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Theater companies turn to streaming for Pride Month offerings

Theater companies turn to streaming for Pride Month offerings | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Pride Films and Plays, About Face Theatre and Playbill.com stream online play readings and adapted stage shows for Pride weekend and beyond.

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Rodney Hicks and Azure D. Osborne-Lee on ‘Pride Plays’ and Fighting for Black Queer Change in Theater

Rodney Hicks and Azure D. Osborne-Lee on ‘Pride Plays’ and Fighting for Black Queer Change in Theater | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

In the first of a two-part series on Black queer playwrights with work in the “Pride Plays” season, Rodney Hicks and Azure D. Osborne-Lee discuss racism, theater, and change.

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Queer Theater Trailblazers Larry Kramer, Terrence McNally, Mart Crowley

Queer Theater Trailblazers Larry Kramer, Terrence McNally, Mart Crowley | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Mart Crowley and Larry Kramer were born eight weeks apart in 1935. Terrence McNally, fashionably late, was born three years later. All three redefined American theater and ushered in the first wave…

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Gay Man Finds Confidence And Sheds His Toxic Masculinity On The Theater Stage. “For Once, You’re Seeing The Real Me.”

Gay Man Finds Confidence And Sheds His Toxic Masculinity On The Theater Stage. “For Once, You’re Seeing The Real Me.” | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

My name is Jack. I'm from Chicago, Illinois. So I came out of the closet when I was about 15 years old. I come from a very masculine, sportsy

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Will Theater Come Back? What Will It Look Like When It Does?

Will Theater Come Back? What Will It Look Like When It Does? | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

From Broadway to black-box stages, theaters have shuttered for the foreseeable future. Playwright Matthew Lopez imagines the next act.

berto's curator insight, April 26, 4:22 PM
Not only movie theaters will take a hit from this pandemic. But music theatre and broadway are losing money every single day because they have to keep there doors shut. The live theatre and its musical performances require an audience of tens to hundreds per show. Because of COVID 19 broadway and other music theatre related business will most likely shut down if this prolongs any further.
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Landmarks in law: the controversial 80s play that defied gay censorship

Landmarks in law: the controversial 80s play that defied gay censorship | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Howard Brenton’s play outraged morality campaigner Mary Whitehouse, but her failed lawsuit brought an end to her courtroom crusadaes

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Theater Alliance's heartrending 'This Bitter Earth' portrays two gay men in loving color 

Theater Alliance's heartrending 'This Bitter Earth' portrays two gay men in loving color  | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Against a background of young black men shot dead, a black man and white man share a bed.

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'Happy Birthday Doug' makes gay parties look like 'The Real Housewives'

'Happy Birthday Doug' makes gay parties look like 'The Real Housewives' | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Want drama, gossip and theatrics? Then head to a gay birthday party! That’s where writer-performer Drew Droege set his latest off-Broadway solo show, “Happy Birthday Doug,” a come…

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In new Orlando-set musical ‘From Here,’ Pulse has a part to play

In new Orlando-set musical ‘From Here,’ Pulse has a part to play | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Donald Rupe wanted to create a testament to friendship. And so the Orlando playwright-director wrote a 55-minute show about his tight-knit group of friends, about gay lives, about the Pulse nightclub shooting of 2016, about Orlando itself. “From Here,” as the musical was named, became a buzzed-about hit at the 2019 Orlando Fringe Festival, with theatergoers praising its heart. Now expanded into a full-length production, “From Here” return

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Olivia Levine in UNSTUCK

Olivia Levine in UNSTUCK | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

A new solo-show about the intersection of OCD and queer identity - January 30 – February 23 at The Tank in Midtown - After a sold-out run in August, Olivia Levine’s solo-show, UNSTUCK, returns to The Tank for a limited engagement. The production runs January 30 through February 23 with opening night slated for January 30. UNSTUCK is written and performed by Levine and follows her journey with OCD from childhood to adulthood. Molly Rose Heller directs.

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Featuring Renowned playwright and award-winning director Odalys Nanin

Featuring Renowned playwright and award-winning director Odalys Nanin | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Renowned playwright and award-winning director Odalys Nanin returns to the stage this February 2020 starring again as controversial Mexican artist and painter Frida Kahlo in the EDDON Award-winning play for Best Performance & Production: Frida: Stroke of Passion – an original play with live music and iconic songs: Paloma Negra, La Llorona, Piensa en mi, Estas Son Las Mananitas, Maria Bonita and a Tango Song Una Cabeza.

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‘The Inheritance’ on Broadway: An Epic Story of Gay Ghosts, for Good and Bad

‘The Inheritance’ on Broadway: An Epic Story of Gay Ghosts, for Good and Bad | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

One of the buzziest plays on Broadway, ‘The Inheritance’ spins epically and soapily through time to tell a powerful, if flawed, story about the power of LGBTQ history and healing.

