She’s an international drag star now, but before she was Mama Tits, she was Brian, a big, flamboyant kid from Idaho
Photos and commentary about the Naked Boys Reading event in Berlin at Monster Ronson’s – which is exactly what it sounds like.
President-elect Donald Trump wants the cast of Hamilton to apologize after the reminded Veep-elect Mike Pence not to discriminate against marginalized Americans.
Vice President-Elect Mike Pence thought he’d have a nice night out at the theater — unfortunately, the Hamilton audience… and crew… and cast… had other plans.
Re-Animator is super-popular with horror fans — but who would expect that it’d be so well-suited to become a stage musical?
You know her from the movies Trick or Girls Will Be Girls or her countless live shows around the country. The point is, you know Coco Peru — and if you don’t, you should.
Two of the finest people to hail from the Windy City are Dan Savage and Anthony Rapp! We’ve got some of the best pictures of them doing their birth city of Chicago proud!
The 1980s had a gleefully horrid run of bad musicals — one of them represents everything you are.
In 1996, over 200 members of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus had died of AIDS. The chorus’ response changed the course of gay music history.
Iolanta is unlike most operas: it has a blind protagonist and a happy ending. But did Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky write it as a semi-autobiography?
One gay essayist finds nothing particularly admirable about artistic, East Village 20-somethings refusing to pay rent while creating nothing. Is he right?
Gay people were made for the theater and vice versa. Where else can gay people play dress up and stand on a stage belting out their favorite show tunes to a room full of strangers? Well, pretty much any gay bar, but it’s just not the same. There’s nothing in the world like performing live theater. It’s flashy, it’s in your face, and it’s brought to you by the hard work and devotion of hundreds of gay people.
For many gay people, the theater is where they feel the most at home.
The sets, the costumes, the egos, it’s all music to their ears. While it might paint a stereotypical portrait of life as a homosexual, no one can deny how influential the gay community has been when it comes to theatrical life. First-rate musicals such as Cabaret, La Cage aux Folles and Hairspray were some of the first big-ticket entertainment options to portray members of the LGBTQ community.
When kids grow up and discover that they’re gay, the theater is one of the few places that they can feel at home. Participating in a high school play either in front of or behind the curtain is like a breath of fresh air for so many gay teens that are just learning to find their way. While not everyone goes on to be an actor of the stage or a stage manager, those precious few years in a high school drama club can make all the difference in the world for a young gay person.
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