Conjuring Montgomery Clift

Screen legend Montgomery Clift, upon watching the rough-cut screening of the movie that would catapult his film career, once said, “I watched myself in Red River (1948) and knew I was going to be famous, so I decided I would get drunk anonymously one last time.” Substance abuse would be one of the causes leading to the actor’s ultimate demise, but Clift’s prediction of fame was accurate. In Bruce Reisman’s As Long as I’m Famous (2019), Montgomery Clift is portrayed by the beguilingly talented actor Gavin Adams. Adams, who has local ties to Maryland, recently chatted with Baltimore OUTloud over […]

As Long As I’m Famous

In the Bruce Reisman’s upcoming film As Long as I’m Famous, the interpersonal relationships of stage and screen stars from postwar Hollywood and Broadway’s golden age are explored through the 24-year-old eyes of future legendary director, Sidney Lumet. The film is a fact-based account of a New York summer in 1948, where future luminaries such as Montgomery Clift and Lumet embark on perfecting their craft during their early rise to fame. For film and television actor David Chokachi, his portrayal of professional boxer Gene Tunney demonstrates for audiences that the performer is more than just his good looks. Having burst […]

Homegrown Talent Stars in Wilde Classic

Currently running through Sunday, December 30th, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest continues to illuminate audiences at the Everyman Theatre. From its superb set design to splendidly designed costumes, the tour-de-farce showcases some of the best acting talent in Baltimore. Everyman resident actor Danny Gavigan, who plays Algernon, recently chatted with Baltimore OUTloud. Growing up in Columbia, Maryland, Gavigan always had a talent for entertaining others. “It wasn’t like an epiphany all the sudden, but more it was something that was just always there from a young age. In home movies, when I was about eight or nine years […]

Anastasia at Hippodrome

Baltimore audiences will journey to the past this month as Anastasia waltzes into the Hippodrome Theatre. Running through Sunday, December 9th, Anastasia transports audiences from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman named Anya sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with actor Stephen Brower […]

Secret Relationships in the Golden Age of Films

Acclaimed director Sidney Lumet once said in his book Making Movies, “I don’t know how to choose work that illuminates what my life is about. I don’t know what my life is about and don’t examine it. My life will define itself as I live it.” In the upcoming film As Long as I’m Famous director-screenwriter Bruce Reisman creates a deeply moving, romantic, and witty homage to classic Broadway and Hollywood legends. Inspired by real events that took place during the summer of 1948, the film intertwines the lives of several show-business and celebrity luminaries who mingled with Broadway’s elite. […]

Rufus Wainwright Brings Anniversary Tour to Mid-Atlantic Region

Rufus Wainwright once said, “I like to make the mundane fabulous whenever I can,” and for over two decades that is exactly what the singer, songwriter, and composer has done. Performing at the Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland, on Saturday, December 8th, Wainwright brings his “All These Poses Anniversary Tour” to the Mid-Atlantic region to the delight of his fans. The concert tour commemorates the 20th anniversary of his 1998 self-titled debut album, as well as his second studio album, 2001’s Poses. The American-Canadian artist recently chatted with Baltimore OUTloud regarding his upcoming tour, his new music and his hope for […]

The Importance of Being Earnest at Everyman

Audiences will run “Wilde” this month at Everyman Theatre’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest. Running through December 30th, the production directed by Joseph Ritsch is Oscar Wilde’s much-loved tour-de-farce which lampoons Victorian norms. Audiences will enjoy a jovial joyride of double lives, double entendres, and labyrinthine twists and turns. Algernon’s cousin Gwendolen and her friend Cecily both fall for a man named Ernest (of whom Lady Bracknell disapproves), but whether wit or wisdom will prevail is anybody’s guess. Courtships, class, and convention square off with handbags, puns, and perambulators in this deliciously quotable comedy. Company member Bruce Randolph […]

The Little Mermaid Swims into Toby’s Dinner Theatre

The seaweed is definitely greener at Toby’s Dinner Theatre as The Little Mermaid swims into town this month. Running until January 13th, 2019, the beloved Disney tale follows the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, who lives in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, yet longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above with Prince Eric. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with Justin Calhoun who plays Prince Eric in the production. “I think audiences should expect to see a dazzling retelling of the classic Disney story,” Calhoun began. “It’s something to see! The story you saw as a child […]

‘Queen of Mean’ Becomes ‘Queen of Lean’ at Center Stage

Lisa Lampanelli returns to Baltimore’s Center Stage this month with her upcoming performance of Lisa Lampanelli’s Losin’ It. Performing on Saturday, November 17th at 8 pm, the show shines an intimate but hilarious light on the universal problems of weight and body image. Inspired to put the show together by going through her own journey with these issues, Lampanelli decided that storytelling was the perfect way to convey feelings and sense of humor about the subjects. Speaking exclusively to Baltimore OUTloud, Lampanelli candidly shared how her recent retirement from stand-up comedy has helped the former Queen of Mean become the […]

Center Stage’s King of Yees: Exploring Lives in Chinatown

Baltimore’s Center Stage’s current production of King of Yees is an absolute masterpiece. The play is a hilarious and heartfelt generational story of a Chinese-American family. Audiences will fall in love with playwright Lauren Yee who, in this production, has always felt like an outsider, especially compared to her father, Larry, the unofficial center of their Chinese-American community. When Larry suddenly goes missing, Lauren has to chase through time, space, and the fourth wall itself to find her father, save his story, and chronicle a vanishing piece of American culture. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with director Desdemona Chiang about the […]