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Del Shores' SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES Coming to DVD & VOD 11/11Del Shores' SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES Coming to DVD & VOD 11/11
by Movies News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Breaking Glass Pictures will be bringing Del Shores' award-winning play Southern Baptist Sissies to DVD and VOD (iTunes, Amazon Instant) on November 11, 2014. (more...)

Award Winning Play SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES Coming to DVD & VOD 11/11Award Winning Play SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES Coming to DVD & VOD 11/11
by Movies News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Breaking Glass Pictures will be bringing Del Shores' award-winning play Southern Baptist Sissies to DVD and VOD (iTunes, Amazon Instant) on November 11, 2014. (more...)

Drama SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES Releases on DVD 11/4Drama SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES Releases on DVD 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Breaking Glass Pictures will be bringing Del Shores' award-winning play SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES to DVD on November 4, 2014. The GLAAD award-winning play is the story of four gay boys growing up in the Southern Baptist church and how they deal with the conflict between religion and sexuality. (more...)

Sequel to Del Shores' Smash Cult Hit SORDID LIVES AnnouncedSequel to Del Shores' Smash Cult Hit SORDID LIVES Announced
by Movies News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Award-winning Writer/Director/Producer Del Shores (Southern Baptist Sissies, 'Queer As Folk', Blues For Willadean) has announced that his next feature film project will be A Very Sordid Wedding, a sequel to his 2001 gay cult classic film Sordid Lives. (more...)

Dr Christian and Leslie Jordan Join West End Bares' NUDEDUNNIT?! Gala, Sept 7Dr Christian and Leslie Jordan Join West End Bares' NUDEDUNNIT?! Gala, Sept 7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Rather appropriately, Dr. Christian Jessen, the charismatic television presenter and Harley Street specialist, has been announced as the host of this year's West End Bares 'Nudedunnit?!' gala performances at Cafe de Paris in London's West End on Sunday 7 September (two performances). (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming MonthsChristine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

This September and October 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Ute Lemper, Ben Platt, Telly Leung & More Coming to 54 Below Next WeekUte Lemper, Ben Platt, Telly Leung & More Coming to 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Varla Jean Merman to Perform at 54 Below, 9/3-4Varla Jean Merman to Perform at 54 Below, 9/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Varla Jean Merman is the purported love child of Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine. Returning to 54 Below on September 3 & 4 by popular demand, Varla Jean, aka Jeffery Roberson, unveils a show of hilarious songs, videos and fabulous costumes, featuring Tom Judson at the piano. For Tickets please visit 54 Below online at http://54below.com/artist/varla-jean-merman/ or call 646 476-3551. (more...)

Varla Jean Merman to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut, 10/3-5Varla Jean Merman to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut, 10/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The purported love child of Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine, Varla Jean Merman makes her long awaited return to San Francisco for her debut at Feinstein's at the Nikko for three performances only - Friday, October 3 (8 p.m.), Saturday, October 4 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, October 5 (7 p.m.). Varla Jean, aka Jeffery Roberson, unveils a show of hilarious songs, videos and fabulous costumes, featuring Tom Shaw at the piano and Roberta Drake on drums. Tickets for Varla Jean Merman range in price from $35-$50 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This August and September 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Drag Comedy Icon Varla Jean Merman's RELIEVING HERSELF to Debut in Provincetown, 6/30-8/30Drag Comedy Icon Varla Jean Merman's RELIEVING HERSELF to Debut in Provincetown, 6/30-8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Goodbye, Varla Jean!? Just like a candle in the wind, Varla Jean Merman is blowing herself out! After what seems like endless years of life on the streets, whoops...life on the road, everyone's favorite drag chanteuse is thinking about packing it in with one final, endless blowout. As always, Varla will bring audiences to their knees with old favorites, new classics, flashy costumes and hair-raising wigs. The big question: Will this old attention whore be able to resist the lure of the spotlight? To find out the answer… Varla Jean Merman's "Relieving Herself" will run from June 30 - August 30 at The Art House in Provincetown, MA. For tickets and information, please visit www.ptownarthouse.com, or call 1-800-838-3006. (more...)

Ringwald's 5th Annual GPS to Run 6/20-30Ringwald's 5th Annual GPS to Run 6/20-30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

The Ringwald Theatre is thrilled to announce the 5thinstallment of its wildly popular Gay Play Series (GPS). Who would've thought when this series began that 5 years later it would still be going strong? And this year's special anniversary edition features a slate of one act plays by all-Detroit playwrights! (more...)

