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Church's Unauthorized 'Hamilton' Production Compares Being Gay to Addiction

Church's Unauthorized 'Hamilton' Production Compares Being Gay to Addiction

By Emell Adolphus | Aug 8, 2022

The Door church in McAllen, Texas, has given the Broadway show a homophobic makeover and lawyers for the real show have issued an order to cease and desist.

Now and Forever (Again!) 'Cats' to Return, Ballroom-Styled

Now and Forever (Again!) 'Cats' to Return, Ballroom-Styled

Aug 6, 2022

Perhaps the death knell of "Cats" was called too soon. A new revival in NYC looks to reset the popular musical in ballroom culture.

Who Else Should Star in 'Funny Girl'?

Who Else Should Star in 'Funny Girl'?

By Christopher Ehlers | Aug 6, 2022

Who would make a good Fanny Brice? Here's our wishlist.

'Chicago' to Welcome Trans Actor Angelica Ross as Roxie Hart

'Chicago' to Welcome Trans Actor Angelica Ross as Roxie Hart

By Mark Kennedy | Aug 5, 2022

"Pose" star Angelica Ross is set to make her Broadway debut in "Chicago" this fall, becoming the first openly transgender actor to play the murderous vixen Roxie Hart in the long-running musical.

Help Is On The Way... Back! REAF's Star-Studded Biannual Benefit Returns

Help Is On The Way... Back! REAF's Star-Studded Biannual Benefit Returns

By Jim Gladstone | Aug 2, 2022

The 26th Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) "Help Is On The Way" concert, the first to be held in person since 2019, promises a stellar array of Broadway, film, cabaret and TV stars.

Review: Unreal Estate: 'Dream Hou$e' at Shotgun Players

Review: Unreal Estate: 'Dream Hou$e' at Shotgun Players

By Jim Gladstone | Aug 2, 2022

"Dream Hou$e," being presented by Shotgun Players through August 14 has been written with no more coherence than a recollected dream. There are some incredibly vivid fragments and themes in play here. They just don't hang together.

Cyndi Lauper Says 'Kinky Boots' Offers Hope for a New Time

Cyndi Lauper Says 'Kinky Boots' Offers Hope for a New Time

By Mark Kennedy | Jul 26, 2022

Three years after it closed on Broadway, the musical "Kinky Boots" returns to New York City. The show may not have changed, but the country has.

Kevin Rolston's 'Deal With The Dragon'

Kevin Rolston's 'Deal With The Dragon'

By Christopher J. Beale | Jul 26, 2022

"Shame is a really tricky beast," said gay playwright and actor Kevin Rolston. "It hides things from you and whispers in your ear that you're not good enough." Rolston's new solo play, "Deal With The Dragon," explores many emotions.

Bay Area Playwrights Festival 45: Exposing New Plays, on Stage and Online

Bay Area Playwrights Festival 45: Exposing New Plays, on Stage and Online

By Jim Gladstone | Jul 26, 2022

With in-person readings at Potrero Stage, and online viewing, the 45th Bay Area Playwrights Festival will reach new audiences with five staged readings of works in-progress.

Review: 'Cinderella' Enchants at Theatre By The Sea

Review: 'Cinderella' Enchants at Theatre By The Sea

By Will Demers | Jul 25, 2022

Theatre By The Sea doesn't disappoint with a production of this revamped Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that's filled with colorful visuals, imaginative set pieces, and glorious vocalizations.

Much Ado About Queering Shakespeare: Megan Sandberg-Zakian on this Summer's Free Play on Boston Common

Much Ado About Queering Shakespeare: Megan Sandberg-Zakian on this Summer's Free Play on Boston Common

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 24, 2022

CSC's Free Shakespeare on the Common carries a fun queer twist, with the famous lovers of "Much Ado About Nothing" reimagined as two women. Director Megan Sandberg-Zakian tells EDGE all about it.

Review: Jujubee Steals the Show in 'Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella'

Review: Jujubee Steals the Show in 'Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella'

By Steve Duffy | Jul 21, 2022

In a new production of "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella" at the suburban Boston North Shore Music Theatre, drag star Jujubee steals the show.

Berkeley Rep's 'Sanctuary City' Sends Up Flares

Berkeley Rep's 'Sanctuary City' Sends Up Flares

By Jim Gladstone | Jul 19, 2022

Contemporary social and political issues are tightly woven into "Sanctuary City," playwright Martyna Majok's gut-wrenching, personal-is-political drama, set between 2001 and 2005, and now playing at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

Theater: 'The Assemblywomen' Makes Greek Satire Contemporary

Theater: 'The Assemblywomen' Makes Greek Satire Contemporary

By Joe Siegel | Jul 18, 2022

Head Trick Theatre's "The Assemblywomen" is primarily a comedy, although it also serves as a sharp political allegory for our current times.

New Details Emerge in 'Funny Girl' Recasting Drama

New Details Emerge in 'Funny Girl' Recasting Drama

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 17, 2022

New details have come to light surrounding the replacement of Beanie Feldstein with Lea Michele in the current Broadway production of "Funny Girl."

Just Why Did Taron Egerton Quit 'Cock'?

Just Why Did Taron Egerton Quit 'Cock'?

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 17, 2022

Taron Egerton reveals in a new interview the very personal reason why he decided to quit the West End play "Cock" earlier this year. Speaking with the NY Times, the actor revealed the very personal reason why he decided to leave the production.

U.S. Soprano, Offended by Blackface, Pulls Out of Italy Opera

U.S. Soprano, Offended by Blackface, Pulls Out of Italy Opera

By Frances D'Emilio | Jul 16, 2022

Soprano Angel Blue says she won't perform in an opera in Italy this month because blackface was used in the staging of a different work this summer on the same stage.

Crowd-pleasing 'A Beautiful Noise' Buoyed by Electrifying Will Swenson

Crowd-pleasing 'A Beautiful Noise' Buoyed by Electrifying Will Swenson

By Robert Nesti | Jul 15, 2022

In the crowd-pleasing "A Beautiful Noise," Will Swenson gives an electrifying turn as pop superstar Neil Diamond.

Roderick Ferguson Turns Political Action into Solo Show 'Man Overboard!'

Roderick Ferguson Turns Political Action into Solo Show 'Man Overboard!'

By Steve Duffy | Jul 14, 2022

If you are in Provincetown on July 18, check out cabaret performer Roderick Ferguson's acclaimed one-person show "Man Overboard!," in which he details how he became part of Bermuda's struggle to legalize same sex marriage.

On National Tour, 'Moulin Rouge: The Musical; Remains Spectacular

On National Tour, 'Moulin Rouge: The Musical; Remains Spectacular

By Kevin Taft | Jul 14, 2022

In Los Angeles as part of its national tour, "Moulin Rouge: The Musical" is the show to see this summer, and not just because we can-can-can, but because we want-want-want to. It's daring, delightful, dashing, and downright delicious.

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