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How ‘217 Boxes’ Reveals John E. Fryer, the Man in the Mask Who Changed LGBT Rights Forever

How ‘217 Boxes’ Reveals John E. Fryer, the Man in the Mask Who Changed LGBT Rights Forever | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

A new play explores the life and legacy of Dr. John E. Fryer, whose brave 1972 speech led to the American Psychiatric Association declassifying homosexuality as a mental disorder.

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ConBoy, Indie-Rock Band Spearheaded by Two Queer Women, Slated to Release Their 1st EP on June 22

ConBoy, Indie-Rock Band Spearheaded by Two Queer Women, Slated to Release Their 1st EP on June 22 | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

ConBoy, the indie-rock band spearheaded by two queer women, is slated to release their first self-titled EP, ConBoy on June 22. ConBoy will be the debut of Skin’s guitarist, Daisy Spencer’s passion…

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Photo Flash: World Premiere of Joe Gulla's GAY.PORN.MAFIA at the New York Live Arts Theater

Photo Flash: World Premiere of Joe Gulla's GAY.PORN.MAFIA at the New York Live Arts Theater | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Presented in association with The Downtown Urban Arts Festival, Joe Gulla's 'GAY.PORN.MAFIA', directed by Brian Rardin, had its World Premiere at the New York Live Arts Theater this past Saturday, April 14th.
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Gay Choreographer Comes Out... As Comedian

Gay Choreographer Comes Out... As Comedian | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Comically inclined choreographer Jamie Benson joins forces with Peoples Improv Theater (PIT) to present Gay Stuff on May 15, 2018, from 10-11pm ($8 tickets). Benson, and his outsider comedic team, are debuting 3 sketches, 2 stand-up sets, and some sassy/stupid walks for the PIT's Striker main stage. Gay Stuff will dissect internalized homophobia, oppressive bro prerogative, and marginalizing gay cliches, but like, with dick jokes.
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Seth Sikes: The Songs That Got Away at Feinstein’s/54 Below

Seth Sikes: The Songs That Got Away at Feinstein’s/54 Below | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Seth Sikes will return to Feinstein’s/54 Below in The Songs That Got Away, an all-new show singing Judy Garland songs he hasn’t yet performed in his previous tributes to the legend, plus some that …
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Richard Skipper Celebrates Broadway and off-Broadway Firsts…and More!

Richard Skipper Celebrates Broadway and off-Broadway Firsts…and More! | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Featuring Lane Bradbury, who created the role of Dainty June in the original Broadway production of the classic show Gypsy starring Ethel Merman; Annie Hughes off-Broadway Closer Than Ever; Lauren Mufson Broadway and National Touring companies of Mamma Mia!; Marta Sanders Best Little Whorehouse In Texas Original Company; AND A MYSTERY GUEST!

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Wicked Clone - The Cinema Musical - or how to deal with the evil

Wicked Clone - The Cinema Musical - or how to deal with the evil | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

A unique blend of immersive musical theater and film, featuring an epic story that transports the audience from 15th century Transylvania to modern day NYC and beyond - Multi-talented Identical twin sisters born in Transylvania, Mihaela and Gabriela Modorcea, turn the age-old vampire cliché upside down, revealing who and what vampires truly are. Wicked Clone is the tale of a vampire bitten by a human. Born without a heartbeat, memories or inspiration, Mihaela flees from Transylvania to New York and pulls her fangs out in order to love and become a human.

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A Brief History of Gay Theater, in Three Acts

A Brief History of Gay Theater, in Three Acts | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
On the return of ‘The Boys in the Band’ and why it matters more than ever.
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Richard Skipper Celebrates John Kander… On His 91st Birthday!

Richard Skipper Celebrates John Kander… On His 91st Birthday! | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Confirmed to perform are Tony Award winner Lilias White, Donna Marie Asbury currently in Chicago on Broadway, Jana Robbins (Zorba with two separate tours with Georgio Tozzi and Theodore Bikel), Lucia Spina (Kinky Boots), David Sabella (originated Mary Sunshine in the current revival of Chicago on Broadway), and Sandy Stewart (My Coloring Book) and two-time Grammy nominee, Bill Charlap. With music, reminisces and an afternoon of fun and show business! 90 minutes of merriment and excitement …Right on the heels of the 2/11 Russ Woolley’s CELEBRATES Richard Skipper’s’ BIRTHDAY…SELL-OUT Extravaganza…

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Robert Patrick's JUDAS Next Up At Phoenix Theatre Ensemble

Robert Patrick's JUDAS Next Up At Phoenix Theatre Ensemble | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble announces that Robert Patrick's drama, Judas, starring Josh Tyson in the title role, will start performances on April 27 and will run for 22 performances through May 13 at The Wild Project at 195 East 3rd Street in NYC.

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BROAD COMEDY: LGBT Life Made Social (PinkieB.com)

BROAD COMEDY: LGBT Life Made Social (PinkieB.com) | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Ever wonder what would happen if SNL & “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” had a child and hired Tim Minchin as the manny? We have the answer! Broad Comedy has been producing snarky, provocative and lovable all-women’s comedy and musical-satire since 2001. Internationally touring, award-winning, and with YouTube hits reaching in the millions, Broad Comedy has now made the SoHo Playhouse home!

