropriate recognition. I think this video ought to be circulated in mixed groups and in the heartland. We in the gay"bubble" may take for granted its premise but most of the country does not.

What's Queer Anyway? A Campaign to End Ignorance from What's Queer Anyway? on Vimeo.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" at the Booth Theatre, October 11, 2012

Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre returns to Broadway with the revival of Edward Albee's play about the battle that is marriage.

It hasn't been all that long since the last Rialto revival with Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin, so I was interested to see what this new production has to offer.  What we get is a solid retelling of the play, much like last season's revival of Death of a Salesman, proving again what a well-made play it is.  Beyond that, there's not much unique in this production.

One thing I did notice, was that Amy Morton's Martha has acceded some of the power to Tracy Letts' George right from the start.  Even though she brays and intimidates, it doesn't land with the same vitriol one usually experiences.  With that opportunity, Mr. Letts' George is now free to wield his sarcasm like a sword, slashing at Martha and their guests.

Speaking of, this Nick (Madison Dirks) and Honey (Carrie Coon), fall right in line behind whoever is spewing the venom.  Mr. Dirks captures the requisite loose athletic demeanor of Nick's football past.  Ms. Coon gives a nice turn as the besotted Honey, though not quite as fragile as other interpretations.

Director Pam MacKinnon keeps things moving fairly well, though there were a couple of slow spots in Act II as the party games transition from "humiliate the husband" to "get the guests."

Todd Rosenthal's large living room set captures the academic environment, but went a little overboard with the stacks of books literally everywhere.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is on an open-ended run.  Tickets here.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Art School - Day One

Day One of a weeklong course at The Art Students League of New York on 57th Street. (Birthday gift from the husband.) I chose Michael Massen's course "How to draw the clothed figure." Only four students in the class which is great. I explained to Mr. Massen that I acquired my sense of fabric on form by imitating the way Betty and Veronica's sweaters were drawn over their impossible bosoms. He knows some terrific secrets and I think I'm going to benefit from this. Anyway, it is wonderful to be there. I glanced at the work being done by the other students. They are much more skilled than am I, but Mr. Massen was encouraging, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the week. He told us to concentrate on one part of the model's garments and use his basic geometric breakdown of folds as the basis for constructing the drape of fabric over form. It is very hard to unlearn the way of sketching for an oil painting in which you begin with one strong line and build the sketch for the painting around that.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Ten Chimneys

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"Ten Chimneys" presented by The Peccadillo Theater Company at the Theatre at St. Clement's , September 29, 2012

(photo: Carol Rosegg)

I was excited to see this play billed as a peek into the backstage lives of Alfred Lunt and Lynne Fontanne, who ruled the English and American stages before, during and after WWII.  It seemed great fodder for a clever and glittering evening.

Instead, playwright Jeffery Hatcher brings us a bit of theatre history as Alfred and Lynnie prepare for the 1938 revival of Chekov's The Seagull.  Had he done only that, it still could have been that evening of sophistication for which I had hoped.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

New York Open House is coming Oct 6/7

New York Open House

It's that time of the year again... New York Open House (NYOH) is coming the weekend of October 6 and 7th.   The list of sites hasn't been posted yet (the interactive map of their website still shows last year's date and locations) but it should be posted very soon.  Keep it in mind as some places need advance reservations.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Kevin Cathcart Is All About The Future At Lambda Legal

From the 19th floor of 120 Wall Street, the waterfront view of New York City is spectacular and never taken for granted by the occupant of the corner office, Lambda Legal’s Executive Director Kevin Cathcart.

Lambda Legal is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights group working for the LGBTQ community. Under Cathcart’s direction, it has become powerful with significant increases in inquiries and impact in 2011.

According to Cathcart who grew up in New Jersey just 35 miles from his office, there are two types of people.

“There are those who say they can’t wait to move to New York City, and those who say they can’t wait to move out of Jersey. I was part of the latter group. I didn’t even dream of becoming a lawyer, no, I grew up in a working class world. I didn’t know what a lawyer was. I came of age at a time when civil rights law was a driving force, in the late 60s early 70s. I began thinking about law in college, because I was interested in politics and because that is when I had come out. Maybe I was in a lucky time slot. Stonewall had just happened. I had nothing to lose by coming out. No job or family. I settled in Boston where I was the Executive Director of GLAD [Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders] for eight years. I got a call from a friend who told me about the Lambda job. I thought ‘I could live in NYC for a couple of years’ That was 20 years ago.”

