Photos: Billy Porter and Bruce Vilanch Visit SHOOTING STAR - A REVEALING NEW MUSICAL

This semi-autobiographical, musical love story is set in the world of the gay adult film industry.

By: Jan. 25, 2023
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International super star BILLY PORTER and writing legend BRUCE VILANCH enjoined a performance of SHOOTING STAR - A Revealing New Musical in Brooklyn and took pictures with the cast.

See photos below!

At SHOOTING STAR, the action unfolds around you and puts the audience in the middle of the laughter, the drama, the belting and most importantly, the heart. This semi-autobiographical, musical love story set in the world of the gay adult film industry, is a book and concept from the mind of Florian Klein (international award-winningadult film star, Hans Berlin), with music by Thomas Zaufke and lyrics by Erik Ransom.

The immersive theater event of the year like no other has guests walk immediately into The Black Rooster, where they are welcomed by dancers, themed drinks and a vibe that makes them feel they're stepping into a night club rather than a theater. Audiences are not just watching the Ovation Award-nominated show, but become a part of the story's universe, and are in for a night of fun, gay love, and a celebration of queer bodies.

SHOOTING STAR began its production journey in Los Angeles with a sold-out pre-pandemic run that the LA Times called "A traditional American musical: a heartwarming tale of misfits." A whole new cast and a world-altering pandemic later, the show finally came to New York, as an exciting immersive production at 3 Dollar Bill, Brooklyn's premiere queer club and performance venue.

Theater is back, and new voices are speaking up and out, using the medium to shed light on communities that we don't always see represented in the musical theater world. The new original musical, SHOOTING STAR, invites you to look inside an industry that earns 75 million clicks every day.

The long-awaited New York premiere production of SHOOTING STAR features a stacked cast of powerhouse talent including Coleman Cummings (20th & 25th Anniversary tours of RENT), Juan Danner (El Otro Oz), Grant Evan (The Baker's Wife), Christian Heinemann (Disney Cruise Lines) Grant Latus (On Your Feet), Spencer Petro (The Bisley Boy), Maya Santiago (recent graduate of Point Park University), Zuri Washington (Sister Act) and Craig Winberry (The Life and Music of George Michael).

Joining Klein behind the scenes is a dream creative team helping bring the Shooting Star world to life. Directed by Dennis Corsi, music directed by Brad Simmons, choreographed by Michael McCrary and Alyssa Fuhrman, stage managed by Francesca Endres, with creative consultant work by Peter Dunn, costumes designed by Barbara Erin, intimacy direction by Blake Lee Zolfo, set consulting by David Goldstein, and produced by Shooting Star Musical LLC, Bruce Robert Harris and Michael Susko, SHOOTING STAR gives you a sincere look at the human side of porn, focusing on the performers in the adult film world - their desires, their dreams and their dramas. SHOOTING STAR is about love and family in a world where many people think this wouldn't be possible.

For more information and coverage of this revealing new musical and to purchase tickets, please go to https://www.shootingstarmusical.com/

Photos: Billy Porter and Bruce Vilanch Visit SHOOTING STAR - A REVEALING NEW MUSICAL
SHOOTING STAR - A Revealing New Musical

Photos: Billy Porter and Bruce Vilanch Visit SHOOTING STAR - A REVEALING NEW MUSICAL
Billy Porter with the cast, crew and the producers of SHOOTING STAR - A Revealing New Musical

Photos: Billy Porter and Bruce Vilanch Visit SHOOTING STAR - A REVEALING NEW MUSICAL
Florian Klein and Billy Porter

Photos: Billy Porter and Bruce Vilanch Visit SHOOTING STAR - A REVEALING NEW MUSICAL
Craig Austin and the SHOOTING STAR creator, Florian Klein, and Bruce Vilanch

Photos: Billy Porter and Bruce Vilanch Visit SHOOTING STAR - A REVEALING NEW MUSICAL
The Cast of SHOOTING STAR - A Revealing New Musical: Craig Winberry, Juan Danner, Zuri Washington, Grant Latus, Maya Santiago, Coleman




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