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by Joseph Harrison - Mar 25, 2018

Since ancient times, men have been dressing up as women to perform in a variety of settings. From ancient Japanese theater to Shakespeare's classics, a man in drag was something one just came to expect from the theatre. But in modern times, dressing in drag has taken on a much different meaning. For those who don a wig and strap on a fabulous pair of heels, drag is an escape from reality, a visceral and visual protest performed with a shiny, and often irreverent veneer. But, at its core, drag is about creating an outlet to overcome personal fears, anxieties, and shortcomings, in a larger than life way. These themes, and more, are on display in TheaterWorks newest production of Matthew Lopez' THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE.  

by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2018

TheaterWorks (Rob Ruggiero, Director/Producing Artistic Director) announced today that THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE by Matthew Lopez will run March 16 through April 22, 2018. THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE is the 3rd show of TheaterWorks 32nd Season.

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/24 - EVITA, ANNIE, AIDA, and More!
by BWW Special - Nov 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature ...

BWW Review: THE HUMANS Gets Weird on Multiple Levels at Pittsburgh Public
by Greg Kerestan - Nov 20, 2017

If you want to discuss mystery, and I think we need to at this point, there are two essential tropes that must be considered. First, we have Chekhov's gun- if a seemingly important thing is brought up, even casually, near the beginning, it will prove to be important by the end. (Case in point: Chekhov introduces a gun early in Hedda Gabler, and somebody gets shot by the end of the evening.) Second, we have the opposite of Chekhov's gun, the red herring- sometimes, a seemingly important thing is brought up, even casually, to divert attention and create misdirection from what is truly important. (Case in point, Sigmund Freud stated that anything longer than it is wide represented a phallic icon, but justified his own smoking by stating 'sometimes, a cigar can be just a cigar,' not emblematic of anything else.)

Pittsburgh Public Theatre presents THE HUMANS
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 31, 2017

Pittsburgh Public Theater celebrates Thanksgiving with The Humans, by Scranton, PA native Stephen Karam. The Humans was honored with the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play. Directed by Pamela Berlin, The Humans runs November 9 December 10, 2017 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit ppt.org.

Photo Flash: FLIGHT OF THE MONARCH Makes World Premiere at Gloucester Stage Company
by Julie Musbach - Sep 10, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the world premiere of Jim Frangione's Flight of the Monarch from September 8 through September 30 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.

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