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Review: 'On Broadway' a Captivating Look Back at Theater History

Review: 'On Broadway' a Captivating Look Back at Theater History

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 20, 2021

Oren Jacoby's "On Broadway" is a captivating overview of how Broadway — once a cultural lodestar in America — lost its way, then reinvented itself... and continues to do so.

Ballet Star James Whiteside Gets 'Super Gay' with New Memoir

Ballet Star James Whiteside Gets 'Super Gay' with New Memoir

Aug 19, 2021

James Whiteside thought becoming a ballet dancer was doing something "super gay." But becoming an American Ballet Theatre star was just the first step in finding his identity, which he explores in his new memoir.

Dance: Interrupted — Amy Seiwert and Ben Needham-Wood Works in Progress

Dance: Interrupted — Amy Seiwert and Ben Needham-Wood Works in Progress

By Jim Provenzano | Aug 17, 2021

Like many art forms, dance concerts have been put on hold until recently. Amy Seiwert and ODC Theater present their 11th Sketch series of works in progress, August 27-29 at ODC Theater and online.

Watch: Tina Burner Embraces Her Love for Musical Theater

Watch: Tina Burner Embraces Her Love for Musical Theater

By Matthew Wexler | Aug 15, 2021

Watch Tina Burner's exclusive interview with EDGE as she chats about her new show, "Maybe This Time," and the accompanying video series that pays tribute to some of the theater's legendary leading lady roles.

Beanie Feldstein to Lead Revival of 'Funny Girl' on Broadway

Beanie Feldstein to Lead Revival of 'Funny Girl' on Broadway

By Mark Kennedy | Aug 11, 2021

A Broadway revival of "Funny Girl" is aiming to open next year with Beanie Feldstein in the starring role originated by Barbra Streisand.

Kings' Quarter (Century): Drag King Contest Celebrates 25 Years

Kings' Quarter (Century): Drag King Contest Celebrates 25 Years

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Aug 11, 2021

The San Francisco Drag King Contest will commemorate its 25th year on August 22 with a rollicking show at Oasis. Drag king legend Fudgie Frottage will co-host the evening along with former presidential candidate, the fabulous Joan Jett Blakk.

Watch: Tina Burner Reimagines 'Rose's Turn' Plus 9 More Must-See Versions

Watch: Tina Burner Reimagines 'Rose's Turn' Plus 9 More Must-See Versions

By Matthew Wexler | Aug 10, 2021

"RuPaul's Drag Race" season 13 alum Tina Burner turns to her theater roots to reimagine iconic songs from some of our favorite leading ladies, including "Rose's Turn" from "Gypsy."

Don't Miss: Tina Burner Live 'On the EDGE,' 8/10

Don't Miss: Tina Burner Live 'On the EDGE,' 8/10

By Matthew Wexler | Aug 9, 2021

Tina Burner is lighting some of Broadway's biggest hits on fire! Don't miss this upcoming EDGE exclusive, when the "RuPaul's Drag Race" alum dishes about her upcoming "Maybe This Time" tour and love for all things musical theater.

John Douglas Thompson Makes Commonwealth Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' Soar

John Douglas Thompson Makes Commonwealth Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' Soar

By Robert Nesti | Aug 6, 2021

There's an elegant simplicity to Steven Maler's production of "The Tempest," which continues through Sunday at the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common.

They Play Judy and Barbra — Talking with Summer Orlando and Barbra Joan Streetsand

They Play Judy and Barbra — Talking with Summer Orlando and Barbra Joan Streetsand

By Joe Siegel | Aug 5, 2021

Legendary entertainers and LGBTQ favorites Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand will be appearing at the Granite Theatre on Aug. 13-14. Or, rather, impersonators Summer Orlando and Barbra Joan Streetsand who have been performing as the two icons for years.

Broadway, Hollywood Costumes Go on Exhibit in Heart of NYC

Broadway, Hollywood Costumes Go on Exhibit in Heart of NYC

By Mark Kennedy | Aug 5, 2021

Most Broadway stages may still be dark, but there's a place in Times Square where the costumes shine.

The Searing, Timely Play 'Pass Over' Leads Broadway's Return

The Searing, Timely Play 'Pass Over' Leads Broadway's Return

By Mark Kennedy | Aug 3, 2021

As the "Pass Over" makes the transition to its first preview on Broadway Wednesday, the cast and crew offered their takes on the historic moment, from the first meet-and-greet to the first costume fittings and first rehearsal.

Broadway to Require Vaccinations, Masks for Audience Members

Broadway to Require Vaccinations, Masks for Audience Members

Jul 31, 2021

Broadway theatergoers will need to prove they've been vaccinated for COVID-19 and masks will be required when theaters reopen in the coming weeks, producers announced Friday.

Review: 'In The Heights' is Rousing, Pulse-Pounding and Hypnotic

Review: 'In The Heights' is Rousing, Pulse-Pounding and Hypnotic

By Frank J. Avella | Jul 30, 2021

"In the Heights" is a rousing, pulse-pounding and hypnotic screen adaptation, magnificently directed by Jon M. Chu, who pays homage to a slew of movie musicals and reinvents what the genre can do.

Review: Is the Provocative 'The Song of Summer' a Love Story?

Review: Is the Provocative 'The Song of Summer' a Love Story?

By Adam Brinklow | Jul 28, 2021

Far from romantic, the idea of an emotionally unstable man chasing after a teenage crush from 12 years ago sets off every red flag imaginable.

Review: Brian Brooks' Moving Company Offers Premieres at Jacob Pillow

Review: Brian Brooks' Moving Company Offers Premieres at Jacob Pillow

By Sue Katz | Jul 26, 2021

Brian Brooks and his Moving Company gifted a hungry dance audience with an affecting performance on the Henry J. Leir outside stage at Jacob's Pillow.

BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon Take Their Holiday Show on the Road

BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon Take Their Holiday Show on the Road

Jul 26, 2021

Global drag icons and "RuPaul's Drag Race" stars BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon are taking the stage once again in a post-apocalypse-mas extravaganza certain to make this yuletide gayer than ever!

Old Broadway Pizazz Collides with 2021 in 'Schmigadoon!'

Old Broadway Pizazz Collides with 2021 in 'Schmigadoon!'

By Mark Kennedy | Jul 15, 2021

The charming, genre-bending Apple TV+ comedy "Schmigadoon!," combines Cecily Strong with Keegan-Michael Key and finds hilarity in the clash between modern sensibilities and classic Broadway musical theater norms.

Review: 'Motherhood Out Loud' Explores Motherhood with Comic Vignettes

Review: 'Motherhood Out Loud' Explores Motherhood with Comic Vignettes

By Joe Siegel | Jul 14, 2021

In a series of monologues, we hear about the sleepless nights, social gatherings, and other life events which impact all parents.

Boston Ballet's John Lam Pushes His Comfort Zone With Commonwealth Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'

Boston Ballet's John Lam Pushes His Comfort Zone With Commonwealth Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 8, 2021

In Boston's Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's "The Tempest," Boston Ballet's John Lam pushes his comfort zone by taking on the role of Ariel in "The Tempest." He spoke to EDGE about the role.

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