LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music
31.7K views | +4 today
Follow
Dedicated to all aspects of LGBT movies, television, film and film festivals, as well as music, theatre and the performing arts
Curated by Matt Skallerud
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

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.

Matt Skallerud's insight:

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

RUSS WOOLLEY proudly presents “A RICHARD SKIPPER BIRTHDAY BASH ” –On Richard’s actual Birthday!!

RUSS WOOLLEY proudly presents  “A RICHARD SKIPPER BIRTHDAY BASH ” –On Richard’s actual Birthday!! | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

To celebrate and honor the birthday of NY entertainment great RICHARD SKIPPER, Russ Woolley has assembled a great “secret and surprise” cast to entertain and honor our dear friend… RICHARD SKIPPER has become synonymous with “feel good entertainment of the highest quality”. For decades Richard has entertained thousands and celebrated the careers of many of Theatre Row’s finest and most honored stars…  It is now our turn to honor RICHARD SKIPPER on his actual birthday… The afternoon will prove to be an event where all will arrive and leave with smiles!   Richard has no idea of the line-up so this will be similar to the old-fashioned TV specials and series where we get to chat with and honor this very giving man, RICHARD SKIPPER…

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

Richard Skipper Celebrates… Celebrating Legendary Broadway Actress Carol Channing – New York, Jan 31, 2018

Richard Skipper Celebrates… Celebrating Legendary Broadway Actress Carol Channing – New York, Jan 31, 2018 | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

It’s a Carol Celebration! The Laurie Beechman Theater (Kenny Bell, Producing Artistic Director) and Russ Woolley start the new year with the first of the Richard Skipper Celebrates…series celebrating the life and career of the legendary Broadway actress Carol Channing. The show features Christine Pedi, Diane J. Findlay, Wendy Scherl, Karen Saunders, and a special guest to be announced January 5th. All under the musical direction of Michael Lavine with Rex Benincasa on percussion, Erik Lawrence on Sax, and Maryann McSweeney on bass.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

Exclusive: Original Stars of Grease and Sweeney Todd to Salute Songwriters of The Fantasticks

Exclusive: Original Stars of Grease and Sweeney Todd to Salute Songwriters of The Fantasticks | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Carole Demas and Sarah Rice to sing Thank You for Your Love February 4 and 8 in NYC.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

Party Face featuring Hayley Mills and directed by Amanda Bearse, opens Jan 22nd in NYC

Party Face featuring Hayley Mills and directed by Amanda Bearse, opens Jan 22nd in NYC | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

You're invited to a party that’s full of surprises. Watch as careful plans are upended when a young woman's mother brings her own food to her daughter's party—and also the “right” person to be her daughter's new best friend. They put on their "party faces" and hope for the best, but when facades crack, secrets spill. Tears sprinkle and laughter roars as their revelry leads to revelations.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

In a Play, Rafael Nadal Inhabits a New Role: Gay Icon

In a Play, Rafael Nadal Inhabits a New Role: Gay Icon | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Peter Gil-Sheridan, a gay playwright, imagines a love affair with Nadal in “The Rafa Play,” which ends its run in New York on Saturday.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

PODCAST: The Past, Present, and Future of Gay Theater

PODCAST: The Past, Present, and Future of Gay Theater | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Listen to this episode of Studio 360 by clicking the arrow on the audio player below: New York Times theater critic Jesse Green and playwright Paul Ru
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

New Musical Comedy KRAGTAR Opens Tonight at The West End Theatre

New Musical Comedy KRAGTAR Opens Tonight at The West End Theatre | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
The new musical comedy Kragtar: An American Monster Musical opens tonight, December 1, and runs through December 17 at the West End Theatre at 263 West 86th Street off West End Avenue in Manhattan, as part of Theatre Now New York's Three New Musicals in Rotating Rep.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

Richard Skipper Celebrates December with Special Guest Star Kathryn Crosby

Richard Skipper Celebrates December with Special Guest Star Kathryn Crosby | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Join host Richard Skipper for a festive holiday show with special guests: Award-winning singer/songwriter Bobby Belfry; Ann Kittredge, a lifelong performing artist who has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at major venues across the country; Sidney Myer, who Theater Pizzazz calls a “Nurturer, Evangelist, Iconoclastic Talent”; cabaret singer Deborah Stone; AND VERY SPECIAL GUEST STAR Kathryn Crosby!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

