Arts & Culture :: Theater

Marga Gomez keeps us laughing: 'Spanking Machine' to play online

Marga Gomez keeps us laughing: 'Spanking Machine' to play online

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 11, 2020

In her live-streaming queer Cuban comedy-drama 'Spanking Machine,' Marga Gomez shares the story of the first boy she ever kissed and how it made them both gay forever.

Lyric legend: Howard Ashman and Disney musicals' connection in documentary

Lyric legend: Howard Ashman and Disney musicals' connection in documentary

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Aug 25, 2020

Howard, the new documentary on the life and career of gay lyricist Howard Ashman, encompasses the joy of creating now-classic musical animated features, and his tragic decline and death from AIDS.

'The Boys in the Band' new film adaptation sets Sept. release

'The Boys in the Band' new film adaptation sets Sept. release

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 25, 2020

Ryan Murphy's film adaptation of the star-filled 2018 Broadway revival of Mart Crowley's historic play, The Boys in the Band, will be released online September 30.

New Conservatory Theatre Center's new podcast, 'In Good Company'

New Conservatory Theatre Center's new podcast, 'In Good Company'

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 16, 2020

New Conservatory Theatre Center announced the release of a new podcast, In Good Company, available for streaming and download starting August 26.

Quack act: Shotgun Players find silver linings in taking theater online

Quack act: Shotgun Players find silver linings in taking theater online

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 11, 2020

Medical ethics, journalistic practices, gender politics, body shaming, cancel culture and internet bullying are all on the table in 'Quack,' Eliza Clark's corrosive comedy-drama, now being mounted live-on-Zoom by Berkeley's Shotgun Players.

Lockdown Comedy: Stand-Up in the Age of Covid

Lockdown Comedy: Stand-Up in the Age of Covid

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 11, 2020

On third Thursdays, Lisa Geduldig brings us Lockdown Comedy, shows, online via Zoom. This month's show takes place on August 20 and promises to offer lots of laughs. The line-up includes the host's mom, at a senior home in Florida.

Cheyenne Jackson performs with Seth Rudetsky Aug, 2 & 3

Cheyenne Jackson performs with Seth Rudetsky Aug, 2 & 3

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 31, 2020

TV fans know him for 'American Horror Story,' Broadway fans know him for 'Xanadu' and 'All Shook Up.' Cheyenne Jackson, the handsome singer-actor, performs in an intimate concert fundraiser with our favorite musical theatre wizard, Seth Rudetsky.

New Conservatory Theatre Center cancels 2020 season, continues online programs

New Conservatory Theatre Center cancels 2020 season, continues online programs

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 26, 2020

New Conservatory Theatre Center, one of the countries busiest LGBTQ-focused performing arts groups, announced the cancellation of its Fall 2020 season, but some online programs will continue.

Megan Hilty, Seth Rudetsky concert: Get a front-sofa seat for the 'Smash' and 'Wicked' star's online show

Megan Hilty, Seth Rudetsky concert: Get a front-sofa seat for the 'Smash' and 'Wicked' star's online show

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 24, 2020

Broadway fans rejoice; Megan Hilty's concert with erudite pianist and musical genius Seth Rudetsky will stream Sunday July 26 at 5pm PST, with a repeat on Monday, July 27 at 1:30pm PST.

And one for Mahler: 'Otello' and Mahler's eighth symphony, for your listening pleasure

And one for Mahler: 'Otello' and Mahler's eighth symphony, for your listening pleasure

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Jul 21, 2020

Jonas Kaufmann's performance as the lead in Verdi's 'Otello,' and a new recording of Mahler's eighth symphony, conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin, are reviewed.

U.S. Conference of Mayors adopts resolution calling for longterm aide to arts organizations

U.S. Conference of Mayors adopts resolution calling for longterm aide to arts organizations

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 1, 2020

The United States Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution urging Congress to provide long-term arts and culture relief funding in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

'Noah's Arc' returns, comic corrections: The Lavender Tube's animated discussion on representation

'Noah's Arc' returns, comic corrections: The Lavender Tube's animated discussion on representation

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jun 30, 2020

Black Lives Mattered in recent broadcasts, and casting decisions in animated series; plus, the popular 'Noah's Arc' will enjoy a new episode and online cast reunion.

Larry Kramer's legacy: Author, playwright, ACT-UP cofounder

Larry Kramer's legacy: Author, playwright, ACT-UP cofounder

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 23, 2020

Not only did Larry Kramer's writings and protests save millions of lives by shifting national health policy on AIDS, enabling effective treatment to reach PWAs, but his literary works mark a pivotal time in American gay lives.

'The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me' anniversary performance benefits Broadway Cares

'The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me' anniversary performance benefits Broadway Cares

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 23, 2020

David Drake's acclaimed solo play about gay rights and coming of age in the time of AIDS gets a streaming benefit rebroadcast of the multi-actor production on June 28.