Read the rest of my profile of this very capable leader at

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Playful Side Of Gay Spirit Camp At Easton Mountain

I am at Gay Spirit Camp at Easton Mountain this week! Check out my overview on Bilerico.

I wanted to take a break from describing the extraordinary sessions and trainings and discussions about the mind, body and spirit of gay men to let you know that this group of 75 participants is also an extremely playful lot. These are men who have reclaimed their inner child and have opened the gate to let him out to roam the hills of this beautiful retreat. Yes, I'll be bringing you profiles of a Reiki master from Italy and also a karmic healer from Scotland, both of whom led amazing sessions, but for the moment, here are some photos of the playful side of Gay Spirit Camp at Easton Mountain. Jason and Raspberry Swirl got their bodies painted while others frolicked in a pit of Dead Sea mud in the meadow beyond the pool. Another photo shows last night's luminaria labyrinth set down in the ancient Greek Cretan pattern. Some men walked the Labyrinth maze naked and with ritualistic and trancelike steps as they circled the lights. I know soooo many men who would never allow themselves an experience like Easton Mountain but could soooo benefit from it.

Photos after the break.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Richard Willett's "Tiny Bubbles"

The Baad Lamb and I attended this play and recommend it. The theater advance would make you think it is a "gay" play, but it is not. The two lead characters happen to be gay but their sexuality is almost incidental. The play is about the impact of change in a relationship and also about the sort of "truth or illusion/Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?"thing. With nary a misstep, it kept me awake and engaged. (I know that sounds like faint praise, but I fall asleep easily during most bad plays.) Jay Alvarez in the lead role is excellent and holds it all together. Here's the NYTimes review.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Nile Rodgers and Chic at Lincoln Center

Great performance. At one point, Nile Rodgers pointed out the building on West 62nd Street in which he had written most of Chic's hits.

After the jump, video of Chic doing Le Freak earlier tonight.

Third Section of High Line Acquired. Design Presentation On Monday.


CSX Donates Rail Yards Section of the Elevated Railway to the City of New York, Clearing the Way to Start Construction Later This Year
Big news regarding the High Line Park.

There will be a design presentation on Monday July 30, 6:30-8:30PM, 14th Street passage.

Check out the extensive QNY coverage of the saving and reconstruction of the high line, including:

Phase 2 Is Open

What  A Difference A Year Made

Clever High Line Benches

summer streets

summer streets, the annual weekend closing of a major stretch of urban roadway to cars, is coming in august.   revel in the the quiet and experience your city from a new viewpoint.  click on the above link....

Friday, July 20, 2012

Editta Sherman's Portraits Are Breathing At 25 CPW Gallery

And so is Editta!

I was delighted to pass by the corner gallery at 25 Central Park West and find it open and graced by the presence of Editta Sherman who was graciously willing to talk about the celebrities she has photographed over a span of 50 years (1940-1990)

First, I toured the 75 portraits in the exhibit, and as is always the case, excellent prints sized extravagantly are what make going to a photo show worth the trip. These celebrity portraits really seem to breathe. Portrait photographers each bring a distinctive style to their depictions. Editta doesn't seem to ask the subject for anything and she doesn't do much set-up. Her approach carefully captures all the details of the subject's face with an infused radiance that is missing from current photographic processes. She works like a map maker. In the room was the gigantic wooden camera she used. A digital camera that fits in a shirt pocket will simply never do what that behemoth can do, and I doubt the disposable Nan Goldin would find much here to appreciate.

I asked Editta to tell me about Frank Morgan (The Wizard of Oz.) She said, "He was a gracious and wonderful man. My husband and I had just set up shop in Martha's Vineyard when we heard he had arrived on someone's yacht. That is why he is dressed like that in the portrait. My husband hurried down to the dock and asked him if I could photograph him and he agreed. His wife said, 'If there's a camera in the room, Frank will go for it.' Later we all went out to dinner and had a great time."

When I remarked about a more recent  celebrity among the vintage stars, Tilda Swinton, Editta said,"When she came to my studio she looked at this dress I had on a hanger and she liked it and asked to try it on. That's what she is wearing in the picture. When we were done, she asked if she could buy the dress from me. I had just purchased it. I didn't know what to say. She offered me $500 and I said okay."

When we discussed Photoshop and the need to produce portraits that flattered the client, she mumbled something about Mary Martin demanding an extreme amount of retouching. That portrait looks like something from Madame Tussaud's.

when I told Editta that I wished she were still working, she said that she has plans to photograph Mario Testino who is himself a famous celebrity photographer. Editta is 100 years old.

The gallery is located at 25 Central Park West and 62nd Street. On July 24th, they will screen the documentary movie Lost Bohemia directed by Josef Astor about the eviction of the  residents of the Carnegie Hall apartments.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The High Cost Of Marriage Inequality - Read It And Weep

I know something about this. Having my husband added to my health insurance is a taxable benefit in the eyes of the IRS. You would not believe the tax hit we get because of this. 

After the break, you'll find a clear depiction of the overall pain.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Central Park Summertime Sky

by baad lamb

Though summer storm clouds threaten, they provide a dramatic backdrop as the late afternoon sun illuminates the Beresford on high and the bike boys below.

I snapped this on June 25th from the newly restored Cherry Hill, looking northwest. Embiggens nicely.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Summer News

Via the West Side Rag.

I want to protest the fact that a couple got arrested for dancing on a subway platform on their way home from Mid Summer Night Swing. Honestly, officer.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Tony Wants Company on Brooklyn Waterfront Tour

by baad lamb

Last May, I jumped at the chance to take a Working Harbor tour deep into the heart of the Newtown Creek. It was easily one of the most fascinating and informative 3 hours I've ever spent. Those 600+ photos deserve a post of their own, but, alas... ( damn that full-time job!)

Since I'll have to miss this Tuesday's Working Harbor opportunity to tour the Brooklyn waterfront, I've "suggested" Tony go for me (and bring extra camera batteries). But he wants some company. So if you've got this Tuesday evening open, there's no better value for your $30. If an evening on the harbor on a yacht exploring the history and future of the working Brooklyn waterfront isn't its own incentive, whats wrong with you just think of those cool ocean breezes as a way to temporarily forget this heatwave.

Here's the details from the Working Harbor website:
Brooklyn Waterfront Tour featuring Brooklyn's Maritime Heritage and Future- This tour starts by going up the East River to the former Brooklyn Navy Yard, passing under the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. The Navy Yard has three large graving docks and an active shipyard, as well as the home port of FDNY's fireboat division. We then travel south along the Brooklyn waterfront, passing the new Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Red Hook Container Terminal, Atlantic Basin, and Erie Basin, home of Hughes Brothers Barges and Reinauer Tugs. We continue into Gowanus Bay and along the Sunset Park waterfront, home of the former large Bush Terminals. We then cross over to the Statue of Liberty at sunset and pause for a moment to allow passengers to take photos before returning to Pier 16.

Dan Wiley is a Community Coordinator for the Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez in southwest Brooklyn, NY. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University in the Urban Design Studio. Working in the Congressional office since 2000, he has coordinated planning projects and initiatives spanning waterfront communities from the Brooklyn Navy Yard and downtown Brooklyn southwest to Red Hook, Gowanus and Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Dan will talk about the changing face of the Brooklyn waterfront, the proposed plans for the future and take questions from the audience.

Do it! Ticket Link

I'm looking forward to Tony's pics, but I do still have a ton of photos I took over the years from various water taxis, trips to Governors Island, Open House New York, or aimless wandering on the land and street side of things:

Old cranes "cross swords" at Brooklyn Navy Yard (left)
Navy Yard, from Newtown Creek tour last year (right)

Preview a whole lot more after the jump...

Young Dancers Enjoy Midsummer Night Swing

by baad lamb
At this Saturday Night's rendition of Midsummer Night Swing, with JD McPherson providing his distinctive retro-contempo swing, an enthusiastic group of youngsters show off their collective dance moves outside the paying walls. Although the steps they were all practicing look like a Broadway chorus line routine, it's clear they are trained in classical ballet. Perhaps they're summer term students at the School of American Ballet?
Since I'm not a regular ballet attendee, maybe a few of them will defect to the contemporary dance scene, and with luck, I'll be applauding one or two of them in a few years down at the Joyce.

I'm pretty sure that is the dance instructor Adam Lee, Lindy-Hopping with a partner in between views of the kids.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Canoeing on the Gowanus Canal

by baad lamb

Back in May, on a beautiful sunny Saturday, my aimless wandering of New York's industrial fringe found me in Gowanus, at the dead end where 2nd Street meets the Gowanus Canal. The two gentlemen sitting in folding chairs off to the side were not immediately visible as I contemplated the posters displayed in the upright old dinghy. Before I could read beyond "BROOKLYN'S COOLEST SUPERFUND SITE", one of the men approached. Would I like to canoe the canal? Hell yes!

