Frank J. Avella

EDGE Interview: Broadway Sensation Julie Benko on her Timely, Impactful Role in 'Harmony'
EDGE Interview: Broadway Sensation Julie Benko on her Timely, Impactful Role in 'Harmony'

In "Harmony," Julie Benko plays a Jewish resistance fighter in 1930s Germany. This follows her career-changing stint as an understudy in the recent revival of "Funny Girl" where she put her stamp on Fanny Brice. EDGE talks to her recent roles.

by Frank J. Avella | Dec 27, 2023

2023 Roundup: Ten Films that Fell Under the Critical Radar
2023 Roundup: Ten Films that Fell Under the Critical Radar

While most critics are listing what they think are the best films of the year, here at EDGE are ten films that likely fell under the radar.

by Frank J. Avella | Jan 6

EDGE Interview: With 'Walk on Through,' Gavin Creel Is Queerly Proud and Defiant
EDGE Interview: With 'Walk on Through,' Gavin Creel Is Queerly Proud and Defiant

Tony-winning Broadway sensation Gavin Creel has created a highly personal, thought-provoking piece of musical art with his exciting new show "Walk on Through: Confessions of a Museum Novice" that mixes art with his queer identity.

by Frank J. Avella | Dec 17, 2023

EDGE Interview: Judy Kuhn on Making a Dark 1962 Musical Impactful for Today's Audience
EDGE Interview: Judy Kuhn on Making a Dark 1962 Musical Impactful for Today's Audience

Four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn has been on Broadway for nearly 40 years. Currently she is appearing in a revised version of the dark, 1963 musical "I Can Get It For Your Wholesale." She talks of this role and her career to EDGE.

by Frank J. Avella | Nov 20, 2023

With 'Shoulder Dance,' Rick Cosnett Finds Confidence in Queer Roles
With 'Shoulder Dance,' Rick Cosnett Finds Confidence in Queer Roles

Best known for his parts on "The Vampire Diaries," "Quantico" and The CW's "The Flash," hottie Rick Cosnett is co-starring in "Shoulder Dance," a queer romance in which he finds confidence in a queer role.

by Frank J. Avella | Nov 25, 2023

NYTheater: Inside 'Merry Me' – A Very Merry Queer Cocktail
NYTheater: Inside 'Merry Me' – A Very Merry Queer Cocktail

"Merry Me" offers an intoxicating queer cocktail of restoration comedy and the Greeks, served with a heavy garnish of ridiculous. EDGE speaks with playwright Hansol Jung and director Leigh Silverman on the outrageous farce.

by Frank J. Avella | Nov 7, 2023

EDGE Interview: On the 'Down Low' with Director Rightor Doyle
EDGE Interview: On the 'Down Low' with Director Rightor Doyle

In Rightor Doyle's lunatic dark comedy, "Down Low," Gary (Zachary Quinto) a tentative, newly-out, middle-aged man hires hot 'n cocky young Cameron (Lukas Gage) to give him a massage.

by Frank J. Avella | Oct 31, 2023

How a Gay Comedy Team Turned 'Dicks! The Musical' Into a Film Sensation
How a Gay Comedy Team Turned 'Dicks! The Musical' Into a Film Sensation

It likely seems improbable how a pair of out comics turned their underground skit into a full-scale musical film with Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally and Megan Thee Stallion. Here's how it happened.

by Frank J. Avella | Nov 5, 2023

Where to Watch the Queer Films from This Year's New York Film Festival
Where to Watch the Queer Films from This Year's New York Film Festival

There were a number of films with queer themes & characters at this year's New York Film Festival. EDGE's Frank J. Avella looks at the titles, along with when and where they can be seen in theaters or on streaming platforms.

by Frank J. Avella | Oct 21, 2023

In Time for Halloween, 'Dracula' – This Time Bi – Conquers New York
In Time for Halloween, 'Dracula' – This Time Bi – Conquers New York

Move over Mel Brooks. The sexiest and most hilarious "Dracula" satire is upon us... well, upon the NYC stage, anyway.

by Frank J. Avella | Oct 12, 2023


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