“Nearly 50” – Pride Arts Center celebrates its first Pride Month on Broadway with 30 days of plays, readings and special events

On the cusp of the 50th Anniversary of the seminal gay play The Boys in the Band Pride Arts Center presents a slate of readings, productions and special events that look at gay works past and present. Staged readings are The Boys in the Band by Mart Crowley (1968) and Jumpers for Goalposts by Tom Wells (2015), a British play about homophobia in sports. Limited run productions include David Pevsner’s solo show Musical Comedy Whore, and BEDS, a double-bill of classic plays Jerker (1986) and Two Boys in Bed on a Cold Winter Night (1995). Special events include a staged reading of The Great Trans* Play Contest winner, SheFest, an evening of performances featuring queer women, Queer Bits Film Festival and the Broadway in the Broadway Cabaret. The celebration will conclude with Unity in Dance with choreography by members of the Gus Giordano Dance Company. Performances will be in The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, except as noted.

Visit www.pridefilmsandplays.com or call 1800 737 0984 for more information.

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