Stage reviews: ‘I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard,’ ‘Her Song’

Posted on 19 Feb 2016 at 7:20am

One booze-filled night, David (Barry Nash), a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright whose output seems to have diminished in recent years, alternates giving his actress-daughter Ella (Jenny Ledel) a pep-talk with passive-aggressively undermining her self-confidence. David is a bootstraps guy, the kind who willed his career as a writer after cozying up to a famous queer mentor. […]

BREAKING: DTC announces 2016-17 season

Posted on 16 Feb 2016 at 10:01am

BREAKING: DTC announces 2016-17 season

Review: ‘Bridges of Madison County’

Posted on 03 Feb 2016 at 8:59pm

If you weren’t around when Robert James Waller’s novel The Bridges of Madison County dropped in 1992, you probably can’t fully appreciate its cultural impact. It was, in retrospect, the Midwestern equivalent of 50 Shades of Grey: Poorly written treacle masquerading as grand romance. It was almost a parody of itself from the start, with […]

WTT announces new Discovery Series for spring, with gay content

Posted on 02 Feb 2016 at 1:00am

WTT announces Discovery Series for spring

Exploring muxé* *Rhymes with gay

Posted on 29 Jan 2016 at 6:15am

Teatro Dallas’ performing arts festival looks at the sexually accepting culture of Southern Mexico in ‘Another Day of Partying’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor Even in the 1950s when she was just a girl, Cora Cardona was surrounded by gay people. And surprisingly — at least to our contemporary sensibilities — it was no […]

Bible versus

Posted on 22 Jan 2016 at 7:25am

Second Thought’s ‘Martyr’ presents a modern-day ‘Crucible’ of extremism ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor Ben (Garret Storms) is a fairly typical high school kid: Moody, disrespectful to his mom, awkward, probably a C+ student. One day, he refuses to disrobe for swim class, and starts quoting Bible verses, though he’s never shown any interest […]

Free at last

Posted on 22 Jan 2016 at 7:20am

Slave Letters Mark-Brian Sonna’s MBS Productions has long specialized in world premiere plays — usually locally written, and often with a gay theme. But his latest, Slave Letters, is something of a departure. Sonna conceived and staged this presentation for Black History Month, based on actual correspondence between slaves during the time of slavery. “That question […]

‘Rent’ boy

Posted on 22 Jan 2016 at 6:30am

Exactly 20 years after his life-changing work in the groundbreaking musical ‘Rent,’ out actor Anthony Rapp — now on tour in the new classic ‘If/Then’ — is older, wiser … and not living in the past ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor For musical theater junkies, Anthony Rapp is American royalty. If Patti LuPone and […]

The showman must go on

Posted on 15 Jan 2016 at 7:25am

B.J. Cleveland, Dallas theater’s go-to guy Coy Covington has some advice for B.J. Cleveland: Learn the word “no.” “I really need to add that word to my vocabulary,” Cleveland smiles at the words of wisdom offered by his longtime friend and colleague. Already one of the busiest theater professionals in North Texas — in addition to […]

Boys’ town

Posted on 15 Jan 2016 at 6:00am

A chat with the stars of the world premiere gay comedy-drama ‘Clarkston’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor At opening night of Clarkston, my companion could hardly control her excitement. “We’re seeing a world premiere! No one else has seen this play before!” she enthused. It was eye-opening to experience her excitement. Dallas has […]