Theatre Review: "The Lyons"

Linda Lavin made everybody take note of Nicky Silver’s The Lyons by leaving not one but two other terrific Broadway-bound shows to portray the indomitable family matriarch Rita in this icy new comedy. And indeed, she made the right choice – this is one hell of a role, and she sinks her teeth into it with abandon.

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Editor-in-Chief's Round Table: The Power List

Out Magazine recently named their Power List, the 50 most influential people in the LGBT community.

The magazine poses the question: “How to measure a person’s power? In a world in which we have inexpensive tools to reach billions, it may seem that the globe truly is flat, and we’re all on an even playing field. But a few exemplary individuals manage to influence the way others live — either through their public personas, politics, or wealth — and affect cultural and social attitudes.”

So it got me to thinking, what does make one influential? What qualities does a person have to possess in order to make a list? And what about this particular list?

As always, Charles Winters and Demanda Dahling are here. Also joining me: GaySocialites.com‘s resident dapper Kevin Novinski; Associate editor Christopher Dellea; and NYC DJ, artist, writer and fantastical creature Seth Silberman.

So, right this way…

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Last night with DexStar G / Happy May Day!

Capturing last night one click at a time

Sharon Needles is America's Next Drag Superstar!


“Happy Halloween everyone!” exclaimed Sharon Needles after being crowned winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race last night.

In a finale that was more glamorous than the show itself, Ru and her girls reunited and dished out some drama from the season. We finally found out that Willam was disqualified from the show for having some hanky panky with her boyfriend . Latrice Royale was named Miss Congeniality, and it was also announced that she would be the newest professor on spin-off show RuPaul’s Drag U. Jiggly Caliente called off Phi Phi O’Hara for talking behind her back in an teary-eyed confrontation. It was certainly a show!

Now, let the music play, and see Sharon winning the whole race below:

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Theatre Review: "A Streetcar Named Desire"

This is one of the most satisfying, on-target, productions of A Streetcar Named Desire that I have seen. I am more than a little obsessed with both Tennessee Williams and New Orleans, and Emily Mann’s finely calibrated production has gotten both the locale and the author’s style exactly right. Streetcar follows former school teacher Blanche DuBois (Nicole Ari Parker), as she’s forced to move in with her sister Stella (Daphne Rubin-Vega) and her brutish husband Stanley (Blair Underwood).

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