Posted by: BUST Magazine
on Sep 23, 2013
It’s late afternoon on a Tuesday and actress Mink Stole has stopped cleaning her apartment to answer my phone call. “How fine can a person be when she’s washing floors?” she responds when I ask her how she’s feeling. With forty years of theatrical acting experience under her belt and a place as one of John Waters’ Dreamlanders, the nimble actress/singer/advice-columnist took a break from ... Read More
Posted by: Ellyn Ruddick-Sunstein
on Sep 05, 2013
Trigger Warning: This post mentions sexual assault.
Picture Joey Del Marco: she is sixteen years old, and she plays video games and dances her butt off with the best of them. She and her friends refer to themselves as the “Slut Squad” because they enjoy their newfound, emerging, and exciting sexuality. Joey goes to a party, where she splits an entire bottle of vodka with a few guy friends. Joey’s friends rape her. ... Read More
Posted by: Ellyn Ruddick-Sunstein
on Sep 04, 2013
Director Robin Frohardt, in association with the HERE Arts residency program Dream Music Puppetry, has directed a darkly comedic and whimsical puppet piece entitled THE PIGEONING. The play will feature a completely original score by composer Freddi Price. In the words of the creators, the show will “examine man’s obsession with cleanliness, safety and control” through the story of its protagonist, Frank. ... Read More
Posted by: Lindsey Gentile
on Mar 13, 2013
What is sexuality? How would you describe your sexuality? How do you think the media portrays female sexuality?
Is it bad that I can’t easily answer any of these questions?
Maggie Keenan-Bolger and Rachel Sullivan hope to unpack with their new play, The Birds and the Bees… Unabridged. It will open March 27th at Speyer Hall at University Settlement (184 Eldridge St). It’s a devised theatre piece, meaning that it ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Christina
in Music Stuff
on Jun 26, 2012
The spice girls are back again! Well, in spirit. The five women reunited this past week to promote the new musical Viva Forever! that will debut in London's West End in December. It was the first time that Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm and Geri Halliwell were all in the same place in four years. Needless to say, the musical has to be a pretty powerful force to bring the queens of girl power back ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Maura
on Apr 09, 2012
The "Speakeasy Dollhouse," a Prohibition-era interactive play by Cynthia von Buhler, is puzzling. It’s a participatory work of theater, a whodunit and an unsolved mystery. Audience members are encouraged to study evidence before experiencing the play, which is set in a speakeasy (based on a previously constructed dollhouse set). Most importantly, it’s based on a true story: Von Buhler created "Speakeasy Dollhouse" to try and ... Read More
Posted by: Emma Claire Goodman
on Jan 21, 2011
BUST loves female comedians. Specifically, we love women who can stand up on a stage and strongly speak the truth in a straightforward, funny, and accessible way, and not be afraid to push boundaries, take chances, and be vulnerable or sexy or simply themselves. And we laugh with them because on some level we identify with the truth of their words and worldviews. No matter how strange or bizarre their stories can be, there is a level of ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Sheila J
on Dec 09, 2009
Hansel & Gretel is one of those twisted fairytales I personally enjoyed as a kid. I mean, getting stuffed alive into an oven is scary as all get out, but it wasn't the typical damsel-in-distress story that a lot of the fairytales that we grew up on were.
This holiday season, there's a special treat because New York City’s Metropolitan Opera is presenting Hansel & Gretel, the opera: Engelbert Humperdinck’s (not that ... Read More
Posted by: Libby Zay
in Boob Tube
on Dec 04, 2009
Picture it... an all-drag cast reenacting two timeless Christmas episodes from our fav single retirees, The Golden Girls. Like a midnight gossip sesh over a slice of cheesecake, it's almost too good to be true.
San Francisco's Trannyshack will put on the holiday homage to Miami's hottest foursome at Mama Calizo's Voice Factory (1519 Mission St.) on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday nights between now and the 26th (excluding ... Read More