NYC Cabaret Celebrates Gay Fatherhood

Justin Daniel's officially alive follows his path to parenthood with songs by David Bowie, John Mayer, and Stephen Sondheim.

BY Brandon Voss

April 21 2014 7:00 AM ET

Justin Daniel

Justin Daniel returns to the New York City cabaret scene with officially alive, which uses pop music and show tunes to share his personal story of becoming a dad as a married gay man.

Directed by Scott Coulter with music direction by Michael Holland, officially alive has performances tonight and April 28 at the Duplex.

According to press notes, officially alive "chronicles the unfolding and often bizarre road towards gay fatherhood. After getting married and deciding to pursue parenthood through surrogacy, the show delves into the awkward conversations, difficult choices, and the defining moments of life. All of this is told with an eclectic musical lens that brings together the music of David Bowie, John Mayer, Stephen Sondheim, and many more."

Daniel's cabaret debut, quarterlife crisis, earned him a Backstage Bistro Award and a MAC Award nomination.

For tickets and more information visit justindaniel.net.

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