Sunday, February 28, 2010

Review Roundup - The Boys in the Band

Read the reviews from Transport Group's revival of Matt Crowley's The Boys in the Band.

The New York Times



The Wall Street Journal




New York Post

Time Out NY

NY Daily News

The Village Voice

GT-NYC Shorts 2/27/10

Queer New York reviews Amas Musical Theatre's Signs of Life.

Filmmaker Abel Ferrara, best known for his work on the films "Bad Lieutenant" and "King of New York," has signed on to direct the Broadway revival of the play, Short Eyes.

Beginning March 5th, Untitled Theater Company #61 will present the world premiere of the drama Rudolf II, a story about the bi-sexual, bi-polar ruler of Prague, circa 1600, who brought the country into the modern world with his obsession with alchemy, science and education.

David Drake to direct Our Town at the Provincetown Theater. Auditions are March 6, 9 and 13.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

GT-NYC Shorts - 2/25/10

The numbers are in. Broadway Backwards 5, the gender-bending fundraiser for the New York LGBT Center and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, raised a record $186,780. Here's what Lea Solanga, who performed an amazing version of "Out There" from The Hunchback of Notre Dame, had to say about the show.

All That He Was... , Larry Johnson's play about the AIDS crisis of the '80s and '90s, is playing at the NYU Tisch's Shop Theatre through Feb. 27.

Richard Dodds of The Bay Area Reporter profiles Nathan Sanders and his new play, The Sugar Witch. He also talks about Evan Johnson's Jeffrey Dahmer inspired work, Don't Feel: The Death of Dahmer (Photo by David Wilson).

In addition to The Sugar Witch, the New Conservatory Theatre Center has John Patrick Shanley's Doubt, and Terrance McNally's excellent Master Class is opening soon.

The North County Times reviews the Diversionary Theatre's The Marriage Bed by Nona Shepphard. Here is Sign On San Diego's review.

Center on Halstead, Chicago's LGBT Community Center, hosts a discussion with playwright and Silk Road Theatre Project Artistic Director Jamil Khoury and stage director Steve Scott about their upcoming show "The DNA Trail" A Genealogy of Short Plays about Ancestry, Identity, and Utter Confusion.

On March 5th Toronto's Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is holding a fundraiser performance of Damien Atkins' Real Live Girl, featuring musical interpretations of songs originally written for women. On March 17th their next production, Breakfast by The Independent Aunties, opens.

Manchester's Vertigo Theatre Productions has cancelled its upcoming production of Something Sinister. They are replacing it with Out by Craig Hepworth and Adele Stanhope.

Torchwood: The Musical - Best. Idea. Ever. Sadly, the performances on the 7th and 8th have been cancelled due to casting issues, but still what a great concept.

Also at the King's Head Theatre & Pub, Lord Arthur's Bed by Martin Lewton.

Christopher Soden of Pegasus News reviews Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s Boom produced by Kitchen Dog Theater.

OWU's paper, The Transcript, reviews Lay of the Land, the latest work by gay performance artist and writer Tim Miller. Here's a trailer for the show.

Pittsburgh loves Xanadu.

Theatre Out in Orange County, California is auditioning for Christopher Marlowe's Edward II on March 6th.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

GT-NYC Shorts - 2/24/10

Raven O has a new show, One Night with You, coming to the Bleecker Street Theater on February 23 and March 2.

Lots and lots of pictures floating around from Monday's terrific Broadway Backwards 5 benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the New York LGBT Center.

Philadelphia's Plays & Players, will present Richard Greenberg's Tony Award Winning play Take Me Out, about a baseball star at the height of his career who comes out of the closet.

Reviews are out for Mr. & Mrs. Fitch, Douglas Carter Beane's latest work. His Little Dog Laughed and Xanadu were hits. Will this play starring John Lithgow and Jennifer Elhe make the grade? Take a look for yourself and see what the experts say.

Rush Limbaugh! The Musical.

The Advocate's take on the NY Times article about new gay theatre.

The Huffington Post reviews the Transport Group's production of The Boys in the Band. And playwright Matt Crowley talks to Time Out NY about the play.

The Unknown Williams, a festival of Tennessee Williams' lesser known work is coming to Brooklyn.

If you can get to Atlanta, you probably should see Designing Women LIVE from the Process Theatre.

In London? Why not audition for Homo Promo's new music theatre project.

In New York? Audition for My Big Gay Italian Wedding.

Lincoln Center will stage a new musical based on Pedro Almodóvar's "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown."

Dan Butler ("Frasier," The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me...) will star in The Irish Curse at the SoHo Playhouse in March.

GT-NYC Shorts - 2/23/10

The New York Times reviews the Transport Group's production of Matt Crowley's 1968 play The Boys in the Band, and they explore the evolution of gay theatre.

As part of the 2010 V-Day Campaign, Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY), The Center, and SAGE-LI will be presenting a benefit production of The Vagina Monologues. The V-Day Campaign is a worldwide campaign to end violence against women and girls. Proceeds from this event will go towards The Anti-Violence Project - Long Island (AVP-LI).