Portrayer of ‘Downton’ Cook Mrs. Patmore Plucks Solo Show From Pandemic Back Burner

Portrayer of ‘Downton’ Cook Mrs. Patmore Plucks Solo Show  From Pandemic Back Burner

NOTE: Following this feature (with  quotes from an interview conducted prior to the show’s NYC premier), find Trav S.D.’s brief review. Spoiler: The upshot is, says Trav, “Go see it.” TRAV S.D.| Good news for NYC fans of Downton Abbey cast member Lesley Nicol, who plays the role of the cranky Crawley family cook, Mrs. Patmore. Not only […]

Dina Martina Muses on Lea DeLaria & More, in Advance of GMHC’s Fab Fundraiser

Dina Martina Muses on Lea DeLaria & More, in Advance of GMHC’s Fab Fundraiser

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | If you’re a gay man with access to a shower and a penchant for covering showy show tunes therewithin—a sizable demographic if ever there was one—you’ve likely found yourself belting out the work of Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy Award-winner Howard Ashman, lyricist of Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, […]

‘Nutcracker Rouge’ Returns to Transport You to the Land of Sweets

‘Nutcracker Rouge’ Returns to Transport You to the Land of Sweets

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | New York was forced to go nearly two years without the flurry of snowflakes that typically descend on stages each year with various incarnations of The Nutcracker. Among the boldest and most decadent interpretations of this Christmas classic is Company XIV’s Nutcracker Rouge. This production has a bit of classic ballet […]

It’s Yesterday Once More: Kasha & Darienne Serve ’80’s Ladies’ Sequel

It’s Yesterday Once More: Kasha & Darienne Serve ’80’s Ladies’ Sequel

Whether you believe it’s the work of kismet, karma, or plain old coincidence, one thing is certain: December 2’s Throwback Thursday is a totally tubular time to view 80’s Ladies II: The Mixtape. This live event starring RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants Mrs. Kasha Davis and Darienne lake (Seasons 7 and 6, respectively) is the follow-up […]

Mood ‘Indigo’ as Timothy White Eagle Rounds Out his ‘Room’ Trilogy

Mood ‘Indigo’ as Timothy White Eagle Rounds Out his ‘Room’ Trilogy

  BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Given how his website’s “About” section very specifically describes him as an “undocumented urbanized mixed race Indigenous American,” you’d think Tucson-born, Seattle-based Timothy White Eagle (TWE) brings his feathered namesake’s talon-strong grip to his sense of self. He does, if you broaden the scope of “self” to favor journey over […]

After Pandemic’s Dramatic Pause, Theaters Press ‘Play’ Again

Saturday, October 30, 4-7pm | Et Alia Theater Presents This is Me Eating___  | Et Alia Theater director Ana Moioli’s $5,000 NYC Artists Corps Grant from the New York Foundtion for the Arts (NYFA) and the NY Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) allowed for this 45-minute immersive performance exploring the multicultural layers of one’s relations […]

Klea, We Need Ya: Longtime ‘Merman’ Who Won Over Herman Set to Fete Him, in Song

Klea, We Need Ya: Longtime ‘Merman’ Who Won Over Herman Set to Fete Him, in Song

It’s a rare individual who can take the stage, bring the best of herself to songs that have been the calling cards of others for decades, and emerge a favorite daughter of their creator. As actual documented showbiz legend has it, that’s exactly what happened from the moment Broadway lyricist/composer Jerry Herman heard beyond-brassy, rafter-raising […]

The ‘Alt’ Version Wins: Staged Reading of Raucous Comic Andrea Alton’s Short Plays to Benefit E.A.T.

The ‘Alt’ Version Wins: Staged Reading of Raucous Comic Andrea Alton’s Short Plays to Benefit E.A.T.

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | The very funny, much-missed Andrea Alton emerges from her COVID-compelled absence with an event that puts a “donor” feather in her cap, already festooned with plumage for work as a multi-disciplinary writer (plays, sketches, monologues), director, performer, producer, and publicist. We’re kidding, of course—Alton would never cover her exceptionally beautiful hair […]

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