Hot Sheet: Super Duper Star Zack

The top 10 entertainment highlights on our gaydar this week: from Trekkie ecstasy to old-school queens.

BY Advocate.com Editors

May 17 2013 11:46 AM ET



8. THEATER: GayFest NYC
This fifth annual festival of gay-themed plays offers a diverse mix, from the love life of a modern-day architect to the romance of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed (pictured above) to the trials (literally) of Oscar Wilde. The fest opens Thursday with Scott C. Sickles’s Moonlight & Love Songs, directed by Steven Petrillo, about a supposedly “motion-picture-perfect” relationship between an architect and a college student that comes up against the hard reality of betrayal; the play runs through June 2. The Loves of Mr. Lincoln, written by David Brendan Hopes and directed by Sidney J. Burgoyne, examines the 16th president’s romance with Speed; it’s onstage June 6-16. And the Basic Theatre Project, a company devoted to social change through art, presents Moisés Kaufman’s Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, directed by Zi Alikhan, May 30-June 16. Festival proceeds benefit the Harvey Milk High School scholarship fund. Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, New York City. GayFestNYC.com

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