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NYC Playwright’s “The Other Day:” Getting Over Sexual Orientation

The Other Day pushes back against the notion that gay and straight couples face different challenges. And it does that deft little dance while avoiding bumpersticker aphorisms...

“Colette:” Keira Knightly On Film As You’ve Never Seen Her Before

Colette (Keira Knightley, in what may be one of her greatest roles yet) is a clever country girl in France at the end of the 19th century. She’s marries a charming older man...

Eye for the Ladies: Director Paul Feig Sharpens His Female Focus with “A Simple Favor”

Paul Feig, the man who gave us Bridesmaids and the galpal remake of Ghostbusters dives into a new film called A Simple Favor. Thrilling, sexy and stylish, it’s driven by and...

Jane Lynch and Kate Flannery Bring Big Voices and Vaudevillian Verve to Café Carlyle

You might not expect stars of the caliber of Jane Lynch (Glee) and Kate Flannery (The Office) to work so hard when performing to an intimate crowd at the Cafe Carlyle, but they...

Mama Mia! Cher’s New Album Takes on ABBA and the Winner Takes It All

While reviews of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again can most diplomatically be described as mixed, at least one great thing came out of it. Cher’s terrific performance of the ABBA...

The Legacy of Mark Bingham Lingers 17 Years after His Heroic Death on 9/11

Entrepreneur, rugby player, gay man: Mark Bingham was known to friends, family and co-workers as a lot of things in his short life. Today, he’s remembered across the globe...

Conversion Therapy Takes Center Stage In Ty Autry’s “A Southern Fairytale”

Conversion therapy is at the nucleus of A Southern Fairytale, a new play by actor/playwright Ty Autry that making its debut in New York September 13 for a three-night run....

Chris Stein’s “Point of View:” The Rise of Blondie; the End of An NYC Era

By Chris Stein; Rizzoli New York, $39.95 You likely know Chris Stein best from his celebrated position alongside Debbie Harry as part of the singular music-makers of Blondie....

A Trans Life, RuPaul and “Head Over Heels:” It’s Peppermint Unwrapped

It’s been quite a journey for Peppermint — from her assigned-as-male birth in Hershey, Pennsylvania and her upbringing in Wilmington, Delaware to the Broadway stage as a lead...

Singer/Songwriter Aiden James Brings His Signature Sound to Rockwood Music Hall

Aiden James is an international singer/songwriter touring behind his new single, “Colorblind.” The Philadelphia native completely engineers, mixes and produces his...

“Madeline’s Madeline” Is a Trip down the Movie Magic Rabbit Hole

Teenage Madeline has been practicing with a theater troupe: mimicking, acting, reacting, moving and feeling as a group. At times it’s playful and joyful; at times it’s weird....

New Temptations Jukebox Musical Gets a Spin at the Ahmanson Theatre in LA

Fresh from Lincoln Center and ramping up for its premiere on Broadway, Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations arrives buffed, polished and ready to impress...