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On August 20, Andrew Rannells joins the Tony Award-winning musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch for a limited eight-week run. He takes over for a departing Neil Patrick Harris. Rannells will don the same glitter and high heels to play the German transvestite.

Rannells was last seen on Broadway originating the role of Elder Price in 2011′s The Book of Mormon, for which he was nominated for a Tony. Check out Andrew below in the first official promo photo.

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Book Review: Memorizing You By Dan Skinner

In: Reader Submissions, The Arts, Totally GAY!
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I wanted a quick, painless, and easy read, one that would give me a couple hours of light-hearted and romantic enjoyment before bed, one that wouldn’t keep me up with thoughts and feelings, one that wouldn’t penetrate me. I picked this one; I was wrong in every way.

Sure, it was romantic, the story of that First True Love, and yes, it was an easy read, but it sucked me into its story and its characters and kept me there til I was done. There wasn’t sleep, there was simply page after page, my finger sliding over my Kindle faster and faster as I devoured the story of David and Ryan.

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Book Review: The Price Of Dick By Dan Skinner

In: Reader Submissions, The Arts, Totally GAY!
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What are you willing to pay for dick?

That’s the question JJ Johnstone asks himself in Dan Skinner’s latest novel, The Price of Dick. Here, the dick in question is attached to Richard Fitch, who everyone calls Dick, and whose dick is well worth any price. At first glance, anyway.

There is an obsession for some gay men about straight men, about being the first to claim that virgin territory. No fruit is as sweet as the forbidden, and JJ has his sights set on Dick’s dick from the moment he sees it at the gym. As they get to know each other, Dick seems to be one of those straight men who might not be so straight. Even though his stories about ex-girlfriends, frat brothers, and sports are clearly waving the heterosexual flag, they’re also just enough to whet any gay man’s appetite. He is a walking wet dream, a dream that JJ eventually makes a reality.

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The First Wives Club Heading To Broadway

In: Donovan, Movies, The Arts
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The First Wives Club is the latest classic movie heading to Broadway. Designing Women writer Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and director Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) are bringing the classic 90s movie starring Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton to the Great White Way. It’s scheduled for a tryout at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre in Spring 2015. If things go well, the production will aim for a Broadway debut during the 2015-16 season.

This isn’t the first time the film has been adapted into a musical. A production premiered in San Diego in 2009. Reportedly, this upcoming version will be vastly different. The new musical will feature original music, along with classics by Motown legends Holland-Dozier-Holland. They were responsible for creating such classics including “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” and “Stop in the Name of Love.”

Are you looking forward to a First Wives Club musical? Do you think it’s a good idea or horrible one? Weigh in below.

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Lindsay Lohan Set To Make Stage Debut

In: Donovan, The Arts
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Lindsay Lohan continues to make huge strides towards a legitimate comeback. For weeks, the 27-year-old has been teasing a project that she was “nervous but excited” about. Earlier today, all was revealed.

Lohan is set to make her West End and stage debut later this year in a revival of David Mamet’s Speed-The-Plow. Lilo will tackle the role of Karen, a temporary secretary who puts the relationship of two Hollywood producers under strain.

It will be directed by Lindsay Posner, who previously directed other Mamet plays including Oleanna, A Life in the Theatre and Sexual Perversity in Chicago. The West End production will run at the Playhouse Theatre from 24 September to 29 November.

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At last Sunday’s Tony Awards ceremony, Neil Patrick Harris picked up his first Tony for his show-stopping performance in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The Broadway production also won Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance By A Featured Actress In A Musical (Lena Hall) and Best Lighting.

With the musical doing boffo business, the originally planned limited run has been extended. Sadly, Harris isn’t sticking around for it. Find out who’s stepping into his fishnets below.

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Play Review: Queer Bathroom Stories

In: Nic, The Arts, Totally GAY!
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Buddies In Bad Times Theatre with Libido Productions premiered a new piece on Tuesday night as an introduction to the Pride season. Queer Bathroom Stories, written by Sheila Cavanagh, is a compilation of over 100 interviews and an adaptation of Cavanagh’s book Queering Bathrooms: Gender, Sexuality and the Hygienic Imagination. The play tells several stories over the course of a little over an hour of the secret life of Bathrooms in the LGBTQ community.

Sexual escapades aside, and hitting on the most important subject matter of the play, the production shows how the trans community responds to the stick figures on bathroom doors, and the reactions to something possibly taken for granted by others. This was truly the bread and butter of Queer Bathroom Stories. Sure, the “cruising” aspects of the play were impossible to avoid when discussing what the play is about, but came across as misplaced compared to the flow and importance of the gender issues.

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For the 24th annual Broadway Bares extravaganza, organizers decided to go with a rocker theme. Over 150 of New York’s most talented (and hottest) Broadway performers will channel rock icons and pay tribute to 60 years of rock ‘n roll. Once again, proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The event was created by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots).

Broadway Bares combines the naughtiness of burlesque with the razzle-dazzle of Broadway and has been a smashing success since its inception in 1992. The event, featuring the hottest male and female dancers on Broadway, has become one of BC/EFA’s signature events. The first Broadway Bares featured just seven dancers performing choreographed stripteases on a bar and raised more than $8,000. Through 23 editions, Broadway Bares has raised more than $11.3 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Broadway Bares: Rock Hard! arrives Sunday, June 22 at its new home at Hammerstein Ballroom with two performances only at 9:30 PM & Midnight. Special guests for the evening will be announced at a later date. This year’s edition will be directed by Nick Kenkel (Catch Me If You Can, Peepshow, Legally Blonde), who also directed Broadway Bares 23. Check out the naughty video promo announcing this year’s theme below.

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