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Tribeca’s Rich Offering of Queer Cinema

Tribeca’s Rich Offering of Queer Cinema

BY GARY M. KRAMER | The Tribeca Film Festival, unspooling at half a dozen Lower Manhattan venues April 18-29, features several LGBTQ films and filmmakers. While not every queer-focused title was available for preview, a handful of features, documentaries, shorts, and special programs were. One of the highlights of this year’s fest is the world premiere […]

Your Pride Shows

Your Pride Shows

BY CHRISTOPHER BYRNE | Welcome to Gay City News’ sixth annual round-up of what’s on, what you should see, and how you can get in if you hope to make a trip to the theater part of your Pride celebration — but you haven’t planned ahead. The good news is that for last-minute theatergoers, there are […]

Stops and Starts  

Stops and Starts  

BY CHRISTOPHER BYRNE | The revival of “Fully Committed,” now on Broadway, is being pitched in a very disturbing TV commercial, where the show’s star — and sole cast member — highly paid TV actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson shares how onerous it is to appear on Broadway. He notes the time commitment demanded as well as […]

Savion Glover’s Steps, Though Not His Feet  

Savion Glover’s Steps, Though Not His Feet  

BY ZITA ALLEN | When “Shuffle Along or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All that Followed” opens at the Music Box Theater on April 28, it won’t be tap wizard Savion Glover’s first time on Broadway. Glover’s signature style has dazzled the eye and boggled the mind ever since he debuted at […]

Beastmaster Bill Berloni

Beastmaster Bill Berloni

BY DAVID NOH | It’s a foregone conclusion that, in the theater today, when you need an animal onstage — any animal — you go to the Master, Bill Berloni, whose way with performing beasts uncannily combines total sensitivity to their needs and utter onstage reliability. I’m proud to say that I knew Berloni before […]

Gems and Paste

Gems and Paste

BY CHRISTOPHER BYRNE |  The engrossing revival of “A Raisin in the Sun,” now on Broadway, gains much of its power from its quiet simplicity. Lorraine Hansberry’s classic 1959  play about a black family in Chicago seeking to escape the ghetto as they struggle to find their voice and dignity in a white-dominated world takes on […]