Monday, March 10, 2014

Painted Stained Glass By Joseph Cavalieri

What: Painted Stained Glass Works of Joseph Cavalieri, an Art Exhibit
Where: Better Being 940.
537 9th Av @ 40th St  Mon-Fri 8am-9:30pm. (212) 858-9448
When: Opening March 13 from 6-8pm.
Exhibit continues to July 12th, 2014.

Isaac Hayes, Agnes Moorehead and a blue Jacqueline Kennedy, are some of the personalities featured in an exhibit of the works of East Village glass artist Joseph Cavalieri. These graphic portraits use hand lettered and silk-screened processes on stained glass, a technique which dates back to Medieval times. The collection of over 12 works show off Cavalieri’s unique sense of humor and master of the craft, all at ‘Better Being 940’ in Hell’s Kitchen, serving daily changing, hot, delicious breakfast, lunch & dinner. Art is for sale, starting at $330.

Friday, February 21, 2014

k.d. lang on broadway in After Midnight

After Midnight

k.d. lang joins the cast of After Midnight running right now until March 9th.  Even if she wasn't involved it would be completely worth your time seeing such a fantastic cast of dancers, singers, performers and the spot-on Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars.  I saw this show at City Center last year, as a special performance called The Cotton Club Parade, and this transfer to Broadway maintains all the excitement, fun, and pure musical talent.  Click the above link for more information.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Can We Come To The Table?

"From Alan Bounville’s 6,000-mile walk across the USA for gender and sexual orientation equality, comes the new interview-based play, Can We Come to the Table? - Stories About Gender Identity, Gender Expression, & Sexual Orientation. The play includes meticulously transcribed stories with people Bounville met along his walking journey."

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Broadway Backwards 2014: Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS

Broadway Backwards 2014

Monday, March 24, 8pm
Al Hirschfeld Theatre, NYC

Broadway's hottest young stars will join legendary performers of the Great White Way for the ninth annual edition of Broadway Backwards, a one-night-only performance produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefiting BC/EFA and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York.

The roster of Broadway stars joining this year's Broadway Backwards includes Bryan Batt, Tony Award nominee Stephanie J. Block, Tony winner Len Cariou, two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesús, Tony nominee Jonathan Groff, three-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn, Tony nominee Jessie Mueller, Krysta Rodriguez, Cass Morgan, Tony Yazbeck and Patricia Morison, Broadway's original "Kate" in Kiss Me, Kate and a veteran of several other original Broadway companies including The King and I.

Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks. Performers subject to change.

VIP tickets include premium seats and a special post-show party with the cast. A limited number of "Backstage & Beyond" ticket packages also are available, which include the opportunity to see the dress rehearsal, exclusive backstage access, a "meet and greet" with some of the stars of Broadway Backwards, premium seats for the show and more.

Broadway Backwards is the annual celebration where gays and lesbians see their stories told through the great songs of musical theatre, sung by their favorite Broadway performers.It began as a grassroots concert performed at the Center in 2006. In subsequent years, the event grew quickly, performing Off-Broadway, then on Broadway for the last five years. Last year's sold-out show raised a record-breaking $347,060 for the two organizations.

Creator Robert Bartley will again direct and choreograph, with additional choreography by Amy Jones and Melissa Rae Mahon. Mary-Mitchell Campbell returns as music supervisor with Tim Rosser as music director.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Secret Theatre: Don We Now Our Gay Apparel

Femme Fatale Theater and Secret Theatre present:
Queer Not Cool
Part of The Secret Theatre Late Night Series
Saturday, December 14 at 8:00PM

Don We Now Our Gay Apparel info and tickets

Featuring MILA HENRY on piano

Haul out the holly and celebrate a queer-tastic Christmas when the “darling of downtown cabaret” John C. Hume opens his heart, his home and his legs to spread merriment, good cheer (and his legs) in his new show, The John Hume & Friends Christmas Spectacular!

NY Times Lensblog: Being Seen Inside An Unseen World

NY TImes Lensblog: Being Seen Inside An Unseen World

Gerard H. Gaskin’s photos of the vibrant, underground house ballroom scene, celebrated by mostly gay and transgender black and Latino men, have earned him recognition as a “Trinidadian Andy Warhol.”  See and read more at the link above.  Article by Whitney Richardson.

Monday, November 18, 2013

The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence

Posted by Mondschein

The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence, at Playwrights Horizons, November 16, 2013

Madeleine George's gimmicky new play, a riff on sidekicks named Watson and their roles in history (real and fictionalized), is Playwrights Horizons' latest commission to reach their mainstage.

The concept has merit, four Watsons all played by the same actor (John Ellison Conlee) flanked by three Mr. and Mrs. Merricks (David Costabile and Amanda Quaid), covering Sherlock Holmes' doctor friend, Alexander Graham Bell's assistant Thomas Watson, a computer repairman dweeb Josh Watson, and a fictional computer successor to IBM's 2011 Watson (a contestant on television's Jeopardy!).