Every once in the rarest while, an artist shows up on Broadway in possession of such exceptional talent — audiences start thinking about their future not in years but decades. Jagged Little Pill’s Lauren Patten and Moulin Rouge! The Musical’s Sonya Tayeh are such talents currently in the running for their first Tonys.
“I’m throwing them a few bones of facts and things to know. But I’m also calling them to a higher order. Luring them in with the pussy and then challenging them with postcolonial theory.”
Now is the time to seize the day and get lost in a Broadway musical streaming online. Some of them are streaming for free, even.
“I had felt so isolated as a queer woman in the musical theatre industry and… to get to talk to one other person about that experience has meant so much to me… I want more people who feel isolated in this industry to not feel isolated.”
“The Prom” is a new musical and it’s about lesbians and we need to talk about it right now.
“A woman enters the front door of a home that seems unfamiliar to her. She peers around, assessing.”
Queer triple threat performer, director, and visionary Kelly Bartnik is mixing the episodic TV show format with live immersive theater performance and you can see it this weekend!
“We deserve to have art that is by us and for us and is us being complicated and depicting all our lives as they are, without simplifying or reassuring.”
Now, more than ever, in the climate we’re in, our stories need to be told. And our stories include loving, joy, revolution, dancing, crying, raging, surviving, and so, so much more. We have so much to tell, and it’s so important that we do.
Have you all heard about this thing,”Hamilton?” I think it might be a play of some sort, perhaps something involving song and dance as well. People seem to really like it! Brittani Nichols has a podcast about it, in fact, and I demand you listen to it right meow.
“There is nothing I love more than sharing a deafeningly silent, poignant moment with 300 other audience members; grinning wide through a rousing musical number that makes me want to stand and cheer; or tearing up at a matinee with the gray-haired woman seated beside me.”
Uzo Aduba drops from the heavens into our dreams. Queen Latifah releases her inner glam stud. A very green Ozian vogue ball makes us gag. And rising star, Shanice Williams, steals our feminist hearts.
“Cast members in a devised show are able to create and develop honest depictions of characters who hold the same identities as the actors. These representations are far more complex, interesting, and truthful than characters we as directors and creators could develop on our own.”
An examination of plays in the canon that we all deserve to see with an all-Black cast.
The Fun Home star returned to her roots at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in New York City on August 31st to perform a one-woman cabaret show following a rural lesbian through her tomboy childhood, an engagement (to a man!), her first stint as an actress in New York, another marriage (to a woman!), and her ever-tense relationship with her Colorado cowboy father.
For when you hate men so much, you have to tap dance about it.
I never even thought there’d be a role in a musical for a masculine-of-center woman and then “Fun Home” made history, but it was already so much more to me.
A little over halfway through, an unexpected twist sends the expected story careening off the rails. I don’t want to spoil it for you, so I’ll just tell you this: I wish I brought tissues.
This Sunday, New Yorkers can party and win prizes to support LezCab’s new season of amazing queer theater.
The Broadway version of Alison Bechdel’s classic graphic memoir made me feel weird, sad and fist-pumpingly excited.
Here is a run down of the 2015 Tony Award nominations, including 12 nods for the musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir.