Main | Friday, February 20, 2009

Broadway Friday

- You've still got a few days to get tickets to Monday's gigantic marriage equality fundraiser, Defying Inequality. Appearing: Jane Fonda, Keith Olbermann, Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein, Nathan Lane, the casts of many hit Broadways shows, and many more.

- Will Ferrell's smash one-man show about Dubya, You're Welcome America, has recouped its investment in just a couple of weeks.

- GLAAD Award winning gay comedian Judy Gold plays Joe's Pub on March 20th in Judy Gold Is Mommy Queerest.

- Gilligan's Island: The Musical is touring Florida. Hopefully for more than three hours.

-The fifth annual Broadway Purim Shpiel plays the Hudson Theater on March 7th. Xanadu's Jackie Hoffman will host.

- Christine Jorgensen Reveals, the story of America's first and most famous transsexual, begins previews on February 26th at the Lion Theater. Bradford Louryk stars in the title role.

- Next To Normal comes to Broadway on March 27th at the Longacre Theater. J. Robert Spencer, Aaron Tveit, and Alice Ripley will star.

- This Beautiful City, a new musical about the rise of the evangelical movement in Colorado Springs, opens Sunday at the Vineyard Theater. Written by Steven Cosson and Jim Lewis, music and lyrics by Michael Friedman.
This Beautiful City is a play with music, created from interviews with actual persons, that explores the Evangelical movement and its unofficial U.S. capital. Because of the presence of several national Evangelical headquarters, the influential megachurch New Life (formerly led by Ted Haggard), and numerous and diverse churches, questions surrounding religion and civic concerns are brought to the foreground of everyday life in this city. The Civilians’ project looks at Colorado Springs as a microcosm of issues facing the country as a whole—the shifting line between church and state, changing ideas about the nature of Christianity, and how different beliefs can either coexist or conflict within a community.
Tickets for This Beautiful City are available here. Below is a promotional clip. Looks great!

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