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The Other Plays – Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre (A.R.T./New York Theatres), New York

(The Other Plays) (NYC) (c)Carol Rosegg

Writers: Dennis A. Allen II, Bekah Brunstetter, Lameece Issaq, Neil LaBute, Tatiana G. Rivera Directors: Christopher Burris, Gwynn MacDonald, Ann Marie Morelli, Dabid Rosar Stearns, Pamela Sabaugh Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Actors of all ages, backgrounds, and physical capabilities fill the stage with their voices and stories in the current production from Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB). The Other Plays bills itself as ...

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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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The View UpStairs – Lynn Redgrave Theater, New York

(The View UpStairs) (Lynn Redgrave Theater) (NYC) (c)Kurt Sneddon

Book, Music & Lyrics: Max Vernon Director: Scott Ebersold Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Entering the Lynn Redgrave theatre, one is instantly transported to a divey gay bar in 1973 New Orleans. Bedecked in damask and mismatched seating, dildo chandeliers, a defunct cigarette machine, and nude Burt Reynolds, Jason Sherwood’s set is vibrant and welcoming, immediately bringing a sense of inclusion and ...

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Boy Stroke Girl – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer &Director: Ian Dixon Potter Reviewer: Maryam Philpott We live in enlightened times, don’t we? Told we can do anything, be anything, try anything we want to, and find our individuality. But that’s not quite how things really are. Even for the unconventional there are recognisable traits, a look, a way of being that is “acceptable” – if you want ...

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer &lyrics: Tom MacRae Music:  Dan Gillespie Sells Director: Jonathan Butterell Choreographer: Kate Prince Reviewer: Sheila Stratford Everybody's Talking About Jamie is a new British musical that delivers both pathos and humour in equal measure. The story is based on a 2011 BBC documentary about 16-year-old Jamie Campbell who wants to be a drag queen. Jamie and his mother allowed ...

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10 Minutes with… Prom Kween writer Rebecca Humphries

In 2016, for the first time in American history, a boy won the coveted crown of Prom Queen at his high school in New York City. Now, Matthew Crisson, who identifies as “non-binary” (meaning neither male nor female), has become the subject of a new play written by musical comedy duo Rebecca Humphries and Joanna Cichonska. PAUL COUCH caught up ...

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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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The Twentieth Century Way – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Tom Jacobson Director: Marylynne Anderson-Cooper Reviewer: Stephen Bates Peeling away the layers of Tom Jacobson's one-act play, here getting its UK Premiere, we find two actors, James Sindall and Fraser Wall, playing two actors, Warren and Brown respectively, playing a variety of characters caught up in intrigue in 1914 Los Angeles. Yes, it is confusing and we get only ...

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