Mark Nadler is one of the greatest showmen of our time, capable of leaping from floor to piano bench, tap-dancing madly, singing and keeping steady eye contact with the audience, all this while playing a complex passage on the piano without even glancing at the keys. However, in his latest, I’m A Stranger Here Myself, he takes a somewhat more low-key approach – the abundant theatrics and virtuosity are still there, but applied in a different way. Stranger was originally a cabaret show, but Mark has worked with director David Schweizer to craft it into an even more thoughtful multimedia theatre piece.
Gay couples are now recognized under the law in Colorado after civil unions officially became legal as of 12:01am on Wednesday.
Thank goodness I know this play very intimately – I played Macbeth’s nemesis MacDuff in college – otherwise I might not have been able to follow this artful but somewhat opaque adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy.
NBA player Jason Collins says, “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black and I’m gay.” That’s how Collins started an essay set to come up in the upcoming issue of Sports Illustrator. Now, he’s being called a pioneer by everyone from fellow NBA players to Christine Quinn who is likely to become New York City’s first openly gay Mayor this fall.