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Midnight for New York’s 1960s Gay Community?

Midnight for New York’s 1960s Gay Community? | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

A review of "Midnight at the Never Get," a play with a lot of history.

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This Brooklyn Theatre Company is Doing Some Sexy Sh*t 

This Brooklyn Theatre Company is Doing Some Sexy Sh*t  | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Away from the lights and foot/vehicle traffic of Times Square, in a comparatively quiet corner of Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood off the L train, a small but thriving theatre company is blending opera, circus acts, live music, burlesque and opulent sets into erotic and immersive performance pieces that have gained a strong local following since its founding in 2006 by choreographer Austin McCormick.

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30 Years of LGBT Film in New York: NewFest 2018

30 Years of LGBT Film in New York: NewFest 2018 | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

It’s a well-known fact marginalized populations experience a dearth of representation in media, including works that portray these groups but do so in a misrepresented or negative light. While some films from the past released nationwide do depict marginalized groups, including LGBT people, it is also the 21st century and their portrayals may not hold up to modern scrutiny (i.e. 1980’s Cruising or 1997’s In & Out).

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Entering its 30th year, NewFest, New York’s LGBT film festival, is a space for film buffs, LGBT travelers, locals with a love for the arts and everyone in between to view the latest and best of new works relating to the LGBT community.

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Curtain Up: LGBT Theatre in New York

Curtain Up: LGBT Theatre in New York | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

The performing arts and the rights of LGBT persons merge in the City of New York, where the plight of one issue or group often ties into the plight of the other. Creativity is as much an expectation when discussing New York as the perpetual construction and reconstruction occurring daily in Manhattan. The city sustains itself on the arts, with an abundance of museums, theatres, galleries, film centers, etc., both the prime (i.e. Lincoln Center) and the innovative (i.e. Hamilton) alive and well, creating important works. Experiences in the arts exist for a wide range of the populace. New York has, for much of its history, been a haven for groups and peoples without an opportunity to be welcomed elsewhere… including the LGBT community.

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This Broadway Play Is Changing Minds on LGBTQ Rights

This Broadway Play Is Changing Minds on LGBTQ Rights | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Prom can be a catalyst for social change. The Prom explores the precariousness of LGBTQ rights at a time when, after decades of progress, they’re being challenged by the administration of US President Donald Trump and statehouses across the country.

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Gender Norms, Social Media and the Art World Come into Focus in Daniel McCoy’s Satirical New Play Dick Pix

Gender Norms, Social Media and the Art World Come into Focus in Daniel McCoy’s Satirical New Play Dick Pix | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Dick Pix, a new play by Daniel McCoy, jumps gleefully into the current conversations surrounding gender… witty, self-aware comedy lets audiences have a wonderfully fun time interrogating the entire system of gender.

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Kandy: Love Letter To The LGBTQ Community

Kandy: Love Letter To The LGBTQ Community | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
For Gay Pride Month, Billboard asked numerous pop culture luminaries to write 'love letters' to the LGBTQ community.
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Review: In ‘Log Cabin,’ It’s Gay vs. Trans as the Rainbow Crumbles

Review: In ‘Log Cabin,’ It’s Gay vs. Trans as the Rainbow Crumbles | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

A quippy Jesse Tyler Ferguson stars in Jordan Harrison’s shapeless look at what happens when the LGBT alliance starts to turn on itself.

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Burning Bright: Torch Songs on Pride Weekend

Burning Bright: Torch Songs on Pride Weekend | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

A Drag Cabaret Benefitting the NYC Gay Men’s Chorus - FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Burning Bright: Torch Songs on Pride Weekend. An evening of Pride, love, desire and song hosted by Mama Mela and Ellia J. Garlands. These drag queens will be reinterpreting what a Torch Song is and means in 2018 through a uniquely queer lens. Under the musical direction of James Horan, the talented cast also includes PhilEsha De Lox, Gigi St. Croix and the newly crowned Miss Gay United States, Aaliyah Martinez. Also joining the cast is a very special guest: NYC pop recording artist & transgender superstar, Mila Jam! There’s no better way to live out loud this Pride than with the queens of the NEW YORK CITY GAY MEN’S CHORUS!

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Sons of an Illustrious Father: Gay Pride Month Love Letter (Exclusive)

Sons of an Illustrious Father: Gay Pride Month Love Letter (Exclusive) | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
For Gay Pride Month, Billboard asked numerous pop culture luminaries to write 'love letters' to the LGBTQ community.
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How Landmark LGBT Movie ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Became an Opera

How Landmark LGBT Movie ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Became an Opera | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

E. Annie Proulx wrote the libretto. Composer Charles Wuorinen and director Jacopo Spirei reveal how they set Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger’s tragic gay love story to music.


