Rosie O'Donnell, Bianca Del Rio, Bruce Villanch and More Slated for Michael Musto Roast
Lug Nut Entertainment (Daniel DeMello and Nathaniel Nowak) in association with the world popular dating app SCRUFF, has announced that it will present "Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back: Broadway Roasts Michael Musto," a one night only charitable event, directed by Rachel Klein that will honor the pop culture journalist and New York Nightlife fixture Michael Musto along with Callen-Lorde, the vital community Health Center that provides sensitive, quality healthcare and related services targeted to New York's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities on Monday, May 22nd at 8PM at the Actors Temple, 339 West 47th Street.
Taking turns to roast Musto will be Rosie O'Donnell, Bruce Villanch, Bianca Del Rio, Jinkx Monsoon, Michael Urie, "RHONY"'s Countess LuAnn De Lesseps, "Facts of Life" star Mindy Cohn, Broadway gossip columnist Michael Riedel, Randy Rainbow and more.
John Waters, Alan Cumming, Perez Hilton, Cheyenne Jackson and Jackie Hoffman are among the many celebrities slated to make video appearances.
Michael Musto is the long-running writer known from the Village Voice (where he wrote the popular "La Dolce Musto" column for 29 years and is currently a correspondent), Out.com (where he writes the weekly "Musto! The Musical!" column), Paper, and the New York Times "Styles" section. He is awell known commentator on all things pop culture-related on CNN and CNN International, is a recurring panelist on Logo's "Cocktails & Classics" movie show, and is a regular on Theater Talk. Musto--who's won seven Glam awards for Best Nightlife Writer and was named to the Out 100 of influential LGBTs--has written four books--the non-fiction guide "Downtown," the roman-a-clef "Manhattan on the Rocks," and the collections "La Dolce Musto," and "Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back." He rides a bike even through blizzards, and is proud to say it's a girl's bike from K-Mart.
Callen-Lorde promotes health education and wellness, and advocates for LGBT health issues. Callen-Lorde's grassroots heritage dates back over 40 years to the St. Mark's Community Clinic and the Gay Men's Health Project, two volunteer-based clinics that provided screening and treatment for sexually-transmitted diseases. These clinics merged in 1983 to form Community Health Project, a mostly volunteer-staffed, episodic care program housing the nation's first community-based HIV clinic.
For info and tickets, visit www.BroadwayRoast.com