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FOF #2993 – Keep it Gay! Becoming the Producer’s Gay Hitler

For as gay as the musicals on the Great White Way are, Broadway characters and their relationships are disturbingly straight. So when we get a character that openly queer, we celebrate it, even if it’s Hitler.

Today we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Tony Tony Tony award-winning “Mel Brooks’ The Producers” on Broadway with actor John B Boss, who has played the fierce drag queen gay Hitler in over 230 shows including the official touring production.

Posted in: Actors, Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 18 days ago 2

FOF #2926 – A Chorus Line, the Music and the Mirror

With so many talented people losing their jobs this past year, it’s hard not to think about the song “Music and the Mirror” from the musical “A Chorus Line” where Cassie begs to be given just a chance to work. All I ever needed is the music, and the mirror, and the chance to dance for you.

The pioneering musical was created in New York City in the early 70s during an economic downturn when a lot of actors and dancers were out of work.

Today actor, singer, dancer, model John Marshall Jr. joins us to take a look at the songs from A Chorus Line through his own experience in being in the legendary show and his career as a musical theater performer.

Posted in: Podcast 10 months ago 0

Bonus: The Wigs Behind Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Neil Patrick Harris won a Tony Award for starring in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, but we all know the real star is the spectacular wig design of Mike Potter.

The task of styling these magnificent wigs for the show goes to legendary NY drag queen Perfidia. Listen as Perfidia gives us a behind the scenes tour of what it’s like styling wigs for the show, working with the all the Hedwigs, and did she ever solve Broadway’s biggest mystery- the case of the stolen Hedwig wig.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 1 year ago 0

FOF #2893 – Howard Ashman: the Man Who Gave a Mermaid a Voice and a Beast a Soul

After several box office bombs in the 80s, Disney considered never making animated musicals again.

Thankfully, after playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman’s successful musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, Disney asked him to work with them and launched the Disney Renaissance.

Today musical theater enthusiast Jake Bellisimo from the YouTube channel Dreamsounds joins us to take a look at the amazing musical legacy of Howard Ashman, queer coding in Disney films and Beauty and the Beast as an allegory for society’s betrayal of people with AIDS.

Posted in: Podcast, Video Bloggers, YouTube Celebrities 1 year ago 1

FOF #2852 – Broadway Baby Colin O’Leary is All Grown Up

One thing we’ve long been fighting for is for everyone to fearlessly be themselves. So it’s great to see folks like Colin O’Leary shine on YouTube in his videos where he lip syncs rapid fire medleys of Broadway songs in wild costumes with full support of his family.

Today YouTube superstar Colin O’Leary, joins us to talk about how he started making his Broadway show tune lip sync videos in his family’s SUV while his mom Carol was nonplussed behind the wheel of the car.

FOF CLIP #2658 – Varla Jean Merman, Beauty & the Beast – 09.010.18

A clip from podcast #2658 – “Varla Jean Merman, Beauty & the Beast” with Varla Jean Merman joining us to talk about how folks react to her rocking bod and how she alters her drag to make room for bodybuilding.

Posted in: Clips, Mini Bites, Podcast 3 years ago 0

FOF #2649 – Making Our Dreams Come True

Sometimes the most effective way to make your dreams come true is to keep it all a big mysterious secret.

Today comedian Tim Warner joins us to take a look at how people’s need for praise and identity gets in the way of getting stuff done.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 3 years ago 0

FOF CLIP #2649 – Making Our Dreams Come True – 09.010.18

A clip from podcast #2649 – “Making Our Dreams Come True” with comedian Tim Warner joins us to take a look at how people’s need for praise and identity gets in the way of getting stuff done. To listen to the full show, become a Plus subscriber: https://feastoffun.com/plus

Posted in: Podcast 3 years ago 0

FOFA #1786 – Perfidia, the Queen of the Big Wig

It takes a village to dress a drag queen. Behind every fierce drag queen there’s an even fiercer queen helping her to look her best. For years Steven Perfidia Kirkham has styled wigs for some of Broadway’s biggest shows and many of your favorite drag queens and entertainers.

Today Perfidia, wig stylist to the stars, joins us to talk about all the glorious big wigs from Lady Bunny to RuPaul, and what it was like in the Wigstock and Club Kid scenes of the 90s.

FOF #2174 – Tom Goss Can’t Wait

Our lovely friend, musician Tom Goss packed up his guitar and husband Mike and moved to Beverly, Hills that is- Bryan Singer pool parties, and porneau stars. Tom moved to L.A. to dive into the wonderful community of artists living there and he’s loving every minute of it!

Today Tom Goss and his gal pal Liz DeRoche give us a live music session with songs from their new album Wait.

Posted in: Live Music Sessions, Podcast 7 years ago 3