Flame Con invades New York

BY RANDY GENER NEW YORK CITY |   Flame Con — created by the LGBTQ non-profit Geeks OUT — is rocking out in New York for its fourth annual expo on Saturday and Sunday, August 18-19. After a record year of 6,000 attendees in 2017, Flame Con relocating to this new venue at the Sheraton New… Read More


Mikhail Baryshnikov + Youssou N’Dour = Praemium Imperiale

The Praemium Imperiale styles itself as Japan’s royal answer to Norway’s Nobel Prize. It identifies — and doles out awards to — some of the world’s greatest artists in the categories not recognized by the Nobel Prize. These fields of artistic endeavor are Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Music, and Theatre/Film. Read More

This Is What Democracy Looks Like | #WomensMarchNY

A year after Trump’s Inauguration, thousands of women found solidarity again in the streets for the Women’s March By Randy Gener NEW YORK  |  In New York City on the Upper West Side, the women’s march is back. Marchers got ready along Central Park West between 62nd and 82nd and streets. More than 200,000 protesters marched… Read More

LATIN HISTORY is for morons & not for dummies

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Written and performed by John Leguizamo On Broadway at Studio 54 254 West 54 Street (between Broadway & 8th Avenue) New York NY 10019 For tickets, visit Telecharge. By Randy Gener NEW YORK CITY |   In the Broadway solo play, LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS, the popular film actor John Leguizamo schools audiences… Read More

Black to the Future

By Randy Gener NEW YORK CITY | You can’t call yourself a bonafide Black believer (or a Black supporter) if you’ve never heard of the National Black Theatre. Created by Dr. Barbara Ann Teer and dubbing itself an “Institute for Action Arts,” National Black Theatre has been an essential fixture — not just in the Harlem neighborood of… Read More

How to dare to rewrite a magic realist novel into a brand new play

By Randy Gener NEW YORK CITY |  Did you know?  The first staged reading of Pulitzer Prize–winner Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first successful Broadway musical was at the Repertorio Español in New York. And did you know?  Spanish-speaking New Yorkers can actually see and hear Spanish–speaking plays — without the onus of being identifies with any specific Latin-American… Read More