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New LGBTQ+ Documentary BODY ELECTRIC to Premiere at SOHO International Film Festival

Discover the powerful documentary 'Body Electric' premiering at the SOHO International Film Festival. Directed by Nick Demos, this film delves into body dysmorphia and aging within the LGBTQ+ community.

Austin Rainbow Theatre Presents SORDID LIVES This October

Austin Rainbow Theatre, Central Texas' new home for LGBTQIA+ theatre, presents their inaugural production of Del Shores' raucous Texas comedy Sordid Lives at Ground Floor Theatre October 6-14th. This production stars nationally-acclaimed drag entertainer and local celebrity Nadine Hughes as Brother Boy, a role previously made famous by the late Leslie Jordan. Written by trailblazing playwright & 'master of Texas Comedy,' Del Shores, this hilarious romp is filled with southern charm and underscores what it means to be queer in Texas.

Photos: First Look at THE RED SUITCASE at the Broadwater Main Stage Theatre, Opening Tonight

P3 THEATRE COMPANY, in association with the Del Shores Foundation and Beard Collins Shores Productions, is presenting the world premiere of THE RED SUITCASE, written by Jiggs Burgess, directed by Del Shores, assistant directed &  additional staging by Blake McIver Ewing, and starring Emerson Collins. Check out the photos here!

Now Hiring: Producing Artistic Director, Manager of Donor Programs, & More - BWW Classifieds

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 8/3/2023 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

Interview: Emerson Collins Carries THE RED SUITCASE & Much More

Jiggs Jurgess’ The Red Suitcase world premieres August 12, 2023, at the Broadwater Theatre Main Stage. Del Shores directs this co-production of P3 Theatre Company, the Del Shores Foundation and Beard Collins Shores Productions with the cast of Emerson Collins, Kristen McCullough, Bruce Melena, Charlotte Louise White, Mat Hayes, Pam Trotter and Tiago Santos. Emerson was most gracious in finding time to answer a few of my queries.

Buck Creek Playhouse to Present SORDID LIVES in August

Buck Creek Players will present the first show of its 50th season with this play on their mainstage. 6 live in-person performances will be held at the playhouse starting Friday, August 4th and running through Sunday, August 13th. 

Actor's Express Announces Season 36 Featuring EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE And More

​​​​​​​Actor's Express announces its 36th season of sensational, fearless work, including two musicals, a World Premiere and two plays by well-loved playwrights with Atlanta connections. AE will also mount its third annual co-production with Oglethorpe University Theatre and will also welcome back Atlanta singing legend Libby Whittemore for her annual holiday concert.

Now Hiring: Audio Engineer, Light Board Operator/Programmer, and More - BWW Classifieds

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 7/27/2023 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

SORDID LIVES Comes to Buck Creek Players in August

Buck Creek Players and Director Ben Jones will present their upcoming production of SORDID LIVES by Del Shores.

Leslie Jordan, Olivia Newton-John, Carole Cook & More to be Honored in Memoriam at A SORDID CELEBRATION OF LIVES

The Del Shores Foundation will present a one-night-only event to tell stories, show clips and share memories of the lives well-lived of SORDID LIVES cast members Carole Cook, Sarah Hunley, Leslie Jordan, Rue McClanahan and Olivia Newton-John.

P3 Theatre Company to Present World Premiere of THE RED SUITCASE Beginning Next Month

P3 THEATRE COMPANY, in association with the Del Shores Foundation and Beard Collins Shores Productions, presents the world premiere of THE RED SUITCASE, written by Jiggs Burgess, directed by Del Shores, and starring Emerson Collins.

Wake Up With BWW 7/10: What's Coming to Broadway in Summer and Fall 2023, and More!

Top stories: Learn more about what's coming to Broadway in Summer/Fall 2023, plus read our interview with New York, New York star Clyde Alves, and more!

Interview: Director Susan Leslie on Martyna Majok's IRONBOUND at the Broadwater Second Stage July 14-16

Writer and performer Susan Leslie is probably best known in the theatre world for her long association with writer/director, Del Shores, having appeared in six of his plays. And this month, she will be directing Martyna Majok’s play Ironbound, with three performances July 14-16 at The Broadwater Second Stage. I decided to speak with Susan about her decision to direct this play and why the short run is being presented as a benefit for WomenShelter of Long Beach.

2023 Del Shores Foundation Writers Search Winners Revealed

The Del Shores Foundation has revealed the winners of the second Del Shores Foundation Writers Search from the unproduced plays, screenplays and shorts/web series scripts of LGBTQ+ Southern writers.

Review: 'SORDID LIVES' at Haddonfield Plays & Players Is A Rootin' Tootin' Good Time

Labeled as “a black comedy about white trash,”Sordid Lives, though by name sounds like an unsavory show, is in actuality an enjoyable hootenanny. The setting is July 1988 in small-town Winters, Texas and everyone’s lives have been upturned by the peculiar passing of family matriarch, Peggy. Peggy was a good Christian woman who hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover’s wooden legs in a motel room.The show chronicles the lives of Peggy’s family and associates from the time of her passing to her funeral as everyone tries to make sense of the nonsensical death.

Photos: Go Inside the Los Angeles LGBT Center's The Center Gala

Check out photos of Pamela Anderson, Adam Lambert, Peppermint, Keke Palmer, and more at the Los Angeles LGBT Center's The Center Gala!

Celebration Theatre Debuts New Leadership & Launches Co-Artistic Director Search

Celebration Theatre recently presented its first live fundraiser since 2019, as part of a new partnership with the Los Angeles LGBT Center, a prime opportunity to introduce new leadership and to share their commitments to the Los Angeles theatre community - and the queer community at large. 

Review: DADDY'S DYIN', WHO'S GOT THE WILL? at Palm Canyon Theatre

WPalm Canyon Theatre (PCT) and Del Shores have a long, strong bond with each other. His sidewalk star is even strategically placed in front of the theatre. It seems that every year PCT produces one of his plays, frequently Sordid Lives. This year they are presenting Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will?, his second play which was first produced in 1990.  I’ve known the title for years – it’s the sort of title you don’t soon forget – but this is the first time I have seen it produced.  I personally think it is a better structured play than the more popular Sordid Lives, and the opening night audience at PCT howled with laughter from the very first entrance.hat did our critic think of DADDY'S DYIN', WHO'S GOT THE WILL? at Palm Canyon Theatre?

ONE LIFE, LIVE IT! Will Make its World Premiere at American Theatre of Actors (ATA) in May

One Life, Live It!, a new play written and produced by Stephen S. Miller and directed by Laurie Rae Waugh will make its World Premiere at the New York Theater Festival at Teatro LATEA with three performances: Monday, May 8, 2023 at 6:15 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2023 at 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 3:30 p.m.

Del Shores To Be Honored With Career Achievement Gala At Celebration Theatre

Celebration Theatre, one of the world's longest-running LGBTQ+ theatres, is hosting an awards gala Saturday, March 11th, 2-5pm, to celebrate its arts community's creative heroes during an entertaining afternoon of special appearances and social festivities that will become an annual tradition.

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