Among the many events honoring Pride in NYC next weekend (June 24-26) is a selection of three highly recommended top picks of award-winning shows and talent from Broadway and beyond. Playing on different dates and at different times, you can enjoy each of them or choose what your schedule allows.
Playbill Pride 2022 – Celebrate Pride in Times Square with a series of free weekend events from Playbill, in partnership with the Times Square Alliance, dedicated to honoring the LGBTQIA+ community and benefiting the nonprofits that work for and with they. On Friday, June 24, on the main stage, Playbill will host Pride 365: LIVE! – this year’s installment of its annual report Pride in Times Square, established in 2015, with diversity, equality, equity, visibility and inclusion guiding programming. The lineup of stars of stage and screen and Broadway shows A strange loop, beautiful, fun house, Crazy in Love, Hedwig and the Angry Thumb, La Cage aux Folles, Taboo, Promand more.
Then on Saturday, June 25, from 6:00 p.m., Times Square will “ignite the night” with The Big Broadway Nightclub – a large-scale street party that invites revelers to dance the night away to classic and contemporary Broadway songs and performances with fabulous costumes and a disco twist, all while being entertained by DJ Ari Grooves, DJ Duggz, Orfeh , Anthony Wayne and the cast of Mighty Real: a fabulous musical from Sylvesterand a special performance by Off-Broadway’s titanic star Courtney Bassett, all around the Playbill Pride float. Also on hand throughout the weekend will be Playbill’s Sing for Hope piano, covered in real life Playbills of Broadway’s most popular shows, where Broadway musicians and performers will lead singing and piano concerts. For more information, visit the Playbill website.
GRINDR The Opera – The latest staged concert version of Erik Ransom’s Offie Award-winning musical (book, music and lyrics), co-presented by TOSOS and Iconoclast Theater Collective, and directed by longtime collaborator Rachel Klein , with musical supervision by Andy Peterson, under the musical direction of Luke Williams, and Scott Lilly as associate director, is back in New York at The Green Room 42, where it premiered last Friday to a packed house. enthusiastic. The hilarious sing-along parody of the popular gay dating app is filled with risque sexual situations and graphic language set to an exuberant score and clever rhyming verses, with witty references to pop culture and the extravagant worlds and opera and camp drama. An entertaining and engaging cast of five, with Taylor Ratliff (aka Plasma LaRose) as Grindr, with Terrance Johnson as Devon (a romantic), Coleman Steele Cumming as Tom (a cynic), Noah Hartwell as Jack (a twink ), and Kevin McGuire as Don (a dad) — four men who meet via the app, each looking for a different kind of connection — deliver the decidedly adult humor, rich voices in a variety of styles and distinctive personality archetypes of niche Grindr Tribes groups, while sensitively revealing their origins, embodying the struggles they face, and culminating in a surprising climax that is as outrageously funny as it is unexpected.
If you missed it on June 17, don’t do it again! You have one more chance to see GRINDR The Opera Friday, June 24, beginning at 9:30 p.m. at The Green Room 42, inside YOTEL, 570 Tenth Avenue, 4e ground, NYC or broadcast live. For tickets (priced at $19 for the livestream and $39-79 for the in-person show), call (646) 707-2990 or drop by on line. Everyone must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and photo ID to enter the venue. A link to the livestream will be emailed one hour before the show.
Boy Group Brunch: Pride Edition – Appearing regularly every other Sunday at 2 p.m., at Chelsea Table + Stage, The Boy Band Project – an award-winning vocal ensemble of four rotating talents from the Broadway, Off-Broadway and cabaret stages, reimagining the popular band’s greatest hits of guys from the 1970s to the present – brings his impeccable harmonies, hot moves, sexy personas, audience interactions and wry humor to a special Pride Edition of the show on Pride Day, June 26. Featuring Jamison Scott, Chris Brasfield, Stanley Martin and BBP founder Travis Nesbitt, next Sunday’s concert will include a list of fan favorites, themed video screenings and “all the feelings” from The Boys and Songs, as well only new surprises.
A portion of ticket sales will benefit The LGBT network – a nonprofit leader in pioneering advocacy and social change, providing a safe home and voice for LGBT people, their families, and support systems on Long Island and Queens – so you can enjoy a fabulously entertaining and intimate show, while contributing to a worthwhile cause. Before you go, you can watch a trailer for The BBP below:
The Boy Group Brunch: Pride Edition plays Sunday, June 26, beginning at 2 p.m., at Chelsea Table + Stage, downstairs inside the Hilton New York Fashion District, 152 West 26e Street, New York. For tickets (priced at $30, plus fees), go on line. The site does not currently require masks, but proof of vaccination must be provided to enter.