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Entertainment

The return of the Potters, family tensions, and a midlife crisis for everyone’s favorite wizard. READ MORE »


Celebs

This last week in NYC the Queen of Soul was observed treating herself to the joys of theater decidedly on her own terms. READ MORE »


Entertainment

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… READ MORE »


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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 radio show, a Fun Home,… READ MORE »


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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…READ MORE »


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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 Shuler Hemsley). Ami and I had the opportunity to go see “No… READ MORE »


Celebs

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 fateful letter… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

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… READ MORE »


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‘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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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. READ MORE »


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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,… READ MORE »


News

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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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. … READ MORE »


Entertainment

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… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

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 York-based… READ MORE »


News

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… READ MORE »