589 posts categorized "THEATRE"

Aug 16 2019
Calendar Guy's Anatomical Gift + Ross Lynch In CK + Tlaib Cancels Israel + Elizabeth Smart's Dad: I'M GAY + Trump Insults His Own Supporter + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Beachy keen.

BELOW: Keep reading for a calendar guy (and then some), Trump's fat-shaming insult to his own supporter, Ross Lynch in his underpants and more ...

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Aug 09 2019
Palliative Masculinity: A Review Of SEA WALL/A LIFE Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2019-08-09 at 3.09.59 PMSpecial Playbills from opening night (Images by Matthew Rettenmund)

In Sea Wall/A Life, a pair of one-man monologues directed by Carrie Cracknell that opened Thursday, Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal take turns bringing to life two unlikely men for 2019 — men with hearts, men whose brand of masculinity is not intrusive or poisonous, but is instead open and reflective. They are good guys, they are good husbands, they are good sons, and they are imperfect, which makes them even better. Their humility invites the audience to mourn the holes in their souls, created by loss, and to celebrate the dense, sensitive parts unmarred by the voids.

Sea Wall (by Simon Stephens) finds Sturridge holding listeners rapt with a story of a young dad who is happy to have not “it all,” but more than he ever dreamed. It is staged in a simplistic way that nonetheless reminded me of a spare Dalí landscape, filled with clues and foreshadowing. His performance is slightly flat, if charming, but it suits the character, who might be reciting his life's greatest tragedy from within PTSD.

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Aug 05 2019
Have A Tennis Ball + THE PROM Wedding + Streisand Zings Trump + 8chan's Former Owner Slams Terrorist-Friendly Site + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Sheer perfection.

BELOW: Keep reading for hot guys, Barbra Streisand and news on the avalanche of mass shooting plaguing the U.S. ...

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Aug 04 2019
Sharon Gless: Always Ready To SHOW UP For AIDS ... & For A QUEER AS FOLK Reboot Comments (0)

UnnamedSharon Gless embraces her fans (literally) — and always shows up. (Image via head shot)

On Sunday, August 18, the Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco) will be the setting for Help Is on the Way 25, a concert and gala that celebrates Broadway while raising money for HIV/AIDS and hunger programs.

The evening will see 95-year-old Carole Cook receive a lifetime achievement award, and features appearances by the San Francisco cast of Hamilton, Kimberley Locke, Constantine Maroulis, Sam Harris, Bruce Vilanch and more, with a duet by Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly as one of the main attractions.

Cagney & Lacey's Contributions to LGBTQ TV Representation: HERE!

Emmy and Golden Globe winner Gless, whose legacy includes the iconic shows Cagney & Lacey and Queer as Folk, was kind enough to speak with me in advance of the show, presented by the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation, and to break a little news on the likelihood of a Queer as Folk reboot ...

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Jul 31 2019
Hal Prince, Musical Theater God, Dies @ 91 Comments (0)

449acce8f8f6af5c7b9069cae2a02783Patti LuPone, pre-Pose, striking a pose for Hal Prince's Evita. (Image via Broadway Theatre)

In 2008, Hal Prince — who as a producer and/or as a director has touched most of the best musicals of Broadway's past 60 years — said:

I'm totally mindful that nobody will ever have the life I've had in the theater. That's past. And that's damn sad.

Sadly, he was not bragging. Sadder still, he was right. RIP.

FULL OBIT HERE.

 
Jul 25 2019
BAD BOY Culture + Pro-Life Barr Loves Death Penalty + U.S. Citizen's ICE Nightmare + Honoring Orton, Milk & Wilde + MORE! Comments (0)

ABOVE: When “Dad” is younger than you are.

BELOW: Keep reading for a hot date, Barr gives death penalty new life, U.S. citizen's ICE nightmare and more ...

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Jul 24 2019
Gay Flashback + Faye Done Away + Anti-Gay Congressman's Grindr Activities Sink Him + RBG Dances On A Grave + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Thirsty?

BELOW: Keep reading for a 1976 gay flashback, Faye Dunaway smacking people around, why Trump must go, Billy Porter's Pose performance and more ...

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Jul 23 2019
Insta-Stud + Boris Johnson Not Sorry About Anti-Gay Comments + Nick Jonas's Meaty Bod + Gay Classic Returns + RIP David Hedison + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: The deep end.

BELOW: Keep reading for an Insta-stud extraordinaire, anti-gay Boris Johnson takes over the UK and the mobster who was murdered to protect Trump ...

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