Tag Archives: Theater

Wicked cool: Boston’s very own phantom opera house

Phantom Opera House in Boston

Source: Greig Lamont (c) Project of Ruins

Did you know that Boston has its own phantom of the opera; 120 year old concert theater that is 40 feet below street level? This concert hall below the iconic Steinert & Sons storefront on Boylston Street has been closed for nearly three-quarters of a century.

The “acoustically perfect” theater built by Alexander Steinert seated 650 people.  Apparently world-renowned pianists and opera singers performed here up through 1942 when nearly 500 died in Boston at the notorious Cocoanut Grove. Following that tragedy subterranean spaces like Steinert Hall became subject to strict fire regulations and was forced to close.

Read more about this fascinating space and check out The Boston Globe video, here.

 

 

Neil Patrick Harris as Hedwig at Tonys 2014

If you missed the Tonys this past Sunday, you missed a great show. Neil Patrick Harris as Hedwig singing ‘Sugar Daddy’ just might have been my absolute favorite moment.  Check out the clip.

Tony Awards tonight at 8PM

Broadway, Tony's, I’m not a fan of most award shows.  Once the red carpet is over, I find them tedious and fraught with actors inexperienced performing in front of a live audience and / or musicians incapable of singing live.  With the exception of seeing a gaffe – John Travolta introducing “Adeem Azel” at the Oscars or Kendall Jenner’s pathetic attempt to read from her cue card at the Billboard Music Awards – I find them a bore.

However, I always LOVE the Tony’s. I know it is a cliche to have a gay man raving about Broadway, but this show entertains every year because Broadway stars have impeccable comedic timing, they are comfortable performing in front of a live audience, and most of them can sing and dance so be sure not to miss The Tony’s tonight – I promise that you’ll love it.

Mr. Teddy opens at Club Cafe

Mr Teddy Play

Source: Smartguy Productions Inc.

Mr. Teddy is a full length play produced by a new LGBTQ theater company in Boston called Smartguy Productions Inc.  Sergio and I are going to attend Friday’s show at Club Cafe, but tonight is opening night.  Mr. Teddy will run through June 13th at Club Cafe. Tickets are available for shows on June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 at 8PM and June 15 matinee show at 3PM.

Get Your Tickets Here

About Mr. Teddy: Alec, Mark and Teddy found true love two years ago when Alec brought Teddy home for a three way and Teddy never left.  Like everyone, Teddy comes with some baggage, namely a Teddy Bear and a desire to call Marc and Alec his “Daddies”.  All is bliss until Alec’s friend, Allison, insists that Teddy is suffering delayed development and he must be pushed to grow up and leave his Daddies behind if he is ever to find true happiness.  Patrick, a friend of all three men, finally sees his chance to steal Teddy away for himself. The resulting confrontations have explosive consequences for everyone involved.

Broadway in Provincetown

Broadway ProvincetownAre 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.

Tickets to Mr. Teddy on sale now

Smartguy ProductionsMr. Teddy is a full length play being produced by a new LGBTQ theater company in Boston called Smartguy Productions Inc.  This is their first full length play. It explores the dynamics of three gay men who have decided to make a family with each other.

Tickets are available for shows on June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 at 8PM and June 15 matinee show at 3PM.

Get Your Tickets Here

About Mr. Teddy: Alec, Mark and Teddy found true love two years ago when Alec brought Teddy home for a three way and Teddy never left.  Like everyone, Teddy comes with some baggage, namely a Teddy Bear and a desire to call Marc and Alec his “Daddies”.  All is bliss until Alec’s friend, Allison, insists that Teddy is suffering delayed development and he must be pushed to grow up and leave his Daddies behind if he is ever to find true happiness.  Patrick, a friend of all three men, finally sees his chance to steal Teddy away for himself. The resulting confrontations have explosive consequences for everyone involved.

climACTS! Bold – May 19th

Theater Offensive BostonI’ve been writing about The Theater Offensive’s fundraiser, climACTS! BOLD, and now the event is practically here.

Will you be attending this fantastic party to benefit The Theater Offensive? Say hello if you see me (and thank you in advance for posing for a photo).  This year’s special guest is musician and Broadway star, Billy Porter, currently playing the Kinky Boots role of Lola on Broadway.

VIP and General Admission tickets remain available.

Tickets to climACTS! BOLD
Monday, May 19 at the Wilbur Theater
6:00 PM VIP/Sponsor Reception 7:00 PM General Admission