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John Waters’ Art Exhibition “Indecent Exposure” Brings His Signature Satire Home to Baltimore

“Indecent Exposure” is the new John Waters exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art. And hard as it is to believe, it’s the first such exhibition in his hometown....

LGBTQ Customers Are Denied in “The Cake” at Geffen Playhouse

A lesbian returns home to her small town in search of acceptance and a wedding cake in a new play where the mom from That ‘70s Show plays a baker who’s not always sweet. To...

Mic Drop: A Racially Charged Weekend at Monster Bar Results in Swift Changes

It was a racially charged weekend at Manhattan’s Monster bar where drag queen Honey Davenport — long a featured entertainer at the club — called out manager Italo Lopez...

Gay Composer Cole Porter and Wife: It’s Complicated in “Love, Linda”

Gay composer Cole Porter had many men in his life, but very few women — and none like his wife, muse and patron, Linda Lee Thomas. Now their unconventional marriage is returning...

“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...