Jim & Freddie review The Village: A Musical (which is returning), while Jim laments just missing a chance to see the only person he’s ever wanted to meet in nightlife and complains about getting boostered. Later we carry about our recent East Village adventures in Boiler Room and The Cock.
We also welcome, from Russia with love: the incomparable, still-reigning Miss West End (!) Svetlana Stoli on her rise to brunch queen dominance, nightlife’s slow return to form post-Covid, the reality of being queer in and out of Russia today, “Welcome to My Hole,” her learning curves while working with Voss Events and Lucky Chengs, her knack for finding drag diamonds in the rough when it comes to casting shows and her brand new brunch venture at The Iridium (Oct 22). And of course, a lot of Russian Tea is spilt in this Room!
In the news: American Horror Story’s new season takes place in 80’s queer club culture and was filmed in some key local venues; NYC’s divisive mayor loves the nightlife; and the Ballroom Awards!