On July 14, 2009, the soundtrack of the upcoming film, The Big Gay Musical will be released. Presales for the CD & the new line of T-shirts will begin on May 18th on the BGM website. The film will be on the festival circuit this summer & will be in movie theaters in the fall The date of the CD release party will be announced shortly.
Paul & Eddie have just begun previews for the new Off-Broadway musical “Adam & Steve Just the Way God Made ‘Em.” Their lives strangely mirror the characters they are playing; Paul is looking for the perfect man & Eddie is dealing with how his sexuality & faith can mix. After yet another disastrous dating experience, Paul has an epiphany. He is done dating & just wants to be a slut like the sexy chorus boys that share his dressing room. Eddie has to tell his parents that he’s gay & is starring in a show that calls the bible the “Breeder’s Informational Book of Living Examples.” Eddie comes out to his family & Paul goes on the internet. Eddie’s parents are destroyed by the news & Paul can’t even have a good one-night stand. But after musical numbers with scantly clad tap dancing angels, a retelling of Genesis, tele-evangelists, a camp that attempts to turn gay kids straight & a bunch of showtunes, everyone realizes that life gets better once they accept who they really are: just the way God made ‘em!
The CD will include over 15 tracks, all the original music (by Rick Crom & Fred M. Caruso) from the film & some contemporary tracks that are also featured in the movie. Among the original songs are “I’m Gonna Go Straight to Heaven,” “God Loves Gays,” “I Wanna Be A Slut,” “As I Am,” “Eve’s Lament,” “Musical Theatre Love Story” & “Someone Up There.”
The cast of THE BIG GAY MUSICAL includes Liz McCartney (Taboo, South Pacific), Jim Newman (Curtains, Minnelli on Minnelli), Joey Dudding (A Chorus Line, La Cage), Marty Thomas (Xanadu, Wicked, The Secret Garden), Andre Ward (Rock of Ages, Xanadu), Daniel Robinson (Hairspray, Happy Days – tour), Jeff Metzler (Mary Poppins), Brian Spitulnik (Chicago), Josh Cruz (Wig Out), Celina Carvajal (Rooms, Tarzan & Reality TV show “The Search of Elle Woods”) & Steve Hayes, one of the stars of the mega-hit Gay film Trick. Also making special appearances in the film are gay film star Brent Corrigan & Village Voice columnist & TV personality Michael Musto.
Written & produced by Fred M. Caruso & directed by Casper Andreas, The Big Gay Musical features the Songs of Rick Crom, the Musical Direction of Jack Aaronson, the Choreography of Shea Sullivan & the Costumes of Tony Nominee Bobby Pearce.