It’s 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. “No men. No meat. Just manners.”
Cara’s Team Pick: The best five-hour wedding-based multimedia theater project starring flowers in drag you’ll go to all year.
“This slightly labelphobic queer went into The Femme Show full of unaddressed preconceived notions about the word, and left with a brand new appreciation for it.”
Cara’s Team Pick: Weekends are better with a dash of subversive queer variety theater.
While catering to society’s inexplicable desire to watch European-American men smoke cigars and sip gin, returning play “The Tempermentals” schools audiences in 1950s LGBT history.
“The stageplay is the lesbian equivalent of a Mad Men affair, but with less misogyny and so much more at stake.”
The River and the Mountain, by British playwright Beau Hopkins, might be the most dangerous play in town. Because that town is Kampala, Uganda, and this play is about a gay person.
Maggie Keenan-Bolger is interviewing queers, taking down histories and making plays, and she wants YOU to participate.
Because it’s easier to whine about the winners when you know what you’re talking about.
Even if you don’t love Barbra Streisand but appreciate awkward moments, you’ll love this.
Musical theater songs with lyrics and/or music by women for all of your moods, especially if your mood is “obscure.”
You too can throw your very own Broadway revue right here at home!!
Kristin Chenoweth is on the TV show “GCB,” which means I have an excuse to talk about her.
In NYC for the holidays? Check out this new Off-Broadway series of hilarious and touching plays on the theme of gay marriage.
Let’s get real deep right now into some hard-core musical theater appreciation.
Intern Grace’s Team Pick: If you’re not excited about the “Newsies” stage musical, I don’t know what to tell you.
Intern Bren’s Team Pick: “What we do is about 9/12.”
“We believe that our community – and especially our youth – deserve to know our history. If you don’t know you have a past, how can you believe you have a future?”
“I was amazed when Opera North accepted the school’s position. I was repeatedly asked to excise these references to the adult character being gay.”
And by “gay,” I mean “full of gay men.” But still really good.