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Next-OUTspoken-Storytelling-Night-Oct-5

  Next OUTspoken 'Storytelling Night' Oct. 5

--From a press release

Six Chicagoans will tell compelling stories with a LGBTQ+ perspective when another OUTspoken "Storytelling Night" takes place Tuesday, Oct. 5, starting at 7 p.m., at Sidetrack Bar, 3349 N. Halsted St. All attendees must be masked ...


 
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  THEATER 'Moulin Rouge!,' gay play 'The Inheritance' win top Tonys

Moulin Rouge! The Musical was the runaway winner at the Tony Awards on Sept. 26, snagging 10 awards. Among its honors were Best Musical, Best Performance By an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical ...


 
Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"Honey, turn that clock off; I ain't paying no attention to it. Turn it off—turn it off!"—Debbie Allen during her acceptance speech for the Governors Award at the Primetime Emmys. Four co-hosts go in, two come ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Transgender Talent, celebrity deaths, film festival, Whitney Houston

Transgender Talent—the trans-owned and operated management and production company—is looking to help Hollywood get better at portraying transgender and non-binary characters on screen with the launch of a new consulting ...


 
THEATER-REVIEW-The-Golden-Girls-The-Lost-Episodes-Volume-5-SEX

  THEATER REVIEW The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Volume 5-SEX!

Title: The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Volume 5—SEX! Playwright: David Cerda At: Hell In a Handbag Productions at the Leather Archives and Museum. Tickets: $27-$45. Runs through: HandbagProductions.org It could almost be the premise for ...


 
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  MOVIES 24-hour horror marathon at Music Box on Oct. 23-24

"The Music Box of Horrors," sponsored by CreepyCo., will return to the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., from noon on Saturday, Oct. 23 through noon on Sunday, Oct. 24. The event will include special ...


 
THEATER-Ex-Jagged-Little-Pill-performers-accuse-production-of-anti-TGNC-behavior

  THEATER Ex-'Jagged Little Pill' performers accuse production of anti-TGNC behavior

Two former cast members of Broadway's Jagged Little Pill—including Tony-nominated featured actress Celia Rose Gooding—released statements accusing the production of committing "harm to the trans and non-binary community, both onstage ...


 
TimeLine-Theatre-Company-announces-25th-Anniversary-Season

  TimeLine Theatre Company announces 25th Anniversary Season

Video below--From a press release

Chicago, IL, September 24, 2021 — TimeLine Theatre Company, acclaimed for presenting plays that explore today's social and political issues through the lens of the past, is thrilled to announce that it will celebrate its 25th ...


 
DANCE-Hubbard-Street-presenting-drive-in-edition-of-Inside-Out-Oct-2

  DANCE Hubbard Street presenting drive-in edition of 'Inside/Out' Oct. 2

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will hold its annual "Inside/Out" choreographic workshop, "Drive-In(side Out)," on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. at ChiTown Movies, 2343 S. Throop St., preceded by a welcome party and DJ starting at ...


 
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  Chicago's holiday cultural and arts events to reopen for in-person

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today announced DCASE fall and holiday programming as Chicago's vital arts scene continues to safely and fully reopen. In-person holiday ...


 
Firebird-opens-Reeling-Chicago-LGBTQ-Internatl-Film-Fest-tonight

  'Firebird' opens Reeling Chicago LGBTQ+ Internat'l Film Fest tonight

--From a press release

CHICAGO, Illinois — Tonight, the 39th annual Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival invites audiences to enjoy an in-person pre-party and theater screening of 'Firebird' for Opening Night at the Music Box Theater. Director P ...


 
THEATER-Steppenwolfs-Bug-running-Nov-11-Dec-12

  THEATER Steppenwolf's 'Bug' running Nov. 11-Dec. 12

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will welcome audiences back for in-person performances for the first time in 20 months with its acclaimed revival of Bug by ensemble member Tracy Letts, in the Downstairs Theater on Nov. 11-Dec. 12. ...


 
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  REVIEWS: Movies of Reeling 2021



Reeling: The 39th Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival will take place Friday, Sept. 23-Thursday, Oct. 7. After a virtual edition in 2020, Reeling returns with in-person screenings this year, kicking off with the Estonian romantic drama ...


