The Golden Gays™, Garrett Pattiani and Gipsy Nightclub are teaming up for this one of a kind Golden Girls event. After a sold out holiday soirée in December, the trio have paired up again to bring you more Golden Girls musical performances, trivia and the opportunity to schmooze with other #FriendsOfClayton (the name for Golden Gays fans). The guest list is extremely limited, so please RSVP ASAP!
The Golden Gays™️ (GGTM) are the premier Golden Girls Musical Troupe touring the US, the UK, Mexico and beyond. They present the perfect musical drag show for an audience that spans generations. The Golden Gays™️ burst onto the scene in 2017- first at RuPaul’s DragCon in NYC, then at the famed Rue La Rue Café in New York, where their trivia show video went viral. What began as a flash mob has now skyrocketed to sold-out engagements all across America. They have multiple hit musical shows: “Hot Flashbacks,” “The Golden Games,” “Thank YULE For Being A Friend" and "Ring Ring! - It’s the Libertine Belle, Murder Musical” which they tour in repertory throughout the year. With a rotating cast of professional male actresses, they are able to take on multiple fabulous gigs at a time in various locations.
The cast for the Las Vegas event will feature Vegas resident Miss Kitty Del Mar, Worcester MA born queen Lynda with a Y and the world's premiere Bea Arthur impersonator Jason B. Schmidt aka Beatrix Eglantine Arthurson. Garrett Pattiani co-produces the event alongside Schmidt with the help of their pals from Gipsy. The fabulous cocktail and sushi menus will be available for patrons to purchase goodies throughout the evening.
To RSVP for the event please send your Name and the number of guests requested to Development@TheGoldenGays.net and Renee will get back to you.
Sunday March 3, 2024
8 - 10 PM
4605 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Las Vegas Golden Girls Night 3/3/24 by The Golden Gays™
Thursday February 15, 2024 for Immediate Release:
Andy Crosten, an original and founding member of the Golden Gays™ Drag Troupe will don the kitten heels of Blanche Devereaux one more time in New York City. Originally created as The Golden Gays NYC, the troupe has since expanded the brand as The Golden Gays™ and tours all of the United States, to London, to Mexico and to the middle of the ocean, on Celebrity Cruises.
The New York City production also serves as the first theatrical endeavor for the troupe that will not feature the other founding member Jason B. Schmidt as The Dorothy. In this production that role will be played by NYC character actor Brian Kalinowski. Schmidt still produces, alongside Crosten who has made a name for himself in the NYC producing scene at the legendary Triad Theatre.
Another orignial member, Mason Griffin will also continue his role as the Muiscal Director. Anthony Giorgio will stage and choroegraph. Rounding out the cast is actor Nikolai Granados who will play The Rose. As always in a Golden Gays production, the role of Sophia will be played by an audience member -- this time, by the person who wins the game show!
Andy Crosten, Jason B. Schmidt and The Golden Gays™ Present:
The Golden Games
A Golden Girls Musical Game Show
Wednesday April 10th at 7 PM
The Triad Theatre
158 W. 72nd St.
New York, NY 10023
As seen Off-Broadway, in Las Vegas and on Celebrity Cruises, they are the only *live-singing* Golden Girls drag troupe!
Picture it: New York City, April 2024
Sophia Petrillo has gone missing! Your favorite pals and confidants Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose must travel down the road and back again across America to find her. The hip old grannies take you on a musical journey through The Golden Girls’ favorite game shows! Put on your trivia caps because lucky audience members will become contestants, interacting directly with your bosom buddies, while competing to become the next #TokenSophia. Grab That Dough! Love Connection! Jeopardy Dream Sequences! Oh My! Toto, we’re not in Miami anymore, sugar.
