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More books for LGBTQ Pride Month

More books for LGBTQ Pride Month

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Jun 13, 2018

Last week we previewed two books that are being released in time for LGBTQ Pride Month. This week we follow up with a passel more, books with publication dates this June.

Lea DeLaria, from 'Big Boo' to Bowie

Lea DeLaria, from 'Big Boo' to Bowie

  • by Sari Staver
  • Jun 6, 2018

Lea DeLaria is probably best-known for her award-winning role as Carrie "Big Boo" Black on Netflix's popular series "Orange is the New Black."

From an Asian perspective

From an Asian perspective

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 6, 2018

"When I first went in to audition for 'How To Get Away with Murder,' it wasn't a part written for an Asian actor," says Conrad Ricamora, the gay actor who plays Oliver Hampton, a gay HIV+ lawyer on the hit CBS series.

Let's play dress up!

Let's play dress up!

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • May 30, 2018

Harken back, dear friends, to a time when "RuPaul's Drag Race" was nary a glint in your metallic MAC eye-shadow, and a jock in a frock was an assault on propriety.

Feasting on Fosse

Feasting on Fosse

  • by John F. Karr
  • May 30, 2018

Two recently published books are a Bob Fosse feast for musical theatre enthusiasts (aka, show queens, a fun but less politically correct nickname).

Transgender performance extravaganza

Transgender performance extravaganza

  • by Sari Staver
  • May 30, 2018

The 17th annual transgender and queer performance festival "Fresh Meat" features a transgender superhero rock opera, world champion gay ballroom dancers, queer disabled dance pioneers, gender-bending dance theater, and transcomedy.

Oinking out loud

Oinking out loud

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • May 25, 2018

Prepare to snort-laugh, eye-roll, and faux-groan your merry way through the new production of "Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly" at the New Conservatory Theatre Center through June 10.

International performance art arrives

International performance art arrives

  • by Sari Staver
  • May 23, 2018

The San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF) will present more than 40 different dance, cirque, musical, comedy, theatre, and performance art pieces in its upcoming festival at Fort Mason Center, May 24-June 3.

Glenda Jackson's contrary genius

Glenda Jackson's contrary genius

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 23, 2018

Last year, British actress Glenda Jackson was given an Evening Standard Theatre award for her performance as King Lear.

Insect interplay

Insect interplay

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • May 23, 2018

The pretty, hopeful closing scene of San Francisco Playhouse's "An Entomologist's Love Story" finds Betty (Lori Prince), a self-protectively cynical research scientist, beginning to let her romantic guard down after years of online hookups and solitude.

Bright star shines

Bright star shines

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • May 16, 2018

Carmen Cusack returns to San Francisco this Saturday night for a solo performance at "A Twist of Limelight," the nonprofit Bay Area Musicals' annual fundraising benefit.

Seeking out our better angels

Seeking out our better angels

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • May 16, 2018

Seeing the "Angels in America" revival at Berkeley Rep last month was among the most powerful theatre experiences Out There has ever had. It runs through July 22, and if you're interested in the American stage, you must see it.

Shallow 'Seagull' in a hurry

Shallow 'Seagull' in a hurry

  • by Erin Blackwell
  • May 16, 2018

A new film of Anton Chekhov;s 1896 play "The Seagull" opens Friday at the Landmark Clay.

Civics lessons take the stage

Civics lessons take the stage

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • May 16, 2018

Everyone who attends Berkeley Rep's final production of its season will find a keepsake booklet containing the text of the United States Constitution at their seats in the Peet's Theatre.