Archive for June, 2009

It’s Gay Pride Month and what better way to celebrate than to blog about the 2009 NewNowNextAwards honoring the best up and coming GLBT stars of tomorrow.

Most Addictive Reality Star: Ongina, RuPaul’s Drag Race

Brink of Fame: Music Artist: The Fire and Reason

Always Next Forever Now: Britney Spears

Best Future Feature: Bruno

Best Show You’re Not Watching: True Blood, HBO

OMFG Internet Award: Prop 8: The Musical

Brink of Fame Comic: Kate McKinnon

Cause You’re Hot: Jessica Clark

Brink of Fame, Actor: Nelsan Ellis, True Blood, HBO

Most Guiltiest Pleasure: The Wendy Williams Show

AfterEllen.com’s Best Lesbian Kiss: Bette & Tina, The L Word

AfterElton.com’s Best Gay Couple: Christian Siriano & Brad Walsh

ArjanWrites.com’s Best International Crossover: Patrick Wolf

Dlisted’s Feel This Bitch: Dorota, the housekeeper from Gossip Girl

Pink Is The New Blog’s Ruining Pop Culture: Miley Cyrus

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Sordid Comedy AffairJoin fellow “Sordid Lives” stars Del Shores, Rue McClanahan, Caroline Rhea, and Leslie Jordan for a night of comedy based upon the hit TV show! I’ll be there Tuesday cheering them on, so come join a night of laughter and fun!

For showtime and tickets, visit: http://www.comixny.com/event.aspx?eid=590

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Dream WeddingUS Magazine’s & WEDDINGCHANNEL.COM’S are holding a Dream Wedding Contest. The top ten finalists have been chosen and one of the finalists are Matthew Ossenfort and Jeffrey Denke. Please help them win their dream wedding by clicking the link below:


This could be you or someone you love, so let’s get out there and vote!!!

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Sordid LivesHelp Save Sordid Lives

There is a new Facebook Fan Page to “Help Save Sordid Lives”. Please join:


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Tony AwardsHere we go…It’s Tony Time. I’ll be posting the winners throughout the night, so stay tuned…

The winners are…

Best Musical: “Billy Elliot, The Musical”

Leading Actor in a Musical: David Alvarez, Kiril Kulish, Trent Kowalik (“Billy Elliot, The Musical”)

Leading Actress in a Musical: Alice Ripley (“Next To Normal”)

Best Revival of a Musical: “Hair” (featuring “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Gavin Creel)

Best Play: “God Of Carnage”

Best Revival of Play: “The Norman Conquests”

Leading Actress in a Play: Marcia Gay Harden (“God of Carnage”)

Leading Actor in a Play: Geoffrey Rush (“Exit The King”)

Featured Actress in a Musical: Karen Olivo (“West Side Story”)

Featured Actor in a Musical: Gregory Jbara (“Billy Elliot, The Musical”)

Best Special Theatrical Event: “Liza’s At The Palace” (featured 2 “Adaumbelle’s Quest” Participants Jim Caruso & Cortes Alexander)

Best Direction of a Muscial: Stephen Daldry (“Billy Elliot, The Musical”)

Best Direction of a Play: Matthew Warchus (“God of Carnage”)

Best Original Score: “Next To Normal” (Music: Tom Kitt & Lyrics: Brian Yorkey)

Featured Actress in a Play: Angela Lansbury (“Blithe Spirit”)

Featured Actor in a Play: Roger Robinson (“Joe Turner’s Come and Gone”).

Best Book of a Musical: “Billy Elliot, The Musical” (Lee Hall)

Best Choreography: “Billy Elliot, The Musical” (Peter Darling)

Best Sound Design of a Musical: “Billy Elliot, The Musical” (Peter Arditti)

Best Sound Design of a Play: “Equus” (Gregory Clarke)

Best Scenic Design of a Musical: “Billy Elliot, The Musical” (Ian MacNeil)

Best Scenic Design of a Play: “33 Variations” (Derek McLane)

Best Lighting Design of a Musical: “Billy Elliot, The Musical” (Rick Fisher)

Best Lighting Design of a Play: “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” (Brian MacDevitt)

Best Orchestrations: “Billy Elliot, The Musical” (Martin Koch) & “Next To Normal” (Michael Starobin & Tom Kitt)

Best Costume Design of a Play: “Mary Stuart” (Anthony Ward)

Best Costume Design of a Musical: “Shrek, The Musical” (Tim Hatley)

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Natascia Diaz Award Winning actress Natascia Diaz has been dazzling theatre audiences for years, especially with her pristine and powerful vocals. She received the 2009 Helen Hayes Award for her performance in Washington DC Signature Theatre’s production of “Rooms, A Rock Romance”. Natascia was also featured in their 2008 production of “Kiss of the Spider Woman”. In addition to the Helen Hayes Award, Natascia is also the recipient of Chicago’s 1996 Joeseph Jefferson Award for her performance as “Anita” in the National Tour of “West Side Story” as well as the 2006 Kevin Kline award for the same role at St. Louis’ Muny. On Broadway Natascia has been featured in “Man of LaMancha”, “Seussical”, & “Carousel” while Off-Broadway she has delighted audiences in “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well & Living in Paris”, “Tick, Tick…Boom” (for which she received an Ovation Award Nomination), and Stephen Sondheim’s “Saturday Night”. In addition to theatre, Natascia has also lit up the screen in TV’s “Law & Order”, “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”, & “Damages” as well as the films “Tiny Dancer”, “How to Seduce Difficult Women” and the current documentary “Every Little Step”, which recounts the journey of Broadway’s “A Chorus Line”.  Check your local movie theater for times!

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? My parents. Opera singer dad, ballerina mom. They were both incredible storytellers in each of their professions and filled me with respect and awe of all things theatrical.

2. What is the hightest and lowest note you can sing? Highest; A flat. Aldonza. “It’s…all….the SAME!!!!!!” at the end of Aldonza in MAN OF LA MANCHA. Lowest; every note in KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN. lol

3. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? I’m a great mimic.

4. Is there ever a time you thought about quitting? Been thinking of quitting now for over a year. Still do.

5. Favorite kind of sundae (ice cream flavor & toppings)? Don’t like sundaes. Prefer anything dark chocolate.

6. Favorite kind of shoes? Dansko’s.

7. Favorite holiday? Christmas. There is magic and holiness in it. and Easter. for the sense of renewal. And rebirth.

8. Summer Resort or Winter Retreat? Winter retreat. It’s when we need it most. If I had a choice, both.

9. What skin care products do you use? Aveeno. I am blessed with very good skin, though. Don’t need much fussing.

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? I made a figure of her out of a bottle when I was very little. WONDERWOMAN. ALL THE WAY.

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2 Boys in Bed on a Cold Winter's NightIf you are in Provincetown, MA this month, be sure to catch the limited run of James Edwin Parker’s “2 Boys in Bed on a Cold Winter’s Night” directed by David Drake . 9 performances only. Starting this weekend (June 5-7) and continuing on  June 9, 12-14, 23, & 24. All shows are at 9pm at the Art House Theatre. For more information and tickets, click on the link below:


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