Disney’s Newsies, Broadway’s smash hit musical, lands in San Diego May 31

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In 1992 Walt Disney Studios released its first live action musical since Pete’s Dragon’s release in 1977. Newsies starred relatively unknown child actors, Christian Bale (Batman) and David Moscow (Big) and a few well-known adult actors Robert Duvall (The Judge), Ann Margaret (Bye Bye Birdie) and Bill Pullman (Independence Day). The original songs were penned […]

Meet Janis Ian

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The musical force behind chart-topping hits “Society’s Child” and “At Seventeen” provides a glimpse at her playlist for her San Diego concert, her career, Bill Cosby and history’s arc A telling story. Sunday, Nov. 26, 1967, Janis Ian, formerly Janis Eddy Fink, was asleep backstage on the set of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. She […]

Meet Henry Gamble: Gay, Christian and about to have one hell of a 17th birthday party!

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Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party is a picture, above all else, about conversions: religious, moral, sexual and familial. Henry, our handsome, young protagonist, is about to spend his 17th birthday with his friends, both religious and secular, his parents and their church friends – the “adults” – at a pool party of his parent’s making. The […]

Play Ball!

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America’s Finest City Softball League celebrates 35 years of LGBT acceptance and inclusion in sports It’s that time of the year again. Time for Americans to flock to the nation’s ballparks to enjoy a good old fashioned baseball game, indulge in hot dogs and cracker jacks and root for the home team. While sports fans […]

Queer Style: dapperQ’s Anita Dolce Vita on the new frontier of fashion

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Jayden Smith’s breakthrough moment has arrived. Thanks to a Louis Vuitton fashion campaign, this gender-fluid fashion rock star, son to actor Will Smith, isn’t just a symbol of a new, sexually uninhibited generation, he’s an expression of a growing awareness in fashion that gender constraints no longer make sense whether it be in models, marketing […]

Trans indie rocker Isley Reust: Turning dreams into reality

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“Isley Reust is a Los Angeles based actress, musician and producer. Isley is a transgender woman who is breaking boundaries in the music and TV world. She has a guest role in the new movie Mother’s Day staring Sharon Stone, Courtney Cox, Christina Ricci and Selma Blair coming out in 2016. Isley is also the […]

Now I know we’re not in Kansas!

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Meet Dorothy and Scarecrow from the new production of The Wizard of Oz landing in San Diego March 15 What can one say about The Wizard of Oz that hasn’t been said already? The film premiered in 1939 starring a very young Judy Garland, who was not the first choice, in fact it is said […]

Meet A.J. Holmes, aka Elder Cunningham in ‘The Book of Mormon’

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At this point many Americans know about the mega musical hit The Book of Mormon. If you don’t you most definitely have heard of South Park and its creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Mormon took Broadway by storm when it opened there in March 2011 and to date the show is still running on […]

Meet Jackson Evans: Host of The Realish Housewives of San Diego

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The Realish Housewives of San Diego is a parody of the many versions of The Real Housewives that has inundated Bravo TV since 2005. The show is the brainchild of two Chicago Second City alums Kate James and Tim Sniffen. The San Diego version of the show is at the Balboa Theatre this week for […]

Showtime!

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LGBT Weekly previews a selection of shows from San Diego’s vibrant new theater season San Diego can boast about its theater scene like no other city in America. Sure Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver and Chicago have vibrant exciting theater offerings, but none of them can compete with how many world, U.S. and West Coast premieres […]

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