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Gregory G. Allen
Gregory G. Allen has been in the entertainment business for over twenty five years as an actor, writer, composer, artistic director, and producer. He is an award-winning author that writes about adversity & diversity in both adult books as well as a children's book on autism. He is a contributor of articles, blogs, and reviews to,, and He has been featured and interviewed in The Advocate, Huffington Post, PBS One-on-One with Steve Adubato, Sirius Radio The Morning Jolt, and Next Magazine. Current projects include screenwriter/co-producer on feature film HE IS GONE. Visit him at

Entries by Gregory G. Allen

From Film Short to Feature: A Story of Mental Illness

(2) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 1:48 PM


A few years ago, I was lucky enough to see a very moving and powerful short film that looked at how mental illness affects not only the person dealing with it, but all of those around them. That...

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The Princess Whisperers

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 3:41 PM


The team behind the Off-Broadway musical Disenchanted! seems to be having the time of their lives. I was lucky to sit down with Dennis T. Giacino (Book, Music, Lyrics) and Fiely A. Matias (Director) to talk...

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American in Paris Plays Paris Before Broadway‏

(1) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 4:25 PM


Producers behind the Broadway-bound "An American in Paris" made a clever move to premiere the show in Paris and this American was lucky to be able to catch it over the Christmas holidays before ending on Jan. 4th....

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AIDS Quilt Returns to New York

(4) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 4:44 PM

It's been more than 10 years since the AIDS quilt has been unfurled in New York, but thanks to Kiehl's LifeRide 5 it was back for two days. A 12-day motorcycle ride to raise money for HIV/AIDS research...

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Autism Doesn't Hold Back Filmmaker

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 10:54 PM

2014-07-02-MarcJackson.jpg Being an autism advocate, I come in contact with people all the time that are at different points on the spectrum. Recently, I received an email from filmmaker Marc Jackson in Los Angeles. Marc has been classified as HFA (High-Function Autistic)...

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Finding Pride After Periods of Shame

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 7:47 PM

2014-06-12-Young_Greg.jpgWhen I moved to New York City in 1987, I was an 18-year-old closeted man unsure of what life had in store. A friend of my mother's back in Texas said she knew people who ran a church in the city, and...

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Filmmaker Shares Insight On Documentary

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2014 | 12:45 PM

If one looks hard enough past the big movie multiplexes, you can still find small art houses and festivals willing to screen indie films, documentaries, and foreign imports. The Irvington Town Hall Theater in Irvington, NY has been doing just...

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Is College the Right Path for Everyone?

(4) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 4:42 PM

Growing up in Texas in the 80s, I can recall all of my high school friends looking at the best Texas colleges to attend while I instead chose an arts academy in New York because I had a goal to be...

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Emmy Award Winning Designer Pens Sci-Fi Novel

(1) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 8:13 AM

2014-03-07-budsantorapic.jpgIf people believe they are meant to do one thing in life, they obviously haven't met Bud Santora. The former costume designer went on to be a book illustrator and now has penned his first novel. The Green Storm is an apocalyptic...

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Writers Discuss Gay Fiction Relating to Reality 

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 2:14 PM

2014-02-28-photo377.JPGWith so much movement happening in the LGBT community that plays out across our news constantly, I wanted to talk with a few fiction writers about the impact it has on them. 

Gregory Allen: First I thank you all for taking the...

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Big Fish: The Broadway Musical Reviewers Threw Back in the Water

(7) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 8:59 AM

When I moved to New York City in the late 80s to attend a musical theater school, I could never get over the fact that all across the city, magic was occurring in numerous Broadway theater houses each night. Over 25 years later, I'm still in awe each time I...

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Hollywood 'Daddy' Makes Indie Film

(1) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 7:00 PM

2013-11-21-GeraldMcCullouch.jpgThe entertainment world is much smaller than people might assume, and the Internet makes it even smaller. It was Twitter that first introduced me to actor/director Gerald McCullouch. After I caught him in the Web series Hustling, we struck up...

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Bringing Mental Illness out of the Closet

(1) Comments | Posted October 18, 2013 | 11:29 AM

There is a very important short film making the rounds in film festivals now called Illness that takes a hard look at mental illness and how it can affect a family. The film recently won Best Short at the Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival in Houston and I had...

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Author Kergan Edwards-Stout Shares His Gift for the Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 8:53 AM

2013-10-07-KERGAN_Vert.Color.jpgReaders of Huffington Post may know Kergan Edwards-Stout best as a blogger on the Gay Voices blog, where in addition to his think-pieces and interviews with authors and celebrities, his election-timed "Please Defriend Me" spawned a national meme, with...

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What Has Happened to Respect?

(1) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 10:51 AM

Aretha Franklin sang about it. So did Erasure.

Those seven letters: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Some people demand it. Others expect it. And yet, not everyone gives it.

I've been completely blown away by statements made by Congressmen that the shutdown happening in the U.S. is around a lack of...

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An 'Ah-Ha' Moment that Led to Diversity

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 3:29 PM

Many of us think of the "ah-ha" moment and instantly think of Oprah. Merriam-Webster Dictionary actually says it originated in 1939. For almost 75 years, people have been able to identify that moment of clarity and place insightful meaning to that period of recognition. We often think of...

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Stonewall and Gay Pride: Echoes From 1969

(4) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 2:05 PM

As a 44-year-old man born in 1969, I can only imagine what it was like for those who were in New York City during the Stonewall riots that year. This is why it is wonderful to be able to talk to someone who witnessed it firsthand: Donald Reidlinger, a retired...

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Who Will Take the Tony on Broadway This Year?

(1) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 11:23 AM

It is that time of year when the Broadway community in New York City shines their bright lights on the 'best of the best' with the annual Tony Awards ceremony. The show being broadcast live on Sunday, June 9th on CBS got me thinking about what I thought...

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Celebrate Gay Pride... With Theater

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 3:03 PM

As we head into the month when the gay community celebrates pride, it is a great time for GAYFEST NYC to begin their festival of plays. Producers Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman share that it is their seventh season and fifth year of presenting the festival....

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Broadway Producer/Writer Brings Classic Film to Stage

(1) Comments | Posted May 18, 2013 | 4:58 PM

Sometimes there is that movie that reaches out and grabs us and we may be ashamed when someone asks about your favorite movie. For me, that is the 1980 film Somewhere in Time starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour: a romantic tale of time-crossed lovers. Now Ken Davenport is bringing...

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