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Queers - 2017 - West End

Queers marks and celebrates some of the most poignant, funny, tragic and riotous moments of British gay male history over the last century. 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 decriminalised private homosexual acts between men aged over 21, this series of eight monologues will be staged across two evenings at The Old Vic.

Queers is curated by Mark Gatiss and produced in partnership with the BBC, with short film versions of the monologues to be screened on BBC Four this summer. The monologues will be directed by Mark Gatiss and Old Vic Associate Directors Joe Murphy and Max Webster.

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Old Vic Theatre

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The Cut, South Bank
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Battersea Arts Centre is extending an invitation to Make/Love this autumn, today announcing an ambitious season of daring and intimate work. At a time when connecting people has never been more important, Make/Love asks how we can re-imagine a future with care and creativity as the guidelines.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Queer|Art, New York City's home for the creative and professional development of LGBTQ+ artists, is pleased to announce a special Fall season of Queer|Art|Film at IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue at West 3rd St.), September 16-December 2. Organized by guest curators Vivian Crockett, Camilo Godoy, and Carlos Mottaa?"the season, titled Chicas y Fantasmas, explores the shells we inhabit to move through the world. Presented by four contemporary Latinx artists, the season assembles a fierce ensemble of showgirls, cyborgs, glam rockers, and two Chicana teens who defy gendered expectations, ableist norms, and society's limitations to actualize their own self-constructed identities and shape a vision of the world in which they want to live. A full itinerary follows. All screenings begin at 8pm.
by Jade Kops - Sep 24, 2020
Acclaimed creator of cabaret and the Queerstories series, Maeve Marsden hosts an entertaining evening of comedy, music, storytelling and drag with QUEERS ON THE FRINGE. 
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
NewFest, New York's leading LGBTQ Film and Media Arts organization, has revealed the 'HalloKween' genre-focused lineup for the 31st Annual New York LGBTQ Film Festival. The 2019 program, held the week before Halloween, includes the Nicole Maines (CW's “Supergirl”) led transgender vampire film BIT; the documentary SCREAM QUEEN: MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, about the controversial sequel of the Wes Craven classic that prematurely ended Mark Patton's acting career; and the Spanish alien rescue mission film BRIEF STORY FROM THE GREEN PLANET, which won the coveted Teddy Award at this year's Berlinale Film Festival. The announcement was made today by NewFest Executive Director David Hatkoff and Director Of Programming Nick McCarthy.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
For the final season in their Kennington home, Ovalhouse's Demolition Party Season will see collaboration between engineers and companies to allow artists dismantle parts of the building as part of their creative process. After 80 years as a community venue and 55 years as a professional theatre, Ovalhouse will relocate to Brixton, opening a brand new, purpose-built theatre in spring 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2020
This year, The Theatre Centre is embarking on what may be the most ambitious year of creation in its history. They will be supporting an unprecedented 16 projects led by 20 artists; creating two new development streams and more.
