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Everyone's favorite actor-centric Web series "Submissions Only" just wrapped shooting its third season, and a special preview event of the first episode will premiere at 54 Below on Friday, Aug. 2. The end of Season 2 found the actor's anti-heroine Penny Riley finally getting a job—in an Off-Broadway musical called "Jeremy's Fort"—but now that Penny's employed, show creators Kate Wetherhead and Andrew Keenan-Bolger tell Backstage that viewers will see more of the rehearsal process versus the audition process. "Funny things arise that wouldn’t happen under normal circumstances," Keenan-Bolger says of rehearsal, adding that introducing a fight coordinator was one of his favorite parts of Season 3. "It definitely amplifies the hilarity and the drama of the situation. You see everyone's true colors in a rehearsal." But just because an actor is employed, it's not all bells and rainbows. "A lot of times you're just sitting around learning music, and it's painstaking, »
San Diego County Clerk sues to reinstate Prop 8, Magic Mike Musical signs writers and composers, Catching Fire burns up Comic Con
Henry Cavill will return in the Man of Steel sequel, but he’s bringing a friend – Batman! Yes, they’re ready to reboot the bat, and bring him face to face with Superman. There wasn’t the expected announcement (only rumor) that it would be followed by a Flash movie, then Justice League, but it does appear to be moving in that direction.
The House failed to include the Student Non Discrimination Act in their version of the Education bill, voting it down in committee 5-7. Snda is modeled on Title IX and would effectively bar discrimination in schools. The Senate version currently under consideration includes Snda.
- Ed Kennedy
Tim Hardaway was the first signer of the Florida marriage equality petition. Hardaway made headlines a few years ago saying that he didn’t like gay people and was homophobic. He did some image rehab to become an equality supporter after the backlash. On a side note, I met him a few times when I was working in Florida, and found him to be a very unpleasant man. While I appreciate the support, based on personal experience, I’m not buying it.
A 20-year-old man is in jail after shooting a man at the St. Peteresburg Pride festival. He came to Pride to let the gays know exactly what he thought of him before shooting a man with a Bb gun. Thankfully, the victim wasn’t seriously injured.
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- Ed Kennedy
New information has emerged about “Tuck Everlasting,” “Aladdin,” “and “Jekyll & Hyde,” three large-scale musicals that have their sights set on Broadway.First, a new musical based on Natalie Babbitt’s popular children’s novel “Tuck Everlasting” will have a run at Boston’s Colonial Theatre this summer, a stint that is being billed as a pre-Broadway engagement. Dates for the New York production have yet to be announced, however.Andrew Keenan-Bolger (“Newsies”) will star in the Boston production as Jesse Tuck, the producers announced Jan. 23. The cast also includes Sadie Sink and Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello. With a score by “Burnt Part Boys” songwriters Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen and book by Claudia Shear, the musical follows a young girl who becomes friends with a family who have tapped into eternal life after drinking from a spring in the woods. As previously announced, Tony-winning “Book of Mormon” director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw is directing. »
We're going to liveblog all the gayby WilSon action on Days of Our Lives today, so be sure to tune in with snicks.
Buzzfeed has the four collectible covers of this month's Gay Times Naked Issue, featuring Olympians Chris Mears, Ashley McKenzie, Luke Campbell, and Kieron and Pj from Hollyoaks. I have the full issue on my iPad, and the photography is stunning, and the covers are just the tip of the iceberg.
The Colorado civil unions bill has cleared the first legislative hurdle, passing out of committee on a 3-2 vote.
We haven't heard from One Million Moms in a while, but it's nice to know they pick on someone other than the gays. This time, it's little girls, specifically Girl Scouts, who have begun their cookie season. One Million Moms states, despite Girl Scouts denials, that the Girl Scouts fund abortions at Planned Parenthood.
Considering the name of the column, »
snicks will be bringing you a liveblog of Days of Our Lives today and tomorrow, and you don't want to miss anything from WilSon.
With his focus on climate change, gay rights, women's rights and gun control, many are saying that President Obama is finally preparing to govern from the left as we always hoped he would.
George Takei has joined Dick Tracy for the next two months as George Tawara in a storyline centering around a recovered Japanese internment camp. His husband Brad also appears in the comic strip that I didn't know still existed.
Scott Evans, our fabulous Fub and brother to Chris, has pled guilty to attempted cocaine possession stemming from his arrest after trying to make a purchase from an undercover cop last month. Scott, who won our hearts on One Life To Live, changed his plea to guilty from not guilty in exchange for a »
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