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Review: 'Hold These Truths' Celebrates Pacifist Hero

Review: 'Hold These Truths' Celebrates Pacifist Hero

By Adam Brinklow | Jun 21, 2021

In Jeanne Sakata's one-person play actor Jomar Tagatac is superb as Gordon Hirabayashi, a sunny Quaker activist staring down the federal government's World War II-era internment orders.

Justin Vivian Bond to Headline B'Way Production of 'Tales of the City'

Justin Vivian Bond to Headline B'Way Production of 'Tales of the City'

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 21, 2021

Ten years after its first production in San Francisco, "Tales of the City, The Musical" is headed to Broadway with Justin Vivian Bond in the role of Anna Madrigal — a historic first for Broadway.

Review: Candid 'Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It' Proves Rita Moreno is a Legend

Review: Candid 'Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It' Proves Rita Moreno is a Legend

By Rob Lester | Jun 18, 2021

A candid, warts-and-all look at the long career of a true star of stage, screen, TV and nightclubs, with emphasis on the unfortunate legacy of limited opportunities due to Hollywood typecasting and stereotyping due to ethnicity.

Dancing For Pride: Fresh Meat Festival's 20th, Online

Dancing For Pride: Fresh Meat Festival's 20th, Online

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 16, 2021

Fresh Meat Productions, a dance and performance troupe headed by trans dancer-choreographer Sean Dorsey, celebrates both Pride and its 20th anniversary with a two-week festival featuring more than 40 performers.

Men of Color on Virtual - and Live - Stages

Men of Color on Virtual - and Live - Stages

By Jim Gladstone | Jun 15, 2021

Solo shows with men of color include Jomar Tagatac in "Hold These Truths," Rotimi Agbabiaka's "Manifesto," Brandon Kyle Goodman's "The Latrell Show," and Theatre Rhino's duo show, "Pillow Talk," all online, some in-person, too.

Review: 'Revolution Rent' a 'Season of Love' in Havana

Review: 'Revolution Rent' a 'Season of Love' in Havana

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 15, 2021

Andy Señor Jr., who played Angel in the original Broadway production of "Rent," takes on the task of staging the play in Havana in 2014 in this engaging documentary.

Gay-Themed 'The Hot Wing King' Wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Gay-Themed 'The Hot Wing King' Wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Jun 11, 2021

"The Hot Wing King" by Katori Hall, a play set around a hot wing cooking competition, has won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for drama during a theater season that saw most venues largely shuttered.

Review: 'In The Heights' is Rousing, Pulse-Pounding and Hypnotic

Review: 'In The Heights' is Rousing, Pulse-Pounding and Hypnotic

By Frank J. Avella | Jun 10, 2021

"In the Heights" is a rousing, pulse-pounding and hypnotic screen adaptation, magnificently directed by Jon M. Chu, who pays homage to a slew of movie musicals and reinvents what the genre can do.

Original Stars Joining Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Original Stars Joining Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

By Mark Kennedy | Jun 10, 2021

Fans of the Broadway adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird" will get a treat when the show restarts on this fall — Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger, two of the play's original stars, are returning.

Comic Pride: Marga Gomez Hosts Who's Your Mami

Comic Pride: Marga Gomez Hosts Who's Your Mami

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 8, 2021

On June 17 lesbian comedy legend and host Marga Gomez will offer "Who's Your Mami Comedy: Pride Edition" with Sampson McCormick, Sandra Valls, Karen Ripley, and Jesus U. BettaWork.

The Play 'The Lehman Trilogy' Plots Its Broadway Return

The Play 'The Lehman Trilogy' Plots Its Broadway Return

By Mark Kennedy | Jun 5, 2021

"The Lehman Trilogy" was able to make only four preview performances on Broadway before the pandemic shut its doors. Now it plans to return to tell the story of an American financial giant's downfall with a new cast member.

Acclaimed LA LGBTQ Theater Company Dismisses Artistic Director After Claims of Sexual Misconduct

Acclaimed LA LGBTQ Theater Company Dismisses Artistic Director After Claims of Sexual Misconduct

May 30, 2021

Michael Shepperd, the artistic director of LA's Celebration Theatre, was fired last Tuesday after allegations of sexual misconduct, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The Long-Delayed Tony Awards Finally have a Date

The Long-Delayed Tony Awards Finally have a Date

By Mark Kennedy | May 26, 2021

The long-delayed Tony Awards have been given a fall air date and a four-hour streaming canvas to celebrate the pandemic-shortened Broadway season that upended the theater world.

Coming in September: Boston's SpeakEasy Stage Announces 31st Season

Coming in September: Boston's SpeakEasy Stage Announces 31st Season

May 24, 2021

After a long 18-month intermission, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly re- open its doors on Friday, September 24, 2021, for the start of its 31st Season.

'Hadestown' Jumps Ahead of Pack to Welcome Broadway Patrons

'Hadestown' Jumps Ahead of Pack to Welcome Broadway Patrons

By Mark Kennedy | May 24, 2021

"Hadestown," the brooding musical about the underworld, has set its Broadway reopening date on Sept. 2, jumping ahead of such megahits as "Hamilton" and "Wicked" to position itself as the first show to welcome audiences on Broadway since the pandemic.

'Flower of Iowa' :: Playwright Lance Ringel Imagines Male Intimacy During WWI

'Flower of Iowa' :: Playwright Lance Ringel Imagines Male Intimacy During WWI

By Mark William Norby | May 18, 2021

Lance Ringel's expansive novel centers on native 18-year old Tommy Flowers, who was raised in rural Iowa and sent to France by the U.S. Military in June 1918, the final months of World War I.

Cabaret, Comedy & a Class Act: 42nd Street Moon, New Conservatory Theatre Center's New Offerings

Cabaret, Comedy & a Class Act: 42nd Street Moon, New Conservatory Theatre Center's New Offerings

By Jim Gladstone | May 17, 2021

A gay duo offers up new takes on classic sitcom theme songs, the long-gone Billie Holiday is revived in a play with her music, and half a dozen trans performers go virtual.

Watch: Patti LuPone Says 'Welcome Back to Broadway!'

Watch: Patti LuPone Says 'Welcome Back to Broadway!'

May 12, 2021

LuPone, a two-time Tony Award winner, released a video message to theater fans around the globe, on behalf of the Broadway community.

Explainer: Why Broadway is Waiting Until Fall to Reopen

Explainer: Why Broadway is Waiting Until Fall to Reopen

By Mark Kennedy | May 11, 2021

Broadway shows are tripping over themselves to announce that tickets are once more available. But don't get dressed up just yet: The curtains won't rise for most until September or October.

Upcoming 'Alice In Rainbowland' Looks at Lewis Carroll's Classic through a Queer Lens

Upcoming 'Alice In Rainbowland' Looks at Lewis Carroll's Classic through a Queer Lens

May 11, 2021

"Alice in Rainbowland" is a re-imagining of "Alice in Wonderland" told through dance, music, and LGBTQ pride. This collaborative show is devised by and highlights queer artists and allies.

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