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NEW YORK’S GAY GUIDE 20.37 MAR 8, 2013

CYNDI LAUPER: TRUE COLORS OVER BROADWAY


CONTENTS

MARCH 8, 2013 | VOL 20.37 28 BOOT CAMP THEATER Cyndi Lauper talks with staff writer Lawrence Ferber about her new Broadway show, Kinky Boots, and her work on behalf of New York’s gay community.

THE NEXUS 6 6 8 10 10 42

The Week in Photos Commentary: Sexual entitlement on Fire Island. Getting Personal with Timothy de Iturriaga of Adonis Lounge Commentary: What it's like to be the face of an HIV campaign. Gay DD Shot in the Dark

NEXTWEEK 10 14 17 18 20 22

Calendar of Events Nightlife: The Compendium of Drag Part Two: Drag shows for every night. The Roundup: Party around the world— without leaving Manhattan. D.I.Y.: Nick Adams’s tips for making it big on Broadway. When I Knew: Singer Spencer Day felt a little too close to his foreign exchange student. Bars + Clubs Map

COLUMNS 26 27 30 32 34 36

The Right Track Outwords: David McConnell investigates the reasons behind the murders of gay men. Curtain Up Reel Love Eats Double Take

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Business Directory

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Jackie Beat gets a hip • Philip Marie celebrates 15 years • Sherry Vine and Epiphany are Bipolar

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Visit The Nexus on NextMagazine.com for your daily dose of gay gossip and party photos. BY JOHN RUSSELL

Sexual Entitlement SHOULD GAY MEN HAVE A RIGHT TO SEX ON PUBLIC GROUNDS?

ast summer on Fire Island, a friend of mine was giving his long-term boyfriend a blowjob in the Meat Rack, the wooded area between The Pines and Cherry Grove, when a group of women caught them. The ladies giggled and tittered and scurried away, leaving the couple to their business. There was no shrieking, no scene. It was a non-event, really. But oddly, when my friend returned to the house we were renting in Cherry Grove, he was incensed. The Meat Rack has a reputation, he insisted; it’s part of the Fire Island experience, part of the culture and the mythos of the gay summer playground, and if you’re going to giggle like a 14-year-old girl at the goings-on you don’t belong there. My friend’s outrage made me wonder if gay men have a certain sense of entitlement when it comes to some behaviors; like we think we have a Godgiven right to public sex. I was thinking about that again a few months later when, in September, a 73-year-old woman was brutally raped in Central Park’s notoriously cruisy Ramble. Some pretty sloppy reporting at the time conflated the sickening assault with the men who cruise The Ramble’s secluded paths for anonymous sex. What I read as an article about bird watchers feeling

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RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA OPENING NIGHT @ THE BROADWAY THEATRE American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson (right) joins out actor Cheyenne Jackson at the opening night performance of the Rodgers and Hammerstein revival starring Laura Osnes.


Overheard:

“Whatever there’s a bottle of.” —Varla Jean Merman on her go-to drink in an interview about her performance at Industry on The Nexus

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“Enforcing laws prohibiting lewd behavior is not an attack on gay rights or culture.” land’s beaches. While we now know that the ban will not affect community beaches like the ones in Cherry Grove and The Pines, the gay community’s reaction to even the mere suggestion that we wouldn’t be able to frolic in the buff because of the enforcement of an existing law is somewhat troubling. So too, is this attitude that public sex is an essential part of gay culture, and that to suggest otherwise amounts to homophobia. I’m not a prude by any stretch of the imagination. I don’t want to see Fire Island turned into a squeaky-clean resort community. But I also get that there are people—gay and straight, male and female—who don’t want to round a corner and find any couple going at it behind a tree. And I feel like they have a right to not see that in a public place. It isn’t homophobic to insist that gay men abide by these standards. Enforcing laws prohibiting lewd behavior is not an attack on gay rights or culture. And just because The Meat Rack and places like it have“always been”gay cruising grounds doesn’t make the activities that go on there any less illegal. And anyway, isn’t part of the thrill of these actions the fact that they’re illicit? Isn’t that part of the appeal? Should you have the right to have sex in the dunes, under the stars, in the unfettered embrace of Mother Nature? Maybe. But other people definitely have the right to not see you doing it. N

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uncomfortable because of the sexual acts happening around them in a public place, others saw as an attack on gay cruising “culture.” I bring all this up because of the massive gay freak-out that followed last week’s announcement that the National Parks Service would be enforcing a ban on nude sunbathing on some of Fire Is-

ING PERSONAL T T E

CHOOSE ONE: MAGIC MIKE ACTOR

Channing Tatum

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Alex Pettyfer

Matt Bomer

Joe Manganiello

Adonis would turn him out and make him gay for pay in no time!

CHOOSE ONE: CAMPY STRIP FILM

Showgirls

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Flashdance

Striptease

SINCE BEGINNING IN Greenpointin2010,the Saturday-nightmale-for-malestripclubAdonis Lounge has grown exponentially in popularity. From being featured as this year’s official preparty for Hustlaball to attracting some of the biggestnamesintheadultentertainmentbusiness, Timothy de Iturriaga, then man behind Adonis, says that his experience over the last three years has exceeded his expectations. “On any given night when you walk into Adonis, you’ll see 30 plus of the hottest and most diverse dancers in New York walking around and mingling in their underwear,”explains de Iturriaga about what sets Adonis Lounge apart.“It’s a very intimate experience.” With Adonis’move to a larger space on March 9, de Iturriaga says they will be even better positioned to cram tons of hot guys into a room every weekend. And the more guys, the better chance you’ll find the perfect one. “We have a deep lineup of every type,”says de Iturriaga.“All-American muscle jocks, twinks, hot latinos, dark chocolate, brown sugar, Russians, big, little, hairy—truly every type!”

I Know Who Killed Me

It lit a spark in me as a child and made me want to create a platform where male hos could shine! Who would you love to have dance at Adonis Lounge that you haven’t yet? Logic might suggest we would want Channing Tatum or Ryan Gosling, but at Adonis we claim neither logic nor good sense. We think outside the box and in terms of depraved entertainment, we want Charlie Sheen. End of story.

How has your experience changed with Adonis Lounge from when you first started to now? Things are very different these days than they were in the early days of Adonis. I still actively danced the first two years [of] Adonis. These days, I’m blessed to make the Adonis Lounge my more-than-fulltime job. What is the biggest tip you’d give someone whowantedtobeadanceratAdonisLounge? Many new dancers get nervous and ask if they should tell people they’re gay or straight, be smooth or grow hair, or wear certain types of underwear or shoes. I always tell new guys, “Just be yourself!” That is my best advice.


Set List:

The Brooklyn electro-pop group Avan Lava took over Music Hall of Williamsburg last weekend with inflatable whale balloons, a heavy dose of crowd-surfing and music from their Flex Fantasy EP: IT’S NEVER OVER

FEELS GOOD

SISTERS

TEAR IT DOWN

SLOW MOTION

15TH ANNIVERSARY @ PHILIP MARIE Writer Pat Sellers and actressTamaraTunie help chef John P. Greco III celebrate the milestone anniversary of hisWestVillage restaurant.

BIPOLAR MONDAYS @ THERAPY Epiphany and SherryVine give the crowd a piece of their mind during their weekly Hell’s Kitchen drag show. MARCH 8, 2013 9

PHILIP MARIE & THE CUTTING ROOM PHOTOS: GUSTAVO MONROY; THERAPY PHOTO: SANTIAGO FELIPE

HIP HIP HOORAY: A BONE-A-FIT FOR JACKIE BEAT @ THE CUTTING ROOM Jackie Beat (right) poses with Blondie’s Debbie Harry during the one-night, celeb-filled fundraiser for the uninsured drag queen’s upcoming double hip replacement surgery. Joan Rivers, Parker Posey, Lady Bunny, Murray Hill and SherryVine also made appearances at the event.


