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Broadway Damage

Broadway Damage is a 1997 gay-themed romantic comedy-drama directed by Victor Mignatti and starring Mara Hobel, Michael Lucas, Hugh Panaro and Aaron Williams.

Broadway Damage
Directed byVictor Mignatti
Produced byDavid Topel
Written byVictor Mignatti
StarringMara Hobel
Michael Lucas
Hugh Panaro
Aaron Williams
Music byElliot Sokolov
CinematographyMichael Mayers
Edited byVictor Mignatti
Distributed byJour de Fête Films
Wolfe Video
Release date
  • August 26, 1997 (1997-08-26)
Running time
110 minutes
CountryUnited States



Cynthia (Hobel), Marc (Lucas) and Robert (Williams) are young friends in New York City. Marc is a struggling actor, Robert is an actor/songwriter and Cynthia is desperately trying to attract the attention of Tina Brown to break into magazine publishing. Cynthia and Marc find an apartment together in Greenwich Village. Robert is secretly in love with Marc, who's oblivious.

Marc falls into a relationship with David (Panaro), an aspiring musician who lives with his boyfriend across the alley from Marc's apartment. David's boyfriend throws him out and David moves in with Marc.

Robert, trying to get over Marc, becomes interested in a man who works in a local card and gift shop (Marc and Robert refer to him as "Zola"). Taking Marc's advice to "make the grand gesture," he sends Cynthia in with a gift from him as a secret admirer. "Zola" turns down the gesture, and Robert is humiliated.

Marc and Robert discover that David supports himself as a hustler and Marc breaks up with him and throws him out. Robert makes "the grand gesture" for Marc by singing a song he's written for him. Before Marc can respond, Cynthia, whose attempts to get through to Tina Brown have become increasingly bizarre, has a nervous breakdown. She returns to her parents' home on Long Island.

In the end, Marc and Robert visit Cynthia on Long Island. Free from the drama of his relationship with David, Marc realizes that he has feelings for Robert. Cynthia gets a call from Tina Brown's assistant, setting up a meeting for the following day.


Awards and nominationsEdit

  • Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival Mission Award - Victor Mignatti (winner)
  • L.A. Outfest Audience Award for Outstanding Narrative Feature (winner)
  • Verzaubert International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Rosebud Award for Best Film (nominated)

DVD releaseEdit

Broadway Damage was released on Region 1 DVD on November 23, 1999.

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