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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.

Review: Wilbury Theatre Group's 'Decameron Providence' Offers Stories for Our Time

Review: Wilbury Theatre Group's 'Decameron Providence' Offers Stories for Our Time

By Will Demers | Aug 19, 2020

Bravo to the Wilbury Theatre Group for creating such an innovative and fluid theater experience in a time when theater companies are scrambling to return to safe performance spaces

New Conservatory Theatre Center's New Podcast, 'In Good Company'

New Conservatory Theatre Center's New Podcast, 'In Good Company'

By Jim Provenzano | Aug 16, 2020

New Conservatory Theatre Center announced the release of a new podcast, In Good Company, available for streaming and download starting August 26.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Receives COVID-19 Trial Vaccine

Andrew Lloyd Webber Receives COVID-19 Trial Vaccine

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 14, 2020

The legendary musical theater composer participated in a University of Oxford trial, receiving an experimental coronavirus vaccine.

Set for Ptown Award, Charles Busch Looks Back and Forward

Set for Ptown Award, Charles Busch Looks Back and Forward

By Robert Nesti | Aug 13, 2020

Speaking with Charles Busch it is difficult not to get a case of the giggles. EDGE spoke to the theater legend as he prepares to virtually accept an award this weekend from the Provincetown Theater.

Culture Clashes and Required Reading :: MJ Halberstadt on How His LGBTQ-Themed Play Became a Podcast

Culture Clashes and Required Reading :: MJ Halberstadt on How His LGBTQ-Themed Play Became a Podcast

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 13, 2020

The first thing you need to know about MJ Halberstadt's new play is that it is not about Calamus bookstore. The next thing to know is that it has morphed into a podcast. Halberstadt explains it all to EDGE.

Lockdown Comedy: Stand-Up in the Age of Covid

Lockdown Comedy: Stand-Up in the Age of Covid

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Aug 13, 2020

On third Thursdays, Lisa Geduldig brings us Lockdown Comedy, shows, online via Zoom. This month's show takes place on August 20 and promises to offer lots of laughs. The line-up includes the host's mom, at a senior home in Florida.

Broadway Musical 'Diana' to Bypass Closed Stage for Netflix

Broadway Musical 'Diana' to Bypass Closed Stage for Netflix

By Mark Kennedy | Aug 12, 2020

The Broadway musical "Diana" isn't waiting for theaters to reopen in New York to offer its show to a live audience — it's going to Netflix.

Quack Act: Shotgun Players Find Silver Linings in Taking Theater Online

Quack Act: Shotgun Players Find Silver Linings in Taking Theater Online

By Jim Gladstone | Aug 11, 2020

Medical ethics, journalistic practices, gender politics, body shaming, cancel culture and internet bullying are all on the table in 'Quack,' Eliza Clark's corrosive comedy-drama, now being mounted live-on-Zoom by Berkeley's Shotgun Players.

New Musical Looks at Queer Intimacy Gone Sour in the Age of COVID

New Musical Looks at Queer Intimacy Gone Sour in the Age of COVID

Aug 10, 2020

What's on the other side of queer intimacy gone sour? And what happens when those emotions are triggered during the quarantine? Those are the questions asked by "Different Stars," a new musical premieres on Saturday, August 15 at 7pm in a YouTube stream.

Who's Your Mami Comedy Returns with Host Marga Gomez, headliner Laurie Kilmartin

Who's Your Mami Comedy Returns with Host Marga Gomez, headliner Laurie Kilmartin

By Jim Provenzano | Aug 10, 2020

Maria Gomez returns to host the hit comedy series, Who's Your Mami Comedy. This time it's online, with headliner Laurie Kilmartin, pluis Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Suni Reyes, Dominique Gelin, and Jesús U. BettaWork.

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