BWW Review: KOMPROMAT, VAULT FestivalBWW Review: KOMPROMAT, VAULT Festival
by Cindy Marcolina - Jan 26, 2019

Written by David Thame, Kompromat was inspired by the still-unsolved murder of a GCHQ agent and sees young Zac (Max Rinehart) coming to terms with his action. Arriving to London from a sex-trafficking circuit based in Budapest, his only goal is to either get cryptographer Tom to work for the mob or to get rid of him. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For World Stage Premiere Of HIGH RIDIN'Full Cast Announced For World Stage Premiere Of HIGH RIDIN'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Em-Lou Productions today announces full casting of world premiere of James Hogan's High Ridin' at the King's Head Theatre. Peter Darney directs Linda Beckett (Ivy), Tom Michael Blyth (Stan) and Chicho Tche (Ronnie). The production opens at the King's Head Theatre today 6 September with previews from Tuesday 4 September and runs until Saturday 22 September. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For World Stage Premiere Of HIGH RIDIN'Full Cast Announced For World Stage Premiere Of HIGH RIDIN'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Em-Lou Productions today announces full casting of world premiere of James Hogan's High Ridin' at the King's Head Theatre. Peter Darney directs Linda Beckett (Ivy), Tom Michael Blyth (Stan) and Chicho Tche (Ronnie). The production opens at the King's Head Theatre on Thursday 6 September with previews from Today 4 September and runs until Saturday 22 September. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For World Stage Premiere Of HIGH RIDIN'Full Cast Announced For World Stage Premiere Of HIGH RIDIN'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Em-Lou Productions today announces full casting of world premiere of James Hogan's High Ridin' at the King's Head Theatre. Peter Darney directs Linda Beckett (Ivy), Tom Michael Blyth (Stan) and Chicho Tche (Ronnie). The production opens at the King's Head Theatre on Thursday 6 September with previews from Tuesday 4 September and runs until Saturday 22 September. (more...)

Photo Flash:  First Look at World Premiere of MEMORARE...Photo Flash: First Look at World Premiere of MEMORARE...
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

As previously announced, the critically acclaimed Beautiful Soup Theater Collective will present the world premiere production of Steven Carl McCasland's Memorare this winter. The new drama, featuring an all female ensemble, will bow at St. John's Lutheran Church on Christopher Street in January of 2018. Set to star in the production is Helen Hayes Award-winner Patti Mariano as Sister Mary Cecelia (Broadway: Original Cast of The Music Man, George M!, The Full Monty and more) and newcomer Ashleigh Awusie as Sister Mary Azu (Ain't Never Been Easy). Award-winning director Peter Darney (5 Guys Chillin') directs the limited engagement. (more...)

Photo Flash:  Beautiful Soup Theater Collective presents the World Premiere of MEMORAREPhoto Flash: Beautiful Soup Theater Collective presents the World Premiere of MEMORARE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

As previously announced, the critically acclaimed Beautiful Soup Theater Collective will present the world premiere production of Steven Carl McCasland's Memorare this winter. The new drama, featuring an all female ensemble, will bow at St. John's Lutheran Church on Christopher Street in January of 2018. Set to star in the production is Helen Hayes Award-winner Patti Mariano as Sister Mary Cecelia (Broadway: Original Cast of The Music Man, George M!, The Full Monty and more) and newcomer Ashleigh Awusie as Sister Mary Azu (Ain't Never Been Easy). Award-winning director Peter Darney (5 Guys Chillin') directs the limited engagement. (more...)

Beautiful Soup Theater Collective to present the World Premiere of Steven Carl McCasland's MEMORAREBeautiful Soup Theater Collective to present the World Premiere of Steven Carl McCasland's MEMORARE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

As previously announced, the critically acclaimed Beautiful Soup Theater Collective will present the world premiere production of Steven Carl McCasland's Memorare this winter. The timely piece about a New York City convent will offer free tickets to all performances (at the box office only) to Sisters of any convent in the tri-state area. (more...)

World Premiere of McCasland's MEMORARE Begins January 10World Premiere of McCasland's MEMORARE Begins January 10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

As previously announced, the critically acclaimed Beautiful Soup Theater Collective will present the world premiere production of Steven Carl McCasland's Memorare this winter. The new drama, featuring an all female ensemble, will bow at St. John's Lutheran Church on Christopher Street in January of 2018. Set to star in the production is Helen Hayes Award-winner Patti Mariano as Sister Mary Cecelia (Broadway: Original Cast of The Music Man, George M!, The Full Monty and more) and newcomer Ashleigh Awusie as Sister Mary Azu (Ain't Never Been Easy). Award-winning director Peter Darney (5 Guys Chillin') directs the limited engagement. (more...)