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Comment of the Week:

“The fact that I read this after waking up from a nap in my dance belt.” —Michael Ehlers via Facebook on last week’s commentary on the differences between New York and LA Gays (one of which is owning a dance belt)

BY JAHLOVE SERRANO

one stop at a time A FIRST HAND ACCOUNT OF WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE THE FACE OF HIV.

here is something a little different about my commute these days. As I grab my tea in the morning, I see my face all over the subway. People recognize me on the street, but more importantly they see the face of someone who is living honorably with HIV. I’ve been a part of the HIV Stops with Me campaign for about two years. The first year was a great experience, but in all honesty the experience this year has completely surpassed it. I’ve been very humbled by and grateful for the positive public response that I’ve received. I do not want to negate the sincerity of this cause. HIV has been a difficult personal challenge over the past 12 years of my life. I recall my first time hearing the diagnoses and thinking that was it—this is all my life would ever be. Knowing today that I can serve as a voice for others who are living with HIV is mind-blowing. Words are a fool’s attempt to express how great that feels. I want to show people that HIV is just a part of your life, not your entire existence. There is so much more to each and every one of us. I truly do believe that HIV stops with me. If you take the courage to become aware, get tested, stick with your meds and stay safe, it can stop with you, too. That means that together we really can change the world. After all is said and done, isn’t that what we are here to do? The experience of being in this campaign has given me a platform to share light and strength through personal testimonies, public appearances and interactions via our campaign website. On that site, I’m able to answer questions directly via the message board. The energy from the board is so encouraging; seeing the desire for knowledge is such a strong image of hope.

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BY JOHN RUSSELL

MARCH 8, 2013

Got Gay-tention Deficit Disorder? Did James Franco ask Lindsay Lohan if she’s gay on Fashion’s Night Out? Read on…

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Fashion’s Night Out isn’t happening in New York this year. Literally everyone in the city’s fashion industry is breathing a sigh of relief.

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Weekend star TOM CULLEN is set to appear on the fourth season of Downton Abbey, while the wicked lady’s maid O’Brien won’t be back.

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Apparently it is still common practice for NFL scouts to ask prospective players whether or not they like girls.

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The gay man who shut up a homophobic preacher and became a viral sensa-

tion has retired his fancy fur hat until next winter, fearing he’ll be recognized.

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JAMES FRANCO knows you think he’s kinda gay and he admits that’s kinda

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his fault. According to MANHUNT’s 2013 Manscaping Guide, most gay dudes like their men naturally hairy and unshorn.

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CHARLIE SHEEN wants to be Lindsay Lohan’s life coach. Now that’s a reality show we’d watch! The winner would probably be which ever one didn’t quit first.

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With 37% of gay Ameri-

Better start working on those beach bodies! Miami Beach will host the upcoming 2017 World Outgames.

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ban on nudity on Fire Island does not extend to community beaches in The Pines and Cherry Grove. Thank god 2013 won’t be the summer of the tanline.

Everybody can relax: The National Parks Service’s

I truly believe in treating HIV with respect, love, medications and condoms, which is exactly what the campaign is all about. Respect, first and foremost, because you respect what you value and nothing is more valuable than your life. Love, simply because without love, we are and possess nothing. Medications, because in taking them properly, you protect your body and promote a forward health. And with condoms, in the

Institute, as many as six-million Americans have a gay or lesbian parent. It would probably be a good idea to invest in Baby Bjorn stock now.

passionate act of expressing our physical desires we must always do so with the other two practices (respect and love) in order to really end this disease and continue to rule our future. To me, this has all been about challenging and supporting people to live their truth. When people look at me I want them to see that you can be HIVpositive and still be as beautiful as you can imagine. N


March 7 through March 10, the Armory Show takes over Piers 92 and 94, just in time for daylight savings on March 10. Hopefully the added sunlight wont turn your clock into a Salvador Dali!

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WHAT TO SEE & WHERE TO BE MARCH 8 THROUGH MARCH 17 PENTHAUS Copacabana, 268 W 47th St (@ Eighth Ave), boiparty.com. BoiParty’s Alan Picus, Justin Luke and Jonathan Nish bring hundreds of Hell’s Kitchen party boys to the rooftop of the Copacabana for a night of dancing, drinking and socializing in the glass-encased supper club. “Penthaus is great because it has three separate ambiances that appeal to whatever you’re in the mood to do,” says promoter Alan Picus. Resident DJ Scotty Rox gets everybody groovin’. 10:30pm; free for first 500 guests/$10 general admission.

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ELEVENELEVEN Open House, 244 E Houston St (@ First St), openhouse-nyc.com. Ladyfag’s popular monthly-turned-weekly party brings a fun-loving fashion crowd to the dancefloor every Friday night—and is one of the downtown places to be on Friday nights. This week resident host Juliana Huxtable Ladosha is joined

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by DJs Honey Dijon and Michael Magnan. 11pm; free before midnight/$5 general admission. MRS. WILLIAMSBURG PAGEANT This N’ That, 108 N Sixth St (btwn Berry St/Wythe Ave), Williamsburg, thisnthatbrooklyn.com. The empire that is Sugarland, Metro and TNT have come together to create the first ever Mr(s) Williamsburg Competition. Krystal Something-Something and Lariscious judge the eight-week competition with a $500 cash prize, a ride in the Brooklyn Gay Pride Parade and bookings at the three Billyburg bars. Tonight are the preliminary rounds of the competition hosted by Horrorchata. Second show Thursday, March 14 at Metropolitan. 11pm; free. FRISK Rockbar, 185 Christopher St (@ Weehawken St), rockbarnyc.com. DJs Ryan

Gordillo and E. Feld return to the corner of Christopher and Weehawken for “a sweaty, fun time of house music, bass and plenty of gropes!” Plus, super-erotic homo hip hopper Big Dipper will be on the stage for a special performance. Plus, get a free shot with entry. 9pm; $4. KENNY KENNY 13 Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St (btwn Canal/Hester Sts), strangeloopgallery.com. Running through March 31, tonight is the opening of photographer Alice O’Malley’s exhibition of portrait series Kenny Kenny 13. “Kenny Kenny assisted Leigh Bowery in London in the early eighties and he is a legendary stylist in his own right,” O’Malley says of Kenny Kenny. “Like Bowery, his body is his palette. He also hosts the best nights in New York City.” The exhibition features 13 different portraits of the enigmatic nightlife fixture. 6pm–9pm; free.


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NIGHTLIFE

THE 2013 COMPEN PART TWO OF OUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO DRAG IN NEW YORK RIGHT NOW.

(left to right) Holly Dae; Frostie Flakes; Paige Turner; Mocha Lite; Lady Bunny; Pixie Aventura, Dallas DuBois and Bootsie LeFaris

f you’ve ever thought that New York is lacking in drag talent, think again. On any given night of the week gals all over town don their heels and head out to show the world what they’ve got. And with the advent of RuPaul’s Drag Race that world has never been as receptive to drag as it is now. For fans of the art form, the more than 70 weekly recurring shows to choose from can make the drag scene in New York totally overwhelming. But rather than stick to the one or two nights we know best, we like to explore and see everything this town’s queens have to offer.To help you do the same, we scoured the city and rustled up this list (which is the second in a two part series and appears in alphabetical order) of nearly every drag show happening in NewYork right now. Werk, queens! —Alex Erikson

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Lucky Cheng’s 240 W 52nd St (btwn Broadway/Eighth Ave), luckychengsnyc.com WEDNESDAYS: Boylesque! KittinWithawhip.“Male burlesque”with special guest Christine Pedi.“We sent home the screaming bachelorettes and we are bringing out the hot guys in this free weekly male revue hosted by Kittin Withawhip with special guest Christine Pedi.” 11pm; free. NIGHTLY: Drag shows with dinner. 7pm; free (plus food/drink minimum).

Mamajuana Café 247 Dyckman St (btwn Seaman/Payson Aves), Inwood, mamajuana-cafe.com MONDAYS:

After Work Happy Hour Entertainment

Hangout. Sugga Pie Koko hosts drag shows, after-work cocktails, tapas and dinner all to beats by DJ Danny Nuñez. 5pm–10pm; free.

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Mamajuana Café UWS

Music Box

570 Amsterdam Ave (btwn 87th/88th Sts), uws.mamajuana-cafe.com SUNDAYS: We Love ‘Late’ Brunch. Sugga Pie Koko and guests Harmonica Sunbeam, Barbra Herr, Victoria Lace do late brunch with a $25 two-hour unlimited cocktail special. 3pm–6pm; free.

