May 2013 Archives

5 Gay Things to See or Do Before Pride

By Doug Rule
May 31, 2013 11:35 AM |
Got Pride fever already? Well, here’s our pick for five slightly off-the-beaten-path ways to scratch your gay itch before next weekend’s parade, festival and parties. These ideas, drawn from Metro Weekly’s Out On The Town calendar, are in addition to Drag Kickball and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington’s show Seven, both taking place this weekend and reported on in the ... [Read]

“I feel like the Internet and social media have created a world where theater can transcend New York, and get out in a way that it couldn’t when I first started,” Broadway performer Billy Porter tells Metro Weekly. “You can just get online and you can talk to people all the way across the world who have the same interests ... [Read]

In a Metro Weekly cover feature as part of our Special Broadway Edition, celebrated composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz discussed the 10th anniversary of Wicked and the new revival of Pippin, both running on Broadway. He also reflected on the current, “somewhat disconcerting” state -- and this year’s current crop -- of Broadway musicals. In the same interview Schwartz, a Tony Awards ... [Read]

Swedish dance-pop duo Icona Pop and British singer/rapper Cher Lloyd will join Scottish soul singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé as headliners at this year’s Capital Pride Festival, organizers announced today. The trio of young female pop acts are all stars in Europe but still bubbling up in the U.S. As Metro Weekly announced yesterday, Sandé will perform Sunday, June 9, in ... [Read]

Emeli Sande to perform at Capital Pride

By Doug Rule
May 2, 2013 2:51 PM |
Remarkable young soul singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé will be one of three featured headliners at this year’s Capital Pride Festival, Metro Weekly can confirm today. Sandé is to perform Sunday, June 9, during the 4 p.m. hour on the Capitol Stage, set up on historic Pennsylvania Avenue, with the U.S. Capitol as a dramatic backdrop. “We are thrilled to have ... [Read]