'The Boys In The Band' - A modern and inspiring story with long-standing roots!
In 1968 Mart Crowley’s play THE BOYS IN THE BAND premiered off-Broadway. The play was the first to center around a group of gay men. Back then, Crowley was the first to give gay men a voice onstage.
For its 50th birthday the play celebrates a 15-week engagement on Broadway!
Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and produced by Ryan Murphy and David Stone, the cast includes Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Carver, Andrew Rannells, Robin de Jesús, Brian Hutchinson, Michael Benjamin Washington and Tuc Watkins.
The Boys In The Band is both, an inspiring and encouraging play, giving the audience an inside view of a story from 'back then' which still has to be told over and again today!
Performances are set to run until August 12th at Booth's Theatre in New York City.
More on the play, the staging and tickets: http://boysintheband.com/
Picture © Boys In The Band
Lysander loves Hermia, and Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius; Demetrius used to love Helena but now loves Hermia....
Maybe this story sounds familiar to some of you. William Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream, written in 1595/96, is one of his most popular plays even today. Director Casey Wilder Mott takes the characters from the partriachal society of Athens to the modern city of Los Angeles. He successfuly overcomes the gap between a story from the Elizabethan Age and present-day problems. This independent film is not only for poets and bards, it definitely arouses interest among the young audience as well and introduces them to the mysterious world of the theatre in quite a fun way.
A Midsummer Night's Dream is shown in a few selected theatres throughout the US. You can find the screening dates and cities on the movie website below.
Cast: Rachael Leigh Cook (Hermia), Finn Wittrock (Demetrius), Paz de la Huerta (Hippolyta), Ted Levine (Theseus), Hamish Linklater (Lysander), Avan Jogia (Puck), Lily Rabe (Helena), Charlie Carver (Snug), Max Carver (Snout), Fran Kranz (Bottom), Saul Williams (Oberon), Mia Doi Todd (Titania), Charity Wakefield (Quince)
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGN8wJyJ_AY
International premiere of 'Locating Silver Lake' at Edinburgh Film Fest this month!
Writer and producer Eric Bilitch presents his latest movie “Locating Silver Lake” at the Edinburgh Film Festival this month (screenings on June 28 + June 30)!
Following its national premiere at Cinequest, the film also screened at Phoenix, Florida and Newport Beach Film Festival. Now people get the chance to watch Bilitch's second feature film overseas in Scotland.
After his first movie 'The Submarine Kid' Bilitch this time tells a completely different story. College-graduate Daniel moves to Los Angeles to find his place in life. A roller coaster ride begins for Daniel, who finds out about love, trust and eventually his life purpose. The cast includes Josh Peck, Finn Wittrock, Aubrey Peeples, Amaury Nolasco, Valerie Cruz, Zelda Williams, Robbie Kay, Dan Lauria and many more.
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/rD89AbuoSTQ.
Infos on Edinburgh FF: http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/2018/locating-silver-lake/06-30_17-00
W-festival 2018, from the 15th to the 19th August
Starting off with a unique stand-alone concert of '40 years of Bauhaus celebration' with singer Peter Murphy and bass player David J on Wednesday 15th August. One of the first goth rock bands and for many even the inventors of a new genre. After 20 years they are back on Belgian soil and they bring their unique sound to WFest. For the passion of lovers and the new wave of life.
For tickets and info, go to www.w-festival.com
W-festival 2018, van 15 tot 19 augustus
Met als unieke kick-off het stand-alone concert van '40 years of Bauhaus celebration' met zanger Peter Murphy en bassist David J op woensdagavond 15 augustus. Eén van de eerste goth rock bands en voor velen zelfs de uitvinders van het genre tout court. Na 20 jaar staan ze terug op Belgische bodem en brengen ze hun unieke sound naar WFest. For the passion of lovers and the new wave of life.
Voor tickets en informatie, ga naar www.w-festival.com
British alternative rock outfit, Shriekback, will release new album ‘Why Anything? Why This?’ on 25th May!
Seminal British alternative rock outfit, Shriekback, will release their new album ‘Why Anything? Why This?’ on 25th May.
This 14th studio album, which boasts a wide, organic and detailed sound, is already being described by early listeners as their best since the landmark album ‘Oil & Gold’.
However you describe it, this is Shriekback refocused, reinvented and reinvigorated.
About Shriekback :
Shriekback was formed in 1980 by ex-XTC keyboardist Barry Andrews and bassist Dave Allen on his departure from Gang Of Four, in collaboration with guitarist Carl Marsh from Out On Blue Six.
In 1982 they released their first full-length album ‘Care’ and eventually achieving wider recognition with the singles ‘Lined Up’ and ‘My Spine (Is The Bassline)’. In 1983, they were joined by drummer Martyn Barker (King Swamp, Billy Bragg).
A move to a major label, Arista, allowed the band to fully realise their sound on ‘Oil & Gold’(1985), a milestone album that remains the band’s best-known (helped by the success of the single ‘Nemesis’) and the foundation of their popularity on the US college circuit and elsewhere.
New collaborator Scott Firth (of P.i.L) adds irrefutable bass to selected tracks, while Shriekback regulars Wendy and Sarah Partridge contribute their ever-invaluable backing vocals.
As a teaser, they are previewing the first single ‘And The Rain’, along with a darkly intriguing video filmed by Howard Davidson (a.k.a. Hodah). Check it out below!