ITALIAN BRED Opens at Hudson Theatre TonightITALIAN BRED Opens at Hudson Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

ITALIAN BRED, a new comedy written and performed by Candice Guardino, is making its Los Angeles premiere this spring at the Hudson Theatre Mainstage, prior to opening at Off-Broadway's Theatre Row in the fall. ITALIAN BRED is set to open at the Hudson Theatre tonight (Thursday) at 8 PM. (more...)

Candice Guardino Brings ITALIAN BRED to Hudson Theatre TodayCandice Guardino Brings ITALIAN BRED to Hudson Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Writer, actor, and storyteller Candice Guardino will bring her new solo show Italian Bred to the Hudson Theatre Mainstage for 12 performances only, it was announced today by Bull by the Horns Productions. Directed by Donna Drake, Italian Bred will play one preview today, May 28 at 2pm and opening is set for Thursday, May 29 at 8pm. The limited engagement will run through June 29. (more...)

BWW Interview: Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus Presents LESLIE JORDAN: SHOW PONY Tonight in Palm Springs PremiereBWW Interview: Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus Presents LESLIE JORDAN: SHOW PONY Tonight in Palm Springs Premiere
by David Green - May 17, 2014

The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus (PSGMC) will present Gala 15 and the Palm Springs premiere of Emmy Award winning actor/comedian/stage performer Leslie Jordan's new show titled 'Show Pony' at The Hard Rock Hotel tonight, May 17 at 6:30p.m. I had the chance to sit chat with the hilarious and engaging Mr. Jordan as he prepares for his Palm Springs Premiere - here are a few excerpts from that interview... (more...)

BWW INTERVIEW: The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus Presents LESLIE JORDAN: SHOW PONY On 5/17 In Palm Springs PremiereBWW INTERVIEW: The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus Presents LESLIE JORDAN: SHOW PONY On 5/17 In Palm Springs Premiere
by David Green - May 12, 2014

The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus (PSGMC) will present Gala 15 and the Palm Springs premiere of Emmy® Award winning actor/comedian/stage performer Leslie Jordan's new show titled 'Show Pony' at The Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday, May 17 at 6:30p.m. ?Best known for his movie roles in 'Sordid Lives,' 'Southern Baptist Sissies' and 'The Help' as well as his sidesplitting TV role as Beverly Leslie on 'Will And Grace,' Mr. Jordan will tell the hilarious tale of how life was supposed to be after reaching one of the highlights in his career, winning the Emmy® in 2006, in his new one-man smash hit 'Show Pony.'? I had the chance to sit chat with the hilarious and engaging Mr. Jordan as he prepares for his Palm Springs Premiere– here are a few excerpts from that interview: (more...)

Alex Minsky Throws First Pitch at 3rd Annual DRAG QUEEN WORLD SERIES TodayAlex Minsky Throws First Pitch at 3rd Annual DRAG QUEEN WORLD SERIES Today
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

Defending Champions The LA Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are headed back to the softball field to defend their title against The West Hollywood Cheerleaders in the Drag Queen World Series today, May 10, 2014 from 1-4pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look At 31 YEARS OF CELEBRATION: VIBRANT VOICE AWARDSPhoto Coverage: First Look At 31 YEARS OF CELEBRATION: VIBRANT VOICE AWARDS
by Lily Lim - May 3, 2014

On Saturday, April 26 on Sound Stage 19 at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA, Celebration Theatre's Vibrant Voice Awards benefit event raised $40,000 for the non-profit theatre, now in its 31st year. The evening featured original 'Golden Girl' Betty White along with her Hot in Cleveland co-stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, and Wendie Malick reading an episode of The Golden Girls (“Blanche and the Younger Man”). The 2014 Vibrant Voice Awards were presented to Wendie Malick and Robert Forster, and there were special appearances by Sean Hayes, Tracie Thoms, Dan Lauria, Tim Daly, Max Greenfield, Millicent Martin, and Mary Wilson (of the original Supremes). The evening was hosted by Michael Burger. (more...)

Candice Guardino to Bring ITALIAN BRED to Hudson Theatre, 5/28-6/29Candice Guardino to Bring ITALIAN BRED to Hudson Theatre, 5/28-6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Writer, actor, and storyteller Candice Guardino will bring her new solo show Italian Bred to the Hudson Theatre Mainstage for 12 performances only, it was announced today by Bull by the Horns Productions. Directed by Donna Drake, Italian Bred will play one preview on Wednesday, May 28 at 2pm and opening is set for Thursday, May 29 at 8pm. The limited engagement will run through June 29. (more...)

Vibrant Voice Awards Benefit Raises $40K for Celebration TheatreVibrant Voice Awards Benefit Raises $40K for Celebration Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

On Saturday, April 26 on Sound Stage 19 at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA, Celebration Theatre's Vibrant Voice Awards benefit event raised $40,000 for the non-profit theatre, now in its 31st year. (more...)

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