Friday night I went with a beautiful girl to a preview of the new Broadway musical "Spring Awakening," featuring music by Duncan Sheik. It is the classic play set to music in the style of, for lack of better example, "Rent." The music is superb and I can't wait for the cast album to come out on December 12th.
There is a number that revolves around a guy, uhm, "pleasuring himself" onstage, which I'm sure was a first for the Eugene O'Neill theater. We sat next to -- and fell in love with -- a 22-year-old Australian musical theater student called Zach, who is here for his summer vacation staying at a hostel and going to musicals every night by himself. He waited in the lottery for "Wicked" tickets four nights in a row before getting into the show. Can you believe that Zach loved it!? I was shocked! Zach loved "Wicked" and I am calling Broadway.com with the exclusive. We loved Zach so much that we invited him to dinner after the show. Just FYI, I do not invite random strangers to dinner with me (I barely invite people I know to dinner), but this angel-eyed 22-year-old was an exception. My date and I saw something in him, and at din he told us that he is bisexual and goes where the wind takes him, which may explain what we saw in him. We bought him a steak at the Palm. How else is Zach going to eat? If you see him this week at, say, "Company", please buy him a drink.
Saturday I TCB'd it in an extraordinary Xmastime way. That night I found out about a new subset of the gay bear community. I never knew that Asian Bears were called Panda Bears -- did YOU know that?? Sunday I met a pal for some Xmas shopping and wound up buying exclusively for my longtermlover, ME. I spent a wad a the white-hot new UNIQLO, the Japanese cashmere and casuals mart that recently landed in Soho. It's the Gap and H&M combined -- fashion and cheap and fresh and new. The kind of clothes you either live in or wear once and give to charity and don't care.