Where the boys are Where the boys are

I often think of Boys in the Band as the gay play equivalent of Kern and Hammerstein’s Show Boat—it’s hugely important in theater history, but the politics have become extremely problematic.

on October 05, 2020 at 1:47 PM
Take the long way homo Take the long way homo

“The worst public in the opera are these obsessed gays. . . . All these rich guys with nothing to do in their life, just following Anna Netrebko or Jonas Kaufmann on all continents. This is not a real audience for me.”

on July 22, 2020 at 8:24 AM
“O, learn to love, the lesson is but plain” “O, learn to love, the lesson is but plain”

When Adonis Calls is “the story of an accomplished author struggling with writer’s block who is contacted by an eager young fan interested in both an artistic and personal correspondence.”

on June 21, 2018 at 5:20 PM
Internet won Internet won

The above is, bar none, the greatest headline ever written.

on July 30, 2015 at 8:33 PM
The rite of autumn The rite of autumn

Queer Nation claims responsibility for tonight’s political action in Carnegie Hall, chanting “[Valery] Gergiev, Your Silence is Killing Russian Gays!”

on October 10, 2013 at 11:11 PM
Eyes on the prize Eyes on the prize

La Cieca (not pictured) is delighted to hear of the success of Friday night’s vigil by Gays Without Borders for LGBT citizens of Russia at the opening night of the San Francisco Opera’s new season.

on September 08, 2013 at 1:05 PM
Met: We love the gays; won’t protest Putin Met: We love the gays; won’t protest Putin

“The Met is proud of its history as a creative base for LGBT singers, conductors, directors, designers, and choreographers.”

on August 08, 2013 at 3:55 PM

The blogger Crew Mantle, who is perhaps best known as that fellow who attends opera performances wearing a frilly Venetian carnival mask, complained earlier this week about something or other (who can say, really?) but more to the point he made a catty observation on the subject of La Cieca’s adored cher public (pictured), and…

on December 14, 2010 at 10:53 AM