 
MUSIC-ROUNDUP-Riot-Fest-rocks-and-rolls-with-the-punches

  MUSIC ROUNDUP: Riot Fest rocks and rolls with the punches

Riot Fest is a massive music festival held annually at Chicago's Douglas Park, held this year on Sept. 16-19 Usually a three-day celebration, Riot held a preview party Sept.16 that began at 2:30 p.m. for the ...


 
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  LGBTQ+ lullaby album to be released Oct. 28

Broadway Records announced the impending release of The Rainbow Lullaby—which the label said is "the world's first LGBTQ lullaby album." The album will be available Thursday, Oct. 28, wherever digital music is sold and on BroadwayRecords.com. ...


 
THEATER-Hot-Pink-or-Ready-to-Blow-available-for-download

  THEATER 'Hot Pink, or Ready to Blow' available for download

It's Pompeii meets Heathers as New American Folk Theatre continues its "season of audio theatre" with a new studio recording of its 2018 hit comedy Hot Pink, or Ready to Blow. The production was written by ...


 
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  Few LGBTQ nods from the Emmys even as RuPaul makes TV history

Netflix's The Crown and Apple TV+'s Ted Lasso were among the big winners as the Television Academy presented its 2021 Emmy Awards on Sept. 19 in Los Angeles. While the Academy had drawn praise for the ...


 
Congo-Square-Theatre-Co-announces-new-Artistic-Director-Ericka-Ratcliff-

  Congo Square Theatre Co. announces new Artistic Director Ericka Ratcliff

Congo Square Theatre Company, an African American theater company, announced that longtime company member Ericka Ratcliff will serve as its new artistic director, effective immediately. Ratcliff becomes only the fourth ...


 
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  MOVIES 'Shang-Chi' actor in anti-gay controversy

Actor Simu Liu—the star of the latest Marvel action movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings—is embroiled in controversy over alleged Reddit comments he made about how pedophilia is "no different from being gay," ...


 
FILM-REVIEW-Chastain-mesmerizes-in-Tammy-Faye-but-bio-offers-few-surprises

  FILM REVIEW Chastain mesmerizes in 'Tammy Faye,' but bio offers few surprises

Televangelists featured in some of the of the most spectacular falls from grace in the '80s. Television preachers who'd spent the better part of the '70s and the '80s insinuating themselves into pocketbooks, not to mention ...


 
Billy-Masters-on-RuPaul-and-more

  Billy Masters on RuPaul and more

"The reason I said no wasn't because I wasn't proud of who I was, or I didn't want to represent the LGBTQ+ community in any way. It was because Raven Baxter is Raven Baxter is Raven Baxter. And Raven Baxter is ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ 'Genera+ion' axed, sports items, Wilson Cruz, k.d. lang, Lil Nas X

HBO Max did now renew Genera+ion, its OC-high-school-set dramedy, out.com noted. "We will not be moving forward with a second season of Genera+ion," a spokesperson for HBO Max said in a statement. "We are very proud ...


 
THEATER-Steppenwolf-presenting-three-Tracy-Letts-virtual-works-Sept-29-Oct-24

  THEATER Steppenwolf presenting three Tracy Letts virtual works Sept. 29-Oct. 24

Leading up to ensemble member Tracy Letts' production Bug returning this November to Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theater, the company is bringing audiences a sampler of the playwright's voice to their homes with a trio of new virtual ...


 
Andersonville-Wine-Walk-returns-Sunday-Oct-3

  Andersonville Wine Walk returns Sunday, Oct. 3

--From a press release

CHICAGO (September 17, 2021) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce(ACC) is pleased to welcome back its annual Andersonville Wine Walk on Sunday, October 3 from 3 pm — 6 pm. Enjoy a Sunday afternoon of sipping, ...


 
8th-Annual-Black-Alphabet-Film-Festival-on-Nov-5-7

  8th Annual Black Alphabet Film Festival on Nov. 5-7

The 8th Annual Black Alphabet Film Festival (BAFF) will take place Nov. 5-7 at the University of Chicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. One of the longest running Black ...


 
Stephen-Amell-Outlander-star-to-be-at-Wizard-World-Chicago

  Stephen Amell, 'Outlander' star to be at Wizard World Chicago

Stephen Amell, known to millions as the crime-fighting vigilante lead in the hit TV series Arrow, will return to Wizard World Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 16. Amell—who also starred in DC Universe vehicles such as DC's ...


