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NEWS: Audra McDonald back in the West End

By PAUL COUCH Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is to return to London’s West End in April for four concerts at Leicester Square Theatre, where she sold out shows last year, it's been announced today [3 January 2017]. The Broadway legend will be joined on stage, this time by host and pianist Seth Rudetsky, who last month starred in ...

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Alaska: Christmas is Gay – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

(Alaska) (Laurie Beechman Theatre)

Writer: Alaska Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers This Is My Hair might not be a standard holiday classic, but during the audience request portion of her show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, Alaska cements it in the collective conscious of her audience as a Christmas hit. Fresh off her win on RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars 2, Alaska charms the sold-out crowd ...

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Latrice Royale: Why It Gotta Be White Christmas? – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

Latrice Royale

Writer: Latrice Royale Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Latrice Royale brings her larger-than-life persona to the Laurie Beechman theatre with Why It Gotta Be White Christmas?, a one-queen show with special guest stars Christopher Hamblin and Kennedy Davenport. Royale displays her vocal talents and her ever-effervescent charm throughout the evening. Accompanied by a live band (including her fiancé, Hamblin, on piano), Royale ...

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Rich Hall: Hoedown 2016 – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs There are not many comedians who’d commit to a run of four nights at the Lowry, a couple of weeks before Christmas. But Rich Hall has a truly dedicated and ever increasing fan base that seems to make it possible. With every new TV or radio comedy series, documentary or panel show appearance, Hall’s sardonic wit and ...

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Courtney Act: Dashing Through the Divas – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

(Dashing Through the Divas) (Laurie Beechman)

Writer: Courtney Act Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Streisand, Carey, Clooney, Midler... and Act. Drag superstar Courtney Act brings her own diva power to holiday classics by iconic performers to the Laurie Beechman stage. Covering holiday pop songs, classic Aussie Christmas tunes, and a few original pieces, Act fills the theatre with joy and high notes. Act’s diva-esque persona and classically beautiful ...

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The Shakespeare Revue – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

lizzie bea alex morgan shakespeare revue cast

Devised by: Christopher Luscombe & Malcolm McKee Director: Malcolm McKee Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Five gifted performers, a piano and 400 years of The Bard, make the foundations of The Shakespeare Revue, currently delivering its old-fashioned charms at the Theatre Royal this week. Beginning its theatrical life as a fund-raiser for the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1994, creators Christopher Luscombe and ...

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Trans-Jester – The Stonewall Inn, New York

(Trans-Jester) (Stonewall Inn) (c) Jeff Eason

Writer: Lady Bunny & Beryl Mendelbaum Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Lady Bunny brings her delightfully crass humor to the upstairs theatre of the historic Stonewall Inn, in the now twice-extended Trans-Jester. A drag icon, Bunny melds show tunes, audience-interactive monologue, video media, pop music, and brilliant one-liners together in a one-person show that  balances social commentary with toilet humor to achieve a ...

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