BY Brandon Voss
May 06 2011 1:20 PM ET
1. THEATER: The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures
Nicknamed iHo, Tony Kushner’s powerful epic, which just opened at off-Broadway’s Public Theater under Michael Greif’s direction, isn’t as pretentious as its title suggests; at its heart, it’s a heady, fervid drama about a family’s response to its patriarch’s decision to kill himself. The brood includes gay siblings (Stephen Spinella and Linda Emond), their partners (K. Todd Freeman and Danielle Skraastad), and a gay escort (Michael Esper).