Since the early spring I’ve been writing about the reopening of Boston’s historic Colonial Theatre and the world premiere of Moulin Rouge The Musical, which will open in the remodeled theater before heading to Broadway. Last week the organizers announced that the show would be extended (no longer closing on August 5th) and will now run from June 27 to August 19th.
The newly refurbished box office at 106 Boylston Street will open to the public for in-person purchases next week on Monday, June 18, starting at 10AM. In addition to these 16 performances, a new block of seats has been released for performances during the original engagement dates through August 5, 2018.
Set in Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France at the turn of the century, a world of indulgent beauty and unparalleled extravagance, of bohemians and aristocrats, of boulevardiers and mademoiselles, Moulin Rouge! The Musical tells the fictional story of an ambitious, lovesick writer, Christian (Aaron Tveit), and a dazzling, entrancing chanteuse, Satine (Karen Olivo). Their lives collide at the Moulin Rouge with its many characters including the host of the Moulin Rouge, Harold Zidler (Danny Burstein); the brilliant and starving artist Toulouse-Lautrec (Sahr Ngaujah); the greatest tango dancer – and gigolo – in all of Paris, Santiago (Ricky Rojas); the tempting Nini (Robyn Hurder); and The Duke of Monroth (Tam Mutu), the wealthy and entitled patron of the club who thinks he can buy anything he wants, including love.
If you are left wanting more after a week+ of Boston Pride celebrations, head down to Providence this weekend for their 43rd Annual PrideFest & Illuminated Night Parade and their Big Gay Tea Dance Pride Weekend Block Party
Be sure to check out the full list of events I’ve highlighted below for Boston, Ogunquit, PVD and Ptown. Here are a few local events I’d like to give a special shout out to: Provincetown Film Festival starts Wednesday and runs through Sunday; the gay monthly dance party Boyfriends Last Call hosts their final party this Friday at 10PM – check it out; and Heels and Harness Pride Tea Dance is at Mainestreet from 3-7PM on Sunday in Ogunquit.
Pizza & Game Night is every Monday from 5-9PM (check out their ping pong and foosball tables) at Dorchester Brewery in Dorchester
Sister Bingo is every Monday starting at 7PM free to play at Club Cafe in Boston
ShowGirls weekly talent show hosted each Monday at the AHouse in Ptown
Cards Against Sobriety hosted every Monday night at the Alley join your friends for a fun game of Cards Against Humanity starting at 8PM in Boston
Trivia Tuesday is every Tuesday at the Dorchester Brewing Company and starts at 7:30PM in Dorchester
Showtune Tuesday hosted by VJ Ryan Grow starts at 9PM every Tuesday at dbar in Dorchester
Karaoke Night starts at 10PM every Tuesday at Jacques in Boston
Stump Trivia with Jonathan Brett is guaranteed fun and has lots of prizes (trivia starts at 8PM) hosted every Tuesday at Club Cafe in Boston
Provincetown Film Festival starts Wednesday and runs through Sunday – this year Sean Baker recieves PIFF’s 2018 Filmmaker on the Edge and Molly Shannon and Chloe Grace Moretz receive PIFF’s Excellence in Acting awards
Sports Night at Peggy’s is every Wednesday night at Peggy O’Neil’s pub in Dorchester
Siren Trivia is every Wednesday at 9PM at the Trophy Room bar in Boston
Atomic Karaoke with DJ Stevie Psyclone & Jonathan Brett is every Wednesday at Club Cafe in Boston
Queer Boston Board Gamers is meeting Thursday from 6-9PM at the Cambridge Central Foyer in Kendall Square in Cambridge
TransCEND presents: T*Social join the TransCEND team from Fenway for a fun night out w/ performances by Teasha Boo, Mizery, and Fenway’s very own Candace! Light snacks will be provided on Thursday 6-9:30PM at Club Cafe
Bear Trivia Night is at 8PM every Thursday at The Alley Bar in DTX Boston
Karaoke Thursdays is every Thursday at Machine with your hosts Rob Botelho and Emphysema Menthol 100s in Boston
Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville
Dueling Drag Divas are back this year performing every Friday and Saturday at 8PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit
Boyfriends Last Call come out to the Milky Way Lounge for the last Boyfriends party as this monthly party in JP celebrates one last time starting at 10PM on Friday in Jamaica Plain
Witches Bitches and Divas Christina Pecce makes her Boston debut singing songs from your favorite standards, musicals, and operas starting at 8PM on Friday at Club Cafe in Boston
TRIBE Neon Jungle- The Stable Pride Block Party Friday- Block party starts at 8pm and continues on Saturday from 2-8 for a weekend of uninterrupted dancing at The Stable in Providence
Kiki Beach is back for its third year and Southie’s M Street Beach has never looked so fabulous – look for the speedos and listen for the good music; starting at 11ish in Boston
43rd Annual PrideFest & Illuminated Night Parade starting at 11AM and running til 9:30PM on Saturday check out how Providence celebrates Pride with this year’s theme Louder & Prouder
POLLOCK: A Staged Reading by Twenty Summers at the Hawthorne Barn starts at 7PM on Saturday in Provincetown
H E R O E S Saturday (New Venue) Retro dance party hosted the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 10PM-2AM at Sonia (formerly TT The Bear’s Place) in Central Square
Video Night Tracks every Saturday night join VJ Ryan Grow at Cathedral Station starting at 9:30PM
The Donkey Show is the ultimate disco experience is a story inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream each Saturday at Club Oberon in Cambridge.
Grunt is a weekly dance party with no cover for burly men and their admirers, starting at 10PM at the Alley Bar in DTX
UNITE Saturdays is a weekly dance party at Club Cafe with DJ Susan Esthera (no cover before 11PM) in Boston
Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party at Paradise in Cambridge
SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Sunday from 10AM – 4PM through the end of October in Boston
Big Gay Tea Dance Pride Weekend Block Party conclude RI Pride at The Stable’s outdoor pride tea dance from 12PM – 8PM in Providence
Babes Brunch is at Trophy Room this Sunday from 1-4PM in Boston
Heels and Harness Pride Tea Dance Dust off your Heels and strap on your Harness and come down to Mainestreet from 3-7PM on Sunday in Ogunquit
Sunday Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 6PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston
Karaoke at the Alley is every Sunday starting at 8PM in Boston
Pajama Party is a weekly dance party hosted every Sunday starting at 10PM at Machine in Boston
Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar in the Theater District is every Sunday starting at 10PM in Boston
Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.
The outdoor block party runs from 1PM – 9PM. For more information click here. Below are a few photos from years past.