In the world of entertainment, April is a relatively quiet period before the onslaught of TV’s May Sweeps and massive summer music and film blockbusters. However, there are still plenty of offerings out there to satisfy your guilty pleasures and occupy your eyes and ears. Let’s gander at some of the television, music, and film offerings in store for us in April to tide you over before Hollywood inundates you in May.
1. RuPaul’s Drag Race
Logo TV • Season Finale April 23 • Reunion April 30
RuPaul’s Drag Race crosses the finish line on April 23 with the crowning of one of the remaining three drag starlets as Ru’s heir-apparent and the title of The Next Drag Superstar. Fans should also tune into Logo on April 30, when Mother Ru and her bevy of drag daughters reunite for a look back on the season. Laughs, tears, and secrets will be revealed, including why exactly disqualified fan favorite Willam got booted from the show. For those mourning the end of Drag Race‘s fourth installment, fear not: Two spin off shows, the popular summer makeover show RuPaul’s Drag U and an RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars, are slated for the remainder of 2012 to keep your fix alive.
2. The Three Stooges
In theatres April 13
LGBT funny folk Sean Hayes and Jane Lynch lend their talent in this remake of the iconic slapstick comedy. The film follows Moe, Larry, and Curly as they try to save their childhood orphanage and inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality TV. Whacky hijinks are sure to ensue, but the jury is still out on whether this redux of an American classic will sink or swim.
3. Rufus Wainwright: Out of the Game
Album available April 23
Singer-songwriter Wainwright comes out with his highly-anticipated seventh studio album on April 23. Produced with Mark Ronson of Amy Winehouse fame, Wainwright has cited his influences for this album include the likes of David Bowie, Elton John, and Queen and promises the disc to be his poppiest and most danceable album to date.
WB • Season Finale April 17
Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s Sarah Michelle Gellar were overjoyed last fall with her return to network television with her starring role in the soapy, over-the-top tale of the lies, intrigue, and mystery surrounding a pair of twins. Will Bridget discover that her evil twin sister is alive and playing a dangerous game of cat and mouse with her? All will be revealed during the series’ season finale on April 17.
5. Wanda Sykes
The Howard Theater • Washington, D.C. • April 13-15
Tickets available through Ticketmaster
If you’re up sauntering down to our Nation’s Capitol, note that funny woman and LGBT activist Wanda Sykes is set to perform at the Howard Theater in DC for three nights beginning on April 13. ■
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