Author Archives: Marco Aquino

Idina Menzel on Touring, Motherhood and Transitioning from Broadway to Pop

Idina Menzel on Touring, Motherhood and Transitioning from Broadway to Pop

Idina Menzel rose to prominence in 1996 when she originated the role of Maureen in Jonathan Larson’s Tony- and Pulitzer-winning Broadway musical RENT. She cemented her status as one of today’s preeminent Broadway actresses with further roles in Wicked (2003) and If/Then (2014). In 2013, Menzel hit the stratosphere voicing the role of Elsa the

Local Theatres to Broadcast Live Production of ‘Angels in America’

For those of us who can’t cross the globe to catch the London revival of Tony Kushner’s landmark play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, it comes as a pleasant surprise that the National Theatre plans to broadcast its production to cinemas worldwide this summer. Starring Andrew Garfield (Spiderman), Nathan Lane (Birdcage), and Russell Tovey

Rey Lopez Birthday Bash Returns for Sixth Year

Since its 2012 premiere at the Bonham Exchange, the annual Rey Lopez Birthday Bash has featured appearances by some of the top performers from RuPaul’s Drag Race. With the reality show’s increasing popularity and its recent jump to VH1, there seems to be no end in sight for these gender-bending, boundary-pushing queens. Before last year’s bash

Esperanza Exhibition Is a Call to Action

After the Supreme Court’s landmark case making gay marriage legal in 2015, it was easy to believe that gay people had finally achieved some semblance of equality. Yet, with the election of President Donald Trump one year later, it seems minority communities are more vulnerable than ever. Moved by the current political climate, the Esperanza

‘9 Circles’ Makes SA Premiere at Classic Theatre

9 Circles, Bill Cain’s 2010 play based on the real-life crimes committed by Private Steven Dale, has made its San Antonio premiere at the Classic Theatre in partnership with the Surround Project. The play is a heart-wrenching look into the long-lasting psychological effects of war on the minds of young soldiers. Structured around the nine

Our Summer Concert Picks

From Broadway numbers to funky club bangers, there’s  something in store for everyone when it comes to entertainment options in the Alamo City. Here are our top concert picks for summer 2017. Melissa Etheridge Known for her confessional lyrics and smoky vocals, Melissa Etheridge entered the music scene in 1988 and quickly garnered hits like

Speaking Out: Comedian Joan Riviera Emerges as a Trans Activist

“I am your mother! I am your sister! I am whatever you want!” On a recent evening at Main Plaza, around 70 members of San Antonio’s LGBT community had gathered to speak out against the Trump administration which, just a day earlier, had rescinded Obama-era guidelines meant to accommodate transgender students in public schools. Organized

Rey Lopez Birthday Bash Promises an ‘Eleganza Extravaganza’

Since its 2012 premiere at the Bonham Exchange, the annual Rey Lopez Birthday Bash has featured appearances by some of the top performers from RuPaul’s Drag Race. This year’s extravaganza on July 28 pairs established fan favorites like Raja alongside newcomers Naomi Smalls and Valentina. Raven and Jujubee (AKA Team Rujubee) and Puerto Rican beauties

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