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‘Circle Jerk’ Comes Full Circle

Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley’s play about canceling white gays went viral during the pandemic — and proved that some memes belong in the Louvre

The Joyful Protest of David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’

With his acclaimed new HBO concert film, David Byrne turns resistance into a dance party with brains and soul.

Will the Netflix Generation Understand ‘The Boys in the Band’?

Famed Broadway director Joe Mantello tells MEL why his adaptation of the 1968 classic meets the moment in 2020

‘The Boys in the Band’ Is a Love Story About the Dysfunctional Families We Create With Our Friends

This Netflix adaptation of the landmark 1968 play about a group of gay New York men is acidic and bruising, but underneath it’s about how communities take care of one another when the outside world shuns them.