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Meet Jaimie Wilson, a Transgender Activist With Guitar in Hand

Meet Jaimie Wilson, a Transgender Activist With Guitar in Hand | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

His before-and-after photos racked up 13 million views on Facebook and expanded the platform for his folk-pop music.

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James McArdle on performing in 'Angels in America', the most Tony-nominated play in Broadway history

James McArdle on performing in 'Angels in America', the most Tony-nominated play in Broadway history | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
The Scottish actor dove headfirst into morally ambiguous character, Louis.
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‘Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas’ on Police Brutality of Transgender Women

‘Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas’ on Police Brutality of Transgender Women | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
The comedian's new late-night series for HBO tackles social issues through the lens of policing, with his unique blend of humor and heart.
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Richard Skipper Celebrates Peggy Lee, Liberace & Friends

Richard Skipper Celebrates Peggy Lee, Liberace & Friends | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

As we Celebrate (Russ' Birthday!), we celebrate Leanne Borghesi, David Maiocco (as Liberace), David Sabella, Jim Speake*, Chuck Sweeney (as Peggy Lee), AND Those Girls* (Karen Mack, Eve Eaton, Rachel Hanser, Wendy Anne Russell) Tickets are now on sale! Reserve TODAY and Let's Celebrate!

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All at once, Broadway is carrying a ‘torch’ for landmark gay plays of the 20th century

All at once, Broadway is carrying a ‘torch’ for landmark gay plays of the 20th century | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
What does it mean to have Kushner, Fierstein and Crowley back in the spotlight in 2018?
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Off-Broadway Harvey Milk musical puts gay Jewish pride onstage

Off-Broadway Harvey Milk musical puts gay Jewish pride onstage | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

In the Off-Broadway musical “A Letter to Harvey Milk,” the slain San Francisco supervisor and community leader becomes not just a symbol of gay liberation, but of Jewish pride as well. At a time when the issue of gender politics is part of the American cultural conversation, the play — originally produced in 2012 — seems to have found its moment once again. (It runs through June 30 at Manhattan’s Acorn Theater.)

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Kushner's 'Angels in America' goes from London to Broadway. But where's the power of transformation?

Kushner's 'Angels in America' goes from London to Broadway. But where's the power of transformation? | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Broadway review of “Angels in America Parts 1 & 2” from London’s National Theatre, starring Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield.

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VIDEO: Richard Skipper Celebrates John Kander's Birthday!

Richard Skipper Celebrates John Kander's Birthday! at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC at 1:00 pm.
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The Stone Witch - Art is a Beast

The Stone Witch - Art is a Beast | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Simon Grindberg is the world’s most illustrious children’s book writer and illustrator, but his next masterpiece is a decade overdue. Peter Chandler is a starving artist with unparalleled potential, but he doesn’t yet know his own value. The two men are thrown together by Clair Forlorni, an ambitious editor who hopes Peter’s youthful exuberance can unleash Simon’s aging genius for one final story. But creativity comes at a cost.

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Retro Productions presents the World Premiere of Gina Femia play WE ARE A MASTERPIECE

Retro Productions presents the World Premiere of Gina Femia play WE ARE A MASTERPIECE | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Retro Productions, who was recently awarded the prestigious Caffe Cino Fellowship Award at the New York Innovative Theatre Awards (NYIT), follows up their hit 2017 season with the World Premiere of Gina Femia’s play, We Are A Masterpiece. The production is directed by Retro company member, DeLisa M. White. We Are A Masterpiece runs April 7 – 21 at the 14th Street Y.

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We Are a Masterpiece takes place at the dawn of the AIDS crisis, when the disease was still a mystery. In Kalamazoo, Michigan, Joan, a no-nonsense nurse, becomes a sort of fairy godmother to the town’s gay community when no one else will step up to care for them as they die one by one. She becomes their friend, their mother, their sister, as they navigate life and death with this new plague; caring for them, taking in John – an artist who becomes like a son to her, burying the dead on her property. Out of the ashes of their collective lives, lifelong bonds are forged and beauty is found even at the darkest of moments.

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Meet the all-star, all-gay cast of Broadway's upcoming revival of The Boys in the Band

Meet the all-star, all-gay cast of Broadway's upcoming revival of The Boys in the Band | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

More than a year before the Stonewall riots changed the face of gay activism in the U.S., Mart Crowley put homosexuality center stage in 1968’s The Boys in the Band, his closet-smashing group portrait of nine New York men desperate for love but rotten with self-hatred.

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What I Learned from Writing a Play About My Transition

What I Learned from Writing a Play About My Transition | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
We spoke to Mashuq Mushtaq Deen about his new play 'Draw the Circle,' which tells the story of his transition from the perspective of his family.
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Photo Flash: Richard Skipper: For He's A Jolly Good Fellow!

Photo Flash: Richard Skipper: For He's A Jolly Good Fellow! | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
The stars came out for prominent entertainment personality, Richard Skipper, Sunday, February 11, in celebration of the celebrator - his birthday. Producer RUSS WOOLLEY gathered some stunning talent to serenade the host with the most at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on 42nd Street with songs and stories bringing on laughter, tears, and a lots of applause.
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