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REVIEW: Torch Song Trilogy

Harvey Feirstein’s semi-autobiographical play garnered him a bagful of awards and became a seminal work in the gay genre. It’s set in New York in the 1970s, but take away all the temporal cues and it still feels contemporary and relevant. This production by Darlinghurst Theatre Company is a reprisal of director Stephen Colyer’s much […]

The View Upstairs

In 1973 a fire in the Upstairs Lounge, a covert gay bar in New Orleans, killed 32 people and left a hideous scar on the entire community. Stories and images of the incident are truly harrowing. It doesn’t seem like the kind of thing you’d write a musical about, yet lyricist/composer Max Vernon has done […]