Robert Newman Shines ‘Light’ Onto ‘Mélange’

For 28 years, actor Robert Newman’s character – Josh Lewis on “Guiding Light” – entertained viewers daily as one-half of the beloved soap opera’s Supercouple Josh and Reva. Newman recently stars in “Mélange,” whose pilot premiered on Logo on May 20th. Newman plays Dorian Sydney “Syd” Winchester the founder of Mélange, a historic New York City gay bar. His mysterious death brings his vindictive ex-wife, played by the vivacious Morgan Fairchild, back to claim control. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with Newman regarding his role in Mélange. Frankie Kujawa: Can you tell our readers about your character Dorian Sydney “Syd” Winchester? […]

Omar Sharif, Jr.’s, Journey to ‘Mélange’

Acting is in Omar Sharif, Jr.’s, DNA. The Egyptian-Canadian actor, model, and LGBTQ activist is the grandson and namesake of legendary film star Omar Sharif. Sharif, Jr., has recently flexed his acting prowess in “Mélange,” the deliciously dramatic serial from creator and producer Tom D’Angora. Sharif recently chatted with Baltimore OUTloud regarding his upcoming role, his upcoming projects, and why he feels this is the perfect moment for a storytelling show. “My character’s name is Zayn,” Sharif began. “Zayn hails from the Middle East. He’s living in New York with his boyfriend Ryann Parker (played by “One Life to Live’s” […]

A Toast to ‘Mélange,’ and Long May You Live

In the 1970s, you may have survived with only “One Life to Live.” In the 80s, you toasted to life at “Falcon Crest.” In the 90s, you slept with thy neighbor at “Melrose Place.” And now, grab your martini glass to sample the sumptuously concocted mixture of romance, manipulation, drama, and intrigue that awaits patrons in “Mélange.” Created by the fabulously imaginative Tom D’Angora, the half-hour long series centers around the fight over ownership of the fictional and iconic New York City gay bar, Mélange, after its owner has suddenly and mysteriously died. D’Angora recently chatted with Baltimore OUTloud regarding […]

It’s the power of drag to the rescue in We’re Here

Say what you will about RuPaul, but he certainly deserves credit for bringing the art of drag into the mainstream. Yes, there have been drag performers in the past who had some fame from nightclubs and the occasional TV appearance, but RuPaul really helped make drag acceptable and accessible to people who otherwise may not have had the opportunity to see a drag show. RuPaul’s Drag Race has also been instrumental in bringing drag out into the open on television where a man in drag was usually straight and the drag was used as a derogatory punchline. Now shows like […]

Birds of Prey Packs a Punch

After DC Comics’ overly dark movie adaptations of its main comic book characters, hopes were high when Suicide Squad was announced because it was sure to be over-the-top fun. Unfortunately the film was a mess, with sloppy editing and even a bit … boring. Jared Leto’s interpretation of The Joker was off-putting for many but the one real standout was Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. So while the movie was a big pile of meh, Robbie stood out enough to nudge the Brothers Warner to consider giving her her own movie. And they did … sort of, by launching a new […]

A Mermaid for Christmas Swims Ashore for Holiday Season

Swimming ashore just in time for the holiday season, A Mermaid for Christmas (available now on Amazon Prime) is a tale that combines classic Christmas themes with an escapist fantasy element. Starring “Days of Our Lives” alum (Rex Brady) Kyle Lowder, A Mermaid for Christmas is a charming, thoughtful, and sometimes humorous tale in the tradition of Beauty and the Beast combined with a dash of Greek tragedy. Lowder recently chatted with Baltimore OUTloud. “Not to sound cliché,” began Lowder, “but our goal was to make a whimsical, feel-good film for the holidays. The film brings forward all this beautiful […]

‘Disney on Ice’ Skates into Charm City

This month, at Royal Farms Arena, Disney on Ice presents Road Trip Adventures which will take families on a fun-fueled excursion to iconic Disney Destinations. Running October 9th to 13th, the immersive “getaway” will feature new and classic Disney tales, providing a multi-generational experience chock-full of magical moments for families. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with Steven Grant, a performer with Disney on Ice. “I think that Disney on Ice just brings everyone such joy,” began Grant. The Oakdale, Minnesota-native, who has been skating since he was three years old, shared that this production has taken Disney on Ice to a […]

Katie Kopajtic Returns to Baltimore with new Solo Show at Charm City Fringe

Fleabag meets A Room of One’s Own in the upcoming performance of Modern Witches, part of the upcoming Charm City Fringe Festival this October. Running from October 11th to 13th and October 19th and 20th at Maryland Art Place (MAP) Underground, Modern Witches tells the story of the story of 30-year-old actor Kate Marie. Tasked with delivering a perfect performance of Virginia Woolf for a self-tape audition, Kate must also navigate through a recently uprooted life following her decision to break off a wedding engagement with her female fiancé Georgie. Thanks to her curious retail job, Kate has access to […]

Xanadu Skates into Baltimore this September with ‘Drag Race’ Alumni

Xanadu, the hilarious roller-skating musical adventure, returns in a national tour this September to Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre with some fierce new twists! The story follows the beautiful Greek muse Kira, as she journeys from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, circa 1980, on a quest to inspire scrappy artist-on-the-rise Sonny to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first roller disco! But when Kira stumbles into forbidden love with Sonny, a mere mortal, her salty sisters (“RuPaul’s Drag Race” stars Ginger Minj and Jinkx Monsoon) take matters into their own hands. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted […]

Not Bored Games

Universal Pictures pulled its thriller The Hunt from release due to recent tragic events, so it’s a bit surprising that Fox Searchlight is moving ahead with its release of the thriller Ready or Not. I suppose that since the action is confined to one location and a single family, it’s not going to be as upsetting as The Hunt (which is basically just a remake of the 1930s thriller The Most Dangerous Game). Ready or Not has a very simple, yet effective, premise. A young couple, Grace (Samara Weaving) and Alex (Mark O’Brien), are getting married. Alex is part of […]