This lady is a thunderclap of talent, crackling with energy, intelligence and beauty of voice, face, body and soul. Amber Martin’s new show at 54 Below, Stoned Soul is a tribute to singer/songwriter Laura Nyro, herself a big storm of talent. It’s only natural (or perhaps supernatural) that Martin singing Nyro should be hair-raisingly electrifying!
JVB is out to spread the love in v’s summer show and summer dress. Well, a combination of wryly cynical observations about love and heartfelt renditions of songs with love in the title, which range from Burt Bacharach and Todd Rundgren to The Cure and Kate Bush. V is also out to do some summer “camping” with the incredibly insightful thought that “Being campy is dangerous! Apparently people will kill you for being campy!”
The concert celebration of all things Judy Garland will have its third annual performance on Monday, June 17 to raise money for the Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to homeless LGBT youth. The all-star lineup this year includes Martha Wash, Carolee Carmello, Madeleine Peyroux, Justin Vivian Bond, Lea DeLaria, Jaime Cepero, Karen Mason, Telly Leung, Christiane Noll, Scott Matthew, Maude Maggart, Natalie Joy Johnson, Tituss Burgess, Molly Pope and Danielle Grabianowski.
This “lady” is one of my favorite comedy queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race, and it has long been clear that she’s always an audience favorite. Her current show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, Lick This Boxx is mostly stories of Ms. Boxx’s drag life, up to and including her time on Drag Race. Pandora delivers these tales with the offhanded ease of girlfriends exchanging gossip. Behind that nonchalance, however, is a steel-sharp sense of comic timing, and that’s what really makes her the rising star she is.