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Grapefruit Sound Lab Video Premiere at Monster Bar NYC

Grapefruit Sound Lab Video Premiere at Monster Bar NYC | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
This Saturday our favorite bear boyband Grapefruit Sound Lab are launching their new video for their song ‘Picture Perfect’ with a party co-hosted by Bear World Magazine at Monster Bar NYC.  Featuring a live performance by Grapefruit Sound Lab, the premiere of ‘Picture Perfect’ video, PLUS joining them on the decks is DJ Gustavo turning tracks!  Saturday, June …
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This gay man’s hate letter sparked a play, a movie & a movement

This gay man’s hate letter sparked a play, a movie & a movement | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
When the fear of their love being discovered proved to be too much, Rodrigo Bellott's boyfriend took his life. That tragedy inspired him to help others.
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Groundhog Day on Broadway

Groundhog Day on Broadway | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Dear Broadway Producers, Do we really need another musical based on a comedy film? Give me one good reason why I should bother shelling out hard earned money for another movie tossed onto the stage? One good reason, dammit! Andy Karl? Okay, sold! That’s right, theatergoers, I can absolutely, wholly and highly recommend “Groundhog Day,” …
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SlayTV: the premiere destination for global queer and trans content

SlayTV: the premiere destination for global queer and trans content | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Though its digital TV network, SlayTV, this growing media company is launching with web-series, movies, documentaries and content specific to the experiences of Queer People of Color, globally. Slay. is launching it's TV Up Front in New York City on May 15
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Theatre Review: Sunday in the Park with George

Theatre Review: Sunday in the Park with George | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
For those lucky enough to have seen the original production of “Sunday in the Park with George”, it’s tough to have the memory of that perfect evening erased from mind. But, as the title character says in the opening and closing lines of the show, in art there are “so many possibilities,” most of which …
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Review: In ‘Significant Other,’ the Gay Best Friend Is the Odd Man Out

Review: In ‘Significant Other,’ the Gay Best Friend Is the Odd Man Out | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Joshua Harmon’s comedy, at the Booth Theater, tells of a gay man’s turmoil as he watches wedding bells break up his gang of gal pals.
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How ‘The View UpStairs’ Recalls the Forgotten Gay Disco Inferno That Killed 32

How ‘The View UpStairs’ Recalls the Forgotten Gay Disco Inferno That Killed 32 | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
In June 1973, an act of arson that torched the UpStairs Lounge in the French Quarter of New Orleans killed 32 people. A new play revisits an overlooked tragedy.
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Jill Eikenberry Rehearses with NYC Gay Men's Chorus for Feinstein's/54 Below Debut

Jill Eikenberry Rehearses with NYC Gay Men's Chorus for Feinstein's/54 Below Debut | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will present Golden Globe Award-winner Jill Eikenberry today, January 10th, 2017 at 7:00pm.
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Indie Pilots ‘According to My Mother,’ ‘Poor Todd’ Take New York Television Festival Prizes

Indie Pilots ‘According to My Mother,’ ‘Poor Todd’ Take New York Television Festival Prizes | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Independently produced pilots from a trio of writers from Queens and a comedy writer from Los Angeles have taken top prizes at the 12th annual New York Television Festival, which wrapped Saturday.
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Russell Tovey's 'The Pass' Tackles Homophobia In Soccer For NewFest LGBT Film Festival Premiere

Russell Tovey's 'The Pass' Tackles Homophobia In Soccer For NewFest LGBT Film Festival Premiere | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
iHeartRadio took to the North American premiere of the film on Thursday
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On the same day that Spirit Day helped LGBTQ youth bask in everything that they represent, the Big Apple's NewFest, an annual six-day showcase of 102 LGBTQ films, kicked off on Thursday (October 20) with a variety of choices for cinema-goers, including the opening-night feature, The Pass, an adaptation of 2014 British play, starring Russell Tovey, of HBO's "Looking," and Arinzé Kene.

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Here Are 10 Movies To Catch At The 2016 NewFest LGBT Film Festival

Here Are 10 Movies To Catch At The 2016 NewFest LGBT Film Festival | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Starting Thursday, film fans will get an opportunity to experience many aspects of queer life around the world from the comfort of a Manhattan movie theater. 2016’s NewFest, New York’s annual LGBT film festival, begins Oct. 20 with what organizers are calling “the largest and most diverse group of films” in the event’s 28-year history.

