Off West End tour & cast announced for LIVE TO TELL: (A PROPOSAL FOR) THE MADONNA MUSICAL

PlayWell Productions have announced the world premiere of Brian Mullin’s Live To Tell: (A Proposal For) The Madonna Musical, which will tour to Off West End venues, Omnibus Theatre and Camden People’s Theatre, from 7 February.

Live To Tell: (A Proposal For) The Madonna Musical follows the quest of Brian, a Madonna superfan living with HIV, as he pitches himself to Madonna to create a jukebox musical based on her songs, whilst also facing what it means in his own life to survive with HIV.

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Madonna releases 80’s hit ‘Gambler’ to digital platforms for the first time

Back in 1985 at the height of Madonna Mania the singer was dominating the charts with hits from her second album Like a Virgin, while also finding success with songs from the soundtrack to the film Crazy for You and music from her own film Desperately Seeking Susan. Additionally, audiences were still embracing the hits from Madonna’s self-titled debut album that had come out two years earlier.

With so many hits in the charts at the same time, some of the songs from that era have been discarded by Madonna as her career continued to grow.

Gambler, a song that was a massive hit for Madonna in 1985 has just had its first digital release with the original song, an instrumental version and the 12inch remix now available for download.

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“Madonna is God”: Dispatches from Saint Laurent’s SEX Party

Let’s talk about SEX, baby. To mark the 30 year anniversary of the release of Madonna’s revolutionary art book, conceived by the legend herself and shot by the quintessential fashion photographer Stephen Meisel, Saint Laurent is reissuing SEX in all its subversive glory. Saint Laurent celebrated the book’s countercultural legacy with a hedonistic Art Basel bash, bringing together the likes of Hailey Bieber, Zoë Kravitz, and Honey Dijon for a night of erotic extravagance in the lush surrounds of South Beach. Supermodel Alek Wek waded through the soft white sand of the beachfront venue in a white tuxedo jacket and penny loafers, and the ocean breeze gave Scout LaRue Willis a Marilyn Monroe moment in her jet black miniskirt. Madonna arrived fashionably late in a dominatrix look befitting of the book’s reissueand the party raged on, fueled by tequila and champagne. Reporting from the center of the action was our editor-in-chief Mel Ottenberg, who reflected on the evening and the history of SEX after closing out the night at Twist, Miami’s most iconic gay club. 

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Saint Laurent Rive Droite presents Sex by Madonna

To celebrate the seminal book’s re-edition, Anthony Vaccarello and Madonna have teamed up to curate an exhibition at Art Basel Miami Beach.

This year’s Art Basel Miami Beach will be the epicentre of music, art and fashion. Celebrating 30 years of Madonna’s iconic book Sex, Saint Laurent Rive Droite will be holding an exhibition at the international art fair from 29 November to 4 December.

Groundbreaking and controversial at its release in 1992, and still influential 30 years on, Sex contains timeless images captured through the lens of Steven Meisel and text written by Madonna herself. Saint Laurent Rive Droite will feature large-scale images from the re-issued book, as curated by the singer and Anthony Vaccarello, in a beachfront box built especially for the Miami leg of the contemporary art show.

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SEX BY MADONNA T-SHIRT IN COTTON

KIT FEATURING A T-SHIRT PRINTED WITH MADONNA’S BOOK TITLE SEX RE-EDITED AS PART OF ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH TO COMMEMORATE THE BOOK’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY. IT ALSO COMES WITH A TOTEBAG AND A POSTER FROM THE EXHIBITION.

SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE
SEX BY MADONNA
EXHIBITION
ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2022

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Saint Laurent is spotlighting Madonna’s ‘Sex Book’ with an exhibition at Art Basel

Forget the literary smut of today, back in the 90s no one was doing sexy books quite like Madonna. Granted, it was only one and it was meant for our coffee tables, however the release of Sex had plenty of people clutching their pearls and nearly fainting out of protest. Needless to say it was provocative.

Hitting the stands just as the musician dropped her Erotica album in 1992, Sex featured photography from Steven Meisel and Fabien Baron that depicted, among many things, a naked Madonna dressed as her dominatrix alter-ego Dita. The book was daring with its inclusion of kink, and especially queerness at a critical time in LGBTIQA+ history. Naomi Campbell had a cameo, as did Madonna’s then-boyfriend Vanilla Ice, and it was shot across various locations including a motorway in Miami and the fabled Chelsea Hotel. Basically, you know it was good because the Vatican deemed it “morally intolerable”.

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Saint Laurent Is Bringing Madonna’s ‘Sex’ Book to Life With a Miami Exhibit

Madonna‘s groundbreaking Sex book, with its sexually-charged and erotic imagery, attracted extensive media attention and backlash when it debuted in 1992. Its cultural and social impact endures to this day, with the book an artifact of a defining phase of her career.

Now, 30 years later, the book is being reissued by Saint Laurent Rive Droite with a new edition published by Callaway. To celebrate the re-edition, Saint Laurent is holding an exhibition at Art Basel curated by Madonna and Anthony Vaccarello, where large-format prints from the book will be shown in Miami for the first time.

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Body of Evidence Blu-ray (new release)

British label Final Cut Entertainment will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Uli Edel’s thriller Body of Evidence (1993) with a brand new Blu-ray release of the film, which will be available for purchase on January 30th.

When an elderly millionaire is found dead with cocaine in his system, his will leaves $8 million to Rebecca Carlson (Madonna), who was having an affair with him. District attorney Robert Garrett (Joe Mantegna) decides to prosecute Rebecca, arguing that she deliberately engaged in wild sex with the old man to overexcite him and lead to his premature death. Defense attorney Frank Dulaney (Willem Dafoe) defends Rebecca in court while getting sucked into a dangerous affair with her.

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