Whether or not you’re a Proud Broadway Boy, showtunes are in our gay genes and therefore are as unavoidable as our predestined affinity for Vueve and our life or death instinct to own at least one pair of pastel colored briefs.
Sure, we may be able to walk down to the nearest piano bar, find an older queen with a brandy (or anything with bitters) in hand and ask him to vocally reprise a history of the Great White Way, but sadly, no amount of Juviderm or Acai will keep this amazing documentarian around for our or our grandbabies’ future inquiries.
Until Cher shares – or Chers, hardy, har – her secret for aging backwards so that we can all give oral (as in history) to twenty-something gays well into our 100s, we can rely on the brand booty-spankin’ new MasterworksBroadway.com website from Sony.
Serving as the comprehensive internet home of Broadway’s iconic showtunes, Masterworks Broadway seeks to archive every cast album in existence, from the musical treasure that is 1947’s Finian’s Rainbow to 2009’s revival of West Side Story and beyond.
On top (despite the stereotype that most musical queens are bottoms) of this ambitious goal, the Masterworks site also includes a nifty Broadway Internet radio that lets us always feel at home no matter how far from the gayborhood we venture, as well as streaming cast recordings, interviews with such luminaries as Steven Sondheim, an insightful blog from theatre journalist Peter Filichia, and more musical mementos than Chicago’s Sidetracks or any other gay showtunes/piano bar can stuff into a dimly lit room.
With that kind of gaydored content, Masterworks keeps us bound and obedient, the way any good Master should!