In a new video for
Mason's 'Trailblazer' campaign, actor Chad Allen talks about being forced
out of the closet as a young actor, the fear he experienced when his
relationship was spread across the tabloids, and the plots that were hatched
behind-the-scenes to hide it.
Allen ultimately decided to
just come out. Now he's challenging other actors to do so as well.
Chad GUESTS ON DEXTER
Chad Allen, best known as a series regular from CBS’ “Dr. Quinn: Medicine
Woman,” has signed on to play a small role in Season 5 of Showtime’s “Dexter,”
Access Hollywood has learned.
Chad, who most recently starred in Here TV’s
“Donald Strachey Mystery” series, and in the indie film, “Save Me,” will play a
killer who is stalked by Dexter in at least one episode this coming season.
Chad recently executive produced the indie film
“Spork,” which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival and was the closing night
selection at LA’s Outfest Film Festival.
Chad Joins No H8 Campaign
November 4, 2008 Proposition 8 passed in California, amending the state
Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. The defeat provoked a groundswell of
initiative within the GLBT community at a grassroots level, with many new
political and protest organizations being formed in response.
The NOH8 Campaign is a photographic silent protest created by celebrity
Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the
passage of Proposition 8. Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their
mouths, symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 and similar
legislation around the world, with "NOH8" painted on one cheek in protest.
Nearly one year since its inception, the NOH8 Campaign has grown to over 2,000
faces and continues to grow at an exponential rate. The campaign began with
portraits of everyday Californians from all walks of life and soon rose to
include politicians, military personnel, newlyweds, law enforcement, artists,
celebrities, and many more.
Campaign has received overwhelming support from around the world,
appearing on various local and national news programs and publications. The
images are currently being used on various social networking sites to spread the
message of equality, predominantly Facebook and Twitter. Eventually the images
are expected to be compiled for a large-scale media campaign.
Funds raised by the NOH8 Campaign will be used to continue promoting and raising
awareness for Marriage Equality and anti-discrimination on a global level
through an educational and interactive media campaign.
Save STrachey Campaign
sad news is that the studios involved in making the Donald Strachey Mysteries
are not planning on making the fifth and sixth movie, even though there were
rumors about their filming. We hope we can change the studios' minds!
Below you will find mailing
information. When you write to the email/contact addresses you can use one of
the email version wonderful Candy supplied for us all. When posting to the
Here/Regent Media regular mailing address in the US, feel free and invited to
use Nyte's magic graphics she has given us, just print and send away! HELP US
SAVE DON AND TIM!
IMPORTANT!!!! Direct your messages to the attention of PAUL COLICHMAN AND
STEPHEN JARCHOW, or both at the same time or each one separately, this names are
provided by Ron Oliver (Director of the Strachey movies), so they are legit and
the best way to make ourselves heard.
From HollywoodPop.com - Score! We snagged the
handsome devil and man-of-the-hour Chad Allen for a little one-on-one (NOT that
kind folks, he has a boyfriend.) Mike asked him with some hard-hitting questions
from you viewers (remember when we asked you)... plus a few of his own. The best
is who was the worst actress to work with: Staci Keanan, Soleil Moon Frye (Punky
Brewster), or Shannen Doherty?
The 15th Annual QFEST opening ceremony with Mayor Nutter proclaiming the week of
July 9 through July 20 QFEST Film Festival week in Philadelphia. The QFEST
honors Chad Allen with the Artistic Achievement Award.
Out Dancing With the Stars
Fans of the ABC competition series “Dancing
With the Stars” who need a fix between seasons will be able to satisfy their
terpsichorean impulses in a new place: the Web site of Out magazine.
Beginning on Monday, out.com will present an
original series, “Show and Tell,” featuring Bruno Tonioli, a judge on “Dancing
With the Stars,” as the host. The series will be composed of weekly webisodes in
which stars familiar to visitors to out.com and readers of Out learn dances like
the waltz, rumba, cha cha and foxtrot.
