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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.

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 | Jul 26, 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."

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.

Sara Bareilles to Lead Return of 'Waitress' to Broadway

Sara Bareilles to Lead Return of 'Waitress' to Broadway

By Mark Kennedy | Jul 8, 2021

The musical "Waitress" may have closed on Broadway in January 2020 after a long natural life but it's coming back after the pandemic — with Sara Bareilles leading the way.

Who Are Those Shirtless, Leathered Hunks in Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Cinderella?'

Who Are Those Shirtless, Leathered Hunks in Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Cinderella?'

Jul 5, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber has been making headlines lately as he attempts to bring his new version of "Cinderella" to the West End under changing COVID guidelines. Now a production still is making headlines for the production.

Ana Masacote Talks LGBTQ Dance Theater Fantasia 'Alice in Rainbowland'

Ana Masacote Talks LGBTQ Dance Theater Fantasia 'Alice in Rainbowland'

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 30, 2021

Openly bi dancer and theater maker Ana Masacote assembled a spirited cast for an Afro-Latin dance infused LGBTQ take on "Alice in Wonderland." Here's what she had to tell EDGE.

Brian Stokes Mitchell Hosts a Talk Show with Broadway Stars

Brian Stokes Mitchell Hosts a Talk Show with Broadway Stars

By Mark Kennedy | Jun 23, 2021

Actor Brian Stokes Mitchell will be hosting a new streaming talk show focusing on fellow artists like him who have made the jump from stage to film, television or music.

Special Tony Awards Given to 2 Shows, 1 Advocacy Nonprofit

Special Tony Awards Given to 2 Shows, 1 Advocacy Nonprofit

By Mark Kennedy | Jun 23, 2021

The Tony Awards may be months away, but three groups can already celebrate: The Broadway Advocacy Coalition, "David Byrne's American Utopia" and Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Freestyle Love Supreme" are getting special awards.

Review: 'Hold These Truths' Celebrates Pacifist Hero

Review: 'Hold These Truths' Celebrates Pacifist Hero

By Adam Brinklow | Jun 21, 2021

In Jeanne Sakata's one-person play actor Jomar Tagatac is superb as Gordon Hirabayashi, a sunny Quaker activist staring down the federal government's World War II-era internment orders.

Justin Vivian Bond to Headline B'Way Production of 'Tales of the City'

Justin Vivian Bond to Headline B'Way Production of 'Tales of the City'

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 21, 2021

Ten years after its first production in San Francisco, "Tales of the City, The Musical" is headed to Broadway with Justin Vivian Bond in the role of Anna Madrigal — a historic first for Broadway.

Review: Candid 'Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It' Proves Rita Moreno is a Legend

Review: Candid 'Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It' Proves Rita Moreno is a Legend

By Rob Lester | Jun 18, 2021

A candid, warts-and-all look at the long career of a true star of stage, screen, TV and nightclubs, with emphasis on the unfortunate legacy of limited opportunities due to Hollywood typecasting and stereotyping due to ethnicity.

Dancing For Pride: Fresh Meat Festival's 20th, Online

Dancing For Pride: Fresh Meat Festival's 20th, Online

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 16, 2021

Fresh Meat Productions, a dance and performance troupe headed by trans dancer-choreographer Sean Dorsey, celebrates both Pride and its 20th anniversary with a two-week festival featuring more than 40 performers.

Men of Color on Virtual - and Live - Stages

Men of Color on Virtual - and Live - Stages

By Jim Gladstone | Jun 15, 2021

Solo shows with men of color include Jomar Tagatac in "Hold These Truths," Rotimi Agbabiaka's "Manifesto," Brandon Kyle Goodman's "The Latrell Show," and Theatre Rhino's duo show, "Pillow Talk," all online, some in-person, too.

Review: 'Revolution Rent' a 'Season of Love' in Havana

Review: 'Revolution Rent' a 'Season of Love' in Havana

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 15, 2021

Andy Señor Jr., who played Angel in the original Broadway production of "Rent," takes on the task of staging the play in Havana in 2014 in this engaging documentary.

Gay-Themed 'The Hot Wing King' Wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Gay-Themed 'The Hot Wing King' Wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Jun 11, 2021

"The Hot Wing King" by Katori Hall, a play set around a hot wing cooking competition, has won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for drama during a theater season that saw most venues largely shuttered.

Original Stars Joining Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Original Stars Joining Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

By Mark Kennedy | Jun 10, 2021

Fans of the Broadway adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird" will get a treat when the show restarts on this fall — Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger, two of the play's original stars, are returning.

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