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JOAN – Ovalhouse, London

Writer and Director: Lucy J Skilbeck Reviewer: Alex Ramon From a silent film classic and an often-revived George Bernard Shaw play to songs by Leonard Cohen, Kate Bush and Madonna, the singular figure of Joan of Arc has remained a somewhat unlikely icon and object of inspiration in 20th and 21st Century popular culture. This enduring fascination must be down, ...

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Latrice Royale: Life Goes On – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

[Latrice Royale] [Laurie Beechman Theatre, NYC]

Writer: Latrice Royale Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Latrice Royale returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre with her latest one-queen show, Life Goes On. A followup to Here’s to Life, Royale carries on her joyous message of positivity and kindness to the tune of standards, original songs, and a spot-on lipsync. Hearing Royale’s signature laugh is worth the price of admission in ...

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Trixie Mattel: Ages 3 and Up – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

(Trixie Mattel) (Laurie Beechman Theatre) (c)Austin Young

Writer: Trixie Mattel Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Trixie Mattel brings her hilarious stand-up to the Laurie Beechman Theatre in Ages 3 and Up, carrying a one-drag queen show with brilliant energy. Trixie unflinchingly pushes the envelope, and shows tremendous range with style and approach to humor. Standing by jokes that don’t land as well with an “I like it, fuckers,” laughter fills ...

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Jinkx Sings Everything – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

Writer: Jinkx Monsoon Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers This is not a review. Per the request of the brilliant Jinkx Monsoon at the top of her new, entirely off-the-cuff request-only musical revue, this writer will not be reviewing the show. This is not a review. It is a reflection on the joy, energy, and command that Jinkx brings to the stage, while putting ...

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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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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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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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