A British holiday tradition where you take a familiar story, have everyone cross-dress, and proceed to merrily shred the plot while inserting a pile of topical humor and songs.
The relationship between Tom and Shane – two candidates for the “world’s cutest couple” – and the tragedy that intervened make this documentary a compelling plea for marriage equality.
Two seasons (20 episodes) of this funny, sometimes sweet, sometimes naughty series about gay men over 50 in West Hollywood has been released on DVD..
Images screens this controversial film Dec. 9-12 in Williamstown. A brilliant film, it is more about relationships than sexual exploitation though there is plenty of both.
Some critics have objected to the “straight hero” in this story about AIDS, but his story needs to be told. And remembered. This very flawed guy made a very big difference when it was most needed.
“This is a play that will certainly empower and enrich the women and girls – and men and boys – lucky enough to see it,” – Gail Burns
Sail the ocean blue and mend broken hearts with W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s first big hit. which is still as popular as when it was written in 1896.
Burns and Murray review “Grandma Moses: An American Primative” at Oldcastle Theatre Co until Nov. 17.
A superb story about high school days that rings true, this film is as good as any from the mainstream studios.
Turtle Hill, Brooklyn is a colorful if subtle film about life, family and friends when you are gay and in love, but not quite ready to make the big commitment, even if you are now 30.
Alan Brown’s lovely new film Five Dances has some incredible choreography by Jonah Bokaer, vivid and authentic moments that any dance student will find can bring back a lifetime of memories. The film has a gentle documentary approach to dancers, and the special sort of relationships those who dance for a living develop with each…
Gail loved Mott’s infectious smile and laugh while Larry enjoyed seeing Maguire on stage again.
“The show must go on,” they say, so Burns and Murray talk about problems that beset a not-quite-ready production.
LGBT themes and characters, nudity, and illicit drug use. what’s not to love about Tales of the CIty?
“Other People’s Money” is the rare sort of play that will make you laugh, make you think, and maybe even make you cry.
The Israeli-Palestinian clash meets its match with this border-crossing love story.
In the course of this two hour play you will meet just about every human prejudice that exists in America today.
Playing now to November 10 is “Accomplice” at ShakesCo. Gail Burns reviews this head-scratcher, saying:”If you love a good whodunnit, you will adore this show”
This star-cast Romeo and Juliet sets pretty high expectations,. Handsome (Bloom) and pretty (Rashad) meet the critics some of whom praise them, but others seem to resent their good looks.
Two titans of literature clash and burn on the Fourth of July, 1937.
A pleasant enough evening at the theatre, but memorable would have been better,
“I Do” is a sweet, sincere, yet ultimately tepid story about Jack and impossible choices.
When a complicated traditional relationship is interrupted by the guy deciding he wants to live as a women “Laurence Anyways” takes us on a fascinating journey.
A very informal video review of a film you might want to avoid.
Simon Coe Bigelow’s play about a special needs child sets a noble theatrical goal, but its shallow treatment of an important subject sinks the effort.
When you enter Kaufman’s Barber Shop you will step back in time to 1925 when much more than simple haircuts were happening.
A treat for the whole family, Young Frankenstein is a hoot with a monster, music and lots of flat-out comedy.
DIssolving the line between musical theatre and grand opera is the Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre with a delightful “Barber of Seville.”
Entering the final week of its run, this remarkable production takes Shakespeare on a joy ride.
Combining elements of theatre and dance, Stockholm is a unique play brought together brilliantly in Hudson, NY.
Great acting in a sometimes funny, sometimes painful play about life in the Irish countryside.
Reviewing An Iliad, and the battle between rage and compassion in the human soul.