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 →

The Living Room where it happens – film of Hamilton original Broadway production opens on Disney+ July 3rd

With the Great White Way deserted and shuttered since March 11th, and no official reopening date yet decided, yesterday the Broadway League announced theatres are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for performances through September 6th 2020. There was better news however for theatregoers around the world from Disney, who will fast track... Continue Reading →

Let’s go online with show! Patti LuPone & John Malkovich star in David’s Mamet’s November to support the Actors Fund

Tonight on Broadway the doors may still be shuttered and the lights dimmed, but Broadway’s Best Shows is going on(line) with show. Launching today at 8pm EST/5pm PST, the weekly one-night-only “Spotlight On Plays” series will benefit The Actors Fund. The first play is David Mamet’s November starring John Malkovich, Patti LuPone, Dylan Baker, Ethan Phillips and Michael... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Composer Paul Englishby on his music for The Inheritance “my feeling was that the music should gently put it’s arm around the audience”

With Matthew Lopez's multi-Olivier winning The Inheritance now in its final weeks on Broadway The Queer Review's editor James Kleinmann spoke exclusively with composer Paul Englishby about creating the play's achingly beautiful music. Scoring for theatre, film, television, dance and opera, Englishby is perhaps best known for his BAFTA-nominated work on BBC's Luther starring Idris Elba. His jazz inflected... Continue Reading →

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