It’s being reported that a mighty gay trio — Alan Ball, Elton John and David Furnish — are teaming up for a potential HBO series called “Virtuoso,” centered on the world of young musicians studying in an academy in 1790s Vienna. Says Showbiz 411:
The academy is run by our old friend from “Amadeus,” Mozart’s nemesis Antonio Salieri. There’s lots of music, ruffled shirts and sex of all kinds. There are probably a lot of candelabras set on ornate pianos, too. Knowing Ball, a whole universe will be set up for the musicians, the teachers, and the wealthy music patrons of Vienna.
Who knows if it will make it beyond the pilot (HBO is notoriously picky about what it picks up), but they obviously have a successful history with Ball (who is just finishing up “True Blood” there), which certainly bodes well. And we can only suspect it will be a seriously gay old time given the men behind it. Showbiz 411 also reports that the show is now seeking out “young, good looking men and women who can play the piano and other instruments.” So if that’s you, call your agent (or get one!).