The stars include the gay actors Chad Allen
and Robert Gant, the drag performer Lady Bunny, the transgender actress Candis
Cayne (“Dirty Sexy Money”) and the actress Marissa Jaret Winokur (“Hairspray”).
Their dance lessons were filmed at Balliamos Dance Studio in West Hollywood,
Calif., where same-sex couples dance along with mixed-sex couples.
The webisodes will appear on out.com/showandtell and abc.com, said Aaron Hicklin,
editor of Out and editorial director of its parent, Here Media, and are
scheduled to run through mid-September, when “Dancing With the Stars” returns to
ABC for the fall season.
The genesis of the idea, Mr. Hicklin said, was
a profile of Mr. Tonioli he wrote last year for Out, which led him to believe
that online video clips on learning to dance would be “of editorial value for
our audience” as part of a series that offers Out and out.com readers lifestyle
tips in areas like fashion and martini-making.
The webisodes on the Out Web site will show
Mr. Allen and Mr. Gant dancing with men, Mr. Hicklin said, while they will
dance with women in the versions shown on abc.com. (“Dancing With the Stars” has
no same-sex partners competing, only mixed-sex.)
Lady Bunny will be shown dancing with a man on
both Web sites, he added, as will Ms. Cayne.
Mr. Hicklin, who is British, described himself
as a fan of “Dancing With the Stars” as well as the British TV series that
inspired it, “Strictly Come Dancing.” Mr. Tonioli, a choreographer, has been a
judge on both series.
Congratulations Chad on being named the recipient of GLAAD's Davidson/Valentini
The Davidson/Valentini Award is named after Craig Davidson, GLAAD's first
executive director, and his partner Michael Valentini. The award is presented to
an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender media professional who has made
a significant difference in promoting equal rights for our community. Previous
recipients include Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, Alec Mapa, Ilene Chaiken, B.D.
Wong and Sandra Bernhard.
The award will be presented at the GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco on May
Chad Allen has replaced the
previously announced Tony winner Jarrod Emick in the upcoming pre-Broadway
engagement of Matthew Lombardo's Looped at the Cuillo Centre in West Palm
Allen had created the role of
Danny Miller in the world-premiere production of Looped at the Pasadena
Playhouse this past summer.
In a statement producer Tony
Cacciotti said, "We are all extremely excited to have Chad return to the
production. He and Valerie have such remarkable chemistry together and will once
again have audiences roaring with laughter. We are so grateful Chad's schedule
has allowed him to continue with this project."
As previously reported,
four-time Emmy Award winner Valerie Harper will star as Tallulah Bankhead in
Looped, which begins performances Dec. 31 at the Florida venue with an
official opening Jan. 7, 2009. Performances will continue through Feb. 15, 2009.
Rob Ruggiero directs.
according to press notes, "tells the story of actress Tallulah Bankhead, the
original celebrity bad girl who enters a film studio session to re-record (or
'loop') one line of dialogue for her final film, 'Die, Die My Darling.' What
ensues is a showdown between an uptight sound editor and the outrageous legend.
Southern, but by no means a belle, Ms. Bankhead was known for her wild partying
that rivaled even today's superstars, including innumerable affairs with both
male and female celebrities and outlandish exploits that were too scandalous to
mention. Relish in the outrageously naughty wit of this sultry-voiced stage and
The Cuillo Centre for the Arts
is located at 201 Clematis in West Palm Beach, FL. For tickets call (561)
835-9226 or visit www.cuillocentre.org.
Chad to star in Sea change
Chad Allen will star in the
world premiere of Nick Salamone's
Sea Change, to play the Davidson/Valentini Theatre, September
19-October 12. Jon Lawrence Rivera will direct.
The play takes place entirely
on a small fishing vessel off the coast of Massachusetts, and chronicles the
lives of five college friends -- three gay men and two lesbians -- who set sail
on a whale-watching expedition in the summer of '74. The cast will also include
Fran de Leon, Clay Storseth, Lisa Tharps, and Ryun Yu.