5 GUYS CHILLIN' Make Canadian Debut at Kensington Hall5 GUYS CHILLIN' Make Canadian Debut at Kensington Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2017

Following highly acclaimed, sell-out performances in Dublin, New York, Sydney and London, Theatre Topik s is proud to present the Canadian debut of 5 Guys Chillin' by Peter Darney. Woven together using the real words of guys found on Grindr, 5 Guys Chillin' is a state of the nation play addressing one of the most urgent public health crises of the 21st century. (more...)

5 GUYS CHILLIN' Make Canadian Debut at Kensington Hall5 GUYS CHILLIN' Make Canadian Debut at Kensington Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Following highly acclaimed, sell-out performances in Dublin, New York, Sydney and London, Theatre Topik s is proud to present the Canadian debut of 5 Guys Chillin' by Peter Darney. Woven together using the real words of guys found on Grindr, 5 Guys Chillin' is a state of the nation play addressing one of the most urgent public health crises of the 21st century. (more...)

5 GUYS CHILLIN' Make Canadian Debut at Kensington Hall5 GUYS CHILLIN' Make Canadian Debut at Kensington Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Following highly acclaimed, sell-out performances in Dublin, New York, Sydney and London, Theatre Topik s is proud to present the Canadian debut of 5 Guys Chillin' by Peter Darney. Woven together using the real words of guys found on Grindr, 5 Guys Chillin' is a state of the nation play addressing one of the most urgent public health crises of the 21st century. (more...)

5 GUYS CHILLIN' Make Canadian Debut at Kensington Hall5 GUYS CHILLIN' Make Canadian Debut at Kensington Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

Following highly acclaimed, sell-out performances in Dublin, New York, Sydney and London, Theatre Topik s is proud to present the Canadian debut of 5 Guys Chillin' by Peter Darney. Woven together using the real words of guys found on Grindr, 5 Guys Chillin' is a state of the nation play addressing one of the most urgent public health crises of the 21st century. (more...)

Mariano, Awusie and More to Star in World Premiere of McCasland's Memorare This Winter...Mariano, Awusie and More to Star in World Premiere of McCasland's Memorare This Winter...
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective will present the world premiere production of Steven Carl McCasland's Memorare this winter. The new drama featuring an all female ensemble will bow at St. John's Lutheran Church on Christopher Street in January of 2018. Set to star in the production is Helen Hayes Award-winner Patti Mariano as Sister Mary Cecelia (Broadway: Original Cast of The Music Man, George M!, The Full Monty and more) and newcomer Ashleigh Awusie as Sister Mary Azu (Ain't Never Been Easy). Peter Darney will direct the limited engagement. (more...)

New Theatre Launches Queer Fringe; Line-Up AnnouncedNew Theatre Launches Queer Fringe; Line-Up Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

In 2016, New Theatre was the proud recipient of the ACON Honour Award for Arts & Entertainment, in recognition of our 25-year commitment to LGBTQI content, including our annual production for the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, and for acknowledging diverse sexualities and genders as an important demographic within the theatre's community and audience. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: 5 GUYS CHILLIN', Assembly RoxyEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: 5 GUYS CHILLIN', Assembly Roxy
by Charlie Wilks - Aug 28, 2017

After their highly acclaimed productions in London, Dublin, New York and Sydney, 5 Guys Chillin' returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for the second year. (more...)

BWW Review: 5 GUYS CHILLIN', King's Head Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - May 20, 2017

Peter Darney brings back his highly acclaimed and disturbingly honest 5 Guys Chillin' to King's Head Theatre. After an original run in 2005, the show has touched audiences at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, and the SoHo Playhouse in New York. The play challenges the uncomfortable implications that come with  the practice of ChemSex, the sexualised drug use largely spread among gay men. By interviewing real consumers and transposing their words verbatim, the playwright and director is effective and straight to the point. (more...)

5 GUYS CHILLIN' Returns to King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Following highly acclaimed, sell-out performances in Dublin, New York, Sydney and Edinburgh, 5 Guys Chillin' returns to London for a limited three week season. Woven together using the real words of real guys found on Grindr, 5 Guys Chillin' is a state-of-the-nation play addressing one of the most important public health crises of the twenty-first century, frankly discussing chemsex in taut, intimate and unflinching verbatim drama. (more...)

Patrick Cash Returns With A New Play About HIV
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

After a critically acclaimed launch at the end of 2016, Dragonflies Theatre's new production returns in 2017, exploring HIV amongst gay men through a series of interwoven stories. (more...)

Mardi Gras at New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

New Theatre, in association with the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, is presenting the award-winning comedy THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED by Douglas Carter Beane, playing 7 February to 4 March 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: 5 Guys Chillin' Hits NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

1 in 10 Gay men in the UK are HIV Positive, and it's rising. 3000 gay men seek help at 56 Dean St for Chem-Sex addiction a month. GHB and other overdoses are common, killing vulnerable gay men. Addiction is destroying lives. Its a public health crisis. WE NEED TO TALK! (more...)

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