4008 74th St (@ Broadway), Jackson Heights, 718-424-8612

Metropolitan 559 Lorimer St (btwn Metropolitan Ave/Devoe St), Williamsburg, metropolitanbarny.com TUESDAYS, 2ND: Ab Fab: Schmoozin and Boozin’. Misty Meaner and M’Lady uppercrust as Patsy and Eddie. 8pm; free. THURSDAYS, 3RD: DragNet. Merrie Cherry hosts this monthly drag competition. 10pm; free.

Metropolitan Community Church 446 W 36th St (btwn Ninth/10th Aves), mccny.org FRIDAYS, 1ST: Church Lady Bingo. Sybil Bruncheon hosts this monthly fundraiser bingo night for the LGBT church’s homeless youth program. 6pm; $20.

The Monster 80 Grove St (@ Seventh Ave), manhattan-monster.com WEDNESDAYS: Spunk. Go-gos, private lap dances, professional pole dancers, hot massages and Holly Dae as head mistress. DJ Mitch spins. 10pm; $10.

Mud, Sweat and Tears 65410thAve(btwn46th/47thSts),mudsweat-tears.com THURSDAYS: Crack Pot Thursdays. Sybil Bruncheon hosts a BYOB evening of hands-on pottery making. 7pm–10pm; $30.

SUNDAYS: Sugga Pie Koko Happy Hour. Sugga Pie Koko hosts a drag show with go-gos and $3 wells, $5 imported beers and $4 ’ritas. 9pm; free.

New World Stages 340 W 50th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), newworldstages.com SATURDAYS: Whistling Trixie. Marti Gould Cummings and Kelly King host a B’way-themed variety show. 10:30pm; free.

Phoenix 447 E 13th St (btwn First Ave/Ave A), 212-477-9979 SATURDAYS: Play-Boy Saturdays. Holly Dae hosts with Chris Ryan and Nathan Kelly. Go-gos and nearly naked Twister. 10pm; free. THURSDAYS, 4TH: Ariana’s Time of the Month. Ariana Huffenstuff does a themed, monthly queer variety show. 10:30pm; free.

Pieces 8 Christopher St (btwn Greenwich/Gay Sts), piecesbar.com MONDAYS: B-Movie Mondays. “I show shitty movies, and then make fun of them,” hostVodka Stinger explains. Extended happy hour during the movie. 8:30pm; free. Vodka Stinger’s Big Broadway Clip Show. Vodka Stinger screens her huge collection of

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B’way clips. “Make requests, sing along, dance around and drink up!”10pm; free. SUNDAYS: Balls to the Wall Bingo. Win prizes that range


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DIUM OF DRAG

PART TWO

HOLLY DAE PHOTO: GuSTAVO MONROY; FROSTIE FLAKES PHOTO: MANuFOTO; MOCHA LITE, PIxIE AVENTuRA, DALLAS DuBOIS & BOOTSIE LEFARIS PHOTOS: SANTIAGO FELIPE

from free drinks to cold hard cash with hostess Vodka Stinger. Bingo cards are $5 for one or $10 for three. 8pm; free. MONDAYS, 3RD: Too Ugly for TV. “It’s like The View, but we can say‘cunt.’”Vodka Stinger and Miss Tony host this six-year-old gay variety show. 10pm; free.

Pounds and Ounces SUNDAYS: Set. Dallas DuBois co-hosts with Kevin Wiltz and Frank Carrasquillo. 7pm–11pm; free.

The Ritz 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-333-4177 SUNDAYS: Untucked and Uncensored. Marti Gould Cummings and a special Broadway guests. 11pm; free. MONDAYS: Bianca Del Rio. Co-hosts Maddox Madison and Bootsie LeFaris join the sharp-tongued queen with DJ xavier on the decks.“Bianca is mean and people love it,”xavier prods. 11pm; free. TUESDAYS: Saliva. Thorgy Thor and Azrea host their weekly drag competition. DJ Goodz spins. 11pm; free. THURSDAYS: Do the Right Thang. Peppermint performs old-school throwback jams at this ’90s-inspired dance party. DJ Cazwell spins. $5 L.I. Iced Teas, $3 shots, $12 Colt 45. 10pm; free.

Sugarland 229 N Ninth St (btwn Driggs Ave/Roebling St), Williamsburg, sugarlandnightclub.com WEDNESDAYS: Underwear Party. Elizabeth James and untitled Queen co-host. 10pm; free. THURSDAYS, 1ST: Trifecta. Krystal Something-Something, Alotta McGriddles and Miz Jade host a night of drag shows. 10pm; free. SATURDAYS: Say Say Cray Cray. Weekly special guest

(drag) performers. 10pm; free before 11pm/$5 general admission. SUNDAYS: Werk and Serve Sundays. Hamm Samwich, Elizabeth James and Stevie Zar host. 10pm; free.

Suite 309 Amsterdam Ave (@ 109th St), suitenyc.com FRIDAYS: Blackout Fridays. Miz Cracker and Brenda Dharling host with special guest drag queens. Midnight; free. THURSDAYS AND SUNDAYS: Karaoke with special guest queens. 10pm; free.

Therapy 348 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), therapy-nyc.com MONDAYS: The Blonde Leading the Blonde. SherryVine

and Epiphany Get Paid. “The only all live singing drag duo in town!”Plus, late-night happy hour. DJ Scott Jones. After RuPaul’s Drag Race concludes, show moves to 11pm. 10pm; free. WEDNESDAYS: Intervention Wednesdays. Bianca Del Rio and Logan Hardcore host. 11pm; free.

This N’ That 108 N Sixth St (btwn Berry St/Wythe Ave), Williamsburg, thisnthatbrooklyn.com MONDAYS: RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! Alotta McGriddles and Anastasia Oleander host. 9pm; free. TUESDAYS: The Merrie Cherry Game Show. Merrie Cherry hosts alternating weeks of trivia and bingo. 9pm– midnight; free. FRIDAYS: Size Queens. JennaTonic and Scarlet Envy host “shows and dance realness.”9pm; free.

SATURDAYS, 2ND AND 4TH: Boom! Saturdays. Jonathan

and BPro spin alongside host Destiny Divine. 9pm; free.

Vlada 331 W 51st St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), vladabar.com SUNDAYS: Slurp! Sundays. Paige Turner hosts variety shows, with boys getting down to their skivvies (and sometimes less!) for prizes. 11pm; free. TUESDAYS: Belting with Bootsie. Bootsie LeFaris hosts.11pm; free. WEDNESDAYS: Franzia! Ruby Roo and Hamm Samwich host a boxed wine-themed show. 11pm; free. THURSDAYS: Drag Team Tag Team. Misty Meaner and Mocha Lite perform. 11pm; free.

Xes 157 W 24th St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), xesnyc.com MONDAYS: Sisters? Kittin Withawhip and Frostie Flakes host a RuPaul’s Drag Race screening followed by their original show. $3 domestic beer. 9pm; free. TUESDAYS: Turner and Hooch. Paige Turner hosts with comedy, music, skits, audience participation. $2 off all well drinks.10:30pm; free. SUNDAYS: Sing Out Sister Karaoke. Hosted by Hedda Lettuce. 10:30pm; free.

XL Nightclub 512 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), xlnightclub.com FRIDAYS: Drag Bingo Happy Hour. Linda Simpson and Michael Formika Jones pull the balls for guys vying for the cash jackpot. 7:30pm; free. FRIDAYS: Hot Mess. Lady Bunny, Bianca Del Rio, and special guests do a weekly drag revue. 9pm; $10.

Visit nextmagazine.com for our complete list of drag nightlife in New York.

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VICTOR CALDERONE’S BIRTHDAY Pacha, 618 W 46th St (btwn 11/12th Aves), pachanyc.com. A mixed Hell’s Kitchen crowd comes out as legendary New York DJ Victor Calderone spins himself a birthday party with opening sets by DJs Chus and Ceballos. There’s a dress code though: “no fitted hats please.” 10pm; $10 before midnight/$20 general admission/$100 VIP.

ADONIS LOUNGE 22 W 39th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), theadonislounge.com. The super-popular twice-weekly strip night is leaving its East Side home for new, subterranean 39th Street digs. Jake Genesis, Pierre Fitch, Christian Sharp, Rocco Reed, Andrew Justice and others kick things off in the nearly-nude as the party settles into its new home. 9pm–1am; $10. CAT’S MEOW Bizarre, 12 Jefferson St (btwn Bushwick/Myrtle Aves), Bushwick, 347-9152717. The brand new Bushwick bar plays host to the What’s Next 2013 dragster and DJ Merrie Cherry and David John Sokolowski for their 1920s– 1940s throwback party. Defacto Obsolete, Stevie Zar and Reve Douglas perform. 10pm–6am; free.

