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.

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