This week’s Showcase features a performance from the national tour of “Wicked,” now back in Chicago for the first time since 2013.
In the video, Chelsea Emma Franko, the tour’s Elphaba standby, and Ginna Claire Mason, who plays Glinda, sing “For Good,” the end-of-show farewell between the two witches....
Webcam performers are often highly entrepreneurial, and use mainstream social networking sites such as Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Skype, and Tumblr to build and maintain relationships with their customers.
Some fans communicate multiple times a day with models through social media.
And in the early 20th century sociologist Paul Cressey noted that within the hundreds of taxi-dance halls of America, "the traffic in romance and in feminine society" would become available when taxi dancers would offer their companionship and "the illusion of romance" for ten cents a dance.
Much of the success of camming owes to its ability to move beyond the borders of erotic video performance, and into the everyday social lives of camming customers, or fans as they are known.
The websites provide the transactional platform, and then collects and distributes a percentage of the tips to the models.
The Mitchell Brothers O'Farrell Theatre strip club is credited with the invention of the lap dance when during 1977 their new stage, New York Live, pioneered customer-contact shows with strippers that came off the stage and sat in the laps of customers for tips.
Enabled with this new revenue stream for strippers, the strip club industry went through a period of extreme growth during the 1980s.
“You Got Older,” a play by Clare Barron about losing someone you love to cancer, was slated to open at the Steppenwolf Theatre last Monday, on the evening that news came of the death of one of its most storied ensemble members, John Mahoney.
The opening was scrubbed, but this still must have been...