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Leonard Soloway's Broadway

Leonard Soloway's Broadway | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

An exciting insider's look at Broadway and the business of show business in a career spanning more than 70 years. Leonard Soloway's Broadway pulls back the curtain of one of the most admired and loved Broadway producers and general managers through interviews, photos and other archival material. Leonard's productions have collected more than 40 Tony Awards, 21 Drama Desk Awards and 3 Pulitzer Prizes.

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Donja R. Love and Carmen LoBue Are Bringing Black Queer Lives Center Stage and Changing Theater

Donja R. Love and Carmen LoBue Are Bringing Black Queer Lives Center Stage and Changing Theater | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Black queer playwrights Donja R. Love and Carmen LoBue talk racism, joy, resistance, and why theater must be radically restructured to foster Black talent and tell Black stories.

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Innovative nationalist John Palmer helped Canadian theatre come into its own

Innovative nationalist John Palmer helped Canadian theatre come into its own | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

A co-founder of Toronto Free Theatre, he once directed a show called The Pits, with an improvised script and a roaming audience, that was 'way ahead of its time'

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All-Star Live Stream Benefit Reading of Del Shores’ Play SORDID LIVES

All-Star Live Stream Benefit Reading of Del Shores’ Play SORDID LIVES | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

The Del Shores Foundation presents a one-night-only benefit reading of the original SORDID LIVES play by Del Shores for a #SordidLiveStream. The reading will be live streamed on YouTube and Facebook on Sunday, May 31 at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern, hosted and produced by Emerson Collins and Del Shores.

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In virtual 'Borders,' the radical realism of a gay meetup on Grindr

In virtual 'Borders,' the radical realism of a gay meetup on Grindr | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

New York's Dirty Laundry Theatre live-streams a stage play with satisfying verisimilitude.

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Michael Urie to reprise Buyer and Cellar role for livestream benefit

Michael Urie to reprise Buyer and Cellar role for livestream benefit | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Michael Urie, who originated the role of Alex More in 'Buyer and Cellar' Off Broadway before taking the show to London and on tour, will take part in a livestream benefit performance of the comedy on Broadway.com and YouTube.

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Where to Celebrate Sondheim in New York

Where to Celebrate Sondheim in New York | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

What’s a birthday celebration without tribute concerts, new commissions and revivals of three classics? Here’s how to join the party, live.

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When I was homeless, I sold my body in gay saunas to survive

When I was homeless, I sold my body in gay saunas to survive | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

I didn't tick enough boxes to get help from government agencies and charities; one of them told me I should carry on sex working as it might be my 'best option'

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‘Making Gay History: Before Stonewall,’ play based on award-winning podcast, opening in New York

‘Making Gay History: Before Stonewall,’ play based on award-winning podcast, opening in New York | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Voices of early LGBTQ civil rights history are about to take center stage in Greenwich Village, just blocks from where the Stonewall Riots took place more than 50 year ago. “Making Gay History: Before Stonewall” -- a new play adapted from Eric Marcus’ “Making Gay History” books and podcast -- opens Friday at New York University’s Provincetown Playhouse for an eight-performance run.

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Featuring Chicken & Biscuits, a New Comedy Filled with Heart, Soul and a Little Bit of Shade

Featuring Chicken & Biscuits, a New Comedy Filled with Heart, Soul and a Little Bit of Shade | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Chicken and Biscuits, a new comedy filled with heart, soul and a little bit of shade, by composer-playwright and actor Douglas Lyons (Beautiful), will receive its launch production at Queens Theatre, Feb. 28-March 22.

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‘Trevor the Musical,’ a show about a bullied gay teen that premiered in Glencoe, to open in New York

"Trevor the Musical," a show adapted from the Oscar-winning short film "Trevor," debuted at Writers Theatre in Glencoe in 2017 and is now getting a new staging off-Broadway.

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Joe Gulla in The Bronx Queen

Joe Gulla in The Bronx Queen | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Joe Gulla in The Bronx Queen on December 27th at 9:30pm. Playwright/actor/reality star Joe Gulla, best known for his award-winning shows, Bronx Queen Trilogy, Garbo, Gay.Porn.Mafia, Sleeping With The Fish, and his sold-out engagements at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, makes his Feinstein’s/54 Below debut with The Bronx Queen.

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What Generations of Gay Men Hand Down in ‘The Inheritance’

What Generations of Gay Men Hand Down in ‘The Inheritance’ | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

The professional and personal have blurred for young cast members of Matthew Lopez’s play, which offers a communion with victims of the AIDS crisis.

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