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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: Correct Me If I’m Wrong – Blue Man

Woman looking startled at photographers

Writer: Claire Parker Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Claire Parker is a transgender woman and though Correct Me if I’m Wrong she would like to take you on a journey into gender, pronouns and her story of self-discovery. Before the show, everyone is presented with a cardboard box and told to delve within to retrieve a pronoun badge. If you’re happy with what ...

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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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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Poetry We Make – The Marlborough Theatre

The Poetry We Make

Writer: Jaswinder Blackwell-Pal Director: Edwina Strobl Reviewer: Glen Pearce She may revel in the nickname the 'Backwoods Barbie' but like much of Dolly Parton, it is a front, a carefully painted image of wigs, makeup and of course that counter-levered chest. Behind the image is a woman in charge of a multi-million-Dollar industry with legendary business acumen. It's no wonder ...

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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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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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