Brandi Carlile premiered her show to highlight LGBT artists and allies, Angelica Ross will take the lead in Broadway's "Chicago," and Cara Delevingne is hosting a sex documentary series.
Brandi Carlile Premieres SiriusXM Show Spotlighting LGBT Artists
Brandi Carlile has recently premiered her new SiriusXM show called “Brandi Carlile’s Somewhere Over the Radio.” The purpose of this show is to curate music focused on LGBTQ+ artists and allies.
In episode one Carlile and her wife featured Tracy Chapman, Elton John, Antony and the Johnsons, Arlo Parks, the Indigo Girls, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and Dolly Parton.
“This show is about the impact that LGBTQIA + artists have made on the world, the spiritual realm, and certainly our family through the transcendence of music,” Carlile said in a SiriusXM press release. “Queer artists and pioneers have given my wife and I everything that we have, including each other. Let’s shine a little light on queer excellence today.”
New episodes will air on the first Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. Eastern on The Spectrum.
Angelica Ross to Be First Trans Lead in Broadway’s ‘Chicago’
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Angelica Ross, best known for her roles in “Pose” and “American Horror Story,” is making history as one of the first trans women to play a leading role on Broadway. Ross will take on the role of Roxie Hart in the long-running show “Chicago.”
Anthony Allen Ramos, vice president of Communications & Talent at GLAAD, said in a statement, "’Chicago's’ Roxie Hart is one of the most recognizable, iconic, and beloved characters in the history of Broadway, and a true talent like Angelica Ross will delight audiences with her impressive acting, singing and performance skills. Angelica is also a respected leader in the transgender community, and joins L Morgan Lee as trans women of color currently starring on Broadway.”
Ross will take the stage on Sept. 12.
Cara Delevingne to Host Own Sex Docuseries
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Cara Delevingne is set to host “Planet Sex,” a new documentary series on Hulu. This show will be centered around her sexual journey and answer common questions and put a stop to stigmas regarding the LGBT community.
“As someone who struggled for years to understand my sexual identity, I am so excited to be making a series that could change the views of so many people through honest and personal conversations,” Delevingne said in a statement. “I can only imagine what having a series like this would have meant to the 14-year-old me who struggled to understand feelings that were seen as non-conventional or different. If our series helps one young person have an easier conversation with their parents, we will have achieved one of our many goals in making this series.”
The series is set to premiere on Hulu in 2023.