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2020
BBC AMERICA announced today the October 1 world premiere date for CripTales – a collection of six short films curated by Mat Fraser (His Dark Materials, American Horror Story) – each one written, directed and performed by a person living with disabilities.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 9, 2019
a?oeWhat the hell did I just sit through?a?? was my visceral reaction upon leaving the opening night performance of A.D. Timms' Tall Tales a?" the original a?oequeer horror storya?? presented by Woven Theatre Company at The Barbershop Theatre through October 20. Now, some 96 hours later as I sit down to compose my review of the piece, I find myself continuing to ponder that question.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Staircase Theatre is proud to announce an exciting festival made of a collection of our favourite shows and artists from this year's Fringea?"from Vancouver, and beyond!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie today announces the full casting for his revival of Guys and Dolls - Natalie Casey (Miss Adelaide), Darragh Cowley (Lt Brannigan), Dafydd Emyr (Big Jule), Jacob Fisher (Harry the Horse), Adrian Hansel (Benny Southstreet), Dawn Hope (General Cartwright), Kadiff Kirwan (Sky Masterson), TJ Lloyd (Nicely-Nicely Johnson), Matthew Malthouse (Rusty Charlie), Martin Marquez (Nathan Detroit), Ross McLaren (Angie the Ox), Garry Robson (Arvide Abernathy), and Alex Young (Sarah Brown) with Shaquille Brush (Havana Boy), Frances Camier (Havana Girl), Charlotte Coggin, Adam Denman, Emily Dunn, Tash Holway, Samantha Hull, Kate Playdon and Anthony Starr. The production opens on 12 December, with previews from 7 December, and runs until 18 January 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
For the second year in a row, Planet Ant Theatre proudly recognizes National Coming Out Day with the Second Annual Live Out Fest: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Identity & Freedom. The four-day festival takes place October 10a?"13, 2019 across Planet Ant's performance venues in Hamtramck, MI: The Planet Ant Black Box Theater, Ant Hall, and Ghost Light Bar.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Joe's Pub at the Public Theater will present queer composer and vocalist Trevor Bachman in a suite of songs and poetry on Friday, October 25th, at 7 p.m.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Staircase Theatre is proud to announce an exciting festival made of a collection of our favourite shows and artists from this year's Fringea?"from Vancouver, and beyond! We're excited to bring back Didn't Hurt written and performed by Rodney Decroo, directed by TJ Dawe, Where the Quiet Queers Are by Amplify Choral Theatre, Ragamuffin Productions Legoland, Power Pause Productions original world premiere The Morning After with Pam & Paula, How I Killed My Nan a storytelling/standup journey performed by Dion Arnold and the smash hit Monster Theatre's No Tweed Too Tight: Another Grant Canyon Mystery written and performed by Ryan Gladstone. Fresh from the Fringe, these artists are ready to pluck your heartstrings, knock you sideways, and make you laugh.
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2020
Ska punk veterans Less Than Jake have teamed up with New Noise Magazine to bring fans another new single from their forthcoming album, Silver Linings.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
Nylon Fusion Theatre Company in association with The Constellation Project will present the World Premiere of ray gun say0nara, a sci-fi play with songs written by Steven Mark Tenney, directed by Janet Bentley at The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street New York, NY 10014), December 4-22. Performances will be on Wednesday, December 4 at 7pm, Thursday, December 5 at 7pm, Saturday, December 7 at 3pm, Sunday, December 8 at 7pm, Monday, December 9 at 7pm, Wednesday, December 11 at 7pm, Saturday, December 14 at 7pm, Sunday, December 15 at 3pm, Monday, December 16 at 7pm, Friday, December 20 at 7pm, Saturday, December 21 at 3pm, and Sunday, December 22 at 3pm.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2019
A decade into its celebrated programming of immensely popular raucous adult pantomime; Above The Stag Theatre is delighted to announce it's 2019 Christmas show PINOCCHIO: NO STRINGS ATTACHED. Above The Stag pantomimes have developed a cult following, blossoming into a staple 'must-see' for the theatrically adventurous and LGBT+ friendly, in London's Christmas calendar; - regularly selling out its entire fifty-performance runs.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2020
Following the success of its month-long BLOOM Festival, Darlinghurst Theatre Company is expanding its offering of summer-night entertainment with DARLO UNDERGROUND – Sydney's newest and most intimate jazz and comedy club.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2020
Following its premiere on Rock Sound ska-punk veterans Less Than Jake remind fans to take the time to enjoy life, with their latest single “Anytime and Anywhere,” taken from their forthcoming album, Silver Linings set to be released on December 11th via Pure Noise Records.  
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Put away the pumpkins, kids - it's time to hang the fishnet stockings, trim the plastic tree and celebrate another collection of fun, holiday-inspired ditties performed by Santa's favorite mischievous elves! Punk Rock Christmas 2 follows on the heels of the massively successful Punk Rock Christmas (released in 2015) and pulls together an even larger gathering of punk rock all-stars who perform a sleigh-full of highly original Christmas-themed songs that are sure to become staples at every family's holiday sing-a-long, such as The Vibrators “Santa Had To Go Into Rehab” and MDC's “(Merry Christmas) World's On Fire.” They also transform several well-trod Christmas favorites, from “O Holy Night” to “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” into shiny new musical gifts for the punk rock lover in your life.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
The King's Head Theatre, Making Productions and RGM Productions have announced the full cast for the return of Kevin Elyot's Coming Clean to Trafalgar Studios 2.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
A decade into its celebrated programming of immensely popular raucous adult pantomime; Above The Stag theatre is delighted to announce it's 2019 Christmas show PINOCCHIO: NO STRINGS ATTACHED. Above The Stag pantomimes have developed a cult following, blossoming into a staple 'must-see' for the theatrically adventurous and LGBT+ friendly, in London's Christmas calendar; - regularly selling out its entire fifty-performance runs.
