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Leading Rhode Island Theater Companies Delay Performances to Fall 2021

Leading Rhode Island Theater Companies Delay Performances to Fall 2021

By Joe Siegel | Oct 7, 2020

Two of the biggest Rhode Island Theaters are pushing the pause button on live performances for an extended period due to concerns about Covid-19.

Review: Episode One of BGMC's 'Celebrity Spotlight' Series Features Never-Released Alex Newell Performances

Review: Episode One of BGMC's 'Celebrity Spotlight' Series Features Never-Released Alex Newell Performances

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 7, 2020

The Boston Gay Men's Chorus reaches into its vaults to produce a three-part "Celebrity Spotlight" series. The first episode features never-before-released video of Alex Newell's turn as a guest in June of 2014.

Madrid Flamenco Venue Reopens Amid COVID Crisis

Madrid Flamenco Venue Reopens Amid COVID Crisis

Oct 6, 2020

The passion and drama of live flamenco shows are back on stage in Madrid, but the performers are dancing behind plastic screens and keeping their distance from audiences.

RuPaul's Drag Race Stars Get Scary for 'Drive 'N Drag: Halloween' Tour

RuPaul's Drag Race Stars Get Scary for 'Drive 'N Drag: Halloween' Tour

Oct 2, 2020

Following this summer's sold-out Drive 'N Drag USA tour, Voss Events is excited to announce a brand-new experience for drag fans this fall: Drive 'N Drag: Halloween.

Company One Theatre Ushers Audiences Toward 'A Better Future' with Season 22

Company One Theatre Ushers Audiences Toward 'A Better Future' with Season 22

Oct 2, 2020

Company One Theatre's Season 22 digs deep and doubles down, recommitting to C1's vision of a Boston defined by justice, equity, and artistic innovation.

Broadway Stars and Drag Queens to Unite for Voter Drive Show

Broadway Stars and Drag Queens to Unite for Voter Drive Show

By Mark Kennedy | Oct 1, 2020

Broadway and the world of drag will combine later this month for a streaming variety show to promote voter participation that promises plenty of show tunes and a lot of fierce lipstick.

Actors in Drag March to Highlight Virus Threat to UK Theater

Actors in Drag March to Highlight Virus Threat to UK Theater

By Jill Lawless | Sep 30, 2020

As much of Britain's economy emerged from the coronavirus lockdown, its theaters stayed dark, with performers and staff unwillingly idled.

Watch: Sneak Peek of New Musical 'Shooting Star' Where Porn Meets Broadway

Watch: Sneak Peek of New Musical 'Shooting Star' Where Porn Meets Broadway

Sep 30, 2020

Tomorrow a video including songs from the new musical "Shooting Star" premieres. As conceived by adult star Hans Berlin (Florian Klein), the musical follows a man's journey through the adult male industry.

'Angels in America' Virtual Performance Streams Oct. 8

'Angels in America' Virtual Performance Streams Oct. 8

By Jim Provenzano | Sep 29, 2020

Seven pivotal scenes from the epic Tony and Pulitzer-winning two-part AIDS drama 'Angels in America' will stream online on October 8 as a benefit for amfAR's Fund to Fight Covid-19. Much more than a Zoom reading, look for some unusual changes.

Dance Films, Classes Move On(line)

Dance Films, Classes Move On(line)

By Jim Provenzano | Sep 29, 2020

In these unprecedented times, artists still create. Dancers, choreographers, and teachers are no exception. While the in-person physicality of a dance performance can't be fully recreated, some companies are doing their best.

Juanita MORE!'s Charity Event Gets Groovy

Juanita MORE!'s Charity Event Gets Groovy

By Jim Provenzano | Sep 20, 2020

What? You missed San Francisco drag icon and DJ Juanita MORE! and her lip-synch DJ event fundraiser? Never fear. It's still here, online, of course.

The Noël Coward Foundation's 'Marvellous Party'

The Noël Coward Foundation's 'Marvellous Party'

By Jim Provenzano | Sep 20, 2020

In an online fundraiser for two nonprofits, dozens of acclaimed actors and musicians perform intimate excerpts from the gay playwright/composer/author's plays, songs, poems and essays.

Rhode Island Theater Improvises for the Fall Season

Rhode Island Theater Improvises for the Fall Season

By Joe Siegel | Sep 16, 2020

Rhode Island theaters will remain mostly non-operational for the remainder of the year, but some are improvising with plans for fall productions.

Marga Gomez Keeps Us Laughing: 'Spanking Machine' to Play Online

Marga Gomez Keeps Us Laughing: 'Spanking Machine' to Play Online

By Jim Provenzano | Sep 12, 2020

In her live-streaming queer Cuban comedy-drama 'Spanking Machine,' Marga Gomez shares the story of the first boy she ever kissed and how it made them both gay forever.

Improvising this Summer, Varla Jean Merman Spreads Laughter Poolside

Improvising this Summer, Varla Jean Merman Spreads Laughter Poolside

By Steve Duffy | Sep 7, 2020

Varla Jean Merman is improvising this summer, taking her show across Commercial Street to another Ptown venue & performing it poolside. EDGE spoke with Jeffrey Roberson (Varla's alter-ego) about the show & Ptown during the pandemic.

Catch 'Moulin Rouge' Star Karen Olivo with Seth Rudetsky this Holiday Weekend

Catch 'Moulin Rouge' Star Karen Olivo with Seth Rudetsky this Holiday Weekend

Sep 4, 2020

Tony winner Karen Olivo joins Seth Rudetsky this Sunday for a livestream concert.

Boston Theater Company Embraces 'The Gay Agenda' with Upcoming Virtual Preview

Boston Theater Company Embraces 'The Gay Agenda' with Upcoming Virtual Preview

Sep 3, 2020

Boston Theater Company, the organization that produced "Finish Line: A Documentary Play About the 2013 Boston Marathon," is excited to announce a one-time, virtual preview performance of its newest work "The Gay Agenda."

7 LGBTQ Theater Makers to Pay Attention to Right Now

7 LGBTQ Theater Makers to Pay Attention to Right Now

By Merryn Johns | Sep 2, 2020

From playwrights to performance artists, from Broadway to beyond, these seven artists represent the legacy of queer representation in the arts, and no virus is going to stop them.

How Does a Major Theatrical Venue Reopen? PPAC Offers Answers

How Does a Major Theatrical Venue Reopen? PPAC Offers Answers

By Will Demers | Aug 25, 2020

When large-scaled performing venues reopen, what will it be like? The Providence Performing Arts Center offers some answers.

Tony Awards for Shortened Broadway Season Will Go Digital

Tony Awards for Shortened Broadway Season Will Go Digital

By Mark Kennedy | Aug 21, 2020

Despite being interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, the shortened Broadway season will nonetheless have a Tony Awards.

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