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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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Gay-themed play sweeps British theatre prizes

Gay-themed play sweeps British theatre prizes | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

"The Inheritance", a play about the generation after the peak of the AIDS crisis, won best director and best actor

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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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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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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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Onstage, the New Gay Agenda Involves Cake and Not Getting Fired

Onstage, the New Gay Agenda Involves Cake and Not Getting Fired | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
In the Berkshires, plays by Bekah Brunstetter and Douglas Carter Beane consider equality in the bakery and the rise of the “wonder homo.”
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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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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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New York is huge of pride and bringing everyone together and this event is a perfect example is the two. 
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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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Ben Platt Talks Debut Album, Gay Actor Stigma & Why Being LGBTQ Should Be ‘an Assumed Part of Reality’

Ben Platt Talks Debut Album, Gay Actor Stigma & Why Being LGBTQ Should Be ‘an Assumed Part of Reality’ | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

It comes up casually, as Ben Platt prefers. Tucked into “Older,” a theatrical juggernaut that doesn’t even try to hide the fact that the actor-singer introduced Evan Hansen to the world (because why would it?), the line is a personal aside expressed on an otherwise universal ballad about wishing to speed up time

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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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'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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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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The Comedy-Destroying, Soul-Affirming Art of Hannah Gadsby

The Comedy-Destroying, Soul-Affirming Art of Hannah Gadsby | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Creating the furious stand-up special “Nanette” was an act of self-preservation for the Australian star. The result has been a sensation “beyond my comprehension.”
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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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Why are there no superstar gay male stand-ups?

Why are there no superstar gay male stand-ups? | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
While many comics should be household names – Scott Thompson, James Adomian and Guy Branum, for starters – the gay community would rather line up for an eighth-place Drag Race queen than see one of them
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