Our friend Sir Ari Gold (the LES popstar and activist we profiled here) is working on a little something he calls an “Autobiographical Homotheatrical Multi-Media Musical.” The work in progress, titled The Reel Ari Gold, will be presented at Dixon Place as a staged reading tonight at 7:30pm. Ari will host the reading and will play 11 different characters, to boot.
Dixon Place writes: The Reel Ari Gold is an electro-pop musical memoir that opens in The Bronx, circa 1980’s, travelling below-the borschbelt into the Catskills and ultimately landing in the vibrant and historic Lower East Side. Chronicling a career spanning three decades, beginning with an auspicious debut on the legendary Joe Franklin Show, this pop singing superhero comes out and comes of age with an eclectic but stellar group of mentors like Diana Ross, Uncle Moishe & the Mitzva Men and Jem & the Holograms, culminating in a battle for visibility, justice and ‘The Real.’ The Reel Ari Gold is a true-life, behind-the-musical adventure of identity, sex, show-business, religion, family and love.
Dixon Place // 161A Chrystie Street // $12 // 7:30pm // Go here for tickets.