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Broadway Musicals

A 'Beautiful' Match Made In Musical Heaven

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.22.2015 | Arts

Anika Larsen and Jessie Mueller, who co-starred in Broadway's "Beautiful," teamed up for a tender version of James Taylor's "You Can Close Your Eyes" ...

Curtis M. Wong

See Why This Star Calls Her Musical Show 'Gay Magic'

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.21.2015 | Gay Voices

Annaleigh Ashford is honored when friends and fans sum up her new cabaret act, "Lost in the Stars," as "gay magic." "There are certain performers ...

Laura Benanti Tries Her Hand At Being A Rockette In This Hilarious Clip

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.19.2015 | Arts

Laura Benanti is a Tony Award-winning actress, singer and social media maven, but things don't go entirely according to plan when she tries out the sl...

Curtis M. Wong

Here's How David Burtka Would Surprise Neil Patrick Harris With A Dream Date Night

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Six months after his first wedding, David Burtka is gearing up to take a second trip down the aisle. This time, however, the union is strictly theatri...

This Hunky, All-Male Twist On 'Cell Block Tango' Will Leave You Breathless

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.14.2015 | Gay Voices

This stunning, all-male twist on the "Cell Block Tango" number from the classic musical "Chicago" needs to be seen to be believed. Hunky performer...

Curtis M. Wong

Paul Iacono Promises Tears, Laughs And Plenty Of (Emotional) Nudity In His NYC Cabaret Debut

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.09.2015 | Gay Voices

A pre-pubescent brush with mortality turned out to be a positive, and ultimately triumphant, experience for Paul Iacono. The star of “The Hard T...

Curtis M. Wong

Ahead Of Her Carnegie Solo Debut, Sutton Foster Sounds Off On Her 'New, Reflective' Life Chapter

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.09.2015 | Arts

Kicking off what she calls a “new, reflective” life chapter, Sutton Foster will make her headlining debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall just five ...

A Cavalcade of Stars Line Up for 10th Annual Gender Bending "Broadway Backwards" on March 9th

Bob Richter | Posted 02.23.2015 | New York
Bob Richter

Now in its 10th year, Broadway Backwards is a gender-bending spectacle with a decidedly vaudevillian vibe. I'm told that this year's the event will celebrate some of the most memorable numbers from previous years. It will also feature the return of many of the show's most popular performers.

London Says Goodbye to The Scottsboro Boys

Catherine Schreiber | Posted 02.21.2015 | Arts
Catherine Schreiber

At the end of the show, the cast sings "Say Goodbye to the Scottsboro Boys." It is an entertaining, show biz, but powerfully complex number, infused with anger. It grabs the audience. The actors have done what they have set out to do. They have told their story their way.

Darren Criss Is Broadway's Next 'Hedwig'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.18.2015 | Gay Voices

"Glee" star Darren Criss is Broadway-bound in a very, very big way. Starting April 29, the 28-year-old actor will don platform heels and a sky-hig...

A Day In The Life Of This Couple Becomes A Musical Battle Cry Against Homophobia

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.19.2015 | Gay Voices

The creators of the New York-bound musical "Witness Uganda" are the stars of a poignant music video that aims to support Ugandan students who may be a...

James Thilman

Jason Robert Brown Is The Busiest Man On Broadway

HuffingtonPost.com | James Thilman | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment

Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown often finds himself with little time to write. With multiple projects in the air, his impr...

Sons Can Never Really Please Their Dads

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 02.13.2015 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Do all sons want to be "better" than their fathers? Do all fathers want the same for their sons -- that they grow to be "better" -- or do they secretly, perhaps unconsciously, always want to be someone their sons can look up to in every which way?

My Night Out: Girl Crushing on Idina Menzel at 'If/Then'

Erika Finn | Posted 02.12.2015 | Entertainment
Erika Finn

I will definitely be at the very last show on March 22 to applaud loudly for Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp, James Snyder, LaChanze and the rest of the cast. Great run, If/Then, we will miss you.

WATCH: The Journey Of Broadway's Hot New Musical Based An A Gay Graphic Novel

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.09.2015 | Gay Voices

Out writer and cartoonist Alison Bechdel recounts the Broadway journey of "Fun Home," the musical based on her 2006 graphic memoir of the same name, i...

What's the Best Broadway Can Be?

Damian Bazadona | Posted 02.09.2015 | Arts
Damian Bazadona

Times are great for the Broadway industry today, and I want to keep it that way. And if you ask me how we do that? I believe that a focus on diversifying our workplace, our audience and our belief systems is the best insurance policy we can possibly get.

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Here's Why You Need To Know Broadway And TV Star Andy Mientus

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.07.2015 | Gay Voices

In many respects, Andy Mientus became a Broadway star in spite of himself. Although he can be seen as Marius in the current revival of "Les Misérable...

Guess Who's Coming To Broadway!

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.19.2015 | Gay Voices

"Star Trek" icon and outspoken lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocate George Takei is Broadway-bound. The 77-year-old star ...

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Meet The 'Twisted, Genius' Composer Who Wants To Bring Darkness To Musical Theater

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.31.2015 | Gay Voices

Ryan Scott Oliver could very well be musical theater’s answer to an auteur filmmaker or a gothic novelist, and for good reason: the 30-year-old comp...

Cheyenne Jackson Thinks Broadway Tickets Are Too Expensive

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.16.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Cheyenne Jackson stopped by HuffPost Live on Friday to discuss "Eyes Wide Open," his new show at New York's famed Carlyle Cafe, and the state of Broad...

Sadly, 'The Last Ship' Sinks

Alice Carey | Posted 03.14.2015 | Arts
Alice Carey

The thing Broadway producers don't seem to fathom (as reported in Patrick Healy's article in The New York Times January 7th) is that musicals by their very nature are not always feel-good events. And so The Last Ship will inevitably sink on Jan. 24 after a four-month run.

Curtis M. Wong

Cheyenne Jackson Reveals The Moment That Made Him Proud To Be A Gay Role Model

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.12.2015 | Gay Voices

Over the past three years, Cheyenne Jackson has been the subject of intense media scrutiny for everything but the dynamite song-and-dance chops that m...

Kinky Boots the Musical Set for a January Run in Detroit at the Fisher Theatre

Kelly Frazier | Posted 03.14.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

I chatted over the phone with Kinky Boots cast member Lauren Nicole Chapman, a Michigan native who attended West Bloomfield High School along with Interlochen Center of the Arts, and who made her Broadway debut as a part of the Kinky Boots ensemble last April, then joined the touring company in September.

LISTEN: Broadway's Scene-Stealing Ace Teams Up With Composer For Jazzy Debut

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.05.2015 | Arts

Broadway scene-stealing ace Alysha Umphress turns jazz chanteuse for a new collaboration with actor-composer Jeff Blumenkrantz. The star of “On ...

Into the Woods, Without Delay!

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

I've been in love with Into the Woods for years. I've seen it performed several times, watched the DVD of the original Broadway production many times, and lost count of how often I've listened to the original cast album.