The OutMuseum is the first LGBTQ+ arts and media virtual museum of its kind - available free to the public. Home to a combination of rotating and permanent exhibits centering themes, identities, and experiences which celebrate and commemorate the queer and trans communities we serve as an organization, the OutMuseum places the telling of our past, present, and future into the hands of those who have lived this past, are surviving its present and will be imagining a thriving future for it. Through short film collections, panels and roundtables, oral histories, and other multimedia within our slate of exhibits, this space offers the ability to foster discussions, increase access to art and information, and, most importantly, speak to histories that are regularly omitted from the record. Because what is history, if not storytelling? And it is all available for free!
Chapter 7: Stephen Sondheim, Assassins, Merrily We Roll Along
In chapter 7 of Old Show Queens, Billy & Gary turn their attention to the great Stephen Sondheim. They discuss the original cast recording of Assassins, which featured a much larger orchestra than the original production did, and Billy recalls attending the original Broadway incarnation of the short-lived Merrily We Roll Along.
In chapter 8 of Old Show Queens, Billy and Gary turn their attention to a handful of legendary performers: Judy Garland, Carol Channing, Jerry Lewis, Barbra Streisand, and… Madonna. Watch to see what Channing gifted Rosenfield, why Lewis insisted on a clarinet player, and more!
Yes, "Meadowlark is great"—but maybe producer David Merrick had a good reason to yank it from The Baker's Wife? In chapter 10 of Old Show Queens, Gary and Billy share memories of show biz lore from that show (which closed out of town), Grand Hotel, and more. Plus—just how good is the overture to...