 
Chicago-Dance-History-Project-moving-to-Ruth-Page-Center

  Chicago Dance History Project moving to Ruth Page Center

Chicago Dance History Project (CDHP)—which investigates, documents and presents the individual and institutional past of Chicago dance—plans to move into The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., as an artist in residence. ...


 
Pitchfork-Music-Festival-returns-and-turns-15-in-2021

  Pitchfork Music Festival returns and turns 15 in 2021

Pitchfork Music Festival turned 15 years old in Chicago this year after being cancelled last year because of the pandemic. This lively celebration of eclectic music continued in the same spot (Union Park) with the usual ...


 
Andersonville-Homecoming-Sept-24-26-line-up-vendors-safety-protocols-announced-

  'Andersonville Homecoming' Sept. 24-26; line-up, vendors, safety protocols announced

--From a press release

CHICAGO (Sept. 15, 2021) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to announce the full entertainment line-up and vendors for Andersonville Homecoming--a three-night, two-day outdoor festival featuring ...


 
Brittany-Devon-meets-a-Platonic-Girlfriend

  Brittany Devon meets a 'Platonic Girlfriend'

Queer, genderfluid actor Brittany Devon has created a brand new project to explore with Platonic Girlfriend. It is the story of a relationship between straight woman Alice and a queer, nonbinary person named Dev. Devon stars ...


 
Joffrey-welcomes-four-dancers-from-South-Korea-Spain-and-the-US

  Joffrey welcomes four dancers from South Korea, Spain and the U.S.

The Joffrey Ballet's Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director Ashley Wheater MBE, The and President and CEO Greg Cameron announced the addition of four dancers to the Joffrey roster for the 2021-22 season: Brian Bennett (Lanham, Maryland), ...


 
Frank-Ferrante-to-return-as-Groucho-for-one-night

  Frank Ferrante to return as 'Groucho' for one night

Actor/director Frank Ferrante returns to his internationally heralded stage performance for one night only in "An Evening With Groucho" on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the Spiegeltent ZaZou, on the 14th floor of the Cambria Hotel Chicago ...


 
THEATER-Out-actor-Dan-Butler-to-be-in-When-Harry-Met-Rehab

  THEATER Out actor Dan Butler to be in 'When Harry Met Rehab'

Don Clark, a Chicago-based film/theater producer as well as co-owner of the Chicago Magic Lounge, will present the world premiere of When Harry Met Rehab—a comedy that takes sobriety seriously and is based loosely on the ...


 
Students-urged-to-apply-for-Musical-Theatre-Awards

  Students urged to apply for Musical Theatre Awards

Broadway in Chicago is inviting high schools across Illinois to participate in the 11th Annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards. These awards celebrate excellence in high school theater throughout the state. Beginning Thursday, Sept. 16, ...


 
CAIC-announces-2021-Collaborative-Works-Festival-immigration-migration-in-song-

  CAIC announces 2021 Collaborative Works Festival, immigration, migration in song

--From a press release

CHICAGO— Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago (CAIC) begins its eleventh anniversary season with its annual Collaborative Works Festival, held in venues around Chicago from October 6—9, 2021. The 2021 Collaborative ...


 
First-Floor-Theater-announces-2021-22-season

  First Floor Theater announces 2021-22 season

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL (Sept. 13, 2021) — First Floor Theater is excited to announce their ninth live-production season, featuring one world premiere and one Chicago premiere, along with a second round of The Blueprint Commission, it' new ...


 
AstonRep-Theatre-Company-announces-2021-22-season-

  AstonRep Theatre Company announces 2021-22 season:

--From a press release

CHICAGO (Sept. 13, 2021) — AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to welcome back live audiences this fall, kicking off with a revival of Yasmina Reza's frenetic dark comedy God of Carnage, translated by Christopher Hampton and ...


 
TELEVISION-Drag-Race-Queer-Eye-Pose-among-Creative-Emmy-winners

  TELEVISION 'Drag Race,' 'Queer Eye,' 'Pose' among Creative Emmy winners

Three 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies took place Sept. 11-12—and Netflix's The Queen's Gambit led the way with nine wins going into next weekend's Primetime Emmys, Deadline reported. LGBTQ+ individuals and shows also scored se ...


 
Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"If you want the most dramatic season ever, do an LGBT version. I think maybe it's the time for The Bachelor to do a gay Bachelor."—Lance Bass pitches his idea to ABC. You may recall that ...


