Sheena Metal, an entertainment icon who has anchored numerous radio shows for over 20 years in Los Angeles and was named one of Talkers Magazine's Frontier Fifty (an exclusive selection of outstanding talk media webcasters) has founded I Am Raising the Vibration of the Nation (and the World), a new peace movement in response to the division and distress across the country since last November's presidential election. Along with a new radio program and blog, Metal will be inaugurating Facebook Live video posts and YouTube segments. There will also be a monthly event at the Filmmakers Gallery in Long Beach, CA. The radio program made its debut on Monday, January 9 and will air every Monday night from 7-9pm PT. The website is now live and the blog will follow later this month. (more...)
Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance in association with Harrison/Bowman New Works Commission is proud to bring The World According To Snoopy, a revised version of the classic musical Snoopy!!! to the stage in February 2017. (more...)
Fresh off of his critically acclaimed run as Patrick Ness in the new Off-Broadway production of 'YES' at The Manhattan Repertory Theatre, frequent New York concert staple and 2016 Thespis Award Nominee Tim Realbuto will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for the first time since 2014. In his all new show Tim Realbuto: Made of Glass, Realbuto and friends will sing the tunes of pop superstar Demi Lovato. But don't expect to hear your favorite typical arrangements. Realbuto, longtime musical director Julianne B. Merrill, and 'Ghostlight' collaborator Matthew Martin will arrange many of Ms. Lovato's greatest hits to sound more jazzy and Broadway in style (although many of Lovato's classics will remain the same). (more...)
Playhouse Creatures Theatre Presents, David Alan Thornton's Rock Opera, Lady Monday, in concert at the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe. This event is a benefit for Playhouse Creatures inner city youth theatre program 'Little Creatures Act Out'. (more...)
Fresh off of his critically acclaimed run as Patrick Ness in the new Off-Broadway production of 'YES' at The Manhattan Repertory Theatre, frequent New York concert staple and 2016 Thespis Award Nominee Tim Realbuto will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for the first time since 2014. (more...)
Tony and Grammy award-nominated Michael McElroy and Broadway Inspirational Voices released the sixth video in their 'Broadway Our Way' series today, featuring 'I Don't Need A Roof' from the musical BIG FISH, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (multi-award winner, including Emmy, Outer Critics, and Drama Desk Awards; Grammy, and Tony nominations for The Wild Party, The Addams Family, I Am Harvey Milk). Check it out below! (more...)
On Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim offers a behind-the-scenes look at WAR PAINT, the new musical by librettist Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel, lyricist Michael Korie, and director Michael Greif in advance of the Broadway opening on April 6, 2017. (more...)
In 2016, I saw 120+ productions, the majority of which were in the DC Metro Area. The 2016 calendar year offered a slew of memorable theatergoing experiences, but some stand out among the others. As I look forward to what's in store theatrically in 2017, I take a look back at 2016. (more...)
VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY presents the New York Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10010 (25th Street between 3rd & Lexington Aves). Performances are just under an hour and run Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm from February 2-11, 2017. (more...)
Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a force of nature with more than a quarter century onstage under v's (Bond's preferred pronoun) belt.
A singular performer with an endless supply of bon mots, Bond has been celebrated with an Obie Award, a Bessie, a Tony nod, and the Ethyl Eichelberger Award, among other accolades.
Fresh off a year-long career retrospective culminating in September's THE GOLDEN AGE OF JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND, v returns to Joe's Pub on December 12 at 9:30pm with a new holiday show, THE BIPOLAR EXPRESS. Ahead of the first show, we spoke over the phone about the show, v's enduring career, and the holidays themselves. (more...)
The Hetrick-Martin Institute is the oldest and largest LGBTQ youth-focused organization, serving over 2000 youth annually by providing daily meals, health services, academic support, career preparation, artistic enrichment, support for homeless youth and more. It is also the birthplace of the Harvey Milk High School.
One of the most popular programs at HMI is the Kiki Lounge where Vogue dancers, from all backgrounds and experience levels, get to 'slam their backs' as part of a thriving dance scene. (more...)
'A Safe Place with You' is a LGBTQ fiction coming out story inspired by the horror true events of Conversion Therapy, an evil 'medical' experiment to 'cure' homosexuality. The pages follows a young man named Tomás Díaz and his group of new found friends forced to be in a clinic to 'cure' their homosexuality as they try to find themselves during an era of heightened ignorance and hatred. (more...)
"When We Rise" was written and created by Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. This mini-series event chronicles the real-life personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement, from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today. (more...)
Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, in association with Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc., has announced the addition of two Friday matinee performances due to the show's popularity among ticket buyers. (more...)
Today, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC), under the direction of Dr. Timothy Seelig, Artistic Director and Chris Verdugo, Executive Director, announced plans for an outreach tour through major southern conservative areas of the United States in Summer 2018. The 2018 Outreach Tour will be the cap to the Chorus' monumental 40th Season (2017-2018). To launch the tour, the Chorus also released today a live video of the group performing "Light" from Next to Normal, recorded live this summer in Denver, CO. Check it out below! (more...)