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Pride Arts Center – Nearly 50!

“Nearly 50” – Pride Arts Center celebrates its first Pride Month on Broadway with 30 days of plays, readings and special events  On the cusp of the 50th Anniversary of the seminal gay play The Boys in the Band, Pride Arts Center presents a slate of readings, productions, and special events that look at gay…

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Boys Just Frockin’ Around

Pride Films and Plays presents Boys Just Frocking Around, A Gay Burlesque. Legendary Honey West will host the evening, accompanied by Robert Ollis. The show begins at 7:30 pm on May 2nd, 2017 in The Broadway at The Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. Many outstanding Chicago drag artists will be performing at the event…

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Broadway in The Broadway

Chris Pazdernik works his magic to create a sizzling cabaret of Broadway proportions! The first part of the evening will feature work from new musicals, or musicals with a Chicago connection.  Part II celebrates famed Broadway composer Andrew Lippa. Christopher Pazdernik curates and directs. Tickets for Broadway In The Broadway on Thursday, June 8 at…

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His & His III

Over the course of  his season, His and His followed the development of gay characters on Broadway. If you missed the first two parts, no worries. Chris will catch you up on what you need to know. The first part of the evening will feature work from new musicals, or musicals with a Chicago connection. …

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Charles Busch in ‘That Girl, That Boy’

Pride Arts Center presents Charles Busch; That Girl, That Boy in The Broadway in the Pride Arts Center for two nights only on January 29 and 30, 2017. This is the first time this theatrical legend will play his solo show in Chicago. The performance is at The Broadway, part of the Pride Arts Center,…

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Support PFP This Holiday Season

“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”                     -Maya Angelou Dear Friend, Chicago has always been home to Pride Films and Plays, but this year, we made the big step of creating a physical artistic home at Pride Arts Center…

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She Fest

As Pride Films and Plays gears up for the opening of the Pride Arts Center in January, we are happy to announce that SheFest – formerly known as LezFest – will move from Mary’s Attic and for the first time be performed in The Broadway at 4139 N Broadway. SheFest (formerly LezFest) is a one-night…

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His & His II

Celebrate Valentine’s Day, February 14, with the second installment of His & His. This cabaret follows the development LGBT characters on Broadway, and celebrates the artists who wrote this great works. His & His II pays tribute to Jerry Herman. Christopher Pazdernik curates and directs, Nick Sula is the musical director. Tickets for His &…

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Gay Screenplay and Queer Bits Winners Announced

Still from “The Second First Date”– Winner of the Audience Award Congratulations to “The Second First Date” and “Breakfast” which were the recipients of the Audience Award and Jury Prize respectively at Pride Films and Plays’ Queer Bits Fall Film Festival III! Dozens of films were submitted for consideration to make their Chicago premieres; seven…