So when thinking about how to top the other gay moments and gay videos from Broadway and Showtunes for this big gay week on BroadwayReviewed.com, I originally thought to make a tribute to Julie Andrews in Victor Victoria but that isn’t gay enough, just fabulous and a supporter of the theatre and I believe of the gay community.
I then thought why not show the gay couple from Rent, but then again even though Rent did bring gay couples kissing to life and gay sex to life on the main stream broadway screen, it was more known for AIDS and AIDS awareness and although I am a huge supporter of Broadway Cares, this week is about gay on broadway so I decided Rent just wasn’t good enough.
I had already talked about Harvey Fierstein and the Liza Minelli Scene from Cabaret when she finds out her boyfriend and lover is bi is already over done. We could have done Sean Hayes, Neil Patrick Harris or tons of other Actors and Actresses who are gay or support the gay community and theatre, but when I really thought about what could top The Gay Bears performing I say a little prayer from Glee or Tap Dancing Drag Queens there is only one big gay celebrity with one big gay song in a huge big gay anthem and that diva of the stage and screen is none other than Big Gay Al from South Park’s Movie Musical Bigger, Longer Uncut. Heck even the name is gay.
Not only does Big Gay Al take being big and being gay to a new level, but he does it in front over thousands of military men, I know, every gay man’s dream come true. Anyways, Big Gay Al takes his big gay show and makes a big gay splash in the movie South Park Musical Movie Bigger Longer Uncut and his performance is amazing. He has flash flair, piano, dancers and everything else you would expect from a spoof performance and a diva. To finish off my big gay week on Broadway the only possible thing that tops some of our other clips could be Big Gay Al and his big gay song I’m Super from the South Park Movie Musical Bigger, Longer, Uncut.
Thank you all for reading and enjoy the clip below. If you like it feel free to comment below as well.
So on my flight back from Sweden yesterday I was listening to the showtunes channel on the Scandinavian Airlines music channel. They were talking about a show that I don’t have any particular interest in ever seeing called In The Heights.
I believe it is a story about people in the heights in the NY area and in Washington Washington Heights from the song they played shortly after. I saw the trailers and a couple songs from the show performed at show tunes nights like the one at Sidetracks in Chicago and this show has no appeal. Sure it may have won a bunch of awards but when you have years where there is a lag in good shows or blockbusters like Wicked and Hairspray, shows like In The Heights can win because there is nothing else available or new to vote for.
Anyways, the rumor I was hearing was that the producer or director or something from one of the High School Musical films was going to take In The Heights and make it into a Hollywood film. This could be good or bad. Lately we’ve seen Rent, Nine, Evita, Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray and other loved broadway shows turned into movies. Some were huge hits and others kind of got lost. What concerns me is that there was no appeal with this show as a show to many people and if a producer or director from a happy, feel good tween movie world comes and messes with a Broadway show, it could ruin the actual show, turn the down parts into happy parts and possibly ruin part of the show.
On the other hand, maybe having it turned into a film, they usually alter the shows a bit, could actually make it more interesting or even if they keep all of the original songs and don’t mess with it it may drive people to the show as a Hollywood styled show can grab a huge audience.
I did see one of the Broadway stars from In The Heights as a judge on the show Throw Down with Bobby Flay on the food network during the Cuban sandwiches throw down and even though I thought she was excellent, I still had no desire to watch the show. I also did not like the song Carnival or whatever it was that I heard on the plane.
Overall I still have no desire to pay Broadway ticket prices to see a show like In The Heights when there are a million other shows out there, but I will pay to see it in a movie theatre out of curiosity. This could be a good thing if they make it more appealing and add a Hollywood twist to this lackluster show. It’ll also be fun to see if this rumor is a real one and if In The Heights becomes the next show to be turned into a Hollywood movie.