Mark Shenton, a theater critic for nearly 12 years at UK’s Sunday Express, announced in a post on today’s web site he was fired. What did Shenton do? Twenty-two years ago, he appeared in some “private, personal (but entirely legal)” photographs taken by a friend in San Francisco. Recently, those images were posted by someone else on a for-pay gay web site. “A malicious third party” alerted the Sunday Express and made their theater critic aware these images were online. Shenton confirmed the pictures were indeed him.
The newspaper then handed him a pink slip. Keep reading »
‘Tis the season for New York City theater — and a “Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” should be on your must-see musical list! This murderous comedy takes you on a hysterical journey as the protagonist, Monty Navarro, kills his way to the top. Star Jefferson Mays’ will have you laughing out loud as you contemplate Monty’s chances of success. It’s the perfect show for anyone over the age of 13.
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As much as the trend of turning popular movies into Broadway musicals (“Once,” “Hairspray,” “Billy Elliot,” “Matilda,” “Ghost,” maybe “The Princess Bride”) makes me worry about that we’ll never see another original idea ever again, I can’t say I don’t enjoy the adaptations. The latest movie to see its moment under the stage lights is … drumroll please … “Shakespeare in Love.” Get excited, world! Keep reading »
“LA SOIRÉE,” the naughty circus act seducing audiences around the globe, has arrived in New York City! I was lucky enough to score two tickets and dragged my husband to the Union Square Theater with no expectations. As one who hated Cirque Du Soleil as a child but enjoys burlesque as an adult, I had no idea what I was getting us into. Settled in with popcorn and wine, we found ourselves intrigued by the beautiful “clown” playing tricks on the audience and the powerful acrobats unafraid to strip down. By intermission, our laughter was uncontrollable. We loved it so much, I vowed to share the experience with our readers!
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Last week the Frisky staff trooped down to Union Square for what’s being called NYC’s hottest new musical, “Murder Ballad.” The rock musical explores a love triangle between a married mom with a party girl past, her doting NYU professor husband, and her sexy bartender ex-boyfriend — and just like the title warns, ends tragically. Keep reading »
Be honest: You’ve probably snuck a snack into a movie theater once or twice, right? Maybe it’s because of that one time that you binged on Junior Mints and can no longer look at them. Or maybe because you’d like to munch on something healthier than a Corgi-sized tub of buttered popcorn. Whatever the reason, it’s probably not good to brag about it the way that Oreo did. That’s right — Oreo, the cookie company, tweeted about sneaking Oreos (natch) into the movies. And they so got caught by movie theater company AMC. Check out the full Twitter battle after the jump… Keep reading »
Today in Call Me A Waaaah-mbulance News: Texas theater professor Linda Ozmun is suing her employer for citing her in an annual review for refusing to attend a gay-themed show performed by students back in 2010. Ozmun claims she refused to attend for religious reasons, but Lamar University wrote on her annual review in 2011 that not going to the students’ performance was “unacceptable.” Lamar also brought a performer to campus to perform a show and workshop dealing with subjects around homosexuality and Ozmun asked to be recused from attending; the school threatened her with disciplinary action if she did not go. Keep reading »
I would like to make a case for Neil Patrick Harris hosting, well, every awards show ever. Last night, he helmed the 2011 Tony Awards. Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s “Book Of Mormon” cleaned up, taking home nine awards over the course of the night—but that wasn’t the spectacular part. No, the highlight was Neil’s awesome musical numbers. Above, catch the opening song, in which Neil hilariously welcomes straight people to the theater. “Because Broadway has never been broader/ It’s not just for gays anymore,” he sings before busting out the best line ever, “We’re asking every hetero to get to know us better-o.” The whole number turned out awesome aside from Brooke Shields‘ strange flub.
Oh, and if you didn’t watch the full show, no worries—at the end, Neil did an awesome rap re-capping all the winners and events of the night. Watch it after the jump. Keep reading »
Lindsay Lohan in drag? It was bound to happen! Linday Lohan joins the esteemed, be-sequined ranks of Judy, Liza, and Barbra now that a New York-based actor, D’Arcy Drollinger, has memorialized her in a show opening this weekend in NYC, “Project: Lohan.” Rather than a formally scripted play, “Project: Lohan” is comprised of tabloid reporting and transcripts from Lindsay’s 911 calls and her mother Dina Lohan’s talk show appearances. Audio her skeezy dad Michael Lohan taped without her or Dina’s knowledge get their due, too. D’Arcy Drollinger may be a 42-year-old dude, but he gets LiLo just right with a blonde wig, a can of Red Bull at the ready, and chronic WTF-are-you-looking-at? bitchface. Drollinger picked up Long Island’s greatest as his muse after seeing her on the cover of Vanity Fair awhile ago, telling The New York Daily News “it was so painfully clear that this was a sort of Shakespearean drama or Greek tragedy that was being played out.” Indeed it is, pal. Indeed it is. As one of those celebrity gawkers who can’t look away from the trainwreck that is Lohan, I may just have to go see “Project: Lohan” myself. [New York Daily News] Keep reading »
This is a kids show?!?! Reason #612, then, not to make babies: the vacant eyeballs of “My Little Pony: The Musical” will never enter your home. Unless you’re a freak. Keep reading »