Archive for June, 2010

The Perfect Double Feature

Posted in Movies on June 29, 2010 by Daddycatcher

Spending an air-conditioned summer evening watching The September Issue and The Devil Wears Prada.

It’s a gay ol’ time!!!

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Daddycatcher’s MUSICAL MONDAY: Original Broadway Cast of PUTTING IT TOGETHER

Posted in Musical Mondays on June 28, 2010 by Daddycatcher

George Hearn, John Barrowman, Ruthie Henshall, Bronson Pinchot and Carol Burnett star in the Broadway production of Putting It Together.

Happy Pride 2010

Posted in Gay Rights on June 27, 2010 by Daddycatcher

Daddycatcher will be having brunch at Cowgirl and then heading over to the NYC Pride March!

Everyone have a safe and happy Pride Sunday!

Still Dehydrated

Posted in Movies on June 27, 2010 by Daddycatcher

Anyone else cry like a baby during Toy Story 3?

Daddycatcher’s CATCH OF THE DAY: Jerry Mitchell

Posted in Catch of the Day on June 22, 2010 by Daddycatcher

Broadway choreographer/director Jerry Mitchell tries on his most famous costume from The Will Rogers Follies at the annual Broadway Bares strip-a-thon on June 20th.  The event, created by Mitchell, is a fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. This year the event raised over $1 million.

To the Straight Guy at the Party Last Night

Posted in Gay Rights on June 21, 2010 by Daddycatcher

via Truth Wins Out:

A mutual friend of ours threw a big party for her 30th birthday, tons of people were there and it was a lot of fun. Somewhere along the line you and I ended up on the balcony for some fresh air at the same time. We started chatting; we talked about sports, books, tv – discovered we both are about to start our masters degrees and spent some time debating the pro’s and con’s of the educational system. We talked about hanging out sometime, and you wanted to meet my girlfriend.

I understand how upsetting it was for you when I blinked mildly in surprise and said I was here with my husband. I know it was a shock to your system, if your face had turned any paler I might have called 911. You made a good recovery though – that hurried mutter of “I’m not like that” was very polite and you only knocked over two drinks and one vase in your hurry to rush to anywhere other than near me. I can’t blame you – I forgot how delicate you straight boys are. So I wanted to give you a few helpful hints about where you went wrong last night.

1.) As a general rule we don’t walk around with big signs around our neck proclaiming our sexuality. No scarlet letters, no scent of hellfire and brimstone… sorry about that.

2.) We do not generally assume that everyone within 5 feet of us must also be homosexual – it was nice of you to immediately reassure me that you are hetero, but it was really unnecessary.

3.) Homosexuality is not infectious. While I am sure you meant no disrespect with your hasty departure; in the future you can rest assured that taking a few extra seconds in your mad dash for safety will not result in you being turned gay. It will however keep you from destroying expensive vases and knocking over senior citizens.

4.) This next one may come as a surprise; but you are not, in fact, irresistible. The fact that you have a dick does not instantly turn me into a bundle of uncontrolled lust. Contrary to popular opinion, being in the same room with a straight man does not cause a gay man to instantly lose all common sense and basic common courtesy. Though I am not so sure about the reverse.

5.) Homosexuals in general get a little irked when people treat us like some sort of leper. Rushing to another mutual friend of ours and advising him of my sexuality, so he could be “forewarned” was really uncalled for.

6.) Upon being told (by said mutual friend) to stop being an idiot and that you were not my type anyway… it generally confuses the issue when you then proceed to become upset that I DON’T find you attractive. Three seconds ago you were running through a crowd of people with your hands cupped protectively over your junk as if I might attack you at any moment with a blowjob. See hint number 4.

7.) We homosexuals have an odd sense of humor – I can’t help that. Something about watching you freak out as if all the demons of hell were after you just struck me as vastly amusing.

8.) While being pissed at me for dissolving into uncontrollable laughter might be understandable… gathering a couple guys together to “teach the fag a lesson” is not.

9.) You might also want to drink a little less and be a little more careful about the guys you approach for your little proto-hate-mob.

10.) Assuming the two tall muscle-bound bruisers must be uber-hetero and just as appalled by my presence as you was your first mistake. It was an understandable one though. How were you to know that pflag tshirt the first guy was wearing wasn’t a sports team? Also the rainbow ring the second guy was wearing could have meant anything I am sure.

11.) In retrospect I suppose that upon hearing your not very subtle hate-talk and seeing who you were heading for; I could have said something instead of just laughing harder. I apologize for that. I should have just introduced you to my husband instead of letting you walk up to him and ask him if he wanted to help you teach “that fag over there” a lesson. I hope that broken nose heals up cleanly.

Daddycatcher’s MUSICAL MONDAY: NINE

Posted in Musical Mondays on June 21, 2010 by Daddycatcher

Is anyone really surprised?  If you have been following Daddycatcher’s Realm for a while then you all know what Daddycatcher’s #1 Musical of all time is: Nine.

Just to recap, the past ten weeks Daddycatcher has counted down his Top 10 Favorite Musicals of all time.  Once again, they are:

10.  The Phantom of the Opera
9.   Parade
8.   My Fair Lady
7.   Gypsy
6.   Into the Woods
5.   Company
4.   Kiss of the Spider Woman
3.   Ragtime
2.   Chicago

Daddycatcher decided to go one evening to the now-defunct cabaret Arci’s Place on Park Avenue South to see Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez (the original Morales in A Chorus Line) premiere her cabaret act.  As expected she performed her usual standards – “Nothing” and “What I Did for Love” – but she sang one number that I had never heard before.

She told the audience that Tommy Tune had asked her to fill-in for Liliane Montevecchi in Nine while Liliane went on vacation. She then went into the role’s signature number, “Folies Bergere.”  Daddycatcher was so captivated by the song that he rushed to Virgin Megastore in Times Square after the show to purchase the cast recording.

It was also the first Broadway production that Daddycatcher viewed at the New York Performing Arts Library Video Archives.  It was an incredibly moving and stylized production.  The entire original cast was filmed for the archives, with the exception of Karen Akers who was already replaced by Maureen McGovern.  The cast was lead by a magnetic Raul Julia as film director Guido Contini, who is suffering a mid-life crisis and is fighting the attention of all the women in his life.

And there are so many diva roles: Luisa, the long suffering wife of director Guido Contini; Carla, the sexpot mistress; Claudia, the ethereal muse; Liliane LaFleur, the temperamental French producer; Sarraghina, a voluptuous whore; Guido’s Mother, an angelic and maternal figure.

The revival was extremely satisfying and the movie bombed.  However, the original will never be eclipsed.  Daddycatcher owns the Original Broadway Cast Recording, the London Concert Cast Recording with Jonathan Pryce and Elaine Paige, the Australian Cast Recording, the 2003 Broadway Revival with Antonio Banderas, and the film soundtrack.