You’ve never met anyone like Jason. Actually, you probably have. He’s the obnoxious hot mess who shows up uninvited to his friend’s birthday party and proceeds to talk at breakneck speeds before causing a scene. [Read more…] about ‘Happy Birthday Doug’ is a Big, Gay Party Not to be Missed
Gays and camping go together like Queen Elizabeth and a Monster truck rally. Ok. Perhaps I’m stereotyping, but it’s a relatively safe bet that camping is probably not the first idea that comes to mind when metropolitan gays want a break from the city.
Remember the past. That’s exactly what a cross-section of artists will do next weekend at Judson Memorial Church where Quilt, a Musical Celebration will make its New York City debut. [Read more…] about Community. That’s Why They Built the Quilt. An Interview with Producer Mark Perry
In the Closet, a dramedy by Siegmund Fuchs, introduces us to four gay men of varying ages who have entered into a shared limbo, a limbo which takes the form of a metaphorical closet. In this closet there’s enough space for four people to walk around, a table and chairs, two doors, food, and coffee that comes straight from a dresser drawer without requiring a coffee maker. In this safe haven these men find the soothing memories of a grandmother’s back scratches and warm-baked kolaches, the smell of lilac, and the company of each other. [Read more…] about A Look Inside ‘In the Closet’ at Theatre Row’s Studio Theatre
Midnight Theatricals presents safeword., the newest work by playwright/director S. Asher Gelman (Afterglow). [Read more…] about ‘safeword.’ Explores Physical and Emotional Boundaries
Liza Minnelli was once the epitome of New York entertainment. Her unique voice and old school razzle dazzle thrilled audiences since she made her Broadway debut in 1965’s Flora The Red Menace. Yet In the last few years Minnelli has been out of public view. Apparently, she now spends her time relaxing on the West Coast with her celebrity pals Michelle Lee, George Hamilton, and Darren Criss. Earlier this month, however, the sultana of sequins paid a visit to midtown’s Sony Hall in an evening entitled Liza’s Back! (Is Broken).
When I saw Daniel’s Husband, I knew nothing of the story in advance, and I believe this fact added to my enjoyment of it. I’m going to detail the story line below, so if you’re inclined to see this play the way I did, by all means avoid the plot spoilers below and go see it with my encouragement. There’s not much time left! [Read more…] about See Westside Theatre’s DANIEL’S HUSBAND Before it Closes
Philip Chaffin has a story to tell. Actually, he has one to sing. The co-founder of PS Classics has recently released an album which spans a life fully lived from the gay perspective–from the nervous first date through the loss of a partner. “Will He Like Me” is a collection of both well-known and rare gems. Produced with his husband Tommy Krasker, the album has been selected as a 2018 NY Times pick for Gift Giving. Times critic Jesse Green wrote, “Chaffin turns the great songs of love gay, merely by refusing to alter the titles and pronouns. From “When I Marry Mr. Snow,” to “I Got Lost in His Arms,” he tells a familiar story that has never sounded so new.”