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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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The unashamedly queer, feminist, and intersectional play you need to see

The unashamedly queer, feminist, and intersectional play you need to see | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Jen Silverman’s Collective Rage explores what can happen when women of all kinds reject the categorisations so often thrust upon them

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Tony-winning play ‘The Humans’ deals matter of factly with its gay characters

Tony-winning play ‘The Humans’ deals matter of factly with its gay characters | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Stephen Karam-penned masterpiece unfolds in real time over Thanksgiving dinner

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My Gay Best Friend review at Hope Theatre, London

My Gay Best Friend review at Hope Theatre, London | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Louise Jameson Nigel Fairs write and star in an Intimate and emotionally engaging study of an unlikely friendship

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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.
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Dancing on Ice's Matt Evers comes out at gay

Dancing on Ice's Matt Evers comes out at gay | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Matt Evers has come out as gay after he realised his sexuality while watching his uncle die from an AIDs-related illness over 20 years ago.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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
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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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John Barrowman Returns To London In Seth Rudetsky's Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre

John Barrowman Returns To London In Seth Rudetsky's Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

International theatre and TV star John Barrowman MBE returns to perform in London in Seth Rudetsky's Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre concert series for 3 intimate performances produced by Mark Cortale.

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Centre Stage London Presents Love Happens Here - An LGBTQIA+ Cabaret During LGBT History Month

Centre Stage London Presents Love Happens Here - An LGBTQIA+ Cabaret During LGBT History Month | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Like the LGBTQ+ community, their soundtrack is vast and diverse. Join Centre Stage London as they present a selection of music celebrating LGBTQ History Month, community and love in all its forms. From dance classics from big-voiced divas to soul searching slow jams that mirror struggles with self-acceptance and social rejection. Centre Stage London is proud of our LGBTQI members and the connection we have with this vibrant community and is excited to celebrate a message of hope, acceptance, activism and love in Love Happens Here- An LGBTQI Cabaret.
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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…

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Strangers in Between, review: Well-deserved transfer

Strangers in Between, review: Well-deserved transfer | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
This three-hander by the award-winning dramatist Australian playwright, Tommy Murphy, arrives in the West End, having had a successful run at the King's Head Theatre in Islington. Catching up with it now, I'm glad to vouch that Adam Spreadbury-Maher's beautifully cast production well deserves this transfer. The piece is set in Sydney's King's Cross area (roughly equivalent to Soho) where the sixteen year old Shane, in flight from his rural hometown of Goulburn and lying about his age, has fetched up and secured himself a job in a bottlo (off-license).
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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.

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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.
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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.

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Kiff Scholl to Direct Jeff Dinnell's World Premiere Of WICKED PAGAN GAYS at Zephyr Theatre

Kiff Scholl to Direct Jeff Dinnell's World Premiere Of WICKED PAGAN GAYS at Zephyr Theatre | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

20 MILLIGRAMS ENTERTAINMENT are thrilled to announce that acclaimed director Kiff Scholl, will be at the helm of the World Premiere of 'Wicked Pagan Gays' by playwright Jeff Dinnell. The show will open February 23rd at The Zephyr Theatre On Melrose.

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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!"

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