///BY Mark A. Thompson ///Phot by Mrny
Anyone who cheered and whistled at last year’s Alegria Pride at Webster Hall recognized immediately that they were witnessing one of the most extravagant production numbers in the history of circuit parties . For his “Carnaval Carioca,” Alegria producer Ric Sena utilized every inch of Webster Hall’s historic stage with its magnificent proscenium to create a Carnaval float and parade to rival any celebration in Rio.
For more than a decade, Alegria has dominated New York LGBT nightlife with its marathon events that are equal parts theatrical production, dance music summits and family reunions, all fortified with a serious dose of incomparable male beauty.
It was in June 2000 that producer Ric Sena brought Alegria to New York for the first time, and since then, Alegria has become a nocturnal juggernaut that has served as a benchmark of excellence for circuit events around the world. For many globetrotting party people, Alegria events are marked by their superlative