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Gershwin’s folk opera “Porgy and Bess,” a hybrid work considered difficult to classify at its 1935 premiere, has been subjected to tinkering ever since. The Metropolitan Opera’s new production that opened the season evidently is giving the contemporary audience what they want. Comment
Theater

Horrors Delicious and Depressing

Theater

Horrors Delicious and Depressing

“Little Shop of Horrors” has gone back to its roots, if you will, in a smashing, star-studded Off-Broadway revival, now planted at the Westside Theatre, that is easily the most gleefully entertaining show in New York right now. Comment
Music

Anthony Wong’s Forbidden Colors

Music

Anthony Wong’s Forbidden Colors

From 1988’s “Forbidden Colors,” named for a 1953 novel by gay Japanese writer Yukio Mishima to this year’s “Is It A Crime?,” commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, Hong Kong Canto-pop star Anthony Wong Yiu-ming has combined music and activism over his long career. Comment
In her upbeat documentary, “Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound,” out lesbian director Midge Costin pays loving tribute to the unsung heroes of cinema: the sound designers. Comment
Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Emily Tarver and Vicci Martinez, Thank You For Coming Out

Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Emily Tarver and Vicci Martinez, Thank You For Coming Out

“Thank You For Coming Out” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt welcomes Emily Tarver and Vicci Martinez. Vicci and Emily met on “Orange is the New Black” and fell in love. Now they harmonize about their love and their life. Comment
NewFest, New York’s leading LGBTQ film festival, returns October 23-29 for its 31st edition. The festival, which includes more than 150 shorts, features, and documentaries, opens with a whimper but ends with a bang. Comment
Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

T.J. Mannix, Thank You For Coming Out

Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

T.J. Mannix, Thank You For Coming Out

“Thank You For Coming Out” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt welcomes T.J. Mannix, an actor, improvisor, and 9/11 first-responder who has taught and performed in 16 countries, and is currently touring the US and Europe with “LimboLand,” his one-man improvised musical. Comment
Theater

Innocence On the Run

Theater

Innocence On the Run

Ross Golan is a multi-platinum singer-songwriter best known for crafting hits for pop stars like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande. With “The Wrong Man,” he can add another feather to his cap: dramatist. Comment

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