Lincoln Center Salutes Gay Pride 2005 brings together acclaimed literary figures, leading entertainers of pop, rock, jazz, Broadway, cabaret, dance, opera, and classical performance, and the great disco-sounds of The Village People, headlining a special night at Midsummer Night Swing on the Lincoln Center Plaza. The events draw together both gay and nongay members of the arts and literary communities, around the theme of celebrating the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) community's rich history in, and contributions to, American performing arts.
Family: A Reading of Gay and Lesbian Literature
Tuesday, June 21, 2005, 6:30 p.m.
Host and moderator: comedian/writer/activist Kate Clinton.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive) and acclaimed authors David Leavitt (The Body of Jonah Boyd) and Allan Gurganus (Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All) read from their works and discuss evolving concepts of family in literature and society. A cocktail reception to meet the authors concludes the evening.
Out at Lincoln Center: A Midsummer Night Swing
Wednesday, June 22, 2005, 6:30-10 p.m.
Music by The Village People, with special guests
Host: Lea DeLaria
New York's favorite outdoor dance club, Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing is set for its 17th season of great dancing under the stars on the Josie Robertson Plaza and June 22 sizzles with The Village People. Icons of the 1970s disco revolution, this New York City-based group turned a dance party idea into 65 million in record sales worldwide.
True Colors: A Celebration of Music and Dance at Lincoln Center
Thursday, June 23, 2005, 7 p.m.
Host: actor/playwright Charles Busch (in the role of one of his female alter egos).
The evening features performances by an all-star line-up of entertainers from Broadway, cabaret, pop, rock, jazz, opera, and dance, most of whom have connections to Lincoln Center.