GLAAD Awards Exclusive Interview: Michael R. Jackson on writing A Strange Loop “I felt misunderstood, unseen & unheard”

A Strange Loop became the most Tony Award-nominated production of the season today, receiving 11 nominations including Best Musical. On Friday night the show's Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, composer and lyricist, Michael R. Jackson, gave a powerful and moving performance of Memory Song from the musical on stage at the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Ahead... Continue Reading →

Inspired by Jonathan Larson’s legacy High School students from across the US unite to perform Louder Than Words from tick, tick…BOOM!

“Jonathan Larson is the composer who made me want to write", Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda told The Queer Review earlier this week at the New York premiere of his feature directorial debut tick, tick…BOOM! The film is an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, who revolutionsed musical theatre as... Continue Reading →

Outfest 2021 Exclusive Interview: filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz on Boulevard! A Hollywood Story “how many queer stories are buried in boxes, sitting in people’s attics & basements?”

Jeffrey Schwarz, the Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker behind Vito, I Am Divine, and Tab Hunter Confidential, returns to Outfest this month for the world premiere of his latest feature, Boulevard! A Hollywood Story. The fascinating film unearths the little-known attempt by actress Gloria Swanson to stage an original Broadway musical based on the movie she is... Continue Reading →

Ryan Murphy takes us to The Prom with his stellar cast Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, Jo Ellen Pellman, Ariana DeBose, Keegan-Michael Key, James Corden & Andrew Rannells

With director Ryan Murphy's joyous queer romantic comedy musical, The Prom, landing on Netflix this Friday December 11th The Queer Review caught up—virtually of course—with the film's stellar ensemble cast and Murphy himself at the recent global press conference. Based on Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin and Matthew Sklar's Tony-nominated Broadway production, the screen adaptation sees... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Uncle Frank star Lois Smith on being Tony nominated for The Inheritance “it’s just a delight at this time when everything has gone splat”

Actress Lois Smith, who turned 90 earlier this month, received her third Tony nomination in October for her deeply moving performance in Matthew Lopez's epic gay play The Inheritance. Born in Kansas, Smith moved to New York City in 1951, making her Broadway debut the following year in Time Out for Ginger and her auspicious... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Tony-nominated The Boys in the Band star Robin de Jesús “being a part of this cast really helped me find that pride & that gay ancestral power to step into”

Robin de Jesús received both critical acclaim and his third Tony nomination for his show stealing, hilarious yet soulful, performance as the fabulously flamboyant Emory in the Ryan Murphy produced 2018 Tony-winning Broadway revival of Mart Crowley's groundbreaking play The Boys in the Band. He's now reprising that role, alongside his all-star, all publicly gay... Continue Reading →

Outfest 2020 Film Review: Minyan ★★★★

A gay Brooklyn teenager (The Inheritance’s Samuel H. Levine) charts his own sexual awakening and the complexities of his Russian Jewish family in documentarian Eric Steel’s narrative debut Minyan. The work of James Baldwin is certainly in the zeitgeist again as, much like Tomasz Jedrowski's brilliant debut novel Swimming in the Dark, Giovanni’s Room provides... Continue Reading →

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