Category Archives: Christmas

Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular

Christmas bargains, theater discounts, boston theater discountAttention theater fans and holiday bargain shoppers.  Now in its eleventh year, the Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular is offering half-price tickets to many of the holiday shows coming to the city during the 2014 holiday season; including Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Holiday Pops, and more.

Browse the full list of events where tickets are half price on the Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular website and be sure to note the additional savings available like $10 off on First Night Buttons and dining out deals at, mayorsholiday.com.

Christmas with the Crawfords in NYC opens December 11th

gay theater, new york city, nycOne month from today Richard Winchester, producer and co-founder of Artfull Circle Theatre in San Francisco will return to New York City with an hilarious holiday musical comedy hit, Christmas With the Crawfords.

The show, which opens on December 11th, stars Joey Arias as Joan Crawford and  Chris March as her darling daughter Christina. Connie Champagne returns as Judy Garland — a role in which she has garnered international acclaim. Sherry Vine (Keith Levy) will take on the dual role of Hedda Hopper and Baby Jane Hudson in her first appearance in the show.

The production is based on the actual Christmas Eve live radio broadcast of the Crawford family from their Brentwood mansion in the late 1940s, “Christmas With the Crawfords” is a loving homage to and parody of Hollywood’s Golden Age and is filled with appearances of major Tinsel Town icons, such as Judy Garland, Carmen Miranda, Gloria Swanson and the Andrews Sisters.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets

Christmass with the Crawfords runs Tuesday – Thursday on December 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, & at 7:30pm.  Friday & Saturday shows on the 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 begin at 8:00pm. Sunday performances on December 14 & 21 begin at 7:00pm.

All performances take place at Abrons Art Center – 477 Grand Street – NYC 10002.  Tickets are $45 for general admission. Get your tickets here.

Jesus Christ, It’s Christmas! Dec. 4 – 21st

Ryan Landry, Gold Dust OrphansRyan Landry and his troupe, The Gold Dust Orphans, are back with a new Christmas special that opens Thursday, December 4th and runs through Sunday December 21st  (a 3 week limited engagement!)  Tickets are currently on sale with general admission pricing approximately $43 and reserved seating approximately $53.

Get Your Jesus Christ, It’s Christmas! Tickets Here

Jesus Christ, It’s Christmas! is based on the 1947 classic, “The Bishop’s Wife”, “Jesus Christ” features all new songs and dances, plenty of fabulous costumes and positively gorgeous sets! As is always the case with The Gold Dust shows, this is not a kid-friendly program and those easily offended should probably go elsewhere, but for everyone else, come down to the Ramrod Performing Arts Center to see this soon to be classic, Jesus Christ, It’s Christmas!

2014 Santa Speedo Run in one month

Santa Speedo RunThe 15th Annual SSRun is one month from today. Registration remains open for anyone contemplating the run.

You may get more details about the SSRun from their website, www.ssrunners.org.

Even if you don’t plan on running, mark the date on your calendar and come down to Back Bay and check out all the fun and cheer on all the runners who raised money for the Play Ball Foundation.

If you’ve never been to this annual tradition which is now replicated in cities through out the US and abroad, check out my video from the 2013 run.

Toys for Joys 2014 registration NOW OPEN

T4JThe annual Toys for Joys Party (#T4J2014) registration is open!

The T4J party is one not to be missed.  This social party helps collect and distribute toys for children in and around Boston who might otherwise not have gifts to open on Christmas day.  Devoid of long drawn out speeches and rubber chicken dinners, this is an amazing event that seems to get better each year.

Saturday December 6th – RSVP Today HERE!

This year is no exception as T4J moves to a new venue in Bay Village at The Revere Hotel Boston Common – Space 57.  Check out last year’s video below and for more information about the event visit their website here.

Date/Time: Saturday, December 6th / 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM 
Location: 200 Stuart Street
Donation: $35.00 charitable event donation upon registration & 3 toys.

Modern art or sex toy

Paul McCarthy, International Contemporary Art Fair, ParisThe City of Lights has been given a gigantic butt plug Christmas Tree by contemporary American artist, Paul McCarthy. Erected outside Place Vendôme, it is the centerpiece of the International Contemporary Art Fair.

I suppose Paris should consider themselves fortunate.  Check out McCarthy’s installation in Hong Kong here.

Toys for Joys (save the date)

T4JHeads up if you are new to the city or perhaps have not attended the annual Toys for Joys party that collects presents for underprivileged children. The annual tradition is moving to a new location in Bay Village / Theater District at Space 57 at The Revere Hotel Boston Common.  Save the date, Saturday, December 6th. I’ll be sure to let you know when the 2014 registration opens in a few weeks time.

Save the date, Saturday, December 6th. I’ll be sure to let you know when the 2014 registration opens in a few weeks time.  For more information about the event visit their website here