The Gorgeous Nothings: In Concert
Shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down theatres around the world, a slew of stage and cabaret favorites got together at Joe's Pub to celebrate the vibrancy of NYC’s hidden LBGTQ+ community in the 1920s and '30s.
Now, The Gorgeous Nothings: In Concert will be available to stream for 48 hours as part of the Playbill Playback series to raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The concert featured rarely heard songs of the era, reflecting the diverse queer communities that pulsed beneath the surface of NYC over 40 years before the Stonewall riots.
The Gorgeous Nothings stars Kevin Smith Kirkwood (Kinky Boots), James Jackson Jr. (A Strange Loop), Stephen DeRosa (Boardwalk Empire), The Skivvies' Nick Cearley, Aaron Kaburick, Devin Ilaw (Miss Siagon), Seth Sikes, with special guest emcee Beth Kirkpatrick (Hello Dolly!), hosted by Gideon Glick (To Kill a Mockingbird) and Telly Leung (Aladdin), and introducing Maclain Whelan Dassatti, Kyle Price, and Benjamin Walker.
This concert represents the beginning of the development process for a full stage musical of The Gorgeous Nothings, aiming for a premiere in early 2022. Click below for the concept video: