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WATCH: Broadway Backwards 2021 - BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (VIDEO)

WATCH: Broadway Backwards 2021 – BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (VIDEO)

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas Theatre Queens!

This virtual edition of Broadway Backwards 2021 will explore how the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic has specifically affected the LGBT community. The show will feature Jay Armstrong Johnson as an isolated New Yorker who dreams a fantastical journey guided by a late night television host, portrayed by Jenn Colella.

This year’s production includes a special opening number with Stephanie J. Block, Deborah Cox and Lea Salonga. And the star-studded finale includes new performances by Amy Adams, James Monroe Iglehart, Cheyenne Jackson, L Morgan Lee, Raymond J. Lee, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Ruthie Ann Miles, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessie Mueller, Kelli O’Hara, Karen Olivo, Bernadette Peters, Sis and Elizabeth Stanley. The finale also includes special appearances by Debbie Allen, Matt Bomer, Brenda Braxton, Len Cariou, Glenn Close, Loretta Devine, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Cherry Jones, Aasif Mandvi, Michael McElroy, Javier Muñoz, Jim Parsons, Eve Plumb, Roslyn Ruff and Tony Yazbeck.

Other special guests include: Chasten Buttigieg, Anderson Cooper, Ariana DeBose, Don Lemon, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Robin Roberts, Tony Shalhoub and Ben Vereen.

Broadway Backwards is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. The free online event, can be viewed at here through 11:59 pm Saturday, April 3.

WATCH: The West End Production of CABARET (1993) Starring Alan Cummings and Jane Horrocks - FULL MUSICAL

Shut-In Showcase – WATCH: The West End Production of CABARET (1993) Starring Alan Cummings and Jane Horrocks – FULL MUSICAL

 In 1993, Sam Mendes directed a new production of Cabaret for the Donmar Warehouse in London’s West End. It starred Jane Horrocks as Sally, Adam Godley as Cliff, Alan Cumming as the Emcee and Sara Kestelman as Fräulein Schneider. Cumming received an Olivier Award nomination for his performance and Kestelman won the Olivier for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical. Mendes’s conception was very different from either the original production or the conventional first revival.

Inauguration Counter Programming: Watch The Lost Gay Classic Short “Vapors” (1965) – Full Movie

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Vapors, a black & white 16mm short was released in 1965 and is one of the earliest commercially released films to deal explicitly with the lifestyles of gay men.

During the early 1960s, Andy Milligan, the films director became involved in the nascent off-off-Broadway theatre movement, mounting productions of plays by Lord Dunsany and Jean Genet at the Caffe Cino as well as directing productions at Cafe La Mama La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. During the same period, he operated and designed for a clothing boutique named Ad Lib and used his dressmaking skills to costume many theatrical productions.

The film,set in a gay bathhouse, (The Saint Marks Baths) portrays the emotionally awkward and unconsummated meeting between two strangers Both Thomas (Gerald Jacuzzo) and Mr. Jaffe (Robert Dahdah) are first-time visitors to the baths and feel a little uneasy, but they find comfort with each other A Greek chorus of catty queens wander in and out of the scenes, sometimes swishing, sometimes  dishing, and sometimes explaining the ropes to new arrivals.

The film transcends the gay aesthetic it represents and is really a meditation on loneliness–gay, straight, or whatever. While the room-tone echo on the recorded sound takes a little getting used to, it should not diminish the quality of the acting, which is quite moving in the case of the two leads. While the late Mr. Milligan was a unique filmmaker, Warhol always seemed to be his main-man artistically, and that’s clearer here than anywhere else in Milligan’s work. Milligan obviously knew what it meant to be lonely, to be afraid, and to reach out. This beautiful but raw film captures that as well as, for example, any Bergman film or Saul Bellow novel.

Its truly worth the watch for a glimpse into a world long forgotten and never known by many and truly missed by some.

 

Christmas Classic Movie Spotlight – WATCH: Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

You’ve made it through Halloween, now try to survive Christmas

Released to in 1984 with the hopes of becoming the next “Halloween” Silent was quickly yanked from theaters after only two weeks (not even giving it a chance to play on Christmas) due to the protests of many angry parents. Protesters actually lined up outside theaters with signs that read “Santa Does Not Slay” and “Deck the Halls with Holly, Not Bodies“. Apparently the ad campaign for the movie, which depicted Santa heading down the chimney with a big shiny axe, was giving children nightmares and made them terrified of ol’ Saint Nick. So TriStar caved in to all the pressure from the PTA, the ads were pulled from TV and the movie was removed from theaters shortly after

A young boy watches his parents killed by a thief in a Santa suit. He spends his youth in an orphanage, staying quietly to his self, but his mind is further bent by an iron-handed sadistic Mother Superior. When he turns 18 he finally leaves the orphanage after years of abuse and gets a job at a local store, where he finally snaps when he is required to wear a Santa suit, and goes on a killing spree that leads him slowly back to the orphanage.

A Christmas time classic and a must watch!

 

GEEK OUT! – Watch The Trailer For IRON MAN 3 – Video

For you gay geeks out there. Iron Man 3 will be based on the “Extremis” story arc by Warren Ellis.

Robert Downey, Jr. reprises his role as Tony Stark, with Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Favreau reprising their roles as Pepper Potts, James Rhodes and Happy Hogan, respectively. Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale and Ben Kingsley round out the film’s principal cast.

LGBT History – WATCH: NYC’s Florent: Queen Of The Meat Market – Video

 

The documentary Florent: Queen Of The Meat Market, directed by David Sigal follows the rise and fall of openly gay and openly HIV+ Florent Morellet’s namesake Meatpacking District restaurant which was long the post-clubbing meeting place for a spectacular mix of NYC’s nightlife in an area that was once populated in NYC’s meatpacking district which at night was filled with leather bars, sex clubs, and disco’s before it became a “trendy” neighborhood

Florent’s restaurant was forced out of business last year due the neighborhood’s rampant gentrification

Another piece of NYC’s LGBT History lost forever.


You can watch the FULL DOCUMENTARY at HULU by CLICKING HERE

WATCH All 4 Walking Dead Season 3 Webisodes: The Walking Dead, Cold Storage HERE! – 4 Videos

Now that we are only two weeks for its third season, AMC and The Walking Dead producers have released an online-only undead appetizer in the form of a four-part series of webisodes titled “Cold Storage.”

The new series features actors Josh Stewart and Daniel Roebuck as a couple of survivors in a cold storage facility. And one of them is harboring quite a dark secret.

Enjoy and get ready for the Season 3 Premier all you GayGeeks out there.

Gay History Month: WATCH “The Lavender Lens: A Hundred Years of Celluloid Queers” – Video

In David Johnson’s The Lavender Lens: 100 Years of Celluloid Queers, we see gay characters haunting the corners of the film frame.

“An enticing compilation” Richard Corliss. Time magazine: “Rare archival film footage unseen in decades and a very high camp sensibility.”- “Funnier and Smarter than “Celluloid Closet

An amazing assortment of film clips from silent film to the 1990’s that document our history on the screen.

Watch The First FULL Episode Of NBC’s “The New Normal” Online At Back2Stonewall.com

You can now watch the first episode of The New Normal, the new NBC Ryan Murphy comedy about two gay dads, their surrogate, and their kid which has been banned by Mormon-owned Salt Lake City affiliate KSL-TV and has been giving the Million Moms kniption fits for the past week here at Back2Stonewall.com!

Unfortunately a proxy server is required for UK and European viewing but Canadian viewers can watch via CTV’s site by CLICKING HERE