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2020
Tegan and Sara are announcing the recipients of the Tegan and Sara Foundation Community Grants, awarding more than $28,000 in funding to organizations, community partners and activists focusing on providing immediate relief to the LGBTQ+ community through the Covid-19 pandemic. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2021
Horrible Histories and Alan Partridge star, writer and actor Katherine Jakeways will join Ian Hallard and Sara Crowe in the cast of Hallard’s lockdown dating comedy, Adventurous, which is to be streamed online by Jermyn Street Theatre later this month.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
Pride celebrations will go on this year for LGBTQ+ Jews with a virtual iteration of Jew York Pride, a collaboration between Out at the J of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and major Jewish LGBTQ organizations of New York and around the country.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020
Thesis on Joan, a new podcast produced by the Broadway Podcast Network (BPN), with hosts Holly Sansom (they/them) and Meghan Dixon (she/her) will make its World Premiere Wednesday, June 24th exclusively on BPN.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020
As part of Proud Mary Network's Queer Artist Series, actor/singer Sonny Griffin will present '#DianaOnVinyl,' a special cabaret tribute to the one and only Diana Ross, on Thursday, June 25th from 7-8pm EST.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2020
The Broadway Podcast network will celebrate Pride month with a special section of the website highlighting a variety of programming to mark the occasion.
by Krista Garver - Jun 17, 2020
With shows on hold, theatres have started to explore non-traditional ways to connect with audiences. Here's what's new.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2020
Fuse Theatre Ensemble presents The OUTwright Theatre Festival, centering our trans and gender nonconforming communities, June 24-28 7pm each night on Facebook & Instagram.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020
Sydney Fringe today announces the full program for the inaugural Global Fringe. Every Wednesday night for the month of September, Global Fringe will present a digital multi-show event premiering Sydney made and award-winning works from leading Fringe festivals around the world.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2020
Yellow Earth Theatre today announces that Rogelio Braga, Lao Lee, Nemo Martin and Marie Yan have been awarded £2000 seed commissions to develop new plays as part of the Professional Writers Programme 2020-22.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Queer Cat Productions is the brainchild of Carson Beker, Nara Dahlbacka, and Nicole Jost a?"who met as MFA students at San Francisco State University. All three are award winning playwrights who wanted to break the mold of the traditional theatre company. QCP does just that, by creating playful, perspective-queering, boundary-pushing theater and immersive experiences at the intersection of theater, games, and storytelling. We are committed to curiosity about evolving forms; haunting: memory, resilience, genre-fluidity; and to the spirit of play, as interactive and consensual, as a space for risk and spectacular failure, as stories that we co-create, storytellers and audience, and that create us in return.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
With four recent additions, 15 shows from the US, the UK and Australia are now appearing in v119 - a classy, fully accessible hub, new for Edinburgh Fringe 2019: four standup comedy shows (transfers from Free Fringe), high drama, spoken word, cabaret, and children's circus - plus five immersive dining experiences, including official Fringe favourite, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 17, 2019
BWW catches up with Ginger Johnson to chat about bringing Ginger Johnson's Happy Place to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by Shari Barrett - Jul 15, 2019
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble kicks off its 'Circa '69' season of significant and adventurous plays that premiered around the time of the Odyssey's 1969 inception with Joe Orton's darkly comic masterpiece LOOT, which asks us to wipe the fluff from our eyes and see society the way he sees it. And as a gay man during a time when British society forced artists into the closet, his farce comically examines a sort of rigged system that benefits bullies and oppressors and controls anyone stupid enough to go along with the lies. As directed by Bart DeLorenzo, this tale of corrosive wit, dizzying intrigue and classic farce suggests that the only acceptable alternative is to become a criminal, with Orton supplying laughs at everyone's expense along the way.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
The King's Head Theatre, Making Productions, RGM Productions and Suzanne Jones in association with DeVere Productions present the return of Kevin Elyot's Coming Clean to Trafalgar Studios 2.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2021
A new writing programme, launched by theatre production company HOW NOW BROWN COW, will encourage the creation of twelve new works by South African playwrights. 
