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Legendary NYC nightlife promoter recalls notorious ‘90s club kid era

“RuPaul’s Drag Race,” she changed the life of legendary New York club director Steve Adelman.Adelman had booked RuPaul to perform at a club in Boston and she had such a good time that she went back to NYC and recommended him to the assistant of the owner of the Roxy, just as the West 18th Street club was opening up.“But I think she highly over-exaggerated my credentials,” said Adelman, whose new memoir “Nocturnal Admissions: Behind the Scenes at Tunnel, Limelight, Avalon, and Other Legendary Nightclubs,” was released this week. “So I appear at the Roxy with a hockey duffel bag, and I’m anointed director.”That twist — or, make that twirl — of fate in 1989 led to Adelman suddenly being a professional partymeister overseeing the dance-floor revelry and debauchery of New York nightlife’s glory days in the ’90s.
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5 Things You May Have Missed in the 2022 Tony Nominations
the 2022 Tony Awards were announced, and as always, the roundup includes many predicted possible winners, a few snubs, and some surprises.Most people only look at a simple roster of the shows and actors and move on, but for those who want to dig in and do the research, there are some interesting tidbits to be uncovered, hidden within the nominations.Here are five tidbits and facts you may have missed in the roundup of nominees for the 2022 Tony Awards.Already one of the most successful people in the television industry, RuPaul Charles has now started what could be his takeover of the theater world as well.The Drag Race host earned his first Tony nomination as a credited producer on the musical A Strange Loop, which ended up as the most-nominated show of the season.RuPaul is already the winningest Black talent in Emmy history, with 11 trophies (out of 16 nods), and he surely has more coming his way.L Morgan Lee made history when her name was called out as one of the six potential winners in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical field, as she’s up for her work in A Strange Loop.Lee became the first openly trans performer to be nominated in an acting category, and it appears she is just the second trans or non-binary talent to be up for any Tony. In 2019, Taylor Mac earned a chance to win for writing the play Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus.After the nominations were unveiled, Lee took to Twitter to share a very short and powerful message: “I can’t stop crying.”Alongside RuPaul, singer and actor Jennifer Hudson is also nominated for Best Musical for her part in producing A Strange Loop.
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