Jay Leno at Hollywood Casino at Charlestown Races

Audiences will be in hysterics as Emmy-award winning comedian Jay Leno performs for fans at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in scenic Charles Town, West Virginia, on Saturday, February 16th. The former host of The Tonight Show, and current host of Jay Leno’s Garage, recently chatted with Baltimore OUTloud regarding his upcoming performance and the challenge facing many comedians in today’s political climate. “I always liked being a stand-up comedian,” began Leno. “And when you do a show like the “Tonight Show” it’s usually about the events of the day. The monologue is like a newspaper, in that you […]

Forgiveness: Agony & Release

In Everyman Theatre’s upcoming play, Everything is Wonderful, family tensions and struggles of faith reverberate leaving audiences asking themselves, “What does it mean to forgive?” Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with director Noah Himmelstein to discuss the upcoming performance. “This play is so surprising and extraordinary,” Himmelstein began, “in that it deals with a family having various kinds of crises of faith and relationships.” As the story unfolds, audiences find an Amish couple whose two sons are killed in a car accident. The family struggles to maintain their faith and cling to their way of life. However, in an act of […]

Fabulous Fridays! Pride Night at Everyman

• Happy Hour and conversation with Costume Designer Ben Argenta Kress • Friday, February 8th, 6 to7:30 pm at Everyman Theatre Everyman Theatre presents Fabulous Fridays Pride Night during the run of Everything is Wonderful. Mix and mingle with fellow theatre lovers and enjoy discounted tickets and a pre-show happy hour featuring drink specials, light bites from Birrotecca, and a conversation with Costume Designer Ben Argenta Kress about his inspiration for the show and the intensive research and detail required to create authentic costumes honoring Amish traditions. Hosted by The Boy with the Blue Beard. Save on tickets to Everything […]

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory at Hippodrome Theatre

Audiences will take a journey into pure imagination this month at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre.  Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, running from Tuesday, January 22nd to Sunday, January 27th, is the story of the beloved Willy Wonka who is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory…to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination.  Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with Danny Quadrino who plays Mike TeaVee in […]

Broadway Comes to Baltimore with Rodgers and Hammerstein

Spend an enchanted evening listening to the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein on January 24th – January 27th. Led by Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) will perform musical classics from The King and I, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, and more. Broadway stars Ben Crawford, Ted Keegan, and Ashley Brown as well at the Baltimore Choral Arts Society will join the BSO for this captivating performance. “The music of Rodgers and Hammerstein speaks to people of all ages and tastes. Some of the songs that we’ve come to know and love were written over […]

Center Stage’s Fun Home Choreography Team Partners Both on and Off-Stage

Fun Home, the 2015 Tony-award winning musical adapted from Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name, takes the stage this month at the Baltimore’s Center Stage. Running from Thursday, January 17th to Sunday, February 24th, Fun Home is the first Broadway musical with a lesbian protagonist. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with choreography team Jaclyn Miller and Sara Bruner, who are also are a real-life married couple offstage, as well.                 “Our inspiration,” began Miller, “was to pull as much imagery from the graphic novel written from Alison Bechdel. [The choreography] is directly lifted from a Jackson 5-sort-of-feel.  That […]

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 […]

The New Year Brings French Off The Cuff to BSO

2019 has begun, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is keeping January exciting with the premiere of Turangalîla-symphonie, a larger than life symphony by French composer Olivier Messiaen. Under the direction of music director Marin Alsop, the BSO will mesmerize audiences with a full performance of the symphony on January 10th and 13th and dive deeper into the piece during their Off the Cuff performances on January 11th and 12th. “The Turangalîla-symphonie truly stands alone among pieces of 20th-century classical music,” says BSO general manager Tonya McBride Robles. “Its composer, Olivier Messiaen, drew on a wide-ranging number of influences in […]

Oh, What a (Queer) Year

 When it comes to LGBTQ music, the present, as well as the past and future, are female. Since the very early days of popular queer music, the women have been the ones to take the lead. While that definitely holds true for 2018, male artists are definitely making certain that they are being heard. 1) Nostalgia Kills (Pinko), Jill Sobule’s first album in four years is another masterpiece and one that deserves the largest audience possible. Living up to its title, the record is a reminder that the past is always with us and it’s up to us what we […]

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 […]