theater

Aretha Franklin, Eternal Diva, Makes A Scene During A Performance Of The Color Purple

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

Bronwyn Isaac | December 21, 2015 - 1:30 pm

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…

John DeVore | June 9, 2014 - 11:00 am

“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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 25, 2014 - 9:00 am

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…

The Mary Sue | February 2, 2014 - 9:30 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 13, 2014 - 6:30 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 20, 2013 - 4:30 pm

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,…

Jessica Wakeman | December 5, 2013 - 2:40 pm

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…

Sophie Leon | December 4, 2013 - 6:00 pm

“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…

Claire Hannum | November 15, 2013 - 12:40 pm

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…

Sophie Leon | November 7, 2013 - 7:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 14, 2013 - 6:00 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | September 27, 2012 - 9:20 am

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | April 6, 2012 - 2:20 pm

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…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | June 13, 2011 - 11:40 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 1, 2011 - 12:00 pm

“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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 24, 2010 - 12:10 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | January 21, 2010 - 6:10 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | August 10, 2009 - 4:30 pm

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…

Justine Fields | June 24, 2009 - 4:45 pm