“The Golden Gays™ always make me laugh. Their ability to improv is extraordinary, which means you never know what’s going to come out of their mouths, even if you see their shows multiple times! They are a fabulously funny troupe that lovingly connects you to your favorite foursome!” - Marsha Posner-Williams, Co-Producer of “The Golden Girls”
The Golden Gays™️ are the premier Golden Girls *live-singing* Musical Drag Troupe. They tour the US, the UK, Mexico and even the middle of the ocean with Celebrity Cruises. The Golden Gays™️ burst onto the scene in 2017- first at RuPaul’s DragCon NYC, then at the famed Rue La Rue Café, where their trivia show video went viral. What began as a flash mob has now skyrocketed to sold-out engagements internationally. They have multiple hit musical shows: “Hot Flashbacks,” “The Golden Games,” “Thank YULE For Being A Friend,” and Ring Ring! - It's the Libertine Belle, Murder Musical”. They can also turn out a Golden Girls Brunch like none of the others.
Each show, a musical adventure in its own right, features all live-singing with three-part harmonies, some light dancing, and ceaseless hilarious call-backs to one of television’s most favorite shows, The Golden Girls.
With rotating casts, The Golden Gays™ are able to tour multiple locations and countries at the same time … operation Golden World Domination - unlocked!
The NYC cast for the April 10th show will feature:
Andy Crosten (The Blanche) is a professional theater multi-hyphenate based in New York City. Golden Gays audiences will remember him as the troupe's original Blanche and he is just jumpier than a virgin at a prison rodeo to be back in the heels of Ms. B.E.D. herself! Originally hailing from Western Maryland, Andy went on to receive his BFA in Musical Theater from Shenandoah Conservatory, before settling in New York City in 2010. Since then, he has worked extensively in the Off-Broadway, Broadway, touring, and cabaret worlds in a variety of facets. Currently, you can catch him at the Triad Theater as a booking manager and director / producer of the long-running hit series, Bound For Broadway. Last year, he formed his production company Bennett Theatricals with his producing partner Andrew Winans. Together they manage multiple shows, readings, and are also executive producing the upcoming Off-Broadway run of Maddie: A New Musical Comedy, coming to The Players Theater in the spring of 2025. Thanks to Mason for the endless love and support. www.andycrosten.com @andycrosten
Nikolai Granados (The Rose) is a NYC based actor, singer and drag artist. He is currently in the new musical Here I Am which is playing in March and April Off-Broadway at the AMT Theater. Niko’s previous credits include Bare: A Pop Opera, Bat Boy: The Musical, and The Last Ibex. He trained at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. He is a member of IATSE and is a talented wig stylist.
Brian Kalinowski (The Dorothy) is a Native of Wilmington, DE; graduate of DeSales University in Allentown, PA; resident of NYC. Brian recently returned from playing Amos Hart on the International Tour of “Chicago” (US and South Korea). Other roles: Edna in “Hairspray’ onboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas; Joey in “Sister Act.” Brian also performs at NYC’s legendary “Don’t Tell Mama Piano Bar,” and is recipient of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets Award for Piano Bar Entertainer.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico -
Puerto Vallarta's most trusted rental agency PVRPV has scored another accomplishment after signing on as a show sponsor for The Golden Gays™ holiday musical "Thank YULE for Being a Friend" which is set to run at Act2 Stages in December this year.
The sponsorship deal between the rental agency and The Golden Gays™ musical will see the rental agency support the production through various avenues such as housing and marketing.
The Golden Gays™ is a well-known musical theatre company that has been entertaining audiences for years with their energetic Golden Girls inspired musicals. The show, "Thank YULE for Being a Friend," is a beautifully crafted musical that celebrates the joy and beauty of the holiday season through music, dance, and comedy.
The rental agency's sponsorship of the show is a significant milestone and demonstrates their unwavering commitment to supporting the local Puerto Vallarta art community and queer artists. This sponsorship will allow audiences to enjoy the best of both worlds – a spectacular holiday musical and a comfortable stay at one of the best rental agency's properties in town.
"We are thrilled that PVRPV has signed on to support The Golden Gays™ and our holiday musical premier at Act2 Stages. This sponsorship shows their commitment to Puerto Vallarta," said Jason B. Schmidt, Producer of The Golden Gays™.
The rental agency has been providing top-notch rental services in Puerto Vallarta for over 18 years, offering clients comfortable, affordable, and luxurious vacation rental properties. The sponsorship of The Golden Gays™ holiday musical is part of the rental agency's strategy to support the local community while providing premium services to clients worldwide.
For more information, please contact the rental agency's office at (123) 456-7890 or email email@example.com.
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