Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

Remembering Al Carmines: Vintage album cover

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 18, 2010 11:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Gay Icons and History, Living
Tags: Al Carmines, gay art, gay history, gay theatre, Judson Memorial Church

Found this vintage album/score for the hugely controversial 1973 play by legendary gay minister, activist and theatre impresario, Al Carmines (1936 - 2005), while surfing eBay recently. Queer Music Heritage credits it as the first gay musical.

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Michael Wieben | November 19, 2010 5:13 AM

I remember this well- and wish someone would re-release it on CD. Funny and moving work by Carmines. Especially David Summers singing "The New Boy in Town". The only release I've found on CD by Carmines in the brilliant "Promenade", but he did quite a few shows. Another was about Gertrude Stein called "In Circles" with the wonderful real life couple Lee Guilliat and Essie Borden. The multi-talented Carmines was the priest at the Judson Memorial Church off Washington Square. Thanks for posting this, Gloria!