A Queer Carol adding Bruce Vilanch and others to the roster of stars…
by BWW News Desk
Join us for A Queer Carol, starring TV star and Tony nominee Malcolm Gets and Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch
MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 7PM @ The Center, 208 West 13th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
Directed by Richard Sabellico Written by Joe Godfrey
Tickets are $20 for Center members, $25 non-members. Purchase tickets now at www.gaycenter.org or at the door the night of the event.
You won’t want to miss this queer spin on the traditional holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, from the folks who last year brought Charles Busch’s Auntie Mame. The evening’s performers:
Malcolm Gets, best known as Richard on TV’s Caroline in the City, was last seen on Broadway in the Michel Legrand musical, Amour. His other New York theater credits include A New Brain, Hello Again, Merrily We Roll Along, Finian’s Rainbow and the City Center Encores! production of The Boys From Syracuse.
Bruce Vilanch first penned jokes for his pal Bette Midler in 1975 for her legendary Broadway concert, Clams on the Half-Shell. After decades of writing special material for many stars and winning six Emmy Awards for supplying his delicious wit to such annual telecasts as the Oscars, Grammys, Emmys and Tonys, Bruce entered Broadway’s center stage, starring as Edna Turnblad in the Tony Award-winning play, Hairspray.
Matthew Cavanaugh is currently featured in the soap opera One Life to Live playing openly gay character Mark Solomon. On Broadway he starred in Urban Cowboy and played Jimmy Smith in the First National Tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Flotilla De Barge, best known for her brilliant cabaret performances, has also appeared in many films, including Angels in America, Wigstock: The Movie, Ghost Light and Cruise Control.
Aloysius Gigl is best known for his work on the soap opera One Life to Live, playing the role of Vince. He has been featured in the movie Forrest Gump and on television’s Law and Order.
Joe Machota was an original cast member of Mamma Mia, playing the role of Sky for three years at the Cadillac Winter Garden. He replaced the vacationing Michael Crawford in EFX!, and played Ren McCormick in the first national tour of Footloose.
Max von Essen has starred on Broadway in The Dance of the Vampires and Les Miserables, as well as most recently Off-Broadway’s Finian’s Rainbow. This past summer he played Patrick Dennis opposite Charles Busch in Auntie Mame at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor.
This event is produced by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in collaboration with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.