Dozens of playwrights, actors join 'Period Piece' monologues
Hecht, Joseph, Moore and dozens of other actors are teaming up to talk about something rarely mentioned on stage: periods. "Period Piece" will consist of 36 monologues by 36 different playwrights performed over three different performances in April. (AP Photo)Mandy Moore, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Beth Leavel, Jessica Hecht and dozens of other actors are teaming up to talk about something rarely mentioned on stage: periods. “Period Piece” will consist of 36 monologues by 36 different playwrights performed over three different performances in April. A portion of the proceeds from Period Piece will benefit I Support the Girls, providing period products and bras to homeless and those in need.
Broadway stars and drag queens to unite for voter drive show
NEW YORK – Broadway and the world of drag will combine later this month for a streaming variety show to promote voter participation that promises plenty of show tunes and a lot of fierce lipstick. “Divas For Democracy: United We Slay” will feature Broadway stars such as Chita Rivera and Stephanie J. Block singing theater songs while their drag counterparts from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” “match their vocal prowess with lip sync passion and style,” according to organizers. There's a minimum $5 donation and all proceeds benefit Drag Out the Vote, a national, nonpartisan voter engagement nonprofit. The divas of drag include stars of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” such as Alaska, Jinkx Monsoon, Jujubee, Valentina, Peppermint, Cynthia Lee Fontaine, Shuga Cain, Honey Davenport, Brita Filter, Marti Gould Cummings and Pixie Aventura.