Hot Sheet: Spiders and Mobsters and Pop Stars (Oh My!)

Our top 10 entertainment and events highlights this week include Robin Roberts, the New Jersey Symphony, Cam Gigandet, the Swedish siren Robyn, and that ‘amazing’ superhero who does whatever a spider can.



7. THEATER: Gay Play Weekend 
A murder mystery in which everyone’s dressed as Joan Crawford and a musical drama about the tragic 1973 UpStairs Lounge fire in New Orleans are among the offerings in Chicago-based Pride Films and Plays’ festival, which presents readings of the five finalists in its 2014 Gay Play and Musical Contest. The others: a tale of Michelangelo’s affair with a Roman nobleman, a look at gay dating today, and a drama about abuse and healing. Performances are scheduled May 9-11 at the Center on Halsted’s Hoover-Leppen Theatre, with a short discussion after each, and the winner will be announced at the close of the May 11 show. Find more information here. – Trudy Ring

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