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
BBC AMERICA has announced a new series of powerful short films, Disability Monologues (wt), focusing on challenging and changing the perception of disability. Writer and performer Mat Fraser (His Dark Materials, American Horror Story) will curate the six, 15-minute works, to be performed by himself, poet and playwright Jackie Hagan, Ruth Madeley (BBC AMERICA's The Watch), Robert Softley Gale (My Left/Right Foot), Liz Carr (Silent Witness) and more. The groundbreaking series is written, performed and directed entirely by people with disabilities and will premiere on BBC AMERICA in 2020.
by Monica Moore - Feb 4, 2020
A spectacular, colourful night of exotic and extravagant Vaudevillian cabaret - this was
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2021
Box of Tricks and Sky Studios have announced that the two winners of the inaugural Screen/Play Award are Conway McDermott and Sarah Tarbit. Each writer will be awarded £10,250 to write a 70-minute stage play and a 20-minute screenplay inspired by a single central idea to be developed with support from the two partners throughout 2021.
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Oakland, CA queercore band Middle-Aged Queers have released a new single titled 'Theme Song.' The track appears on the band's upcoming debut album 'Too Fag For Love' out March 13 via the band's own label Outpunx Records, in collaboration with Bay Area indie Sell The Heart Records, run by Andy Pohl of Tsunami Bomb.
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Today, Seán Barna has shared the first single, 'Eastern Junk Dancing,' off of his upcoming EP, Margaret Thatcher Of The Lower East Side. 'Eastern Junk Dancing' ironically uses Margaret Thatcher as an example of the steeled resolve necessary for a queer person to navigate the anxiety and struggles of modern society.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2021
Ros is looking for romance. Richard needs a new companion. They're a match! But the year is 2020, and dating isn't simple. From glitchy Zoom introductions, to their socially distanced first date in an actual restaurant, Adventurous follows the twists and turns of Ros and Richard's relationship as they negotiate technology, treachery…and tortoises.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2021
This March, The Act will be screened as part of BFI Flare, a festival to showcase the best new LGBTIQ+ cinema from around the world, as part of their Hearts' Desires short film programme.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2020
THESIS ON JOAN, a LGBTQ+ theatre podcast produced by the Broadway Podcast Network (BPN), with hosts Holly Sansom (they/them) and Meghan Dixon (she/her) releases the final episode of season one today, featuring an interview with Tony Award-Winning writer Lisa Kron.
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2020
Nearly 30 years into an already impressive career – which includes 8 studio albums, tours with Descendents, blink-182, Bon Jovi, Linkin Park, Snoop Dogg, Bad Religion, and more, and over 365 shows on the Vans Warped Tour – Less Than Jake has never been a band to rest on its laurels.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2020
Seminal ska-punk luminaries LESS THAN JAKE will be commemorating the release of their 9th studio album Silver Linings with their first-ever livestream performance this evening at 6pm EST from Gainesville, FL. Tickets are still available here. The band revealed their new music video 'Keep On Chasing' today as well.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2020
In Fall 2020, Nimbus will move into the Nimbus Arts Center at the Lively, a 15,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility in Jersey Citya??s Powerhouse Arts District which will house the non-profit organizationa??s professional dance company, school of dance, performing arts presentations, visual arts program, and office headquarters.
by Tara McGowan-Ross - Aug 13, 2019
Ladies and gentlemen, whether you like it or not: Hedwig is here to set the record straight on the whole Tommy Gnosis thing. Did you know she wrote all his songs?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Queer Cat Productions is the brainchild of Carson Beker, Nara Dahlbacka, and Nicole Jost a?"who met as MFA students at San Francisco State University. All three are award winning playwrights who wanted to break the mold of the traditional theatre company.