Posts tagged "theater"

You Hate Musicals Because You Are Dead Inside

I love musicals. Oh, you hate musicals? Really? I’ll get to you and your opinion in a second. First, I’m making a public confession: I am a white, heterosexual man who loves musicals. I don’t give a shit who knows. You are not your demographic. The people who make up focus groups are demented huma…
By: John DeVore / June 9, 2014

“Fun Home,” Gay-Themed Play Based On Alison Bechdel Memoir, Performs In South Carolina & Miraculously No One Was Converted To Homosexuality

Back in February, some jerk politicians in South Carolina threatened cut the College of Charleston's budget because they didn't like the books that freshman were assigned to read for 2013 orientation. Those books were Out Loud: The Best Of Rainbow Radio, which tells the story of South Carolina's first LGBT…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 25, 2014

The “Back To The Future” Musical Is Going To Be Amazing

Apparently, a Back to the Future musical stage show has been in the works for the last decade. I suspect time travel. Read more on The Mary Sue...
By: The Mary Sue / February 2, 2014

Win This! 2 Tickets To See Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart On Broadway In “No Man’s Land”

In addition to being the best of friends, Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are both legends of the stage, and they are sharing that stage in two productions on Broadway, "No Man's Land" and "Waiting For Godot" (both plays also star Billy Crudup and…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 13, 2014

JK Rowling Is Working On A “Harry Potter” Prequel — For The Stage!

Exciting news, Potterheads! JK Rowling has announced that she has teamed up with British theater producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender to create a stage version of "Harry Potter." The upcoming play will focus on an as-yet-unexplored time in Harry's life: his early childhood years "as an orphan and outcast" before he received that…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 20, 2013

Theater Critic Fired After “Private, Personal” Photos Taken 22 Years Ago Are Posted On Gay Web Site

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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 5, 2013

Win This! 2 Tickets To “A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder” (And Reader Discount!)

'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 Jefferso…
By: Sophie Leon / December 4, 2013

“Shakespeare In Love” Is Coming To A Stage Near You

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…
By: Claire Hannum / November 15, 2013

Do You Dare See LA SOIRÉE? (Use Our Reader Discount!)

"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…
By: Sophie Leon / November 7, 2013

Win This! 2 Tickets To See “Murder Ballad”

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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2013

It’s War: Oreo Gets Caught Sneaking Itself Into Movies

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,…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 27, 2012

Butthurt Theater Prof Sues School Over Gay-Themed Performances

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…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / April 6, 2012

Neil Patrick Harris Rocks The 2011 Tony Awards

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 wa…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 13, 2011

Meet The Man Who Does Lindsay Lohan In Drag

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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 1, 2011

“My Little Pony: The Musical” Is, Predictably, An Extremely Creepy Show

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.
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 24, 2010

Spice Up Your Life! A Spice Girls Musical Is In The Works

So tell me whatcha want, whatcha really, really want ... it's a Spice Girls musical, isn't it? No? Well, too bad, you're getting one anyway: theater producer Judy Craymer, who brought "Mamma Mia!" to the stage, has announced she's creating a Spice Girls musical called "Viva Forever." The show will include 14 Spice…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 21, 2010

Porn Valley, The Musical?

If you've had your fill of adult movie spoofs, perhaps you would be interested in a musical about porn stars? A theater group is interviewing adult film stars in The Valley and collecting their stories to be turned into songs for a singing stage production of a not-yet-titled porn musical. Go figure! The New…
By: Susannah Breslin / August 10, 2009

You Write Like A Girl!

Working in a very supportive nearly all-female office I find it extremely hard to believe that women can have a gender bias against themselves. But I guess if you’re one of the lucky women who have successfully surpassed the glass ceiling, it’s possible that once inside the velvet ropes you may have a conscious or…
By: Justine Fields / June 24, 2009