O TW RS WRECKED The National Underground, 159 E Houston St (btwn Allen/Eldridge YEA

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BLAST OFF! BEAR BLAST The Eagle, 554 W 28th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), eaglenyc.com. The Eagle presents this special two-hour “Blast Off” (till 7pm) with even cheaper drinks than usual: $2 domestic drafts, $3 Jägermeister shots and $4 well drinks. 5pm; free. SET Pounds and Ounces, 160 Eighth Ave (@ 18th St), poundsandouncesnyc.com. Dallas Dubois joins Kevin Wiltz and Frank Carrasquillo for their

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weekly Sunday tea. DJ Steven Paul spins. 7pm– 11pm; free.

event on April 6. The evening is free, but “donations are greatly appreciated.” 5pm–8pm; free.

THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS SHOW Hardware, 697 10th Ave (btwn 47th/48th Sts), hardware-bar.com. This annual Imperial Court of New York show is a benefit for the drag society that also functions as a chance to meet the new incoming monarchs before they’re crowned at the organization’s annual gala Night of A Thousand Gowns

GRIFFIN SUNDAYS The Griffin, 50 Gansevoort St (btwn Washington/Greenwich Sts), raffertymazurevents.com. Brian Rafferty and Shawn Paul Mazur do their weekly rager in the Meatpacking District with an open bar till 8pm and raucous dancing till 1am with DJ Vito Fun on the decks. 7pm–1am; free.

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RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE SCREENING Industry, 355 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), industry-bar.com. Marti Gould Cummings hosts a screening of the popular drag show’s fifth season. May the best woman win! 9pm; free. NYC QUEERS AGAINST ISRAELI APARTHEID: SARA SCHULMAN READ-

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Sts),facebook.com/wreckednyc. DJs Ryan Smith (who’s scheduled the opening set for this year’s Black Party) and Ron Like Hell’s two-year anniversary edition of their monthly late-night rager in the basement space of the National Underground is set to deliver a “party for gentlemen who like the boom.” Mike Servito (of Bunker and Ghostly) join the gents on the decks and goes super late. Midnight; $7 with RSVP/$10 general admission.

ING The LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St (btwn Greenwich/Seventh Ave), queersagainstisraeliapartheid.blogspot.com. Following protests of the ban on group meetings discussing the Israel/Palestine conflict at the LGBT Center, the proPalestine queer group hosts a reading by author Sarah Schulman of her new book Israel/Palestine and the Queer International. “This event is a huge

victory for free speech and queer organizing,” the group writes. 7pm; free. DRAFT MONDAYS Boxers, 37 W 20th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), boxersnyc.com. Drafts are just $5 all night as Boxers hosts its weekly RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 viewing party. Season 5 contestant Ivy Winters hosts the official Logo party. 9pm; free.


MONDAY MARCH 11

PARTY ALL OVER THE WORLD THE ROUNDUP

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A LOOK AT INTERNATIONAL PARTIES YOU CAN HIT UP RIGHT HERE AT HOME.

o passport? No problem! If it’s hot guys from a far flung part of the globe that tickle your fancy, there’s a handful of international shindigs happening all over gay New York right now where you can find just what you’re looking for. From Eliad Cohen and Jared Needle’s popular circuit party, Papa, to Hardware’s monthly Eurovision night, Europhoria, there’s literally a party from every continent (except Antarctica, duh!). —AE

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International Hot Male G Lounge, 225 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), glounge.com With a name like“International Hot Male” you can’t help but expect some hot dudes from around the world. Regular resident DJs include Alex Lauterstein from South America, Eric Abobo from Brazil, Ronen Mizrahi from Israel and Angelos Styliano from Greece at this lounge party.“But also many of our hosts and dancers are international, with guys from Russia, Australia, Croatia, South America and, of course, NYC,” says G Lounge general manger Franco DiLuzio. Fris at 10pm; free. INTERNATIONAL HIT: “Timebomb” by Kylie Minogue, No. 12 on Australian Top 40.

Desilicious Pachita, 618 W 46th St (btwn 11th/12th Aves), sholayevents.com “We get a very international crowd as Bollywood’s appeal has gone global in recent years,”says Atif Toor, co-creator of the 11year-old South Asian party. “Some owners couldn’t fathom that a queer Bollywood party could draw a crowd. Now we love the fact that we’re the ones getting approached by clubs!” April 13 at 10pm; cover varies. INTERNATIONAL HIT: “Radha” from Bollywood hit Student of the Year.

Papa Various locations, papaworldtour.com Jared Needle and Eliad Cohen’s popular circuit party rocked xL Nightclub on Feb-

Shazad at Desilicious in December

ruary 9 during its most recent New York stop. Born in Tel Aviv and Madrid, Papa came to New York for the first time in October and now also hits up Miami, Paris, Mexico City, Playa Del Carmen and Palermo. See website for future events; cover varies. INTERNATIONAL HIT: “Te Pintaron Pajaritos” by Yandar and Yostin (feat. Andy Rivera) No. 3 on Spanish Top 40.

Room Service Tenjune, 26 Little W 12th St (btwn Greenwich/Washington Sts), facebook.com/clubroomservice It may not seem like an international party, but the popular weekly kerfuffle in the Meatpacking District’s super exclusive

Tenjune, has become a beacon for nightlife heavy hitters on Wednesday nights and actually originated in London. Weds at 10pm; cover varies. INTERNATIONAL HIT: “One Way Or Another”by One Direction No.1onU.K.Top40.

Europhoria Hardware, 607 10th Ave (btwn 47th/48th Sts), hardware-bar.com The freshly minted Hell’s Kitchen bar packs ’em in on the second Monday night of the month for their popular Eurovision-inspired party. Israeli party people Gilad Mandelboim and Itai Eithan Shamir host. March 11 at 10pm; free. INTERNATIONAL HIT: “Don’tYouWorry Child”by Swedish House Mafia (feat. John Martin) No. 4 on Europe Top 40.

Habibi Studio XXI, 59 W 21st St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), habibinyc.com INTERNATIONAL HIT: “Mafi Nom” by Najwa Karam, Middle Eastern song of the summer The party for Middle Eastern ’mos (and non-Middle Eastern pals, too) plows into its 11th successful year. Typically a big dance bash, this month’s version of the party will be slightly more chill. That’s “not to say that there won’t be any dancing,”the Habibi promoters write,“but it’s not the main focus.” To keep things authentic, they’ll have a hookah at this month’s shindig as well. March 10 at 8pm; $10 before 10pm/$15 general admission.

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MONDAY MARCH 11

HOW TO GET YOUR BIG BROADWAY BREAK D.I.Y.

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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT STAR NICK ADAMS DISHES ON HOW TO MAKE IT BIG ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY.

ick Adams, star of the Broadway hit Priscilla Queen of the Desert, is teaming up with fellow theater folk Ashley Brown, Jessica Rush, Michael James Scott and director Jeff Calhoun for a one-night-only performance of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World at xL Nightclub on March 11. The evening of entertainment, which just had a second late show added, will double as a benefit for The Performing Arts Project, which helps train up-and-coming young artists for the stage. “It’s a really beautiful collection of songs to benefit a performing arts program—it just seemed like a really good fit,” Adams explains. To help all the Broadway hopefuls looking for their first big break, we asked the Erie, Penn. native’s advice on how to land that first big role. —AE

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was first starting out, by seeing shows and seeing what was out there and seeing what skills that you needed and what was required of you.” Even today those experiences resonate with him.“It really informs the work I do onstage.”

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started young by being involved in community theater and convincing his parents to take him to auditions in NewYork in high school, and says just going for it is half the battle. “When I auditioned I got a couple of call backs that week,” he recalls of his first Broadway audition. “I didn’t get the show, but it was a good sort of boost to say, you’re doing the right thing, you’re moving in the right direction.”

P WORK THE CHORUS STE Although most theater TRAIN, TRAIN, TRAIN P E 4 ST kids have big dreams of 1 No, you don’t need to ride Amtrak to get the part—but you do need to get good at anything a stage production may throw your way. “Get as much training as you can,” Adams advises. “Be proficient in every aspect of theater that you can be.”

