Each week The GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBT-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend.
1) Jane Lynch will make her Broadway debut this summer as Miss Hannigan, the scheming head of the orphanage in the revival of hit musical Annie. Lynch, whose career started on stage at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Second City, will appear on Broadway for eight weeks only, May 16 through July 14. "Some may say I know a thing or two about playing intimidating authority figures, so I am excited and honored to be making my Broadway debut […] and joining the pantheon of women who have taken on the great and irresistible role of wicked Miss Hannigan," Lynch said of the role.
2) The schedule for SXSW has been released and includes screenings and premieres of several LGBT-inclusive films and documentaries. The Other Shore profiles legendary out swimmer Diana Nyad, Pit Stop follows the parallel stories of two gay men living in a small town in Texas, Before You Know It is a new documentary about the lives of LGBT senior citizens, and other LGBT-inclusive screenings include I Am Divine, GBFF, Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton, Natives, Mr. Angel, Continental and Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker.
3) A new full-length documentary about South Africa's first drag king troupe, Bros b4 Ho's, is now available for viewing on YouTube. Watch the full video below.
4) MTV's Teen Wolf this week announced the premiere date for the show's extended third season: June 3, 2013. Show runner Jeff Davis took to the show's social media accounts this week and teased fans with news of filming a romantic scene for out character Danny, which dovetails with earlier confirmation that the upcoming season will include at least one onscreen gay love scene. In other TV premiere news, the UK series Bomb Girls' second season will premiere in the US on Reelz Channel on Wednesday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m. with the second episode airing immediately after.
5) New deleted scenes from the LGBT-inclusive series Game of Thrones have surfaced and one cut scene includes tourney knight Loras Tyrell mourning the death of his lover, King Renly Baratheon. Game of Thrones returns March 31 on HBO; watch the deleted scene featuring Loras below.
6) Ovation is premiering an ongoing behind-the-scenes music series following some of the biggest names in music as they take viewers through their hits. The series will kick off with Song By Song: Dolly Parton who will share her recollections on six of her most loved tracks over six dedicated episodes featuring insight from those who know Parton best, including out performers Lily Tomlin, Janis Ian, and Brandi Carlile, and allies such as Kristin Chenoweth, Carrie Underwood and Miley Cyrus. "Travellin' Thru," written and performed by Parton specifically for the movie Transamerica, will be featured in the Sunday, March 24 episode of Song By Song. Watch Parton perform the song at the 78th Annual Academy Awards below.
8) Bisexual folk singer Amanda Palmer (formerly of The Dresden Dolls) has released a new video with her Grand Theft Orchestra for the single "The Bed Song" from her 2012 album Theatre is Evil. The seven-minute drama follows a couple's life and afterlife and was shot on location at Bard College. Watch "The Bed Song" below.
9) Out & Around is a new documentary that follows couple Jenni and Lisa as they travel the globe in search of international leaders of the LGBT movement. The film needs funding help for editing, scoring and festival submission fees. Learn more about Out & Around at the film's Kickstarter page and watch the trailer below.