 
MUSIC-Lil-Nas-X-wins-top-award-at-MTV-VMAs

  MUSIC Lil Nas X wins top award at MTV VMAs

The MTV VMA Awards took place Sept. 12—and an LGBTQ+ artist took home one of the night's top awards. Lil Nas X won Video of the Year for "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)," besting Cardi ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Boy-Meets-Boy-Jennifer-Hudson-SVU-tennis-honor-ABBA

  SHOWBIZ 'Boy Meets Boy,' Jennifer Hudson, 'SVU,' tennis honor, ABBA

Ariztical Entertainment is releasing the German movie Boy Meets Boy on DVD and VOD on Oct. 26. According to a press release, the plot of the 70-minute movie is as follows: "Harry has been partying for ...


 
THEATER-Dear-Mom-Im-Gay-on-Oct-1-2

  THEATER 'Dear Mom, I'm Gay!' on Oct. 1-2

Dear Mom, I'm Gay!—a workshop of a new musical by David Dilsizian—is running at The Jarvis Square Theater, 1439 W. Jarvis Ave. It will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1; and 2 and ...


 
TV-Rory-OMalley-lands-his-second-gay-cartoon-role-with-Chicago-Party-Aunt-

  TV Rory O'Malley lands his second gay cartoon role with 'Chicago Party Aunt'

Inspired by a popular Twitter account, Netflix's latest adult cartoon, Chicago Party Aunt, takes the Windy City to a whole new level. Superstore star and Second City alumna Lauren Ash plays the titular character, Diane Dunbrowski. ...


 
ARC-Music-Festival-debuts-in-Chicago-over-Labor-Day-Weekend

  ARC Music Festival debuts in Chicago over Labor Day Weekend

Replacing North Coast Music Festival's usual spot in Union Park, ARC Music Festival launched Sept. 4-5. North Coast was forced to move to SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Illinois, that same weekend to a stadium that was ...


 
Saint-Sebastian-Players-to-perform-four-shows-during-40th-season

  Saint Sebastian Players to perform four shows during 40th season

--From a press release

The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) announce the company is resuming live, in-person production with an expanded 40th Anniversary Season. The four-play lineup celebrates genres that have been popular with SSP ...


 
Victory-Gardens-Theater-announces-plans-for-2021-22-season

  Victory Gardens Theater announces plans for 2021-22 season

--From a press release

Chicago, IL— Victory Gardens Theater announces their 2021/2022 Season, which will be presented in-person at the Biograph Theater in Lincoln Park. The season will feature three mainstage productions: Queen of the Night by travis tate, the ...


 
Broken-Nose-Theatre-presenting-Black-LGBTQ-drama-Kingdom-Oct-4-24

  Broken Nose Theatre presenting Black LGBTQ drama 'Kingdom' Oct. 4-24

Broken Nose Theatre is launching its tenth season with an audio adaptation of its hit 2018 play Kingdom, written by resident playwright Michael Allen Harris and directed by Manny Buckley. Kingdom features ensemble members RjW Mays ...


 
DANCE-Ensemble-Espanol-to-open-Auditorium-Theatre-season-Oct-16

  DANCE Ensemble Espanol to open Auditorium Theatre season Oct. 16

Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater, in residence at Northeastern Illinois University, will return to the Auditorium Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The company will mark the finale performance of its 45th-anniversary "Zafiro Flamenco ...


 
Lightfoot-attends-Parade-of-Hearts-public-art-installation-series-launch

  Lightfoot attends 'Parade of Hearts' public-art installation series launch

--From a press release

CHICAGO (September 8, 2021) — The Love, Unity & Values (LUV) Institute, a Chicago non-profit, unveiled a new series of neighborhood art installations Sept. 8 to launch the Parade of Hearts, an initiative to commemorate the ...


 
MUSIC-Global-Citizen-Live-to-run-Sept-25-26

  MUSIC 'Global Citizen Live' to run Sept. 25-26

International advocacy organization Global Citizen announced the expansion of "Global Citizen Live" to include Los Angeles and London with an outdoor event in L.A., which is presented by Verizon, and headlined by Stevie Wonder with Adam ...


 
Close-Up-with-Carmen-Sept-9-at-Center-on-Halsted

  'Close-Up with Carmen' Sept. 9 at Center on Halsted

'Close-Up with Carmen'—about the intersection of drag and opera—will take place Thursday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Hoover-Leppen Theatre at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. During this event, participants will discuss cross-dressi ...


