The largest multi-arts festival in North America, New York International Fringe Festival — FringeNYC for short — takes over Manhattan’s downtown theater scene Aug. 9-25 in its 17th year. So which shows should you see? Check out the sexiest and silliest images from this year’s gay-themed and gay-ish highlights.
For more info and a performance schedule, visit FringeNYC.org.
Not a gay show per se, but Temar Underwood's docudrama stars criminally hot fitness model Luke Guldan as pro wrestler Barry Dorchester, who wears a red Speedo and rolls around with guys for most of the show.
Photo: Dixie Sheridan
In Gregory Jacobs-Roseman's madcap musical, a girl and her cute gay BFF can't understand why, at 27, everyone's getting married but them.
Photo: Christopher C. Cariker
Nathan Wright's drama tells the story of a sexually ambigious young man who trades the slums of Rio de Janeiro for a new kind of danger in a Michigan summer town.
Photo: Devlin Shand
What would you do if you were a struggling coke-addicted actor who just discovered his biological clone? Yup. Clone sex.
Photo: David Offner
Conceived in response to a string of queer teen suicides, gay performance artist Julian Goldhagen's multimedia solo piece seeks to create an empowered community through shame — and total nudity.
Photo: Abigail Euke
In Tim Aumiller's play, a 40-year-old gay man's life and decade-long relationship fall apart because of a hot young stripper.
Photo: Tim Aumiller
A gay man named Stagger follows Walt Whitman into an uncertain sexual underworld in Kristian O'Hare's drama.
Photo: Dixie Sheridan
Set in the near future, Becca Schlossberg's drama is a dark love story about orphaned revolutionaries.
Photo: Amber Fox LaCasse
Inspired by his sixth grade journal entries, Lee J. Kaplan's solo show invites his old tormentors into the ring.
Photo: Spencer Moses
Set against the backdrop of the passage of Prop. 8, two childhood friends — one openly gay and one openly Mormon — grapple with religion, sexuality, politics and adulthood in Matthew Greene's play.
Photo: Rick Pollock
Peter Zachari's play takes place in 2397, when the world is ruled by the 3rd Gender, spiritual beings who live in the intermediate state between man and woman.
Photo: Douglas Maxwell
A Carnegie Mellon University ensemble adapts Gertrude Stein's 1920s “Saints” librettos into an experimental opera exploring gender and identity.
Photo: Jordan Harrison
A closeted popstar is at the center of Zhu Yi's dark comedy about finding the beauty of our ugly side.
Photo: Yimeng Bai
Gays switch partners and pretend to be straight in Seth Tucker's comedy about an Immigration Investigator's surprise visit.
Photo: Adan Gonzalez