Tag Archives: theatre

Scissoring For Equality

This is one of the more amusing/odd stories we’ll read today. From California State University, Long Beach. About 24 theatre arts majors protested in front of Brotman Hall on Wednesday by tribbing with one another, a lesbian sex act commonly known as “scissoring.” The demonstration was in response to Cal State Long Beach refusing to advertise a play on the ...

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Never EVER Cross A Show Queen

The title of this post is lifted from John Aravosis at AmericaBlog who reports: A friend tells me that there’s a BIG musical theater in Sacramento, California called the California Music theater. It’s been around for decades and, you might be shocked by this, but apparently there are gays who work in musical theater. Well, anyway, word get around in ...

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Closing: Xanadu & [title of show]

This weekend brought word that both Xanadu and [title of show] will be closing in a few weeks. [title of show], which only opened on July 5th, will close on October 12th after 13 previews and 102 performances. Xanadu, which opened on June 26th last year, also closes on October 12th, after 49 previews and 528 performances. Both shows have ...

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Saturday: Robbyne Kaamil’s “Raw & Real” At Duplex Cabaret

This Saturday the hilarious Robbyne Kaamil will perform her “Raw & Real” one-woman show at the Duplex Cabaret in the West Village. Comedian/actress Robbyne Kaamil who has matched wits with Howard Stern returns to the stage with her hilarious and thought provoking one woman show, Raw & Real. Robbyne uses explosive poetry, side-ripping comedy and dramatic interludes to explore racism, ...

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In The Heights Tops Tony Noms

The hip-hop and salsa musical In The Heights led today’s Tony Award nominations with 13 nods. The revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center follows closely with 11 noms. Interestingly, four of the Best Play nominees got their start in London. The Tony Awards take place June 15th at Radio City Music Hall. Some of the major nominations: Best Play: ...

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Mike Jones: Naked B4 God

Mike Jones is performing a one-man show in Denver about his exposure of Ted Haggard. Would you sacrifice everything to expose the hypocrisy of a man who influenced millions of believers? Naked Before God is the riveting true story of Mike Jones by Mike Jones, the man who revealed the truth about Ted Haggard’s secret life. Ted Haggard – minister, ...

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LUSTRE at P.S. 122

Last night Little David and I attended Lustre: A Midwinter Trans-Fest at P.S. 122, starring Tony nominee Justin Bond. I wasn’t sure what to expect, having seen Bond in many strangely diverse venues (on Broadway, at The Cock, etc). The show turned out to be an interesting melange of spoken word, performance art, dance, and cabaret as Bond and a ...

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LUSTRE: A Mid-Winter Trans-Fest

An only in NYC must-see now running at PS122 in the East Village and starring the incomparable Justin Bond: Ethyl Eichelberger Award recipient and Tony Nominated performer Justin Bond and friends heat up your winter nights with a heady mix of Glamour, Gender Queer Cabaret, and Sexy Provocation. LUSTRE is a night of music, monologues and song and dance for, ...

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Broadway Backwards 3

In which my journey towards full-blown theater queenapproaches Platinum Level…. Last night I attended the fantastic Broadway Backwards 3, the annual benefit for the NYC LGBT Community Center in which Broadway stars perform classic musical theater numbers from a gay perspective – changing pronouns or singing numbers written for characters of the opposite sex. The cast (and the audience!) was ...

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Die Mommy Die!

Last night Aaron, Father Tony, Little David and I saw Charles Busch’s Die Mommy Die! at the New World Stages. I haven’t seen Busch since I saw my very first play in NYC, Vampire Lesbians Of Sodom, sometime in the 80’s. I’d already seen the movie, but I still had a great time, even if I’m not sure that the ...

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American Fiesta: Love And Logic,
Taught Via Ceramic Bowls

Last night Aaron and I attended the New York premier of American Fiesta, a one-man show at the Vineyard Theatre, whose recent big hit was the pre-Broadway Avenue Q. Written by and starring Steven Tomlinson (an Austin native, where the show originated), American Fiesta is an exploration of gay marriage, family, and the neuroscience of politics, told through the metaphor ...

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Showbiz Round-Up

Last week I had dinner with Queer Of The Year 2006, Mike Jones, musical superstars Steve Schalchlin and Jim Brochu, and theatrical producer Jerry Wade. Mike had just arrived from a taping of the Montell Williams show, where he tangled with loony Exodus front man Alan Chambers. I’ll let you know when the show airs. Mike is also about to ...

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Tourista!

Apologies for the light blogging the last few days. My ex is visiting for a week and I’ve been in complete NYC tourist immersion. Last night we hit The Drowsy Chaperone and dinner at the revolving restaurant at the top of Times Square. Next stop: foam Statue Of Liberty crowns!

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