Paddling a canoe alone on the canal while trying to take pictures and video can be challenging, especially with the constant breeze wanting to spin the boat in circles anytime I put the paddle down and picked up the camera. Adding to the fun, occasional forceful discharges from invisible pipes would spew questionable liquids, creating a sudden current on what was, not long ago, largely a stationary cauldron of chemicals and waste-water (reactivating and upgrading the pumping station has begun to change that). I didn't have enough time to explore as deeply as I wanted; the area south of the Smith and 9th Street F & G trains viaduct still beckons. Can't wait to go back, but I'll bring the reluctant "why-are-you-taking-us-to-another-industrial-area?" husband, so one can navigate while the other films.

In the video above, note the car that backs up on the 3rd Street Bridge; we exchanged waves, although they are too far away in this video to see the arm come out the window; I guess they could not believe they just saw someone leisurely exploring this NYC waterway!

The Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club sponsors public canoeing on Saturdays, from March to October, 1PM to 5PM, and Wednesday evenings, 6PM to 8PM, May to August. The canoeing is free, but your much appreciated donation will be be put to good use (you can even become a member).

Check out ten more photos after the jump...

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

If You're The Top

of the real estate market or you're the bottom, your news is good:

Prices and sales volume for Manhattan real estate continued to hold relatively steady in the second quarter of 2012, because of a continued decline in inventory, low interest rates and increased foreign investment.

Relatively good, that is, but the effect of foreign investment may be bad in the long run. Even so, let's have no pity for the folks of East Hampton who need help:

When one thinks of the Hamptons, what jumps to mind are masters of the universe and their mansions by the sea. But a strong, steady stream of immigrants has been flowing to the area for years, drawn by a service economy that demands hedges be trimmed and houses be cleaned. In the Springs, a hamlet in the town of East Hampton, where most of the houses are small and the year-round population is relatively large, the Hispanic population has tripled in the past 10 years — and tension has emerged.

Some longtime residents of the Springs and similar areas complain that homes are being illegally crowded, that houses with half a dozen cars parked outside are a blight on the street, and that the many children living inside are overwhelming the local schools and causing property taxes to rise.

The Russians may be here to spend money, but the Guatemalans are here to work, and that is how and why the Irish and the Italians got here a century ago.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Spain vs. Italy

by baad lamb
Watching yesterday's Euro 2012 final, it was clear Italy never had a chance. Spain dominated the ball from the beginning, and the Azzurri looked tired chasing it around the field. But a few hours before the first kick, I staged a more shallow competition to familiarize myself with all the players: Which team was prettier? As I compared my top three from each team, La Roja barely edged ahead and won this game too, but it was much closer and perhaps more exciting than their easy 4-0 victory in Kiev. (All pics by others, from google image search; click links on NAMES below to bring up all their images and decide for yourself.)

                                       Raul Alboil                                  Gerard Piqué                      Victor Valdés

                                 Andrea Barzagli                            Antonio Nocerino               Sebastian Giovinco

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Harlem Kiki Reincarnated Today

UPDATE: Just got word ( kiki heads) that they have changed the date to July 15.

 If you are in the city this evening, 6-11PM, have a kiki!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Triassic Parq, The Musical

"Triassic Park, The Musical"at Soho Playhouse, June 23, 2012

If you're looking for a bit of cool summer froth, head downtown.

Mixing the metaphors of Gregory Maguire (Wicked), Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis (Urinetown), and Douglas Carter Beane (Lysistrata Jones), creators Marshall Pailet, Bryce Norbitz and Stephen Wargo spin the tale that " not Jurassic Park..." from the perspective of the dinosaurs.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Will Clark's Bad Boys On The Hudson

Always a great time.

Here's my photo of the 2007 edition of this event. The sea-worthy Rollerina and JoeMyGod.

Monday, June 25, 2012


After three years of marching, the QNY crew and associated digital activists sat this one out and returned to our favorite NYC Gay Pride Parade observation corner of Christopher and Gay. The diverse crowd was loud and proud, the parade's pace was proper, and the weather was perfect.
Here are my photo highlights:

Grand Marshal Cyndi Lauper

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Pride Magazine 2012

Ben Cohen In The NY Times on Pride Sunday

Is he our favorite straight ally?  The fact that we have choices is perhaps what we celebrate most this year! (Hudson Taylor, Matt Fish.) Today's NYT style section profile is about his new underwear line but his magnetic personality shines. (Beckham in underwear is beckoning but I prefer the meekness and warmth of Ben Cohen.) I was happy to interview him for Pride Magazine this year and I wish him well with his Stand Up Foundation.