 
MOVES-Talking-about-Everybodys-Talking-About-Jamie

  MOVES Talking about 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie'

The new movie Everybody's Talking About Jamie tells the inspiring story of Jamie New, a young drag artist who overcomes hardship and homophobia in Sheffield, England. Out actor Max Harwood stars as New, who gets by ...


 
THEATER-Neo-Futurists-The-Infinite-Wrench-returns-to-the-stage-Sept-18

  THEATER Neo-Futurists' 'The Infinite Wrench' returns to the stage Sept. 18

Chicago's longest-running late-night show, The Neo-Futurists' The Infinite Wrench, kicks off the company's 2021-22 season of programming with a return to weekly in-person performances on Saturday, Sept. 18. The signature ...


 
Survivor-shares-the-story-of-trauma-and-thriving-in-Untold

  Survivor shares the story of trauma and thriving in 'Untold'

WARNING: This article contains material of a graphic nature. Gina M. Garcia is finally sharing her story of thriving after trauma in her new docu-drama biography, Untold: This is My Story, which premieres Sept. 6 at ...


 
Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"I'm so happy to know I have a fan in Maine!"—Joan Rivers in a letter to yours truly sometime in the mid-80s. Massachusetts had just begun using the MA abbreviation instead of Mass! She may have ...


 
THEATER-American-Mariachi-at-Goodman-on-Sept-18-Oct-24

  THEATER 'American Mariachi' at Goodman on Sept. 18-Oct. 24

Goodman Theatre is running American Mariachi—a new comedy about the freedom to dream big, written by Jose Cruz Gonzalez, directed by Goodman Resident Artistic Associate Henry Godinez and presented as part of Chicago Latino Theater Alliance's ...


 
Footwork-dancers-to-be-featured-Sept-10-in-Art-on-theMART-event

  Footwork dancers to be featured Sept. 10 in Art on theMART event

"Dance Down by The River"—an evening of Chicago dance and music—is coming to the Riverwalk in conjunction with Art on theMART thanks to a Chicago Presents grant awarded by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and ...


 
MUSIC-Upcoming-Carmen-featuring-queer-lead-male-drag

  MUSIC Upcoming 'Carmen' featuring queer lead, male drag

On Sept. 16 and 18 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., Chicago audiences will have the rare opportunity to hear two world-class dramatic mezzo-sopranos debut new roles opposite one another ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ 'Idol' alums, Zendaya, Gaga, 'Queer As Folk,' women rappers

American Idol alum David Archuleta said that God urged him to come out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, NBC News noted. The Nashville resident told Today.com he wasn't sure if the community would embrace ...


 
MUSIC-Laura-Jane-Grace-gives-good-advice-to-future-trans-and-queer-artists

  MUSIC Laura Jane Grace gives good advice to future trans and queer artists

For one hour and 48 minutes, Laura Jane Grace will take listeners on a journey with the new Audible project Black Me Out. This transgender musician covers a great deal of territory in the session, from ...


 
Chicago-Gay-Mens-Chorus-CGMC-Undressed-Sept-17-18

  Chicago Gay Men's Chorus' 'CGMC: Undressed' Sept. 17-18

The Chicago Gay Men's Chorus will hold its fall cabaret event "CGMC: Undressed" on Sept. 17-18 at two different venues. On Friday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m., the chorus will perform at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 ...


 
MUSICALS-Highland-Park-Players-to-run-Matilda-Sept-24-Oct-3

  MUSICALS Highland Park Players to run 'Matilda' Sept. 24-Oct. 3

The Highland Park Players return to live theater with the Tony-winning musical Matilda The Musical! opening Sept. 24 and running through Oct. 3 at the Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Ave., Northbrook. Performances are Sept. 24-25 and ...


 
Broadway-in-Your-Backyard-event-Sept-28-at-Gold-Coast-hotel

  'Broadway in Your Backyard' event Sept. 28 at Gold Coast hotel

Ambassador Chicago, a JDV by Hyatt Hotel, in collaboration with Porchlight Music Theatre, will hold a special performance at the hotel—part of Porchlight's "Broadway in Your Backyard" series—on Tuesday, Sept. 28. Doors will open at 6:30 ...


