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To celebrate the release of his album Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs the Tony-winning showman held a concert at the legendary Carnegie Hall, which at one point saw him singing an Adele/Lady Gaga/Katy Perry medley backed up by the New York Gay Men’s Chorus, proving that Cumming has never been one for restraint. But nobody was clamoring for understatedness, and the more flamboyant the performances, …Read more

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Celebrated actor Ed Asner, known for his performances as Lou Grant and the voice of the old man in Disney/Pixar’s Up, talks with Evan Seplow of StageBuddy about his history, opinions on acting, and his new off-Broadway comedy A Man and his Prostate, written by 9-time Emmy winner Ed Weinberger (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Taxi). Side note, Mr. Asner has won more Emmy Awards for performing than any other …Read more

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The Dance on Camera Festival, co-presented by Dance on Films and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, celebrates dance in all its cultural diversity, explores the history of dance in the US and abroad, and unveils the emotional and physical connection between individual bodies and movement. This year’s festival will include 20 feature films, 36 shorts, four retrospective selections, and many exciti …Read more

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The 2016 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films are focused on the human condition, the experiences, and emotions that fill our lives, from joy to tragedy, success to failure,and mortality. The five films work wonderfully together and create an emotional and intellectual landscape that is both challenging, and satisfying. Sanjay’s Super Team Inspired by the childhood of director Sanjay Patel, Sanjay …Read more

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The Dance on Camera Festival, co-presented by Dance on Films and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, celebrates dance in all its cultural diversity, explores the history of dance in the US and abroad, and unveils the emotional and physical connection between individual bodies and movement. This year’s festival will include 20 feature films, 36 shorts, four retrospective selections, and many exciti …Read more

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There are many points in Benjamin Crotty’s Fort Buchanan at which the thematic guts come piercing through with poignant vividness, and one in particular stands out with a painful mixture of humor and humiliation. Roger Sherwood (Andy Gillet) is a gay man raising his adopted daughter along with a little collection of army wives whiling away their days on the eponymous fort which is located among re …Read more

 
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Annie Wilson’s Lovertits, presented by Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series, is not for the prudish.  Under Wilson’s direction, performer/creators Christina Gesualdi, Jenna Horton, and Ilse Zoerb walk a thrilling line between pedestrianism and theatricality when it comes to nudity and the object …Read more

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American Lyric Theater presented daring, new work by composers and librettists on Sunday, February 7 at National Sawdust in Williamsburg. Artistic Director Lawrence Edelson has done something visionary with ALT alumni teams, putting together a program featuring arias, scenes, duets, and quartets. Mo …Read more

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What is the real essence of Sophocles’ Theban plays and why do we still perform it today? Asa Horvitz’s Theban Plays, neither a retelling nor an adaptation of the original trilogy, nevertheless extracts from each story its core philosophical questions. Oedipus (Ryan Pater), Jocasta (Eliza McKelway), …Read more

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As Edmond Rostand’s famously big-nosed romantic who is capable of dispatching a hundred sword-wielding opponents, yet can’t quite work up the nerve to tell a beautiful girl he loves her, actor Gabriel Barre exudes a sort of world-weariness that seems to explain why the iconic character seems almost …Read more