Chad JOINS NIGHT Shift CAST
Announced today Chad will joining the cast of Night Shift SoapNet's night time
version of General Hospital. Chad will play Eric Whitlow, the love interest of
Dr. Kyle Julian. Chad will make his debut on September 23rd.
SAVE ME Theatrical RELEASE
21, 2008 - Just confirmed that Save Me will be released early September in
theaters around the country. For more details on the release and screening dates
visit the movie's official web site -
SAVE ME DVD RELEASE
une 17, 2008 - Netflix has just
posted a February 17, 2009 release date for the Save Me DVD. See it on the big
screen if you can though! Supporting gay films in the theaters helps bring more
gay films to the big screen.
June 10, 2008 - Watch for two new Donald Strachey movies
later this summer. Here! has announced that
On the Other Hand, Death and Ice Blues
will be released in late July and this fall respectively. Watch each movie's
page on this site for the latest details!
Chad GETS LOOPED
10, 2008 -
is loosely based on the true story of Tallulah Bankhead (Valerie Harper), the
original celebrity bad girl, who was called into a sound studio to re-record
(“or loop”) one line from her final film Die, Die, My Darling. The
session was to have only taken 5 minutes, but instead lasted well over eight
hours. Southern, but by no means a belle, Ms. Bankhead was known for her wild
partying that outshined even today’s superstars, including innumerable affairs
with male and female celebrities and outlandish exploits that were even
investigated by the British secret service. Relish in the promiscuity, scandal
and outrageous wit of this sultry-voiced stage and film star.
Performances begin June
27 through August 3 at the Pasadena Playhouse,
39 South El Molino Avenue in Pasadena, CA. Performance schedule is Tuesday
through Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday at
2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Schedule notes: There are no performances on Saturday,
June 28 at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 1 at 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 4 at 8:00 p.m.,
Wednesday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m., and Wednesday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m. There will
be one Wednesday matinee performance on July 23 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets range from
$32.00 - $65.00. Tickets are available by calling the Pasadena Playhouse at
626-356-PLAY, by visiting the Pasadena Playhouse Box Office, open from 12:00
p.m. until 6:00 p.m. daily excluding holidays and online at
Save Me Release?
June 10, 2008 -
Rumors are running rampant that the much anticipated movie,
Save Me may be released in late August/early September. We haven't heard
anything official yet so watch this site for more information as it becomes
available. In the mean time here are some screening dates:
Kansas City, MO... Tivoli Theatre... June 27, 2008
Durham, NC... North
Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival... August 14 - 17, 2008
9/5 at the Clearview Chelsea Cinemas in Manhattan.
And tentatively set for 9/19 at Laemmle's Sunset 5 in LA.
Chad to Appear in Little Dog Laughed in CT
December 30, 2007 - TheaterWorks, Hartford's home for
contemporary theater, announced today their upcoming production of the
hilarious Tony-nominated comedy The Little Dog Laughed, with a cast that
features television, film and theater actor Chad Allen, Broadway star Candy
Buckley, and two exciting newcomers, Jeremy Jordan and Amanda Perez. Mr.
Allen, having appeared as a series regular on Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, Our
House, My Two Dads and St. Elsewhere as well as the Donald Strachey
Mysteries films on Here! TV, is ideally suited to join the cast of Douglas
Carter Beane's sexy hit play. The production runs January 25 through March
9, 2008 at the TheaterWorks' chic underground venue in downtown Hartford.
Audiences should note that the production contains nudity and strong
Downtown Premiere Info
20, 2007 - "DOWNTOWN"
THEATER PREMIERE & RELEASES
APOLLO THEATER APRIL 17 2006
APRIL 20, 2007
CITY CINEMA VILLAGE EAST AMC THEATRES - EMPIRE 25
181 2ND AVENUE
234 WEST 42ND STREET
NY NY 10003 NY NY 10036
For more information on
Downtown: A Street Tale check out the movie's
MySpace page for all the latest information. There is also a trailer, and
music from the movie's soundtrack, including a new recording of the song
Downtown by Irene Cara.
