149 posts categorized "THEATRE REVIEW"

Dec 01 2020
Lost Dance: THE PROM Isn't Any Better On Netflix Than It Was On Broadway Comments (0)

The-prom-ryan-murphy-boycultureStreep & Corden as Broadway babies toasting another failure. (Images via Netflix)

Ryan Murphy adapted Broadway's semi-hit musical The Prom for Netflix with the best of intentions — he said, at a post-screening Zoom Q&A Sunday, that he was moved by the idea of bringing an LGBTQ-positive message to a massive, global platform.

Unfortunately, he chose a creaky vehicle, one that asks us to consider that homophobes might not be sooo bad, except for their homophobia (imagine that message being delivered on race?), and then chooses the wrong actor to hammer the message home.

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Nov 30 2020
Tennis Heat + Queer Latino Mayor + Someone Went For Laverne Cox + Biden's Female-Powered Team + Streisand's Obsessions + Corden's Reviews + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: I guess this is what they mean by good light?

BELOW: Keep reading for tennis hos, a gay blue mayor in a red area, Laverne Cox and her friend attacked, why you should probably be tested for COVID-19 and more ...

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Nov 01 2020
David Pevsner Sings His Life Story In MUSICAL COMEDY WHORE! Comments (0)

David-pevsner-musical-comedy-whore-gay-boyculturePevsner is also a body-positivity activist. (Image via Fox on a Hill)

“Recovering narcissist” David Pevsner, a longtime actor in NYC theater and film, is the star of the one-man show Musical Comedy Whore!, which was filmed live and is out now.

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Sep 02 2020
Trailer For Netflix's THE BOYS IN THE BAND Sashays Into Town Comments (0)

Boys-band-boycultureI'm a huge fan. That's “fan” with an “N.” (Image via Netflix)

I'm dying to see The Boys in the Band on Netflix September 30. The Broadway show was sensational, and I had a blast at the after-party ... here's the new trailer:

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Mar 08 2020
Mart Crowley, THE BOYS IN THE BAND Playwright, Dies @ 84 Comments (0)

Mart-crowley-gay-boycultureMart Crowley: August 21, 1935-March 8, 2020 (Image via video still)

Mart Crowley, who changed American theater with his trailblazing — and just plain blazing — gay-themed play The Boys in the Band (1968), died Sunday. He was 84.

Crowley's death was first reported by writer Michael Musto. He reportedly suffered a heart attack, had surgery, but passed away while recovering from surgery.

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Feb 22 2020
Mother-Love Superior: A Review Of Charles Busch's THE CONFESSIONS OF LILY DARE Comments (0)

Confessions-lily-dare-charles-busch-boyculture(Images via Michael Wakefield)

In The Confessions of Lily Dare, the new show written by and starring drag legend Charles Busch, the star is doing something he does better than anyone else — parodying classic Hollywood clichés so knowledgeably as to render his tour de force as much history lesson as hoot, as much affecting melodrama as high camp.

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Feb 15 2020
Boy In The Band: A Review Of Drew Droege's HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG Comments (0)

Happy Birthday Doug Key Art Horizontal-boycultureLet's toast to “you're toast.” (Images by Russ Rowland)

If you're late to the party on Drew Droege, that's okay — he's usually at one, at least onstage.

My Review of Bright Colors and Bold Patterns HERE

Following his exhaustingly well-observed and brutally funny tour de force Bright Colors and Bold Patterns, Droege is back with another vivisection of the lifestyles of the gay and familiar, Happy Birthday Doug.

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Feb 13 2020
Bird-Doggin' Joe Jonas's Butt + Jim Jordan Accused Of Witness Tampering + Sanders To Headline DNC $$$-Raiser? + The Return Of Hope (Hicks) + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: NYC views.

BELOW: Keep reading to stare at Joe Jonas's ass, for Trump's (and America's) slide into dementia, for Jim Jordan getting called out as a felonious cry-baby and more ...

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