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Why 'Before Stonewall' Was Such a Hard Movie to Make

Why 'Before Stonewall' Was Such a Hard Movie to Make | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Making a landmark documentary about LGBTQ Americans before 1969 meant digging through countless archives to find traces of a forgotten subculture.

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On Being Young, Gay and Addicted in the 1970s

On Being Young, Gay and Addicted in the 1970s | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

“The Light Years,” a memoir by the artist Chris Rush, evokes his troubled youth in a wealthy Catholic family in New Jersey and his search for acceptance in the mountains of the Southwest.

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Genderqueer/trans Actor Plays Blanche DuBois

Genderqueer/trans Actor Plays Blanche DuBois | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

An immersive new staging, featuring the first Genderqueer actor in the iconic role of Blanche DuBois - A Streetcar Named Desire - May 7 – 25 at MISTER ROGERS in Brooklyn - The Coven & Precariat Productions, in association with Wolfpack Theatrics, present a history-making new production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, featuring a genderqueer/trans actor in the iconic role of Blanche DuBois.

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Jenn Colella Takes Us on a Walking Tour of BroadwayCon 2019

Jenn Colella Takes Us on a Walking Tour of BroadwayCon 2019 | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Colella hangs out with fans and Broadway pals at this year's convention.
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Introducing our sixth Hero of Pride!

Introducing our sixth Hero of Pride! | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

In celebration of the NYC arrival of WorldPride 2019, The Mixx is honoring 12 individuals who are making a difference in the lives of the LGBTQ community. Our sixth Pride Hero is Meredith Augustin, talented singer & musician, and backbone of the LGBT community at the Church of Saint Francis

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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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The World Premiere of Post-Apocalyptic Play Jack of Cups

The World Premiere of Post-Apocalyptic Play Jack of Cups | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Experimental Bitch Presents (EBP) is pleased to announce their 2019 mainstage production, the post-apocalyptic play Jack of Cups by Gabriel Rodriguez. The World Premiere runs May 31 – June 8 at The Flea Theater, with opening night slated for June 1 at 7:00 pm. Jack of Cups is directed by Rodriguez and Madeline Wall. Original music composed by Lukas Papenfusscline.

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Why Airbnb Produced ‘Gay Chorus Deep South,’ Its First-Ever Film

Why Airbnb Produced ‘Gay Chorus Deep South,’ Its First-Ever Film | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

The latest player to hit the film-festival circuit may be a bit unexpected: Airbnb, the travel-accommodations booking marketplace, developed, financed and produced documentary film “Gay Chorus Deep South,” set to premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival on April 29.

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Charles Busch’s New Phase Isn’t Drag. It’s Green Paisley

Charles Busch’s New Phase Isn’t Drag. It’s Green Paisley | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Busch’s latest cabaret show, “Native New Yorker,” brings a change of sartorial style and the music of the 1970s to Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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How Many ‘Gay Plays’ Can Broadway Sustain? Michael Urie is 'Sad and Baffled' Over ‘Torch Song’ Closing

How Many ‘Gay Plays’ Can Broadway Sustain? Michael Urie is 'Sad and Baffled' Over ‘Torch Song’ Closing | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

In a candid interview, 'Ugly Betty' star Michael Urie talks about why 'Torch Song' failed to find a big enough Broadway audience, taking it on tour, and why he waited to come out.

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'Torch Song' Revival Follows Young Gay Man's Fight For Love And Acceptance

'Torch Song' Revival Follows Young Gay Man's Fight For Love And Acceptance | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Harvey Fierstein's Tony Award-winning "Torch Song Trilogy" is back on Broadway, renamed "Torch Song" and rewritten into two acts.

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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
From Midtown to the Mideast - We Cover Your World
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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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