GAYFEST NYC Adds “STEVE HAYES: TIRED OLD QUEEN AT THE MOVIES: LIVE!” to Festival May 24-26
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
ADDS SPECIAL EVENT TO FOURTH ANNUAL FESTIVAL
“STEVE HAYES: TIRED OLD QUEEN AT THE MOVIES: LIVE!”
WITH JOHN K. BIXLER AND SPECIAL GUEST STARS
DIRECTED BY VINCENT J. CARDINAL
THE SENSATIONAL YOUTUBE SERIES COMES TO LIFE ON STAGE!
MAY 24 – 26, 2010
AT THE ABINGDON THEATRE ARTS COMPLEX
TICKETS NOW ON SALE
New York, NY (4/21/2010) – GAYFEST NYC, Inc., (Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman, Producers), the country’s premier producer of new LGBT-themed plays, has added veteran gay character actor and classic movie lover Steve Hayes to its Fourth Annual Festival with a special live edition of his highly successful YouTube show, the world premiere of Steve Hayes: Tired Old Queen At The Movies: Live! The sensational YouTube Series comes to life on stage with direction by Vincent J. Cardinal, featuring Steve Hayes, John K. Bixler and special guest stars at each evening’s performance. Performances begin May 24 for three-performances only through May 26th at 8:00 p.m. in the June Havoc Theater at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex (312 West 36th Street).
Steve Hayes: Tired Old Queen At The Movies: Live! offers the dish on the classic movies we thought we knew and most likely didn’t. How they were made, why they’re classic, and what happens when they become the fixation of a little gay boy from upstate New York who was “raised by Warner Brothers.”
Veteran gay character actor and old movie lover Steve Hayes brings his hugely successful YouTube show to the stage in a special live edition for GAYFEST NYC. Along with his friend and co-host John “Johnny” Bixler, Steve offers up tantalizing “tidbits” concerning the classic films he knows and loves. The plots, the stars, the studios, the directors, the technical problems, the controversies, the rumors, the scandals and the inevitable truths, all come under his scrutiny in 90 minutes of laughter and revealing insights as only Steve Hayes can offer; sometimes personal, sometimes profound, and always full of humor in this talk show for movie lovers. Steve will be interviewing special celebrity guests at each performance.
All tickets for Steve Hayes: Tired Old Queen At The Movies: Live! are $35.00 and are now on sale at www.Theatermania.com or by calling 212-351-3101. For additional information log onto www.GAYFESTNYC.com. All proceeds from GAYFEST NYC benefit the Harvey Milk High School.
GAYFEST NYC’s Fourth Annual Festival, a five-week event filled with new theatre works spotlighting gay issues, includes four fully-staged productions featuring professional actors, talk-backs with the authors of the Festival plays, appearances by celebrated members of the LGBT community, plus special events. The Festival runs from May 6 – June 6, 2010 and includes Romeo and Hamlet by R. Jonathan Chapman & Kevin Stefan with direction by Sidney J. Burgoyne (May 6-16), Mother Tongue by F. J. Harland directed by Margarett Perry (May 13-23), The Legacy by Adam Siegel with direction by Martin Casella (May 20 – June 5) and This One Girl’s Story (inspired by the proud life of Sakia Gunn and based on a true story), a musical with Book by Bil Wright, Music & Lyrics by Dionne McClain-Freeney and Directed by Devanand Janki (May 27 – June 6).
Sponsors of GAYFEST NYC include American Airlines, Macy’s, Crown Plaza Hotel, HSBC Bank, Bud Light, Grey Goose Vodka, Lladro, Andrew Christian, DG Neary Real Estate, Jamie deRoy, Sutter Home Vineyards, Theatermania.com and media sponsors including the Village Voice, Where New York, IN New York Magazine, Next Magazine, Backstage, GO! Magazine, FunMaps, Mark Nelson Events and others. GAYFEST NYC receives generous support from the Office of the Manhattan Borough President.
A 4-Play Festival Passport is available at $65, with single tickets priced at $18 for all productions. Special Event tickets are $35 and are not included in the Festival Passport. Tickets are now on sale at www.Theatermania.com or by calling 212-351-3101. For additional information log onto: www.GAYFESTNYC.com.
Steve Hayes is an award-winning comedian, actor and writer, as well as the host of the classic movie review/comedy show: “STEVE HAYES: Tired Old Queen at the Movies,” which is seen weekly around the world on YouTube. As an actor, he recently starred in The Big Gay Musical directed by Casper Andreas and in Fine Line Features motion picture trick directed by Jim Fall and starring Tori Spelling and Christian Campbell. trick was nominated for Best Picture at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival and Steve can be heard singing a solo number on the soundtrack CD. Off-Broadway he starred in the world premiere of Paul Corrigan’s comedy Queen’s Blvd directed by Vincent J. Cardinal and recently appeared at the NYMF Festival in Bradford Scobie’s Moisty the Snowman Saves Christmas. Steve won Outstanding Actor at the International New York Fringe Theatre Festival in 2006 for The Penguin Tango by Stephen Svoboda. He performed his one-person show STEVE HAYES’ Hollywood Reunion directed by Vincent J. Cardinal to sold-out audiences at GAYFEST NYC 2008. Steve is a nine-time nominee and three-time winner of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs MAC Award for Outstanding Comedian and Characterization. He is also the recipient of the Backstage Bistro Award for Comedy Performer of the Year and is a six-time recipient of the ASCAP Popular Music Award.
Harvey Milk High School (HMHS) is a fully-accredited, voluntary NYC public high school focused on the educational needs of teenagers who are in crisis or at risk of physical violence and/or emotional harm in a traditional educational environment.
GAYFEST NYC, Inc., a NYS 501(c)(3) non-for-profit corporation, is an Off Broadway theatre company in New York City that nurtures playwrights and develops new LGBT plays and musicals for world stages and film and television production. GAYFEST NYC presents an annual festival showcasing those works most ready for production. GAYFEST NYC is committed to sharing its gifts and its dollars with the next generation of LGBT Americans. To this end, monies raised through ticket sales and other specialized fundraising efforts throughout the year are used to provide in-school elective programs and scholarships for students of The Harvey Milk High School. Since June 2007, GAYFEST NYC has presented twenty-three scholarships to graduating seniors and established an accredited elective Playwriting program at the school.
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