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Trinkets – Gene Frankel Theater, New York

Writer: Paul Alexander Choreographer: Antyon LeMonte Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Trinkets, at 24 Bond Arts Center in the Gene Frankel Theater, has a promising enough premise. Billed as telling “the story of a group of drag and transsexual prostitutes” in the pre-gentrified Meatpacking district of the 1990s, the musical is a semi-moralistic tale with an after-school-special structure. Though the run time ...

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Dead Darlings: SHAME! Edition – Judson Church – New York

Writers: Ashley Nicole Black, Adam Feldman, Kenny Mellman Director/Curator: Amanda Duarte Reviewer: Maridee Slater "NYC, shame on you! If you all had just stayed in the shitty towns you came from and voted?! SHAME." Thus begins Amanda Duarte's intro to this month's edition of Dead Darlings, a monthly salon created four years ago to showcase the projects that artists of all varieties ...

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Trainspotting Live – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Irvine Welsh Adaptor: Harry Gibson Director: Adam Spreadbury-Maher and Greg Esplin Reviewer: David Robinson The advance promotion promises a punchy and immersive evening. This In Your Face Theatre production certainly doesn’t disappoint on those two scores, far from it. Directors Adam Spreadbury-Maher and Greg Esplin almost insist from the first incredibly loud moment that there are no passengers in ...

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#BigBrightStar – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

(Chris Harder) (#BigBrightStar) (NYC)

Writer: Chris Harder Director: David Drake Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers After the success of the Nasty Drew and that Harder Boy series at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, Chris Harder brings his newest solo show to the venue. Written by the performer himself, #BigBrightStar is a clever, campy reflection on Harder’s career in the gay porn industry. Harder (his real name, convenient ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Sexiety – The Marlborough Theatre

Writers and performers: Anne Gehring, Vera Ketelaars, Gian van Grunsven Music: Mark Nieuwenhuis Director: Tatiana Partly Reviewer: Glen Pearce We Brits are somewhat reserved when it comes to talking about sex so perhaps what we need are three Dutch women, tow actresses and a journalist to coerce us to think about our sexual well being. And that's exactly what Anne ...

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Courtney Act: The Girl from Oz – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

Blonde woman in farm setting

Writer: Courtney Act Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Australian drag superstar Courtney Act returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre with her latest one-queen show, The Girl from Oz. Following an incredibly successful holiday show in the same venue, Act’s latest show takes the audience on a journey through popular songs written and/or performed by Aussies. Teaching the audience how to speak Australian-English, ...

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Swear School – Contact, Manchester

Man in glasses and teacher's mortar board

Writer: Thick Richard Reviewer: Andrea Allen It’s back to school time, but this isn’t your standard comprehensive school, this is Swear School. Time to swot up on your A-Z of swearing, there will be questions and if you’re good you might even get a sticker. Accompanied by Brat, a polystyrene puppet school-child who’s had his mouth washed out with soap ...

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