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Whatever you have to do to get tickets, see as much theater as you possibly can. “I learned a lot,” Adams explains, “especially when I

being the youngest lead in Wicked ever, Adams actually says he’s happy for his time spent as a chorus boy. “I’m really grateful that I had many years in the ensemble of Broadway shows to get [where I am now],” he says. “I think I wasn’t ready when I first moved to the city to have the responsibility that I had in Priscilla. I don’t think I could handle it,”he confesses.“So I’m glad I had those years Nick Adams to kind of grow and mature as a perSongs for a New World at XL Nightclub, 512 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), Mar 11 at 7pm and 9:30pm; former.” $45 standing room/$75 reserved seating/$100 VIP. Visit songsthemusical.com for more info.

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WESTGAY Westway, 75 Clarkson St (@ West Side Hwy), westwaynyc.com. Feel like there just isn’t anything fun to do during the week anymore? In 2011 party promoter Frankie Sharp shut up nostalgic nightlifers decrying the lack of weekday parties with this Tuesday night rager in a former tittie bar, Westgay. After months on top, the party is still going strong: it’s still the party to be at on a Tuesay night as he hosts with sexy go-gos, live performances and DJ Jonjon

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Battles and special guests spinners on the decks. 10pm; $5.

followed by an audience Q&A. 6pm–8:30pm; $10 with OP membership/$20 general admission.

OUT PROFESSIONALS: FRANK BRUNI AND KATE CLINTON The LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St (btwn Seventh/Greenwich Aves), outprofessionals.org. Award-winning New York Times oped columnist Frank Bruni is joined by political humorist Kate Clinton at the LGBT Community Center for an evening of conversation and networking,

DRINK N’ DRAW This N That, 108 N Sixth St (btwn Berry St/Wythe Ave), Williamsburg, thisnthatbrooklyn.com. Each week John Jennison and Leslie Van Stelten bring guest models to the stage where they’ll get into various states of undress. This week the model is drag queen Ruby Roo. 7pm–9pm; free.


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Spencer Day FOR OUT SINGER Spencer Day, whose sophomore album The Mystery Of You comes out March 12, it was a foreign friend—and a healthy Judy Garland obsession— that helped him come to terms with who he really is. —The Mystery of You is available everywhere March 12. Visit SpencerDay.com for more info.

WEDNESDAY LIZA MINNELLI AND ALAN CUMMING Town Hall, 123 W 43rd St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), lizaandalan.com. Legendary gay nightlife producer Daniel Nardicio outdoes himself again as he produces his 1,001st event—the first of two shows staring Alan Cumming and queen of cabaret Liza Minnelli! Nardicio is bringing the duo to the city after presenting a similar version of the landmark concert in Cherry Grove last summer. A second show on March 14 has been added. 8pm; $112–$152.

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OH FUCK YOU HONEY WEDNESDAYS The Cock, 29 Second Ave (btwn First/Second Sts), thecockbar.com. Frankie Sharp hosts his raunchy weekly with “live dude sluts on the bar giving up all of it and then some.” 11pm; $5 before midnight/$10 general admission. THE SHERRY VINE SHOW Industry, 355 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), industrybar.com. Drag diva Sherry Vine does her usual weekly Wednesday show, this time with break out

artists from Gomi Nation, Mia Jam, Aaron Pfeiffer and Jackie Dupree. DJ Scotty Rox pumps the jams in between sets. 11pm; free. NYMFO-DISCO The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), chrisryannyc.com. Looking for someone to blow you (one last kiss)? In honor of the tattooed diva P!nk, Chris Ryan wants you to wear what must be her favorite color: pink, natch! DJ John Marto spins your favorite P!nk remixes and songs all night. 10pm; free.

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“IT WOULD BE HARD TO pinpoint the exact moment that I knew I was gay. There were lots of things that you could say seemed pretty telling. I was sensitive, creative and wanted to marry Judy Garland at age five, which was pretty much a dead giveaway. However, I believe I actually came to terms with my sexual identity years after I had already engaged in several relationships with men. I remember having an exchange student stay with us when I was 11 or so and I just remember feeling that I really, really liked him. I didn’t fully understand why, but I wanted to run off with him somewhere and had a distinct feeling that this wasn’t exactly the way other boys my age felt about their best “friends.”


THURSDAY MARCH 14 CATWALK Marquee, 289 10th Ave (@ 27th Sts), susannebartsch.com. Join legendary party princess Susanne Bartsch, Michael Fragoso of relocated downtown get down Les Garcons and the rest of Bartsch’s funky, fashion-y crew for her newest weekly Thursday night party at the shishi 27th Street club. The theme of the party is arthouse meets nightlife, so expect live art installations, and an “anything goes” party atmosphere. 11pm; $10.

MOJO Hanky Panky, 125 E 11th St (btwn Third/Fourth Aves), chrisryannyc.com. Promo partners Chris Ryan and Nathan Kelly have teamed up to form Ryan/Kelly Productions, or which Mojo was their first hit party. Tonight, they’ve got DJ Honey Dijon on the ones and twos, which a special unannounced live performance. 10pm; free.

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THE WILL CLARK SHOW Uncle Charlie’s, THE MEETING The Duplex, 61 Christopher St 139 W 45th St (btwn Park/Madison Aves), (@ Seventh Ave), theduplex.com. The set up for willclarkworld.com. Since two birthdays are bet- Justin Sayre’s variety show is that it’s actually an ter than one, Will Clark celebrates his again, this organizational meeting for homosexuals pushing time alongside bartender Manny MacKenzie. a secret gay agenda. The comedy sketches and Dandy Darkly and Matt Ryanz Judy Blume tribute are just a ruse, help Clark pull the balls for Cycle of course. Now with a second early for the Cause, the LGBT Center’s show added! 7pm and 9:30pm; annual AIDS charity ride from $10 (plus two-drink minimum). Boston to New York. 9pm– Visit nextmagazine.com 11pm; free. THE QUEENS OF QUEENS for more event listings Laughing Devil Comedy Club, 4738 Vernon Blvd (btwn 47th RUMPUS ROOM Bubble Lounge, 228 W Broaddway (@ N Moore St), Rd/48th Ave), Long Island City, laughingdevil.com. bubblelounge.com. Joe Fiore takes over the Host Adam Sank and guests Chris Doucette, Joanne Tribeca Champagne lounge for a less-bearish- Filan and Eddie Sarfaty school Long Island City than-his-usual-parties event, which he’s re- gays—and Manhattan ’mos willing to jump on the named from last month’s Cuddle Me (Hard) 7 train for a few stops—on the snides of March. Valentine’s Day celebration. 7:30pm; free. 8pm; $15 (plus two drink minimum).

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PIGGY BEAR The Eagle, 554 W 28th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), eaglenyc.com. We’re not out of the winter woods just yet—and that may be a good thing! On December 9, 2011 voiceoveractor-slash-bear-promoter Robert Valin threw the first Piggy Bear—a monthly party for, you guessed it, bears—at the Eagle. The party was a hit, and he’s been doing it ever since. Tonight, to

help make sure bears everywhere finish out the cold season right, he’s doing it again. 10pm; free.

long, this time exploring Broadway tunes. Second show Saturday, March 16. 8pm; $45–$65.

BIG GAY SING 5 NYU Skirball Center, 60 Washington Square South (@ LaGuardia Pl), nycgmc.org. Emcee Jim Caruso and special guest Christina Bianco present the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus’ fifth annual super popular sing-a-

SPUNK FRIDAY Nowhere, 322 E 14th St (btwn First/Second Aves), nowherebarnyc.com. DJs Aaron Cobbett and Aaron Tillford spin disco, Italo, and Hi Nrg all night for the super low-key East Village dive’s eclectic Friday night crowd. 10pm; free.

land gallivanter) Robin Byrd hosts an all-male edition of the millennial version of her sex-themed talk show. Go-Go Harder, Topher Bousquet, Mr. Gorgeous, and the cast of Rentboy The Musical are set to appear. Midnight; $20.

Champion, Lara Spencer and Josh Elliott of ABC’s Good Morning America keep everyone entertained. The evening will also feature a silent auction and dinner. 5:30pm; $500–$10,000.

