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The Broadway season is officially ended, of course and, while more ignorant, commercially-minded theater queens may bemoan the lack of anything big and splashy to get wet over, the most thrilling show I’ve seen so far this year is a two-hander, at Feinstein’s/ 54 Below (on July 12), running until July 28. In fact, “Twohander” is its title, and it stars Sherie Rene Scott and Norbert Leo Butz, who have put together something that has really never been done before. When it began, very abruptly, without the usual “Ladies and gentleman, here are...” shtick, I wasn’t sure if the strong and quite combative personas they were projecting with such fiendish energy and confident brio were characters, or actually just them. Comment
Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Isabelle McCalla, Thank You For Coming Out

Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Isabelle McCalla, Thank You For Coming Out

In this week’s episode of the Gay City News podcast “Thank You For Coming Out,” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt welcomes Broadway star Isabelle McCalla, who made headlines for sharing a same-gender kiss during a televised performance from the Tony Award-nominated musical “The Prom” during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Comment
From July 19-26, the Quad Cinema presents a program of six newly restored giallo films from the 1960s and 1970s. This distinctive genre of Italian cinema often features a combination of elements raging from horror to mystery to sexploitation. The highly stylized entries in this program consist of pulpy and even campy films that sometimes feature lesbianism for titillation and the occasional homoerotic undercurrent. Here is a rundown of the six films in this fun, sexy, and bloody series. Comment
Several out LGBTQ stars earned Emmy nominations on July 16, with Billy Porter of “Pose” and Kate McKinnon from “Saturday Night Live” making two of the biggest splashes. Comment
Merril Mushroom’s “Bar Dykes” hasn’t seen the light of day since she wrote it in the early ’80s, even as iconic male works like “Boys in the Band” continued to be offered repeated seats at the mainstream table. Until now. Comments (1)
Theater

For God’s Sake

Theater

For God’s Sake

In 2010, the Ugandan tabloid Rolling Stone published the names of more than 100 suspected gay people, calling for their execution and prompting violent attacks on them. That’s the central drama in Chris Urch’s new play “The Rolling Stone,” directed by Saheem Ali. Comments (1)
On a mid-spring weekend, MasterVoices presented a semi-staged concert version of “Lady in the Dark” at featuring Victoria Clark, reviving a 1941 work by Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin, and Moss Hart. Comment
Theater

Women on the Verge

Theater

Women on the Verge

It’s a horrible thing to have to choose between morality and survival. In the 1948 play “The Mountains Look Different,” now getting a sensitive and engrossing American premiere at the […] Comment
Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Laura Dolce-Bun, Thank You For Coming Out

Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Laura Dolce-Bun, Thank You For Coming Out

“Thank You For Coming Out” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt welcomes Laura Dolce-Bun (she/ her), a teacher, a life-long learner, a wife, and a new mom who loves hiking, crafting, and all DIY challenges — and is also one of Dubbs’ best friends. Comment
Theater

A Greek God Reigns in Harlem

Theater

A Greek God Reigns in Harlem

Actor Jason C. Brown is taking the lead role of Dionysus in the Classical Theatre of Harlem’s adaptation of “The Bacchae,” being performed outside at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park through July 28. Bryan Doerries’ updating of the Euripides classic is directed by Carl Cofield, with choreography by Tiffany Rea-Fisher. Comment
Nightlife

Surprise Wedding Highlights WorldPride Party

Nightlife

Surprise Wedding Highlights WorldPride Party

For the past 20 years, Henrietta Hudson, the famed Hudson Street lesbian bar, has hosted Siren, the women’s party of the year. This year’s bash — voted Best Pride Party by GO Magazine — was special, not just for the 2,000 women who danced the night away or for the event’s partnership with the WorldPride/ Stonewall 50 celebration. Comment

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