Pride Guide: Eight LGBTQ-Centric Shows to See for Gay Pride in NYC
This weekend, New York celebrates Pride, and whether you’re a local ready to turn up or a tourist in town to celebrate all things LGBTQ, your pride weekend obvi wouldn’t be complete without some theatre. First, let’s look at the full-length shows.
Even the Drag Race season 9 coronation can’t hold a candle to the Tony-winning Best Musical. Lola and her Angels kick, split, twirl, and sing the MF house down. These queens, decked out in the most stunning Gregg Barnes costumes, will have you living your entire life and feeling that pride in a major way. #JustBe
Doesn’t matter which Dolly you see (Bette or Donna Murphy), this production gives gay angels wings to fly every night. There is no moment more full of NY pride than Bathhouse Betty kicking with the young male ensemble as they welcome her back where she belongs.
The searing, emotional new drama by out playwright Paula Vogel traces how one lesbian kiss ignited a firestorm that spread over decades and continents. The gorgeous scene in which Adina Verson and Katrina Lenk recreate the kiss in the rain will be a highlight of not only your pride weekend but your entire summer.
This sexy, edgy off-Broadway drama explores life in a triad relationship between three men. This one is equal parts hot and enlightening.
’Cause maybe your weekend is jam-packed and you can only make time for a short kiki at the cabaret.
Like Dolly Levi before her, belter and bad decision expert Tori Scott is back where she belongs: thrilling gays at Joe’s Pub with her stories of debauchery while singing her face off. Make American Gay Again! will shock, offend, and entertain on June 24.
Acclaimed performer Billy Lykken offers an alt-cabaret experience featuring his queer brand of comedy and some outrageous parody in The Sacred Monster Live! on June 24. Get to know the soul of an often heartbroken, but never bitter, sequined songstress whose eccentricities and self-destructive behavior are overshadowed by an all-consuming need to please the faithful masses.
Seth Sikes is giving the gays EVERYTHING they could want for Pride weekend: Judy, Liza, Barbra, & Bernadette all in one concert. If you need last names, this show isn’t for you…for everyone else, Seth takes on your favorite divas on June 24.
A blend of beefcake and bebop, the string quartet fuses classical music with today’s pop music, and the result is stunning. Take Well-Strung in at 54 on June 25.