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The five-day festival kicks off with this year’s most buzzed-about film, “The Pass,” which stars “Looking” heartthrob Russell Tovey as a closeted soccer player struggling to come to terms with his sexuality. 

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How Illusionist Derren Brown Came Out After Rejecting Gay ‘Cure’ Therapy

How Illusionist Derren Brown Came Out After Rejecting Gay ‘Cure’ Therapy | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
The star British illusionist is amazing audiences in his debut New York show. In a candid interview, he discusses ‘cure’ therapy, coming out, and how he found fame in magic.
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June 2017 – LGBT Pride Month on KQED

June 2017 – LGBT Pride Month on KQED | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Suicide Kale In June, KQED proudly celebrates the diversity of our community with a special Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Month programming lineup
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Hello Dolly Review: Bette Midler stars as Bette Midler

Hello Dolly Review: Bette Midler stars as Bette Midler | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
There are moments in Bette Midler’s Hello, Dolly that offer unsurpassed entertainment, demonstrating the ideal match between show and star that many people expected when they first heard that Midler would be the 15th Dolly Gallagher Levi on Broadway. That excitement (along with outrageously inflated ticket prices) resulted in the highest advance sale of any…
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Composer Jimmy Horan Presents I CAN SING! To Benefit the NYC Gay Men's Chorus

Composer Jimmy Horan Presents I CAN SING! To Benefit the NYC Gay Men's Chorus | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
'I Can Sing!' is an evening of original music by Jimmy Horan with special guests Corinna Sowers Adler and Stearns Matthews as well as members of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus.  All proceeds from this performance will go directly to the New York City Gay Men's Chorus.  The evening is produced in part by NiCori Studios & Productions.
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Harvey Fierstein’s Epic Sweep of LGBT History: Review of ‘Gently Down The Stream’

Harvey Fierstein’s Epic Sweep of LGBT History: Review of ‘Gently Down The Stream’ | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
In Martin Sherman’s ‘Gently Down The Stream’ an age-gap romance provides a prism to explore a swathe of turbulent LGBT history.
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Review: ‘Kiki’: The Vogueing Scene, Still a Refuge for Gay and Transgender Youth

Review: ‘Kiki’: The Vogueing Scene, Still a Refuge for Gay and Transgender Youth | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
There are echoes of “Paris Is Burning” in this documentary, which chronicles a tight-knit community in New York. Yet there is a striking absence of elder mentors.
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Get Ready For A New Film Celebrating Femme Identity Among Gay Men

Get Ready For A New Film Celebrating Femme Identity Among Gay Men | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

A new and necessary film will explore the nature of femme identity among gay men, and the way men who have sex with men are expected to adhere to masculine stereotypes.

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Corey Camperchioli is the creator and star of “Femme: The Film,” a fictional story about a gay man navigating New York’s gay community and the challenges of love, friendship and dating in the Big Apple. Camperchioli, who identifies as femme, told The Huffington Post that he sees his film as a direct response to the rigid gender binary he sees reinforced every day by his gay peers.

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BWW Flashback: What More Can We Say? Looking Back the Fantastic FALSETTOS

BWW Flashback: What More Can We Say? Looking Back the Fantastic FALSETTOS | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
All good things must come to a close, and the same can be said for the limited 14-week run of Lincoln Center Theater's new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos. The beloved production will close on January 8th. In celebration of this revival, BroadwayWorld takes you on a journey of the show below!
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The Grand Paradise - Now Playing in NYC Theatre

The Grand Paradise - Now Playing in NYC Theatre | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

An immersive theater experience. A late 1970s tropical resort. A fountain of youth that promises to quench your deepest longings.

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A pas de deux of desire and death, a midlife crisis, a coming of age, and a search for the Fountain of Youth at the resort of the eternally brokenhearted.

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New York’s LGBT Film Festival Grows, Adds Gloss

New York’s LGBT Film Festival Grows, Adds Gloss | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
NewFest, New York’s LGBT film festival which runs Thursday through Oct. 25 at Cinépolis Chelsea Cinemas and other venues, is growing and shedding some of its indie edge.
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Although it spotlights filmmakers and stories of keen interest to LGBT audiences, the annual NewFest film festival is bigger than any perceived niche. This year’s event, which runs Thursday through Oct. 25 at Cinépolis Chelsea Cinemas and other venues, reflects the increasing presence of gay themes in popular culture.

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