 
The-US-of-Gay

  The U.S. of Gay

Must sees and dos for out-and-proud wanderlusters

51 ab-fab road-trip destinations and pit stops—one in each state and the District of Columbia—that are must sees and dos for out-and-proud wanderlusters There are a million things to love about traveling the United States—from our ...


 
FALL-THEATER-PREVIEW-All-together-In-one-room-Indoor-theater-returns

  FALL THEATER PREVIEW All together In one room: Indoor theater returns

Expanded preview

Two years ago, September would have been greeted by a cluster of opening nights—sometimes as many as three overlapping the same evening—to signal the entrance of the bright-lights-and-glamour CHICAGO THEATER SEASON. This year is 2021, howeve ...


 
MOVIES-Fall-films-harvest-famous-names-for-LGBTQ-stories

  MOVIES Fall films harvest famous names for LGBTQ+ stories

The film industry is featuring world-renowned names like Lady Gaga, Truman Capote and Tammy Faye on the big screen this fall season. Award-winning musicals, true-life stories and far-out fiction are all part of the fun in ...


 
MOVIES-On-Broadway-to-open-Sept-10-in-Highland-Park

  MOVIES 'On Broadway' to open Sept. 10 in Highland Park

As theatergoers prepare for the return of Broadway after an unprecedented absence of 18 months, Kino Lorber is releasing Academy Award nominee Oren Jacoby's documentary On Broadway. The tribute to one of the most vibrant ...


 
MUSIC-Local-band-Glad-Rags-releasing-All-of-Them-on-Oct-15

  MUSIC Local band Glad Rags releasing 'All of Them' on Oct. 15

Chicago-based queer psychedelic orchestra band Glad Rags will release the LP All of Them on Oct. 15. The six-member band began recording the record in late 2018 at Jamdek Studio, and spent 2019 tracking overdubs and ...


 
Hacks-I-May-Destroy-You-Pose-rule-LGBTQ-Critics-Dorian-TV-Awards

  Hacks, I May Destroy You, Pose rule LGBTQ Critics' Dorian TV Awards

--From a press release

AUGUST 29, 2021—HOLLYWOOD, CA—Venerable actress Jean Smart; Saturday Night Live wit Bowen Yang; rising satirist Ziwe; Pose co-creator Steven Canals; teen heartthrob Michael Cimino, of Hulu's Love, Victor; and revered ...


 
Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"I wasn't looking forward to this conversation. But you and your questions and your reintroduction to some of my past enlightened me [and] inspirited me, and I eagerly took the bait."—Ed Asner on Billy Masters LIVE. ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Billy Porter, 'Death Drop,' Brandi Carlile, vintage films, Gaga

Billy Porter will direct a queer teen comedy feature titled To Be Real for Amazon Studios, which is being helmed by Gabrielle Union's I'll Have Another Productions, NME.com noted. Porter, who is currently working on his ...


 
THEATER-School-Girls-serendipity-for-out-performer-pageant-contestant-Ashley-Crowe

  THEATER 'School Girls' serendipity for out performer & pageant contestant Ashley Crowe

Fact and fiction are intertwining for out performer Ashley Crowe. It's as if this moment in Crowe's life is being scripted by the late Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello, who is best known for Six Characters in ...


 
EVENTS-Celebrity-attendees-named-for-Wizard-World-Chicago

  EVENTS Celebrity attendees named for Wizard World Chicago

William Shatner (Star Trek; TV's Boston Legal), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, TV's The Walking Dead), Matthew Lewis (All Creatures Great and Small), James Marsters (TV series Buffy the ...


 
THEATER-REVIEW-The-Things-I-Could-Never-Tell-Steven

  THEATER REVIEW The Things I Could Never Tell Steven

The Things I Could Never Tell Steven. Playwright: Jye Bryant At: PrideArts Broadway. 4139 N. Broadway. Tickets: $30; PrideArts.org. Runs through: Sept. 19 Steven is missing, to begin with—not dead, like Marley; or imprisoned, like Edmond ...


 
TV-Netflix-animated-series-Chicago-Party-Aunt-debuts-Sept-17

  TV Netflix animated series 'Chicago Party Aunt' debuts Sept. 17

The LGBTQ-inclusive series Chicago Party Aunt will debut on Netflix on Friday, Sept. 17. Inspired by the popular Twitter account Chicago Party Aunt, this eight-episode adult animated comedy follows Diane Dunbrowski and nephew Daniel as they ...


 





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Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
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