SATURDAY MARCH 16 SEDERLICIOUS Pachita, 618 W 46th St (btwn 11th/12th Aves), facebook.com/myhebro. He might be a few days early, but tonight, head He’Bro Jayson Littman presents his first-ever Passover-themed party for homo Hebrew hotties and all the goys that love them. “Next year in Tel Aviv, unless they’re still bombing the shit out of each other,” Littman jokes. 9pm; $15 in advance/$20 general admission.

ROBIN BYRD SHOW: MEN 4 MEN LIVE! The Cutting Room, 44 E 32nd St (btwn Park/Madison Aves), spincyclenyc.com. Manhattan cable access queen (and topless Fire Is-

SUNDAY

E Metropolitan, 559 Lorimer St (btwn NINRS Metropolitan/Devoe Sts), metropoliYEA GAG! NINE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway (@ 46th St), glaad.org. Get your checkbooks out, guys—Madonna is going to be a featured guest at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards, the annual celebration and awards ceremony for gays and allies with a pro-LGBT presence in the media. Anderson Cooper will also receive the Vito Russo Award, while hosts Sam

tanbarny.com. The super-chill Billyburg bar is celebrating nine years of Zach Cole’s monthly Saturday night kerfuffle with DJs Michael Magnan and Frankie Sharp, as well as performances by Chez Deep. There might even be a line at Metro! 10pm; free.

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY Boxers HK, 742 Ninth Ave (@ 50th St) boxersnyc.com. Boxers finally opened a Hell’s Kitchen outpost at the start of the year, and today they’re ready to swing open the doors on the enormous rooftop of the three-story watering hole—just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! Noon; free. MISSION Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette St (btwn Walker/White Sts), santospartyhouse.com.

Cherrie Lily and Dan Darlington present another edition of their monthly Sunday tea at Andrew W.K.’s Tribeca party palace. “The last party was incredible,” Darlington exclaims. Tonight, they’ll have a special St. Patrick’s Day performance by Dallas DuBois, as well as special guests Arsenio Amadas, Dennis Grech, Jimmie Sprinkles, Acid Betty and hosts Fred Haug, Wally Aubuchon, Jason Romas and Miguel Angel Cruz. DJs Gabriel Manzon, Peter Napoli and Darlington spin all af-

ternoon. 5pm; free before 6pm/$10 general admission. EASY Westside Tavern, 360 W 23rd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), westsidetavern.com. During the month of March, DJs Rich King, Austin Downey and Brian Gately take over the Westside Tavern on Sundays for an early-evening shindig with free beer till 7pm. The motto? “Give me something; that’s not hard.” 6pm; $5.

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The Right Track Demi Lovato Gives Us A Heart Attack By Keo Nozari emi Lovato is trying to give us a “Heart Attack”! The first single from her fourth (yes, fourth) studio album is bound to send pop-dance hearts into wild palpitations. Perfectly assailing electro, rock and pop, the track attacks and creates a wild place to push Demi’s soaring vocals against a braying beat. Produced by The Suspex, we suspect it’s going to be a killer. Fresh from performing at Frankie Sharp’s Friday at Santos Party House, Eve is poised for a genuine radio comeback with new single “Make It Out of This Town.” We’re not gonna tell her to get of out town for trying to pay her bills, and this is her most commercial track since 2001’s “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” with Gwen Stefani (it kind of blows our mind that track is 12 years old!). Gabe Saporta of Cobra Starship sings the hook this time, and it takes on a very B.o.B., Flo-Rida, Gym Class Heroes vibe. The song is the first single from what we’re hoping is a gobbsmacking-ly good new album Lip Lock due May 14th. We’re so happy Eve is back we could kiss her! Also making a return is New York indie band Yeah Yeah Yeahs with the new song “Sacrilege.” The pretty straight for-

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ward rock track—with a wild choir coming in the last third of the song—will likely get some buzz going for their fourth album Mosquito, which lands April 16th. Carly Rae Jepsen is giving love one more chance—and hoping radio and fans do her the same—with the fourth and likely final single from her sophomore album Kiss. “Tonight I’m Getting Over You” might start sparse and drum-free, but it breaks into a delicious, full-on dance track 60 seconds in. The song also to boasts a charming video where Jepsen pines for a past romance and finds herself back in love’s arms by the end. Nominated for three Grammy Awards and named Billboard’s Rising Star of 2012, we have a feeling that while people might be over “Call Me Maybe” they aren’t over her. Winning three Latin Grammy Awards at just 23-year-old, Mexican singer Belinda is not messing around. Though she is messing around with a man—and having no regrets about it— in her catchy, breezy new Euro pop-dance number “En La Oscuridad” (translation: “give me a little more”). And Belinda gives us a lot on this track from her forthcoming fourth studio album Catarsis. Finally, fans of ‘90s-house will likely love “Need U (100%)” by UK producer Duke Dumont. Ripe with a bouncy ‘90s synth, vocals by British soul songstress A*M*E and a yummy melody—not to mention the hysterical accompanying music video—we give this track our 100% approval. N


David McConnell

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American Honor, American Horror avid McConnell isn’t a man with much of a morbid streak—not what you might expect from the author of a new nonfiction book called American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men (Akashic Books). An intimately researched true crime title in the tradition of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, McConnell’s nonfiction debut retells the stories of six cases in which gay men were murdered in order to restore their killers’ sense of honor. Beginning with the infamous Jenny Jones case of 1995—when straight Jonathan Schmitz shot his friend Scott Amedure days after Amedure revealed his romantic feelings on the nationally broadcast talk show—McConnell resists established notions of hate crimes and the “gay panic defense” to trace a compelling narrative about the fragile state of American masculinity and the murky intersection of violence and desire. Though his subject matter is dark and sometimes grisly, McConnell, who in one chapter describes himself as “the least violent person in the world,” never indulges in sensationalism. His recreations of the crimes are rooted in respect for all involved, victims and criminals alike. “There’s a certain arrogance we feel as writers,” McConnell tells me, referencing his background in fiction (he’s authored two novels, The Silver Hearted and Firebrat). “We’re disrespected by the world yet we feel very powerful. This book was a humbling experience because I couldn’t dismiss anybody. I had to treat everybody fairly and honestly and with an open heart.” This isn’t to say that he never casts judgment—but his willingness to contemplate the inner workings of a disturbed mind makes for a much eerier and more affecting angle than merely pointing fingers and labeling the killers as sideshow acts, grotesque exemplars of wounded machismo. Particularly chilling is his attempt to imagine the logic of the white supremacist Christian Identity movement that heavily influenced one perpetrator, which perceives the goal of homosexuality as “an end to generations, an end to history.” One murderer in particular did find his way into McConnell’s open heart: the complicated and charismatic Darrell Madden, a gay, former porn actor turned skinhead. “I did form a deep connection with him, and it was very startling and upsetting. I still remember getting some of the long, long letters

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from him describing—in this sort of detached detail—exactly what he’d done. I’d get a 10- or 20-page letter and sit in my apartment and read. It was really stupefying.” Afterwards, he says, “I’d go clear my mind entirely. Go as far as I possibly could away from it.” More squeamish readers might be tempted to do the same; American Honor Killings, though well paced and elegantly written, is a difficult read. Come to these cases for the same reason McConnell does—not for the gore and depravity, but for the wish to understand what shadowy part of American manhood can be so volatile, leading again and again to tragedy. McConnell’s careful consideration and painstaking research make American Honor Killings a worthwhile and valuable book. N David McConnell recommends: Storm of Steel by Ernst Junger, Lords of the Atlas by Gavin Maxwell, Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett

Bookmark ystery lovers will be drawn to Renee James’ suspenseful new book, Coming Out Can Be Murder (Chi-Towne Fiction), which uses the genre to shed light on the epidemic of anti-trans violence in the united States. The book’s narrator, trans hair stylist Bobbi Logan, is an endearing, multidimensional character, and her quest to get justice for her murdered friend is as touching as it is gripping. Combining memoir with journalistic research, Jeff Chu’s Does Jesus Really Love me? (Harper) offers a fascinating and fairly comprehensive cross-section of Christian America’s relationship with gay sexuality. Chu, who comes from a conservative Christian background and remains religious today, maintains both criticism and affection for churches and their believers. On his cross-country trip—fueled by emotion and intellectual curiosity—it’s a pleasure to join him. In Jameson Currier’s What Comes Around (Chelsea Station Editions), in story after story, year after year, the protagonist looks for love, often in the wrong places. The stories range from sweet to troubling, but all capture the complex, sometimes contradictory nature of desire. Currier’s strong writing is on full display here, offering plenty for both cynics and romantics alike.

