The Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Disgraced” was written by former Wisconsin resident and author Ayad Akthar and directed off-Broadway by Kimberly Senior, who also directs Door County’s Peninsula Players.
Even in downtown Chicago, Tuesday night is not a time you’d expect to find a waiting list at a restaurant offering upscale comfort food, as The Gage Chicago calls its fare. But the pre-theater crowd we joined on a recent Tuesday night literally spilled out into the street, and when a table in the 300-seat restaurant emptied, it didn’t stay vacant long.
With a sense of nostalgia and celebration of equal rights advances, the Crown and Anchor Inn and Absolut Vodka announced that Helen Reddy will headline a special concert in Provincetown, Mass., on Oct. 13.
Reddy’s Grammy-winning “I Am Woman” became the anthem of the feminist movement in the 1970s and her signature song.
Out and HIV-positive pop star Andy Bell has logged more than a quarter of a century as the charismatic vocalist of Erasure, one of electronic music’s most enduring and groundbreaking duos. Notorious for his dance moves as well as his penchant for eye-catching costumes – ranging from elaborate to skimpy – Bell has recently released a couple of solo discs and made a name on the DJ circuit.
“The Book of Mormon” is one of the funniest and most profane shows to appear on a musical stage. Maybe that’s to be expected, considering it’s the brainchild of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, co-creators of “South Park,” working together with “Avenue Q” co-creator Robert Lopez.
Russell Brand has a "Messiah Complex," and he's taking it on the road.
The British comedian announced that he's launching a world comedy tour focusing on Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcolm X and Jesus Christ. Brand says the show examines "the importance of heroes in this age of atheistic disposability."
Versatile, prolific performer Amanda Palmer made history by raising a ton of money through a Kickstarter campaign to finance her latest project – “Theater Is Evil by Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra.” Solo, leading the Grand Theft Orchestra or as one half of The Dresden Dolls or Evelyn Evelyn, Palmer is always riveting.
Melissa Ferrick, once known as the other Melissa – arriving, as she did, just a few years after Melissa Etheridge – has been out from the beginning of her career, unlike Etheridge. Ferrick made a name as a riveting live performer, famous for busting strings as she worked over her guitar. Initially a major-label artist in the early to mid-1990s, when the record execs thought it was profitable to have female singer/songwriters on their rosters, Ferrick later did time on an indie label, as well as her own.
Billboard Magazine began Pride Month celebrating LGBT developments in music. Billboard looked back at some of the most important music-related moments in LGBT progress including:
It’s been quite a run for Dan Savage, what with all the podcasting and tweeting and in-your-face defending of marriage equality.
Between speaking gigs, radio and TV appearances and the syndicated sex-advice column he writes from a desk that belonged to Ann Landers, Savage managed another book, “American Savage,” out this week from Dutton.