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Richard Skipper Celebrates New York With Pride on June 24th at The Laurie Beechman Theatre 1PM Brunch Show

Richard Skipper Celebrates New York With Pride on June 24th at The Laurie Beechman Theatre 1PM Brunch Show | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Russ Woolley Proudly Presents Richard Skipper Celebrates Last Show of this Season 1 PM Brunch Show Laurie Beechman Theater As we Celebrate Pride, we celebrate Michael Kirk Lane, Sue Matsuki, Mariea…
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The Very Gay, Very Black Gospel According to serpentwithfeet 

The Very Gay, Very Black Gospel According to serpentwithfeet  | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
It took decades for Josiah Wise to find his voice. This is figuratively true for most developing adults, but for Wise, who performs music under the name serpentwithfeet, it was also literal. The distinct, shivering vibrato he sings with—so strong it sounds like his larynx is seizing almost every time he opens his mouth—was always there, even back when he joined the choir of his family’s Pentecostal church at age 6. But when he began formal training at age 11, in his mostly white, boy choir, his teacher urged him to sing in what’s called pure tone, effectively stifling his vibrato.
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My Parsifal Conductor - A Wagnerian Comedy by Allan Leicht

My Parsifal Conductor - A Wagnerian Comedy by Allan Leicht | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Off-Broadway performances begin on September 25, 2018 at Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA

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New Company National Queer Theater Launches With Reading Series

New Company National Queer Theater Launches With Reading Series | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

National Queer Theater (NQT) is delighted to announce its first presentation of new queer plays in New York City! Launched in 2018 by Adam Odsess-Rubin, National Queer Theater fosters and supports LGBTQ communities through social justice in the performing arts.

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Inside the Beautiful World of Same-Sex Ballroom Dancing

Inside the Beautiful World of Same-Sex Ballroom Dancing | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Mainstream competitive ballroom dance contests still don't allow same-sex competitors. A new documentary explores the LGBTQ scene that formed as the result of that ban.

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Gender Nonbinary Activist Kate Bornstein Is Shattering Stereotypes On Broadway

Gender Nonbinary Activist Kate Bornstein Is Shattering Stereotypes On Broadway | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
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A Brief Hook Up Drastically Changes the Lives of Two Men in Daniel McCoy’s New Play Perfect Teeth

A Brief Hook Up Drastically Changes the Lives of Two Men in Daniel McCoy’s New Play Perfect Teeth | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Playwright Daniel McCoy’s new play, Perfect Teeth is currently running at Theaterlab in mid-town Manhattan. The drama is directed by David Hilder. Kyle and Dylan hooked up several months ago after …
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For Gay Pride, Dark Dances of Mystery, Anguish and Desire

For Gay Pride, Dark Dances of Mystery, Anguish and Desire | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Madboots Dance, Sean Dorsey Dance and Ishmael Houston-Jones offered dark, often beautiful works of queer dance theater for Pride month.
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Final Bow: Justin Mortelliti and Julius Anthony Rubio, the Gay Couple from Escape to Margaritaville

Final Bow: Justin Mortelliti and Julius Anthony Rubio, the Gay Couple from Escape to Margaritaville | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
The Jimmy Buffett musical has the most fully realized ensemble characters on Broadway.
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VIDEO: A Letter to Harvey Milk - Theatrical Talkback

Join us to learn some of the back story, as well as production stories, from the cast of A Letter to Harvey Milk.

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How illusionist Vitaly Beckman prepares to wow audiences with his magic

How illusionist Vitaly Beckman prepares to wow audiences with his magic | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Vitaly. A magician who’s even made his last name disappear. Illusionist Vitaly Beckman: born in Russia, raised in Israel, lives in Vancouver, resembles Seinfeld, and debuts in New York’s Westside Theatre. June 13 “Vitaly: An Evening of Wonders” opens.
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Special Pride Kickoff Night for A Letter to Harvey Milk – June 12, 2018 in NYC

Special Pride Kickoff Night for A Letter to Harvey Milk – June 12, 2018 in NYC | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Join us June 12th for our Metrosource and #ILoveGay Pride Kickoff for a night at the theatre at the 7pm show of A Letter To Harvey Milk. This show takes you on an emotional exploration of both the LGBTQ and Jewish cultures and the trauma that can come from authentically being who you are… regardless of who you are! This innovative musical gives hope in a world where intolerance is prevalent. We have joined forces to see this queer musical and there will be a talkback afterwards with the cast. Hope you can join us in celebrating who we are with this fabulous night out at the theatre!

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'The Boys in the Band' Theater Review

'The Boys in the Band' Theater Review | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells head the ensemble of Mart Crowley's groundbreaking 1968 play 'The Boys in the Band,' about gay New Yorkers gathering for a birthday bash where the barbs flow as freely as the booze.

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