For all of you who have plans to visit Provincetown this summer, I always recommend taking in a show or two. In the summer, Ptown becomes like a gay little Las Vegas with more shows on any given night than many cities more than ten times its size. A perennial favorite is Well Strung who are performing again at the Provincetown Art House through September 20th.
Tickets to see Well Strung in Ptown
Sergio and I will be in Boston for this year’s 4th of July celebrations, but here is a quick look back at all the fun in Provincetown at last year’s 4th of July Week.
Seth Fornea at Boatslip in Ptown July 4, 2013
Ptown is such a fun place. One never knows who you’ll bump into when you are there. An old friend you’ve not seen in years (or perhaps you didn’t even know was gay), a new boyfriend in the making (more than a few romances have started in this tiny town), and of course handsome, gay actors, models, etc…
Armistead Maupin will be returning to Provincetown during Bear Week this year. He’ll be reading from his latest work and sharing anecdotes and insights at The Crown & Anchor Sunday, July 13th.
I love this photo of Sergio hanging with Armistead at the Crown & Anchor back in 2012. He is a very friendly and approachable guy.
Click here for more info about the event and to purchase tickets.
Provincetown is about to get real crowded as tens of thousands of men visit for the Independence Week parties starting on Saturday, June 28th. The entire town will be filled to capacity but don’t be deterred. Be sure to check out the Boatslip’s massive tea dance each day, visit some of the clubs like the Atlantic House (A-House) and certainly catch a show while you visit.
Also be sure to visit The Crown & Anchor which will host to some great parties and consider getting tickets party promoter Chris Harris’ events. For details about the parties at The Crown & Anchor or to purchase their party passes visit their website, onlyatthecrown.com/independence.
Here are photos I snapped from July 4th week in 2013 in Ptown.
The ever so dreamy PA State Representative, Brian Sims, who I first wrote about back in 2012 (as one of my Men of Twittah) and more recently wrote about in my post, Lusting After Brian Sims, will be in Provincetown during Bear Week hosting a fundraiser for his campaign.
Lord knows I’ve spent a significant amount of time scouring the internet for a shirtless photograph of this handsome, progressive, gay state representative. Since I won’t be in Ptown during bear week, I’m encouraging anyone who might be there to be on the look out for this handsome Pennsylvanian sunning himself.
Want to learn more visit his website: www.sims4pa-ptown.com
Varla Jean Merman and Ryan Landry are teaming up again this summer in Provincetown in a new show at The Art House called The Golden Gals.
The show will play Thursday thru Saturday at 7:30PM, from June 5th thru August 30th.
Sign me up. I’m there and if you are visiting Provincetown you’d be a fool to miss this. Dorothy is played by Ryan Landry, her mother Sophia is played by Connie Tavanis, Blanche the oversexed southern belle is played by (who else?) Varla Jean Merman, and their clueless cohabitant Rose is played by Brooklyn Shaffer. I can hardly wait to see this show.
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Are you planning a trip to Provincetown this summer and do you love Broadway musicals? You may want to mark your calendars and call while tickets remain to this Broadway Series that includes names like Liza Minnelli (sorry that show has sold out), Carol Channing, Linda Eder as well as Andrea McArdle, Donna McKechnie and Faith Prince.
Check out The Crown & Anchor’s 2014 Summer line up and purchase your tickets to one of these amazing shows HERE.
Ryan Landry’s weekly talent show where $500 is awarded each Monday night to the winning act starts next Monday at The A-House in Provincetown.
Tickets are available at House of LaRue (across from the Crown, downstairs) for audience members. Participating showgirls are FREE to enter and should contact Rainbow Frite or Liza Lott to get on the lineup.
For more information check out their Facebook Page Here.
Bear Week 2014 is going to be a very fun place to be. Will you be going? You may want to check out this brand new show during Bear Week, featuring Peter C. Bisuito at The Crown. Tickets (with service fee) are a very reasonable $22.
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SOURCE: Photo of Officer Jeff by Dan McKeon, Provinceown, MA
Spring came to New England late this year and will be over in just a couple of weeks when we celebrate Memorial Day Weekend. In the span of the next two weeks nearly every commencement ceremony in Boston will have taken place; Harvard isn’t til May 29.
Aside from the college students skipping town, Bostonians will head for the coast each weekend. While guys go everywhere, most of the LGBT community looks to Provincetown, MA and or Ogunquit, ME.
Sergio and I have plans to visit both this summer and I’m looking forward to what other spur of the moment trips to the coast manifest.
MacMillan Wharf Provincetown
Be sure to let me know about any parties or large events happening in Provincetown and Ogunquit. I’ll be happy to do my best to help spread the word. Additionally if you are coming to the region and have questions on places to stay, where to go, etc… feel free to reach out to me and I’ll be happy to be your “gay” concierge. Look for more posts about Provincetown and Ogunquit in the coming weeks.
Planning a trip to Provincetown this summer, or perhaps you live in Boston and know you will be making multiple trips to Ptown? Regardless, The Boston Harbor Cruise Co. (one of the two high speed ferry companies here in Boston) has their annual GroupOn running at the moment. Grab them while they last – this deal sells out every year.
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Last week I mentioned that Liza Minnelli and Alan Cumming will be performing in Provincetown in August, but this week I want to remind you that in just a few more months the first major theme week of 2014 will kick off in Provincetown.
Are you planning to head down to Provincetown for the Independence Week parties? For those of you not familiar with Ptown or if you’ve never been during the week of the 4th of July check out this teaser from the Crown & Anchor.
Late last week I mentioned that Liza Minnelli and Alan Cumming will perform a show at The Crown and Anchor on Monday, August 4th. Over the weekend the show sold out and a second performance (same night) at 9:30 p.m. has been added. Tickets may be purchased here, www.onlyatthecrown.com.
UPDATE: I’ve been told this show has now sold out as well. You can’t say that I didn’t give you a heads up.
While summer may still seem a long way off, The Crown & Anchor has been busy booking shows for the 2014 season in Provincetown. And this summer, Liza Minnelli and Alan Cumming will perform live at the Crown & Anchor for one show only on Monday, August 4th.
Don’t be fooled by the steep ticket prices. This intimate gathering ensures this will sell out well in advance. Tickets are $185 – $350 and go on sale in March. To buy tickets, visit www.onlyatthecrown.com.