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LGBT For BdB Reconvenes at the Cutting Room

LGBT For BdB Reconvenes at the Cutting Room

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In August 2013, as Bill de Blasio was just starting what turned into a meteoric rise from the back of the pack to a smashing victory in that year’s Democratic mayoral primary, an energized crowd of LGBTQ supporters turned out for a fundraiser at the Cutting Room on East 32nd Street headlined […]

A Wow Crowd at Jim Owles!

A Wow Crowd at Jim Owles!

The Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club held a splashy Pride Awards ceremony at the Flatiron home of former Public Advocate Mark Green on June 5. Honorees included the renowned sex therapist Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer; actor Denis O’Hare, a Tony-winner for “Take Me Out”; Randy Florke, recognized for his work as a prison rights activist; […]

The Giddy Side of Greed

The Giddy Side of Greed

BY DAVID KENNERLEY | With a massive ensemble bursting with Broadway-caliber comedic talent, it’s hard to imagine how they got any work done during rehearsals of the latest revival of “The Government Inspector,” Nikolai Gogol’s goofy farce about greed run amok. Lead by the irrepressible Michael Urie (the former “Ugly Betty” star who’s been on […]

His Roots Are Showing

His Roots Are Showing

BY DAVID KENNERLEY | Playwright Douglas Carter Beane may have made it big, with a pack of works on Broadway in recent years, but he hasn’t forgotten his roots. His latest comedy, “Shows for Days,” inspired by his own adolescence in the early 1970s, recalls finding refuge –– and a measure of love –– in a […]

On Point

On Point

BY MICHAEL SHIREY | The Point Foundation, the largest scholarship organization working to support talented LGBT students, held its annual Point Honors Gala April 7 at the New York Public Library. Founded in 2001, the foundation provides financial support, comprehensive mentorship programs, leadership training, and community service opportunities. This year’s gala honored Dr. Neal Baer, executive […]

2013 Aggie Awards Warm Up Winter

2013 Aggie Awards Warm Up Winter

BY DAVID NOH | We honor Agnes Moorehead annually with awards in her name for the best live performances of the year because there was no actress more versatile than she. Recent viewings of two of her films confirmed this for me once again — unnecessary as that was. In the classic, essential women’s jail drama […]

Very Queer Flowers

Very Queer Flowers

BY GARY M. KRAMER | Out director Ash Christian’s dark, but at times sweet, comedy “Petunia” chronicles the romantic and sexual dysfunction that plagues members of the title clan. Parents Felicia (Christine Lahti) and Percy (David Rasche) are discussing divorce. Their son Michael (Eddie Kay Thomas) marries Vivian (Thora Birch), who we soon learn is […]

AIDS Walk Yields $5.5 Million

AIDS Walk Yields $5.5 Million

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The 28th annual AIDS Walk New York, which raises funds for Gay Men’s Health Crisis and more than 40 other service organizations in the tri-state area, drew a crowd of more than 30,000 people to a very soggy Central Park for a 10-kilometer outing aimed at putting the HIV epidemic back […]

Hollywood Insiders Spoof Hollywood’s Insides

Hollywood Insiders Spoof Hollywood’s Insides

BY GARY M. KRAMER | Is indie film actress Halley Feiffer (“The Squid and the Whale,” and daughter of renowned cartoonist and satirist Jules Feiffer) playing a fictionalized version of herself in “He’s Way More Famous Than You”? Does it matter? This funny, observant, but often cringe-inducing film about celebrity culture — featuring cameos from Ben […]

Stuck in the Basement With You

Stuck in the Basement With You

BY CHRISTOPHER BYRNE | The first thing you need to know about “Buyer & Cellar” is that it’s a hilarious and heartfelt comedy, one of the most delightful evenings to be had on the New York stage right now. Jonathan Tollins’ new one-man show was inspired by a home design book written by Barbara Streisand. In […]