This movie was shot in the late fall of 2001.
This is your chance to see a younger Chad!
Downtown Gets Release Date
11, 2007 - Slowhand Cinema Releasing has acquired the distribution rights to
indie feature "Downtown: A Street Tale" and will release the pic April 20.
Pic's cast, headed by Genevieve Bujold and Chad
Allen, also includes Domenica Cameron Scorsese, daughter of Martin Scorsese.
Joey Dedio wrote, produced and stars in the pic, which was directed by Rafal
"Downtown," a production of Silvio Sardi
Communications and Electric Wonderland Entertainment, revolves around a
makeshift family of six struggling with homelessness and the challenges of life
on the street. It premiered at the 2004 AFI Fest.
Other cast members include Burt Young ("Rocky"),
John Savage ("The Deer Hunter") and Flora Martinez. Irene Cara has recorded a
cover of Petula Clark's "Downtown" for the soundtrack.
Slowhand plans to open the pic in New York and
SEE CHAD &
AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
January 13, 2007 - Hang out with Chad Allen and
Robert Gant in Park City, Utah at the Sundance Film Festival. Chad and Robert
will be meeting and greeting with fans and film buffs at the Queer Lounge,
located at the 4th floor of the Silver King Hotel, 1485 Empire Avenue, Park
City, on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Chad and Robert
will be sharing stories about making the film and their ideas for future
projects. Take a break from the slopes and cinema and come join us.
SAVE ME PREMIERES AT SUNDANCE
January 13, 2007 -
We are very excited to
announce that Chad's latest movie project, Save Me, will have its world
month at the
Festival in Utah. Showings during the Festival will be Sunday January 21
at 8:30 pm (Park City), Monday January 22 at 9:00 am (Park City) and 9:00 pm
(Salt Lake City), and Friday January 26 at 8:30 (Park City).
According to the Festival
program, Save Me is a film about redemption. Mark (Chad Allen) a lost young,
gay man leads a wild life of drugs and meaningless sex, searching
desperately to fill the emptiness in his soul. When Mark finally hits
bottom, his brother checks him into Genesis House, a 12-step, Christian,
"ex-gay" ministry specializing in healing sexual brokenness.
Genesis House is the life
mission of Gayle (Judith Light) and her husband Ted (Stephen Lang), Haunted
by her past, Gayle is determined to save young homosexual men from their
personal demons. Scott (Robert Gant), one of the program's "fifth phasers,"
is Mark's mentor. The growing friendship between these two men threatens
Gayle. Increasingly suspect of Scott's motives, Gayle fights back, refusing
to let her carefully controlled world fall apart. Torn by the specter of
damnation and the pull of their hearts, Mark and Scott are forced to
confront their truth.
Your webmaster will
be attending the premiere so we should hopefully have lots of
share with all of you next year.
CHAD GEARS UP FOR AIDS LIFECYCLE
1, 2007 - Chad's already got his butt back in the seat training for his
second bicycle journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles as part of AIDS
Lifecycle 6. As of now he's set a goal of raising $10,000 for AIDS charities
in the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas, however with your help we can
hopefully double that and top his total from last year of just over
Once again to help Chad
raise funds Chad Allen Online had created a wonderful collection of
Team Lazzari gear to
buy and demonstrate your support.
You can keep up to date on
Chad's training at his team web site.
click here to
make your donation to help Chad reach his fundraising goal.
In a note to his supporters
Last Year our team was the third highest
fundraiser for LA!!! This year I KNOW, with our help... we can do even
I need your dollars, yes. I also need your
voice so check in often and let me hear from you. I wanna know you are on
board with us for real and I wanna hear your cheers!!
Disclaimer: Chad Allen Online is Chad Allen's official fan site, while
Chad checks the site regularly, it is run exclusively by his fans and
friends. The sole purpose of this site is for his fans to keep up to date
with his career, give him our support and share information with each