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

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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…

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

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 Shuler Hemsley). Ami and I had the opportunity to go see “No Man’s Land” (written by Harold Pinter) last week and loved it. Stewart and McKellen star as two elderly writers who meet at a pub and then spend the rest of the evening drinking (a lot) and talking. Their dude bonding is interrupted by the arrival of two younger men, and all of their connections to each other are exposed. It’s a play that uses language, word play and, most of all, timing to inspire laughter. And we’re giving away two tickets to see “No Man’s Land” to one lucky reader! Prize details, rules and entry form are after the jump! Keep reading »

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 fateful letter from Hogwarts. “Over the years I have received countless approaches about turning Harry Potter into a theatrical production,” Rowling said in a statement, “but Sonia and Colin’s vision was the only one that really made sense to me, and which had the sensitivity, intensity and intimacy I thought appropriate for bringing Harry’s story to the stage.” Rowling won’t be writing the script, but she will work closely with producers to ensure it matches her vision. I’ll raise my butterbeer to that! [People]

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

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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 »

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 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.

Purchase discount tickets here using discount code GUGRG927, or enter our sweepstakes below for your chance to win two tickets! Keep reading »

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

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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 »

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 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!

If you dare to see “LA SOIRÉE,” use coupon code LSMKT to purchase $45 discount tickets on Ticketmaster*. Keep reading »

Win This! 2 Tickets To See “Murder Ballad”

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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 »

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

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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, 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 »

Butthurt Theater Prof Sues School Over Gay-Themed Performances

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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 »

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