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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 BroadwayWorld.com, Baristanet.com, and OutinJersey.net. 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 www.gregorygallen.com

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Emmy Award Winning Designer Pens Sci-Fi Novel

(1) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 9:13 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 | 3:14 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 | 9:59 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 | 8:00 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 | 12:29 PM

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 | 9:53 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 | 11:51 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 | 4:29 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 | 3:05 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 | 12:23 PM

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 | 4:03 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 | 5:58 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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Hottest Web Series Not To Be Missed

(3) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 11:01 AM

As All My Children and One Life to Live recently joined the ever changing world of technology by taking to the web, I wanted to talk to some of the creative types that have been out there playing in that pool for a while. Three very unique New...

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Filmmaker Shares Backstory on Career and Advice for Others

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2013 | 3:19 PM

As a writer and someone who has been in the entertainment industry for as long as I have, I can't help but wonder about the story "behind the story" when I watch a film or read a new book. Luckily in today's world, one can usually reach out to the...

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Crowdsourcing: In Search of Funding for the Arts and Business

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 8:49 PM

Crowdsourcing is in the news lately because a certain Hollywood type raised 1.5 million in a day for his upcoming film. But indie artists have been using different sites such as kickstarter and indiegogo for years to help raise funds for their projects. Not...

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Filmmaker Sheds Light on Mental Illness

(4) Comments | Posted April 12, 2013 | 12:23 PM

There is a new film hitting the film festivals with a very heavy subject. French filmmaker Jonathan Bucari has written and directed a short film about mental illness and the effects it has on a family. There are many families across American (and the world) that silently deal with this...

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Counseling Awareness Month Spurs Gender Discussion

(4) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 10:48 AM

There are moments you may be in the middle of a talk with a friend and suddenly "POW" -- you're on a topic that simply must be explored. That's exactly what happened recently with a friend who is also an author and therapist. Pamela Milam was on to something that...

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Mother of Two Special Needs Children Pens Memoir

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 3:08 PM

Any parent with a special needs child would tell you of the joys and challenges of raising that child. Imagine raising two children with special needs as well as two other children. Deborah French has captured that in her powerful memoir A Brief Moment in Time (ASD Publishing)....

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Award-Winning Indie Film Shares Story of Young Love

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 1:07 PM

Wow. This 43 year old man was transported back to 1982 when I was just turning 13, had my collection of Star Wars figures and finding first love. Filmmaker Andy Dodd has captured that moment beautifully in It's a Love Thing. Even the music conveys such a sense...

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British Indie Filmmaker Shares Roots, His Journey and Debut Film

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2013 | 6:55 PM

There is nothing like social media that brings people together from different continents. Being an author about adversity and diversity, I was drawn to the story of indie filmmaker Marcus Markou from the United Kingdom. A man with a similar background to myself in the arts, I loved...

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