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OUT Broadway Performer Jose Llana

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Mar 22 at 10:30am

Jose Llana is a Filipino-American singer and actor best known for his roles on Broadway - a singer, actor, and out gay man

A week in review: three totally different, awesome evenings

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Mar 20 at 10:30am

Like the postal carrier motto, neither rain, nor snow, nor dark of night could postpone my reviews of three exemplary, yet very different events recently presented in Philadelphia

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Mar 6 at 10:30am

Everyone wants to be in it, and no one wants to be without it, but what happens when love isn’t a two-way street? What happens when love is altruistic, all-consuming, and almost always unappreciated?

Deborah Cox in The Body Guard

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Feb 21 at 10:30am

EXCLUSIVE interview with Deborah Cox staring in The Body Guard in Philadelphia

Rossini rarity is presented by Opera Philadelphia

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Feb 16 at 10:30am

Gioacchino Rossini's opera Tancredi will be presented by Opera Philadelphia at the Academy of Music until February 19

Astonishing and fresh theatre now at the McCarter Center

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Feb 6 at 10:30am

The acclaimed New York City theatre company, Bedlam, is presenting both Hamlet and Saint Joan in rotating repertory at Princeton’s McCarter Theatre Center until February 12.

Frank Ferrante leads a terrific cast in rarely seen Neil Simon play

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Feb 1 at 10:30am

Living legend Neil Simon’s 1993 play, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, is enjoying a terrific revival now at the Walnut Street Theatre

The Philadelphia premiere of Annie Baker's play, John

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Jan 26 at 10:30am

Annie Baker is a young playwright who has amassed an enviable collection of awards: The Pulitzer Prize, Obie, Lucille Lortel, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Acrobats, Cables, and Aerial Straps, Oh, My!

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Jan 10 at 10:30am

Cirque Eloize is bringing its newest production, Saloon, to the Merriam Theatre for a limited run as part of Broadway at the Kimmel.

Insider's View of Philadelphia's Mamma Mia

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Dec 21 at 10:30am

Calling all 'Dancing Queens'! The Broadway musical Mamma Mia is headed for Philadelphia, and it's coming to the Merriam Theatre December 27th through the 31st. Andrew Tebo, who plays Harry Bright in the show, talked a bit about the musical, his role in it, and his life in the performing arts and as a gay man.

Buyer and Cellar: How Barbra 'Finally Found Someone'

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Nov 22 at 10:30am

Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams sang 'I Finally Found Someone' in 1996. The hit play by gay playwright Jonathan Tolins explores another man in Barbra's life, and that fictional story is fabulously told in Buyer and Cellar, now at the Bucks County Playhouse

Wizard of Oz on Walnut Street

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Nov 21 at 10:30am

You'll be singing 'Ding, Dong! The Witch is Dead!' at the Walnut Street Theatre

An American in Paris: What to Expect in Philadelphia

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Nov 17 at 10:30am

Colby Q. Lindeman has appeared on the cover of Next Magazine, and has worn only underwear for an advertising campaign in winter in Times Square, as well as being a dancer.

Brian Sanders Talks about His World Premiere, Chicken Bone Brain

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Nov 9 at 10:30am

Chicken Bone Brain is Sanders’ newest work commissioned by the Pennsylvania Ballet. Brian Sanders was easy going, yet intensely focused about his work, so it was a great opportunity for us to hear more about his world premiere, his own troupe, Brian Sanders’ Junk, and what we can look forward to this week and beyond.

Ayad Akhtar's incendiary drama Disgraced at the McCarter

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Oct 28 at 10:30am

What happens when fatuous, self-involved and selfish people with way too much money drink too much then talk politics and religion

Glitter and be Gay at the Arden Theatre

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Oct 21 at 10:30am

The Legend of Georgia McBride, a new musical by Matthew Lopez, is now at their Arcadian Stage in Philadelphia until November 27. Opening night was October 19, and it was an evening filled with joy and expectation. By the audience’s reaction, the actors mightily pleased their audience and brought them to their feet at the musical's conclusion.

Nilo Cruz Explores the Pressure Cooker of Catholicism in his New Play

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Oct 3 at 10:30am

Sensual pleasure copulating with rigid religious dogma is the driving force of Bathing in Moonlight, Nilo Cruz' new play at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ.

A Bold and Brash South Pacific Now at the Walnut Street Theatre

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Sep 27 at 10:30am

The Walnut Street Theatre opens its 208th season with Rogers and Hammerstein’s musical, South Pacific. By all accounts a great production and you have only until October 23 to see it.

Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession at the Lantern Theater

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Sep 21 at 10:30am

In this fine production directed by Kathryn MacMillan, there is no shortage of strong acting and strong characters. As the title character, theatre legend Mary Martello is Mrs. Warren. Winner of five Barrymore Awards, she did not disappoint her audience

Mexican Heartthrob Raul Mendez Will Open the McCarter Season

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Sep 7 at 10:30am

Raul Mendez will soon make his American stage debut as Father Monroe in Nilo Cruz' Bathing in Moonlight at Princeton's McCarter Theatre.

Gender Fabulousness is the icing on this Cake Off

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Aug 25 at 10:30am

Disco gays of a certain age may remember the song MacArthur Park by Richard Harris. The lyrics included leaving a cake out in the rain, and how things will never be the same again. Well, there is a new musical titled Cake Off, now playing at the Bucks County Playhouse

Review: Harbor @ Gayfest

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Aug 19 at 10:30am

The delicate balance of a gay marriage is explored in Chad Beguelin's Harbor

Charles Busch brings fun and silliness with his musical The Divine Sister

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Jul 29 at 10:30am

Just in time along comes Charles Busch’s 2010 off-Broadway hit, The Divine Sister, now onstage at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA, until August 13.

Two great films and one popular favorite at qFLIX Festival

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Jul 14 at 10:30am

Reel in the Closet; Women He's Undressed; and Bear City 3

QFlix Philly Opening Night

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Jul 7 at 10:30am

QFlix Philadelphia, celebrating its 22nd year of bringing LGBT films to the public, enjoyed a stellar opening night at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theatre July 5.

Jamaica: A Musical Comedy

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Jun 22 at 10:30am

Jamaica: A Musical Comedy is now at The New Freedom Theatre until June 26. Written in 1957, it boasts a book by E.Y. Harburg and Frank Saidy, music by Harold Arlen, and lyrics by E. Y. Harburg.

Andrew O'Reilly tells us all about Riverdance

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Jun 17 at 10:30am

Andrew O'Reilly, dance captain for Riverdance: The 20th Anniversary Tour at the Philadelphia Academy of Music, spoke recently about his life as a single gay man, dancer, and all-around adventurous chap.

A spectacular, wonderful Sister Act

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Jun 8 at 10:30am

You will never see a better production of Sister Act, now at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. The Walnut Street has outdone itself. With each character cast from strength, this is the musical to see this month. Simply put, there isn't a bad performance to be seen the entire night.

Steel Magnolias: Like Chekhov with Hairspray

posted by Ralph Malachowski on Jun 6 at 10:30am

Playwright Anton Chekhov wrote 'Not a cosmetician and not an entertainer. (A writer) is a man bound by contract to his sense of duty and his conscience ... the writer should be just as objective as the chemist.' How apt a statement when compared to a play set in a beauty salon.

Lucy Simon’s Secret Garden at the Arden

posted by Ralph Malachowski on May 26 at 10:30am

Based upon the beloved 1911 children’s book by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden,a play with music, is now playing at the Arden Theatre until June 19.

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