HIPSTER TIPS: TWO GREAT PRODUCTIONS WORTH CATCHING (BUT HURRY!)

THE PRIDE by Alexi Kaye Campbell at the Wallis Annenberg Neal Bledsoe, Jessica Collins, Augustus Prew in the 1958 triangle. Photo Credit: Kevin Parry In his review of the New York production, Ben Brantley called The Pride "sentimental," and he may not be wrong.  The play dramatizes...

The Winners of the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival

The 8th Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival concluded last night with its annual Award Ceremony and Closing Night Party. Over 800 people attended the Award Ceremony, which took place at the Ricardo Montalbán Theatre. The Fringe community of participants and attendees voted for all Freak Awards winners. Winners include: Top of the...

What To Do About Trump? Laugh or Cry? 7 Fringe Shows Have an Answer

Donald Trump (Harry S. Murphy) and Barrack Obama (Joshua Wolf Coleman) in Ray Richmond's play Transition. Donald Trump has been ridiculed for years. He is practically a caricature onto himself – like the most extreme example of the Ugly American come to life. We have seen...

The Critics and Audience Choice Awards of Better Lemons

As of this email, the critics and the audiences have spoken, resulting in more then 50 Hollywood Fringe productions receiving a Sweet #LemonMeter rating and 3 Fringe productions have received #DoubleSweet ratings (both critics and audience members agreeing on a sweet production). The #LemonMeter ratings are based on reviews and...

Hollywood Fringe - Week 2

From the first Fringe previews, I have been going to every single Fringe theater to talk to audience members about Better Lemons and the #LemonMeter, encouraging them to leave a review of shows they have seen. We currently have 1375 reviews listed (from critics and from audience members) and it's...

MY KIKI WITH BONI B. ALVAREZ

Every month or so, playwright Boni B. Alvarez and I have a kiki (Queer dictionary moment: kiki = chit-chat, coffee, shoot the…you understand).  We meet up to talk shop, dream, scheme, and generally relish each other’s company.  Fresh off the opening of Boni’s new play Nicky, you know I...

EPIPHANIES AT THE FRINGE, PART III: LIFE AND DEATH, MAGIC AND MUSIC

HIPSTER TIP AT THE FRINGE EASY TARGETS at Sacred Fools is simply the most fun you can have at the Hollywood Fringe, and one of the most fun evenings you will ever have at the theater.  There's an A evening (Male Actors) and a B evening (Female Actors); I've only seen...

THE UNIVERSAL CLICK AT THE HOLLYWOOD FRINGE

Hello beautiful souls! This is Miss Barbie Q! Your friendly neighborhood drag queen! What a thrill it is to be reporting from the frontlines of the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival (which I will lovingly refer to as the “Fringe” from now on). But I come to you from a totally different...