This One's For The Girls

This One's For The Girls | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

THIS ONE'S FOR THE GIRLS From The Soundtrack Of Your Life "Powerful, funny and uplifting! A musical that both sexes can enjoy." -Talkin' Broadway

A high energy celebration of Women that’s certain to thrill men, women and everyone in between! This “engaging, compelling and funny” new musical (Miami Herald) looks at the role of women over the past 100+ years through 40 Top 40 hits. Featuring Top-40 songs like RESPECT, Stand by Your Man, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, These Boots are Made for Walkin’, I Will Survive, Greatest Love of All...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

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…

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

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!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

Risk-Taking New Opera Tells a Tragic 1950s Gay Love Story

Risk-Taking New Opera Tells a Tragic 1950s Gay Love Story | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
In “Fellow Travelers,” a story of persecuted gay love during the 1950s, the composer Gregory Spears demonstrates how to be original.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

BOOK SIGNING: Photographer Ron Amato to Sign Copies of His Sexy, Sensual Photo Book "The Box" January 20 at BGSQD, NYC

BOOK SIGNING: Photographer Ron Amato to Sign Copies of His Sexy, Sensual Photo Book "The Box" January 20 at BGSQD, NYC | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
"The Box" by Ron Amato cover. DOWNLOAD 300dpi cover image FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andy Reynolds, Popular Publicity, andy@popularpublicity.com (New York, NY) January 3, 2018 – There will be a signing at New York City's BGSQD bookstore on Januar
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

Broadway Veterans Carole Demas & Sarah Rice Return in Tribute to Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt

Broadway Veterans Carole Demas & Sarah Rice Return in Tribute to Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE to feature songs, multimedia, and memories from two storied careers... The show, titled THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE, will be presented on Sunday, FEBRUARY 4th at 1pm and Thursday, FEBRUARY 8th at 7pm at The Laurie Beechman Theatre.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

This Play Is A Hilarious, Poignant Conversation About Gay Life Post-Marriage Equality

This Play Is A Hilarious, Poignant Conversation About Gay Life Post-Marriage Equality | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
"Bright Colors and Bold Patterns" is now playing in New York.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

Bazazz! A Sequined Variety – December 29 & 31 at Don’t Tell Mama NYC

Bazazz! A Sequined Variety – December 29 & 31 at Don’t Tell Mama NYC | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Bazazz! A Sequined Variety starring Rick Skye as Liza Minnelli will have twice the fun in December with two performances of the hit show of which In New York magazine said, "There's a new sequined variety show in town that is a must see!"

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

Review: Richard Skipper Celebrates December with Kathryn Crosby

It’s a joyous holiday time year round when Richard Skipper Celebrates! His successful monthly series at the Laurie Beechman Theatre have come to be known as a gathering for some of cabaret’s most enjoyable and talented artists and always with a special guest star. What a perfect time to feature Kathryn Crosby, the wife of the iconic Bing Crosby who could easily be called Mr. Christmas!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

Home for the Holidays: Live on Broadway through Dec 30

Home for the Holidays: Live on Broadway through Dec 30 | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Home for the Holidays: Live on Broadway, features for the very first-time, winners of “American Idol,” “The Voice,” and “America’s Got Talent” sharing one stage.…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Matt Skallerud
Scoop.it!

20th Century Blues - a new play by Susan Miller

20th Century Blues - a new play by Susan Miller | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Limited Engagement Nov 12 - Jan 28
A New Play By Two Time Obie® Winner SUSAN MILLER
Directed By Two Time Obie® Winner & Tony Award® Nominee EMILY MANN
Starring BETH DIXON (Major Barbara), FRANCHELLE STEWART DORN (‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore), POLLY DRAPER (thirtysomething), KATHRYN GRODY )Top Girls), ELLEN PARKER (The Heidi Chronicles), CHARLES SOCARIDES (Sons of the Prophet)

more...
No comment yet.