Out of the cross-dressed history of Japanese Kabuki and Noh theater comes Takarazuka Revue, a butch/femme drag show of mammoth proportions. The 86-year-old revue renders Western musicals in an all-girl extravaganza of romance and chivalry.
In 1914 Ichizo Kobayashi, a Hankyu railway magnate, founded
In the '70s and early '80s, ballet in America became, fleetingly, a pinnacle of popularized glamor. The blinding star of this bright moment was Mikhail Baryshnikov, known even to philistines as the charismatic Misha. He swiftly became the saving grace of ballet's lagging box office after critic Clive
Gene Kelly's blend of acrobatics, athleticism, and artistry
blew a potent blast of machismo under the tight skirt of the postwar Hollywood musical. With his auspicious Broadway
debut as the lead cad in "Pal Joey" (1940),
classically trained Kelly wowed audiences and fellow hoofers
with his st