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BY LAWRENCE FERBER • ILLUSTRATION BY TIM PAUL

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CYNDI LAUPER BRINGS SOME TRUE COLORS TO THE WORLD OF BROADWAY WITH HER NEW MUSICAL, KINKY BOOTS.

YNDI LAUPER ISN’T SOUNDING like herself these days. Instead, she’s sounding like a no-nonsense black drag queen. And a young vanilla Brit. And a homophobic factory worker. These are characters from Broadway’s upcoming Kinky Boots, for which Lauper has made her first foray into musicals. Enlisted by Kinky Boots’ librettist, Harvey Fierstein, the Grammy- and Emmy-winning Lauper immersed herself in the show’s characters, writing so specifically for them that the songs were largely devoid of Lauper’s own distinctive, poppy sound. “We had to almost say, ‘You’re Cyndi Lauper, give us a fucking Cyndi Lauper song!” Fierstein laughs. “Because she has this real love for musicals, she just abandoned what most other [theater] composers are too precious about—they want it to sound like them more than the characters. ‘What sound would this character have?’ is the question she asked, and we got an eclectic score. Each character really does have their own voice.” Lauper’s own thick Queens accent is evident as she speaks about Kinky Boots and Fierstein, whom she credits with inspiring her prolific LGBT activism—she co-founded the True Colors Fund, which runs programs dedicated to eradicating LGBT youth homelessness— and landing her the gig. “I love Harvey dearly,” she says. “He calls me Christina—as in he’s Mommie Dearest. To actually work with him now is a big honor. He’s really funny, a good guy and storyteller, and he understands the stage. He’s been doing it all his life. He invited me into this, and I took it on the basis [that] I always wanted to work with him.” Based upon the 2005 film, which is in turn based on the real-life story of a Northampton, England shoemaker who carved out a niche by making women’s boots in men’s sizes with steel-reinforced heels for support, Kinky Boots stars Stark Sands as Charlie, who inherits his family’s near-bankrupt shoe factory and finds an unlikely potential collaborator-cum-savior in Lola, a brassy drag queen (the fabulous out Billy Porter) in need of fierce footwear. Directed and choreographed by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Legally Blonde), Kinky Boots’ official opening night is set for April 4. The show’s well-received pre-Broadway test run in Chicago last year was captured in Lauper’s WE network reality series, Still So Unusual, which aired during January and February. Besides domestic life with actor husband David Thornton and their 15-year-old son, Declyn, Unusual chronicled Lauper’s guest appearance on The Voice (a “Money Changes Everything” duet with a contestant), the release of her self-titled memoir, her stint as Grand Marshal and performer at New York’s Gay Pride Parade, and a May 2012 visit to Washington, D.C. where she accepted an award for her efforts on behalf of LGBT youth, including the establishment of the True Colors Residence in Harlem, and lobbied on Capitol Hill to drum up support

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for the Reconnecting Youth to Prevent Homelessness Act. “Well, a lot has come of it,” she says of the D.C. effort, which included meeting with Nancy Pelosi. “A lot has been going on with people at Capitol Hill. It made some noise and people are actually able to do something. But I’m not gonna lie to you. [The process] is an onion and you peel away each layer. It certainly was a good poke in the eye to do that and listen to what the hell they’re doing and who the hell’s doing it and who the hell isn’t.” One person Lauper wouldn’t even bother to court support from lately is Donald Trump. “I’m not going to kiss ass with somebody like that,” she clucks. Lauper appeared on Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice in 2010, making it to sixth place and donating her winnings to True Colors Fund and Stonewall Community Foundation. Trump’s stated opposition to same-sex marriage and civil-union rights, and his virulently anti-Obama behavior and tweets during the election leave Lauper deeply “disappointed.”

“It’s our country, it’s not wrestling. If you try and make our president fail, it doesn’t matter who he is, you make our country fail.” —Lauper, on Donald Trump “I felt that what he said about the gay community was disappointing because a lot of gay people work for him,” she admits. “It’s just sad. I thought he could have done better for his country than just go to the lowest common denominator and stir up the crap. It’s our country, it’s not wrestling. If you try and make our president fail, it doesn’t matter who he is, you make our country fail. And if you really are a patriot, if you really give a shit about our country, you don’t do stuff like that. First of all, you’re an entertainer, and you make ugly buildings, and you’re famous for it. And you have a reality show with very high ratings. Don’t step into the forum like that. Become educated with facts. Don’t just be a shit-stirrer. Our country is in trouble and he keeps wanting to make [Obama] fail. Let’s call a spade a spade. The guy’s a black man and that’s your issue? What kind of idiot are you? Come on.” While Kinky Boots is actively being tweaked until its April opening, one of its catchiest songs, “Sex Is in the Heel,” has already carved out a spot on Billboard’s dance chart and on dance floors (iTunes stocks a six-remix EP). And, yes, that’s Lauper’s own voice on the track. “I’m trying to get songs from the play to the people,” she enthuses. “Some of the stuff sung by Billy and Stark might be really cool to get out to the clubs, too.” N Kinky Boots is now playing at the Al Hirschfeld Theater (302 W 45th St). Visit kinkybootsthemusical.com for more info.


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Melissa Errico and Ryan Silverman in Passion; (inset) Adam Guettel

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Give Me Fever:  The Many Voices of Peggy Lee The Madrid Passion By David Hurst here’s a lot of shouting in Paul Downs Colaizzo’s Really Really, but it produces little more than eye rolling and exasperation for its audience. Directed with swift efficiency by David Cromer, Really Really starts off as a provocative, he-saidshe-said tale of collegiate sex turned possible date rape. Unfortunately, it quickly goes off the rails with ridiculous contrivances and not one but two closeted, self-hating gay characters. One aspect of Really Really that’s gone unmentioned is the ridiculously buff bodies on display, courtesy of actors David Hull and Matt Lauria who play roommates and rugby teammates. It’s easy to see why Cromer cast them, but their steroid-induced, zero-body-fat, hairless, chiseled bodies become distracting. Everyone knows straight men don’t have bodies like that—only gay men and runway models look that good! Tony Award-winner Adam Guettel played a rare engagement at 54 Below last month to critical acclaim. As handsome as he is talented, Guettel’s distinctive songs are filled with exquisite melodies, complicated rhythms and profound lyrics. The grandson of Richard Rodgers (whose collaborations with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II are legendary) and the son of Mary Rodgers (who wrote the music for Once Upon a Mattress), Guettel featured selections from his ravishing scores for The Light in the Piazza, Floyd Collins and Myths and Hymns as well as several new songs from shows on which he’s cur-

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rently working. These include an adaptation of Danny Boyle’s 2004 film, Millions, and a musical version of Blake Edwards’ 1962 film The Days of Wine and Roses. With a superb band led by Kim Grigsby and special guests Steven Pasquale and Whitney Bashor, the show was stellar, especially Pasquale’s gorgeous reading of “Hero and Leander” and his spectacular performance of “Il Mondo Era Vuoto” from Piazza. Thank goodness Pasquale’s new series on NBC (Do No Harm) has been canceled so he’ll be available to star in more musicals. The 92nd St Y’s Lyrics & Lyricists series knocked it out of the park Feb 23–25 with Give Me Fever: The Many Voices of Peggy Lee. Smoothly narrated and overseen by musical director Billy Stritch, the show’s cast included a quartet of terrific women who each brought something fresh to Lee’s oeuvre. From the sassy La Tanya Hall, to a silkysmooth Barbara Fasano, to the brassy Gabrielle Stravelli, Lee’s music was well served and beautifully presented. It’s easy to summarize Liz Flahive’s The Madrid at Manhattan Theatre Club: great cast, lousy play! It’s easy to see why Flahive, currently a producer on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, would want to write a play for the multitalented Edie Falco. Unfortunately, the result makes her last play at MTC, the flawed From Up Here, look like a masterpiece. The Madrid is about a woman who walks away from her family, her job and her life, leaving all the people in it to wonder why she left. Despite a running time of more than two hours, Flahive’s script never spells out the reason and Falco’s talent is wasted. If you swore you’d never sit through Stephen Sondheim’s Passion ever again, the Classic Stage Company’s gorgeous revival will change your mind. Simply and economically staged by John Doyle with a superb orchestra of nine led by Rob Berman (playing revised orchestrations by the great Jonathan Tunick), this stunningly sung production makes the most persuasive case for Passion to date. As Fosca, Judy Kuhn is vividly haunting. As Clara, Melissa Errico is perfect. And as Giorgio, the handsome Ryan Silverman is a revelation. Beautifully lit and designed, this Passion is not to be missed! N MCC’s Really Really plays through March 24 at the Lucille Lortel (121 Christopher St, MCCTheater.org). The Madrid plays through April 21 at New York City Center (131 W 55th St, www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com. Passion plays through April 7 at Classic Stage Company (136 E 13th St, www.ClassicStage.org).


