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“School Girls” Brings “Mean Girls” to a Ghana Schoolhouse

The Center Theater Group (at Los Angeles’ Kirk Douglas Theater) presents this play set in 1986 at a boarding school in Ghana. School Girls, or the African Mean Girls Play...

Comic Jaye McBride Breaks Through the Trans Barrier at Broadway Comedy Club

Comedienne Jaye McBride has been named the first transgender comic to be passed into regular rotation at Broadway Comedy Club. While trans comics have long performed at nightspots...

“Fairy Tale Theatre” Presents Life Lessons — For Adults Only

Fairy Tale Theatre 18 & Over is bound to strike a chord with anyone who recalls Fractured Fairy Tales cartoons, Avenue Q or Pee Wee’s Playhouse. The show opens tonight...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Wigstock Returns with Neil Patrick Harris, Lady Bunny and Drag to Die For

Wigstock is back after a mere 17 years on hiatus. And what a return it was. The heels were high, the lips and lashes were luscious, and the hair was perfect. The real feel was...

New Onstage: “Lured” Lets Audiences Look Russian Gay Persecution in the Eyes

Lured, a play depicting the persecution of gays in Russia, will return for an encore series of New York performances November 8-25 at the Theater for the the New City. The New...

How Should the LGBTQ Community Remember Neil Simon?

The late Neil Simon gave us enduring stories and unforgettable characters — along the way helping shape contemporary American theater, film and television, but what did his work...

Hershey Felder Captivates as Beethoven

What happens when a mere mortal (Hershey Felder) attempts to embody a god of classical music (Beethoven)? Ludwig Van Beethoven, the deaf composer — best known for such concertos...