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Lin-Manuel Miranda Sues over Church's Unauthorized, Anti-Gay 'Hamilton'

Lin-Manuel Miranda Sues over Church's Unauthorized, Anti-Gay 'Hamilton'

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 15, 2022

Lin-Manuel Miranda has initiated legal proceedings against a Texas church that put on an unauthorized, anti-gay production of his hit musical, "Hamilton."

Church's Unauthorized 'Hamilton' Production Compares Being Gay to Addiction

Church's Unauthorized 'Hamilton' Production Compares Being Gay to Addiction

By Emell Adolphus | Aug 14, 2022

The Door church in McAllen, Texas, has given the Broadway show a homophobic makeover and lawyers for the real show have issued an order to cease and desist.

Jane Lynch Says She Isn't Avoiding Lea Michele in 'Funny Girl' Exit

Jane Lynch Says She Isn't Avoiding Lea Michele in 'Funny Girl' Exit

By Emell Adolphus | Aug 14, 2022

When asked point blank if her quick exit from Broadway's "Funny Girl" was to avoid Michele, Lynch had a perfectly reasonable response.

JK Rowling Slams London's Globe Theatre for Non-Binary Joan of Arc Portrayal

JK Rowling Slams London's Globe Theatre for Non-Binary Joan of Arc Portrayal

By Emell Adolphus | Aug 14, 2022

The "Harry Potter" author joined a growing group of women's rights campaigners who said the non-binary portrayal was "insulting and damaging."

Review: Company One Asks the Right Questions with 'can i touch it?'

Review: Company One Asks the Right Questions with 'can i touch it?'

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 12, 2022

"can i touch it?" is a raw and powerful work that asks many fraught questions around community, gentrification, and the country's increasingly hostile climate. It will certainly touch you.

'Can't Put Into Words.' Boston-raised Actor  Louis Brogna Heads Home as Part of 'Anastasia' Tour

'Can't Put Into Words.' Boston-raised Actor Louis Brogna Heads Home as Part of 'Anastasia' Tour

By Steve Duffy | Aug 11, 2022

Boston-born actor Louis Brogna remembers seeing many Broadway shows at the Boston Opera House. Next week he is on the other side of the footlights when he and the company of the Broadway hit "Anastasia" arrive at the theater.

High Summer in the Berkshires

High Summer in the Berkshires

By Iris Fanger | Aug 10, 2022

A weekend in the Berkshires, the region of verdant hills in Western Massachusetts that borders on Upstate New York, is not enough time when you consider the choices of performances at music and dance festivals, theaters and museum exhibits.

Not Your Grandma's 'Oklahoma!' - A Radical New Staging at the Golden Gate Theatre

Not Your Grandma's 'Oklahoma!' - A Radical New Staging at the Golden Gate Theatre

By Jim Gladstone | Aug 9, 2022

The "Oklahoma!" that comes sweeping into the Golden Gate Theatre next week on a national tour is a dark, radically reimagined take on the show that debuted on Broadway in 1943.

Now and Forever (Again!) 'Cats' to Return, Ballroom-Styled

Now and Forever (Again!) 'Cats' to Return, Ballroom-Styled

Aug 6, 2022

Perhaps the death knell of "Cats" was called too soon. A new revival in NYC looks to reset the popular musical in ballroom culture.

Who Else Should Star in 'Funny Girl'?

Who Else Should Star in 'Funny Girl'?

By Christopher Ehlers | Aug 6, 2022

Who would make a good Fanny Brice? Here's our wishlist.

'Chicago' to Welcome Trans Actor Angelica Ross as Roxie Hart

'Chicago' to Welcome Trans Actor Angelica Ross as Roxie Hart

By Mark Kennedy | Aug 5, 2022

"Pose" star Angelica Ross is set to make her Broadway debut in "Chicago" this fall, becoming the first openly transgender actor to play the murderous vixen Roxie Hart in the long-running musical.

Help Is On The Way... Back! REAF's Star-Studded Biannual Benefit Returns

Help Is On The Way... Back! REAF's Star-Studded Biannual Benefit Returns

By Jim Gladstone | Aug 2, 2022

The 26th Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) "Help Is On The Way" concert, the first to be held in person since 2019, promises a stellar array of Broadway, film, cabaret and TV stars.

Review: Unreal Estate: 'Dream Hou$e' at Shotgun Players

Review: Unreal Estate: 'Dream Hou$e' at Shotgun Players

By Jim Gladstone | Aug 2, 2022

"Dream Hou$e," being presented by Shotgun Players through August 14 has been written with no more coherence than a recollected dream. There are some incredibly vivid fragments and themes in play here. They just don't hang together.

Cyndi Lauper Says 'Kinky Boots' Offers Hope for a New Time

Cyndi Lauper Says 'Kinky Boots' Offers Hope for a New Time

By Mark Kennedy | Jul 26, 2022

Three years after it closed on Broadway, the musical "Kinky Boots" returns to New York City. The show may not have changed, but the country has.

Kevin Rolston's 'Deal With The Dragon'

Kevin Rolston's 'Deal With The Dragon'

By Christopher J. Beale | Jul 26, 2022

"Shame is a really tricky beast," said gay playwright and actor Kevin Rolston. "It hides things from you and whispers in your ear that you're not good enough." Rolston's new solo play, "Deal With The Dragon," explores many emotions.

Bay Area Playwrights Festival 45: Exposing New Plays, on Stage and Online

Bay Area Playwrights Festival 45: Exposing New Plays, on Stage and Online

By Jim Gladstone | Jul 26, 2022

With in-person readings at Potrero Stage, and online viewing, the 45th Bay Area Playwrights Festival will reach new audiences with five staged readings of works in-progress.

Review: 'Cinderella' Enchants at Theatre By The Sea

Review: 'Cinderella' Enchants at Theatre By The Sea

By Will Demers | Jul 25, 2022

Theatre By The Sea doesn't disappoint with a production of this revamped Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that's filled with colorful visuals, imaginative set pieces, and glorious vocalizations.

Much Ado About Queering Shakespeare: Megan Sandberg-Zakian on this Summer's Free Play on Boston Common

Much Ado About Queering Shakespeare: Megan Sandberg-Zakian on this Summer's Free Play on Boston Common

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 24, 2022

CSC's Free Shakespeare on the Common carries a fun queer twist, with the famous lovers of "Much Ado About Nothing" reimagined as two women. Director Megan Sandberg-Zakian tells EDGE all about it.

Review: Jujubee Steals the Show in 'Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella'

Review: Jujubee Steals the Show in 'Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella'

By Steve Duffy | Jul 21, 2022

In a new production of "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella" at the suburban Boston North Shore Music Theatre, drag star Jujubee steals the show.

Berkeley Rep's 'Sanctuary City' Sends Up Flares

Berkeley Rep's 'Sanctuary City' Sends Up Flares

By Jim Gladstone | Jul 19, 2022

Contemporary social and political issues are tightly woven into "Sanctuary City," playwright Martyna Majok's gut-wrenching, personal-is-political drama, set between 2001 and 2005, and now playing at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

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