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Lavender Scare Drama "Fellow Travelers" Makes its Florida Premiere at Florida Grand Opera

Lavender Scare Drama "Fellow Travelers" Makes its Florida Premiere at Florida Grand Opera

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 28, 2022

Gregory Spears' historical drama "Fellow Travelers," about two men in love during the perils of the Lavender Scare, makes its Florida debut in a star-powered production by Florida Grand Opera.

Review: Touring 'Hadestown' Rivals Broadway Original

Review: Touring 'Hadestown' Rivals Broadway Original

By Kevin Taft | Apr 28, 2022

Not often does a touring cast rival the original Broadway cast, but in many ways the National Tour of "Hadestown" does just that.  

The Reviews Are In — Is Beanie Feldstein Up to 'Funny Girl's' Demands?

The Reviews Are In — Is Beanie Feldstein Up to 'Funny Girl's' Demands?

Apr 25, 2022

It has taken nearly 60 years for there to be a revival of "Funny Girl" on Broadway. But is TV and film star Beanie Feldstein up to the assignment of stepping into Barbra Streisand's iconic role? The reviews are in.

'PrEP Play, or Blue Parachute' - Strong Medicine Needs More Regimen

'PrEP Play, or Blue Parachute' - Strong Medicine Needs More Regimen

By Jim Gladstone | Apr 19, 2022

The complexities of the generation gap between gay men who grew up in the AIDS epidemic and those who came of age with tenofovir pills are explored in "PrEp Play, or Blue Parachute."

'Coming Soon' at Z Space: A Rousing, Arousing New Musical

'Coming Soon' at Z Space: A Rousing, Arousing New Musical

By Jim Gladstone | Apr 19, 2022

Musician-playwright Rachel Lark's stage musical, "Coming Soon," opens at Z Space this week, with sex on its mind, but it's less schticky than her previous tunes performed at Bawdy Storytelling.

Beanie Feldstein, Jane Lynch Bond Backstage at 'Funny Girl'

Beanie Feldstein, Jane Lynch Bond Backstage at 'Funny Girl'

By Mark Kennedy | Apr 19, 2022

Along for the ride with Beanie Feldstein — and playing her character's mother in "Funny Girl," Rosie Brice — is five-time Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch.

Jesse Williams Was 'Terrified' Being Nude in 'Take Me Out'

Jesse Williams Was 'Terrified' Being Nude in 'Take Me Out'

By Emell Adolphus | Apr 18, 2022

Despite his initial fears of getting naked in Broadway's "Take Me Out," the actor said the experience made him feel "alive."

SF Playhouse's 'Water By the Spoonful'

SF Playhouse's 'Water By the Spoonful'

By Jim Gladstone | Apr 16, 2022

Stories of intergenerational family drama, post-traumatic stress and the ravages of drug addiction are complexly interwoven in playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes' 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning "Water By The Spoonful," now at SF Playhouse.

Boston's Huntington Returns to Renovated Home with New Season

Boston's Huntington Returns to Renovated Home with New Season

Apr 14, 2022

Boston's Huntington Theatre Company returns to its main stage next season with a revival of August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone." Additionally, they announced their slate of the upcoming season.

What Do Burgers and Transphobia Have In Common? Travis Alabanza Explains It All To You

What Do Burgers and Transphobia Have In Common? Travis Alabanza Explains It All To You

By Steve Duffy | Apr 13, 2022

Trans theater artist Travis Alabanza brings their vital one-person show to Boston on April 13. EDGE spoke to the British queer writer & performer about the place on stage where homophobia and hamburgers meet.

Review: Women on the Verge - 'Fefu and Her Friends' at A.C.T.'s Strand

Review: Women on the Verge - 'Fefu and Her Friends' at A.C.T.'s Strand

By Jim Gladstone | Apr 12, 2022

Domineering den mother Fefu dispenses aphorisms like casually tossed grenades in "Fefu and Her Friends," Irene Maria Fornes' oblique psychosocial puzzle play, now being mounted in a luxe American Conservatory Theatre production at the Strand Theater.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Pivots to Baseball in Broadway's 'Take Me Out'

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Pivots to Baseball in Broadway's 'Take Me Out'

By Mark Kennedy | Apr 11, 2022

Earlier this month, Jesse Tyler Ferguson got a private tour of hallowed ground — Yankee Stadium. He and the cast of the Broadway revival of the baseball-themed "Take Me Out" got to walk on the grass and soak in the silent stands.

Ben Rauhala — 'Lucky to be Fairy Godfairy' to the Disney Princesses

Ben Rauhala — 'Lucky to be Fairy Godfairy' to the Disney Princesses

By Steve Duffy | Apr 11, 2022

He's been called The Fairy Godfairy (not in a pejorative way). That's the nickname Ben Rauhala received 7 years ago when he came up with an idea for the "Disney Princess The Concert" (previously "The Broadway Princess Party"), currently on tour.

Andrew Garfield: Straight Actors in Gay Roles Help 'Empathic Imagination'

Andrew Garfield: Straight Actors in Gay Roles Help 'Empathic Imagination'

By Emell Adolphus | Apr 10, 2022

Speaking to The Telegraph, Andrew Garfield says straight actors playing gay characters helps foster 'empathy." He said conversations are getting "conflated" when it comes to straight actors in gay roles & LGBTQ representation on the screen & the stage.

'Cabaret,' 'Life of Pi' Win Prizes at UK's Olivier Awards

'Cabaret,' 'Life of Pi' Win Prizes at UK's Olivier Awards

By Jill Lawless | Apr 10, 2022

Sultry musical "Cabaret" and fantastical literary adaptation "Life of Pi" were among the winners Sunday at British theater's Olivier Awards, which returned with a live ceremony and a black-tie crowd.

Sarah Jessica Parker Sidelined as Broadway Fights Virus

Sarah Jessica Parker Sidelined as Broadway Fights Virus

By Mark Kennedy | Apr 8, 2022

First Matthew Broderick tested positive for COVID-19 and a few days later his wife and co-star, Sarah Jessica Parker, has done so herself.

Post Pandemic, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers Return to Live Performance

Post Pandemic, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers Return to Live Performance

By Lewis Whittington | Apr 6, 2022

Choreographer Kun-Yang Lin and his company KYL/D make their return to live performance this month at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre in Philadelphia.

'Drowning in Cairo' — playwright Adam Ashraf Elsayigh's world premiere

'Drowning in Cairo' — playwright Adam Ashraf Elsayigh's world premiere

By Jim Gladstone | Apr 5, 2022

The Egyptian-born, New York-based writer discusses audience expectations and presumptions about his new play, which isn't only about the Queen's Boat raid that made headlines.

'Circle Mirror Transformation' - Wicked Games with Custom Made Theatre

'Circle Mirror Transformation' - Wicked Games with Custom Made Theatre

By Jim Gladstone | Apr 5, 2022

Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker's "Circle Mirror Transformation," now being mounted by the Custom Made Theatre Company, is every bit as oblique, intelligent, and goosebumpy as her other love 'em or hate 'em shows.

COVID-19 Temporarily Stops Daniel Craig's Return to Broadway

COVID-19 Temporarily Stops Daniel Craig's Return to Broadway

By Mark Kennedy | Apr 5, 2022

Could it be the curse of the Scottish play? Daniel Craig's return to Broadway in a new version of "Macbeth" has been temporarily halted after the actor contracted COVID-19.

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