Ptown Nights 2022

With Fourth of July weekend imminent, Billy will be heading to Provincetown for a bacchanal of boys and booze.  And let’s throw a bit of Broadway into the mix, since some fantastic performers are heading to our little patch of paradise precipitously perched on the crest of Cape Cod.  Here’s a glimpse at the months ahead.

The veritable Crown & Anchor has gone through a transition.  The largest venue in town recently changed hands.  Happily, the entertainment lineup remains as fantastic as ever – and perhaps slightly better.  For years, Ryan Landry’s legendary Showgirls was a staple for The Crown.  A squabble with management meant Landry has been nomadic for a handful of years.  Happily, he has returned to the fold and the show returns to its Monday night perch.  This past week, both Parker Posey and Jesse Tyler Ferguson showed up to enjoy such Ptown staples as Thirsty Burlington and Randy Roberts.  Photos and videos can be found on BillyMasters.com.

Thirsty’s tribute to Cher will be at The Crown all summer.  So will Varla Jean Merman’s new show, Ready to Blow.  There’s so much going on at The Crown, you should check out their website, OnlyAtTheCrown.com.

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The Ptown Art House under the aegis of Mark Cortale is back with an extraordinarily diverse roster of stars.  From Broadway babies, to devilish drag queens and everything in between, the Art House has something for everyone.  You can never go wrong with resident comedian, the outrageous Judy Gold.  Sprinkled throughout the summer are Faith Prince and Jason Graae (forever proving that they are not the same person), Ginger Minj (ditto), Melissa Errico, Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway, Nicolas King, and Steven Brinberg as Simply Barbra!  And, what would a summer be without the beloved Marilyn Maye, who returns for her 12th season at the end of August.

The Art House also hosts Seth Rudetsky’s wildly popular evenings.  This summer, he hosts such greats as Audra McDonald, Rachel Bay Jones, Lillias White, Stephanie J. Block, Victoria Clark, Donna McKechnie, and even Chita Rivera.  Some of those evenings are too big for the confines of the Art House and will be held at Town Hall.  Others at that larger venue include Bianca Del Rio and even The Indigo Girls!  Check out PtownArtHouse.com.

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The Pilgrim House has quite a lineup, led by the rambunctious Miss Richfield 1981.  In hot pursuit are Miss Conception, Latrice Royale, Ada Vox, and the legendary Sharon McNight.  Speaking of legendary, Coco Peru will be there at the end of August for her (alleged) final Ptown performances.  Grab your tix at PilgrimHousePtown.com.

Some of my favorite people are playing the Post Office Café and Cabaret.  You can enjoy the antics of the Anita Cocktail Variety Show all season long.  My darling Randy Roberts returns after taking a year off.  Also on the schedule are Edie, Paige Turner, Seth Sikes, and the fantastic Debby Holiday, who returns with her tribute to Tina Turner.  Dates and deets can be found at PostOfficeCafe.net.

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