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What’s Hot South Florida Sept. 5 – Sept. 11

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Thursday, September 5

Murray and Peter presents “Pray the Gay Away” starring the Zakar Twins was extended for a third week, and this is the last weekend you can see this hilarious show. It plays through Sunday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. 

The GFLGLCC Quarterly luncheon will also be their Awards luncheon which will take place at Wild Thyme Oceanside Eatery where Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantilis will be their guest speaker and awards presenter. The luncheon is from 11:30am to 1pm and the cost (which includes tax and gratuity) is $40 for members and $45 for future members. RSVP is required to Keith@gflglcc.org.

The original Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Goes Out and About” at the Pub from 7-9pm. This fundraiser will feature “Name the Song” with Michael Ross and Cliff Roberts. General admission is $20 with VIP tables of four for $125, which includes a bottle of Liquor (pre-buy). A buffet by Chef Howie is included with admission. The fundraiser will also feature a silent auction and a 50/50. 

GLLN presents their next CLE Luncheon at Timpano’s (450 Las Olas Boulevard) from 11:45am to 1:15pm. The luncheon is open to everyone and the guest speaker will be Navin A. Ramnath, Senior Bar Counsel at the Florida Bar and she will speak on the topic of: Professionalism Standards Today. A case law review and practices approach.” The cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members at GLLN.org

Friday, September 6

Comedian Michael Yo will be appearing at the Miami Improv (3450 NW 83rd Ave #224, Doral) tonight and tomorrow. Michael Yo is also an Actor, and TV Host known for his work on E!’s Chelsea Lately, is a regular on The Talk, The Wendy Williams Show and The Today Show. This self-proclaimed “Half-Black Brother with a Korean Mother” has also appeared on E! News, Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami and his own show, Yo on E!. Michael is currently a co-host on CBS’s The Insider. Tickets are $22 at Miamiimprov.com

Saturday, September 7

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts presents their annual Art Launch from 10 am to 7pm. To find out all the free activities happening that day go to Arshtcenter.org/artlaunch or see the feature in this issue. 

The Ramrod presents Pig Dance #1332 (first Saturday of the month) with guest DJ VleXXX direct from Italy. 

The Club Fort Lauderdale presents their bi-monthly (1st and 3rd Saturday of the month) Res-erection, a second coming party starting at 10pm. This party usually sells out, so arrive early! 

Bourbon Street Pub and The New Orleans House presents the official Womensfest pool party from noon to 5pm. This is an all welcome pool party and will feature topless foam party, games, prizes, and a Jacuzzi. Music will be by DJ Rude Girl

Sunday, September 8

The Ramrod will be celebrating their 25th anniversary all night long with a $1,000 in cash and prizes balloon drop at midnight and of course the much sought after annual Pin giveaway. For more information go to Ramrodbar.com or see the feature in this issue. 

Monday, September 9

The public is invited to attend Wilton Manors’ first Health & Wellness Expo, organized by the Wilton Manors Business Association. The event takes place at the Hagen Park Community Center from 5-8 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Featured exhibitors comprise health-related businesses ranging from personal training to physical therapy, massage to health foods. Major sponsors include Broward Health Imperial Point, Amicus Medical Group, AIDS Healthcare Foundation and supporting sponsor Sterling Accounting. For more information, go to Wiltonmanorsbusinessassociation.com. 

Wednesday, September 11

Compass Community Center and the Book Cellar (801 Lake Ave) present “Drag Story Time” starring Boi La Croix from 5:30-7pm with free admission. 

The Key West Business Guild invites everyone to join them for their September mixer from 5:30 to 7:30pm at Southernmost Escape (Puzzle Bar and Escape Room at 2782 N. Roosevelt Blvd). For more information go to: gaykeywestfl.com. 

It seems like the hottest star out there these days is Lizzo, who will be performing at the Fillmore tonight at 8pm. In 2019, she attained mainstream success with the release of her third studio album, Cuz I Love You, which debuted at number six on the Billboard 200.The album spawned two singles—”Juice” and “Tempo“—while the deluxe version of the album included her 2017 single, “Truth Hurts“, which became a viral sleeper hit reaching the top three of the Billboard Hot 100. Aside from singing and rapping, Lizzo is also an actress, appearing in the movie Hustlers and as a voice over artist in UglyDolls, and plays the flute. Her opening act is Ari Lennox. Tickets start at $40 at Fillmoremb.com.

This is HOT

The producers of Moulin Rouge! The Musical and RCA Records are pleased to announce that the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the smash hit new musical is now available at all digital and streaming providers by Baz Luhrmann’s label, House of Iona, and RCA Records. (A physical edition of the album will be made available on October 25) 

Moulin Rouge! The Musical opened to rave reviews on July 25, 2019 and is now playing at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

The Moulin Rouge! The Musical Original Broadway Cast Recording is produced by Grammy-nominated Baz Luhrmann, Justin Levine, Matt Stine and Alex Timbers.  

Moulin Rouge! The Musical Original Broadway Cast Recording track list: 

  1. Welcome to The Moulin Rouge!
  2. Truth Beauty Freedom Love
  3. The Sparkling Diamond
  4. Shut Up and Raise Your Glass
  5. Firework
  6. Your Song
  7. So Exciting! (The Pitch Song)
  8. Sympathy For The Duke
  9. Nature Boy
  10. Elephant Love Medley
  11. Backstage Romance
  12. Come What May
  13. Only Girl In A Material World
  14. Chandelier
  15. El Tango De Roxanne
  16. Crazy Rolling
  17. Your Song Reprise
  18. Finale (Come What May)
  19. More More More! (Encore)

The cast of Moulin Rouge! The Musical is led by Karen Olivo (Tony Award for West Side Story, In the Heights) as Satine, Aaron Tveit (Catch Me If You Can, Next to Normal) as Christian, Danny Burstein (six-time Tony Award-nominee, Fiddler On the Roof, Cabaret) as Harold Zidler, Sahr Ngaujah (Tony and Olivier award-nominee for Fela) as Toulouse-Lautrec, Tam Mutu (Doctor Zhivago, Encores!’s Hey, Look Me Over! and The New Yorkers) as The Duke of Monroth, Ricky Rojas (Burn the Floor) as Santiago and Robyn Hurder (Nice Work If You Can Get It) as Nini. 

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