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Time Investment: 103 min. Return on Investment: 90 min. or master film illusionist Michel Gondry, who seems more obsessed with tricks of the eye in films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind or the upcoming Mood Indingo than intimate character stories, a film like The We and the I (Paladun) sticks out like a sore thumb. The final product of a collaboration with actual students in a Bronx after school arts program, The We and the I follows fictionalized versions of those students riding the bus home on the final day of school. We rarely leave the claustrophobic confines of the bus, where we learn of classmate hierarchies, witness personal struggles and ultimately glean insight into modern day life for lower-income urban teens attached to their cell phones. That almost all the students are racial minorities is even more surprising from the 49-year-old Frenchman. Somehow, though, the interactions Gondry has scripted feel wholly authentic even if the dialogue—surely born out of improvisation—at times feels awkward on the tongue of these amateurs. Only a 16-year-old could understand that the bus’s publicly affectionate gay couple are as cool as its ruthless bullies, why there is a need to text someone despite the fact they are sitting two rows behind you and just how cruel kids can be to each other for no reason. Too bad it’s not likely The We and the I will be regarded as a defining snapshot of youth culture the way Dazed And Confused or American Graffiti were before it: these kids aren’t white Midwesterners. —Benjamin Solomon

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here is a certain sentiment that Su Friedrich’s new documentary Gut Renovation (Outcast Films) speaks to in all of us who have been frustrated by change that is outside of our control. But like hearing any middle-aged person complain about how things aren’t the way they used to be, those complaints will mostly fall on evolved ears. For Friedrich, that change in question was the real estate boom in Williamsburg between 2005 and 2008. A respected artist and avant-garde filmmaker who, after living in a sprawling loft for 20 years with her lesbian partner, quickly saw greedy real estate companies take advantage of new zoning laws and transform the industrial neighborhood into a playground for the rich, throwing out handfuls of artists who had long supported the community.

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While the method of change in Williamsburg is certainly worth documenting (the unfair zoning laws, inequalities in affordable housing), Gut Renovation is much more about Friedrich’s anger. More video diary than documentary, she focuses her camera on all the new neighbors she finds “annoying” regardless of knowing if their very existence is a threat to hers. She spends hours watching the silly plight of the construction crew across from her apartment and refuses to show her own face until the film’s last chapter. Eventually, Friedrich loses her home (it was sold to make way for the Wythe Hotel). It’s just a shame Friedrich let her anger blind her from investigating how the rapid change in Brooklyn could have been handled better (something gays in the West Village and Chelsea know all too well). Instead we are left with a case of “I’m mad as hell but I have no choice to take it”—a document of anger that is already forgotten. —BS

THE ART OF THE STEAL Su Friedrich’s graffiti in Gut Renovation


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By Peter Sherwood aving been a fan of Il Buco on Bond Street for years, I was looking forward to trying the offshoot Il Buco, now with the tagline alimentari & veneria (meaning “market and restaurant-wine bar”). A bunch of us packed into the taverna—just the kind of place you might roam into while in, well, Rome. My friends ordered a bottle of a red Capezzana Carmignano for a considerable $64—rarely would I ever order any wine that floats over $40 unless it was a special occasion. Ultimately, I suppose it was worth it, its character firm and sturdy with essences of stone fruit. I pored over the list of specialty cocktails, finding the Miele potion—shaken with bourbon and honey— and the Agrodolce—stirred with rye, lemon and aged balsamic vinegar—to be appealing. I went with a classic Italian Negroni instead, which was a huge pour: Breuckelen gin

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with Campari and Antico Formula, like sweet vermouth, resulting in love on the rocks. The Jamon Iberico di Bellota was a most desirous plate with richly pink and meaty thinly-sliced cured ham, laced with a seductive smoke and the resonating flavor of acorns, which apparently were aged enough to have fallen to the ground, as the menu stated. Upon further investigation of the menu, I realized this little piggy was $40/plate—and our friend had ordered two. For the table, artichokes with preserved lemon right out of the oven were beautifully made and quite tasty. Appetizers also included the grilled quail, a fine char on its game little limbs, flavored with grains of farro and strewn with pale yellow petals of brightly flavored persimmons in yogurt sauce. Plank-seared octopus was resplendent with black garlic and lime juice. Cool yellowtail crudo with icy cucumber granite and trout caviar rounded out our exciting starters.

A pasta interlude involved a traditional cacio e pepe preparation; simply cheese and pepper bound together by thick cords of bucatini, excellently executed. Roasted gnocchi with a host of mushrooms left me wanting more. On the other hand, the peppery slow-roasted short ribs were of the gargantuan, Flintstone variety, with sumptuous green olives, braised celery and walnuts. Seared escarole had just the right amount of anchovy added and was stacked in a pile, reminiscent of a cozy autumnal leaf burning. Whole branzino was easily big enough for two. The moist, flaky fish was flavored delicately with caramelized lemon. Dessert glasses of chocolate budino, espresso mousse and whipped mascarpone cheese were creamy sensations readily devoured. When the bill arrived, I noticed there was a $5 “bread cover” for the five of us listed on it. It does appear on the menu

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ROD: It was fascinating watching these hot twinks bitch about each other, but every time I started to get caught up in the drama or laughed at a line of dialogue snarled by sexy tattooed twink Jake Bass, Max Ryder pulled down his pants and put it in someone’s face. MANUEL: Project GoGo Boy is perfect viewing for a “boys’ night” at home (with plenty of alcohol). There is a surprising amount of story here, and the fast pace and great editing mean there’s never a dull moment. Plus, TLA has packed loads of material onto these two discs. ROD: And don’t forget the sex! When Seth Knight moans about his go-go

schedule, bosses Sebastian Young and Tommy Defendi really give him something to moan about. I love the contrast between Young’s boyish face and his crazy prison tattoos. MANUEL: Pierre Fitch never gets old, literally and figuratively. I could look at his angelic face all day, particularly if I had to glance back over my shoulder while on all fours to do so. His freight elevator/buddy booth fuck with Max Ryder was voyeur-licious. But my favorite was the yoga orgy. This bukkake bikram is so hot, you shouldn’t fast-forward through any of it. ROD: I need to take yoga with Gabriel Clark! Using his dulcet Canadian tones, Clark instructs the class of 11 twinks to “remove our restraints,” and soon he’s eating ass and starting an orgy. Namnaste!

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MANUEL: Colt’s Minute Man movies used to offer four, sometimes five solos each. Now they’re down to three scenes, some as short as eight minutes. Any more cut-backs and Minute Man will be more than just a figure of speech. ROD: Luckily, Colt sent two titles, so we’re adding three plus three to equal one. But my problem is that I like sex with someone else. Getting off is like recreational drugs. Doing it at home alone once in a while is OK, but if you’re not sharing it with others, you’re really missing out. MANUEL: When we last saw Dirk Caber in Colt’s Fur Mountain, he’d ob-

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viously been working out hard—but at least he could still put his arms down by his side. In Wet Strokes, he’s bulkier than ever and dripping precum. ROD: When Caber showed off his furry hole, all I could think of was what to stick in it. Speaking of furry holes, we saw a “hole” new side of Marc Dylan when this usually perfectly smooth demigod turned and presented his furry ass to the camera. But I’d take Dylan if he had a hump! MANUEL: Baby-faced Dylan is followed by handsome Wilfried Knight fingering himself and wanking on a porch swing. Knight looks less pornidol these days and more averageJoe. Sometimes you need a break from that no-carbs life of weight training to stop and smell the donuts.

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