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Rachel Resheff -- Teenaged Broadway Veteran -- Part II

Ilana Rapp | Posted 07.07.2015 | Arts
Ilana Rapp

Actress Rachel Resheff is, um, amazing. That's the word fits the bill! She already has five Broadway shows under her belt and will now be performing at 54 Below in NYC. For you Orange is the New Black fans, you will recognize Rachel as young Alex Vause!

Rachel Resheff -- Teenaged Broadway Veteran -- Part 1

Ilana Rapp | Posted 07.07.2015 | Arts
Ilana Rapp

Ever have a friend who fits so many things into one day that it's impossible to understand where they find the time for everything? Well, that's actress Rachel Resheff. I can't even imagine how she found the time for this interview!

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'Broadway Bares' Creator Looks Back At 25 Nights Of Skin And Sizzle

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.18.2015 | Gay Voices

Jerry Mitchell hopes to make the 2015 incarnation of the annual Broadway Bares charity event even cheekier than ever. "I've been seeing so much ...

11 Things I Learned from Viewing Annie

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 06.12.2015 | Arts
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I viewed Annie at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, it was the first time I had seen the production. The national touring company plays in San Francisco now through June 14th. Here are 11Things I learned:

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Laura Benanti Is Dreaming About Meeting A Laura Benanti Drag Queen

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.12.2015 | Gay Voices

On June 14, Laura Benanti will hit the stage with the Boston Gay Men's Chorus at Boston's Symphony Hall, offering vestiges of her best-known Broadway roles as well as some tunes that appeared on her 2013 live album, "In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention."

There Is No Theatre Without the Writers

Freddie Gershon | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment
Freddie Gershon

It was particularly disheartening to witness the absence of Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron as the historically significant first all-female team to break through and write the Tony winner for Best Musical: the adventuresome, dazzling Fun Home, based on Allison Bechtel's book based on her life.

How to Make Broadway Musical Theater More Diverse... and Empower Kids Along the Way

Stacy Wolf | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts
Stacy Wolf

If musical theater will ever be racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse, this is how it's going to happen, enabled by the organizational machinery, the adaptable repertoire, and the money of the rich corporations that own Broadway.

The 33rd Annual Fred and Adele Astaire Awards

Yvonna Russell | Posted 06.04.2015 | New York
Yvonna Russell

Fred Astaire directed, "Do it big. Do it right and do it with style." On the night of June 1st, the 33rd Annual Fred and Adele Astaire Awards celebrated excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and film did just that.

5 Reasons Why You Have to See 'Fun Home'

Liz Feldman | Posted 06.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Liz Feldman

Fun Home tells the story of Alison, a young girl growing up in a funeral home with a closeted father. The musical is based on Alison Bechdel's graphic novel and it weaves her coming out and coming of age story with her father's own tragic struggle towards self-realization.

A Heartfelt Tribute To Judy Garland On Her 93rd Birthday

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.03.2015 | Gay Voices

Over the past year, Seth Sikes has channeled Judy Garland in three memorable, sold out performances focused exclusively on the Hollywood legend's fabl...

'Fun Home' - A Layered Perspective

Anita Lo | Posted 05.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Anita Lo

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a preview of Fun Home in its new home on Broadway. As I left the theatre, I was struck by how the layering of different perspectives on top of one another make for a more complex, more satisfying final product.

The Fun House

Elizabeth A. Povinelli | Posted 05.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth A. Povinelli

In Fun Home, what opened so perilously between my grandparents and me opens again between those standing across the same mortuary table or pressing their bodies against each other in the same narrow dorm bed.

On the Couch with the Keenan-Bolgers: FUN HOME

Celia Keenan-Bolger | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Celia Keenan-Bolger

FUN HOME was one of those rare theatrical experiences that resonated with us so deeply that we couldn't stop thinking about it for weeks after leaving the theater. Rather than break our phones group-texting each other, we decided to sit down and talk about the show.

A Trip To 'Fun Home'

Andrew Rannells | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Rannells

As soon as Fun Home began, I knew this was something incredible. Anyone who has ever looked back at their life, specifically their childhood, with a closer eye and an open heart, will cringe and laugh and cry at this story.

There's Nothing Rotten About Something Rotten!

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

No matter how good the cast is (and it is stupendous), the show would be nothing without its witty wordplay. What makes Something Rotten! so special is that it's fun. It's clever, but it doesn't try to be anything it's not.

10 Things I Learned about The Book of Mormon

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 06.16.2015 | San Francisco
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I saw The Book of Mormon at SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. I am not a South Park fan but throughly enjoyed the production. It is playing now th...

'Fault In Our Stars' Heartthrob Reveals Why He's A Devoted LGBT Rights Advocate

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Ansel Elgort, Laura Benanti and Bryan Cranston were among the many celebrities who spoke out in defense of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ...

"Finding Neverland": It's Time to Play

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.15.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

As one of Broadway's most anticipated musicals of the 2014-2015 season, Finding Neverland doesn't disappoint.

10 Of Broadway's Sexiest Men Will Drop Trou For Sizzling Benefit

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.24.2015 | Gay Voices

UPDATE April 24: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Executive Director Tom Viola announced that Broadway Bares Solo Strips, scheduled for May 10, has b...

LOOK: NYC's Hottest Dancers Will Dare To Bare -- For A Great Cause

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.11.2015 | Gay Voices

More than 150 of New York's hottest dancers are set to turn back the clock to the golden age of Broadway for an "unrivaled evening of sexy striptease"...

Running in Tap Shoes: Choreographer Janine Molinari on Teaching Broadway Kids and Other Adventures in Dance

Jaime Lubin | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

"Watch out," Janine Molinari laughs, flashing me a megawatt smile. "They're gonna come at you!" No sooner has the acclaimed choreographer-director-dance teacher spoken than her students, 20 of Broadway's finest child performers, come barreling toward me.

My First Bald Photoshoot!

Jackie Nguyen | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Jackie Nguyen

Six months ago, I was finishing up a musical in North Carolina when all of my hair started falling out due to Alopecia. By September, I was completely bald.

Lena Hall Moves From 'Hedwig' On Broadway To Gritty Rock Goddess

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.08.2015 | Gay Voices

Leave it to Lena Hall to bring an air of downtown cool to her debut performance at New York's Café Carlyle. The singer-actress, who nabbed a Tony...

LOOK: Broadway's Hottest Get Ready To Strip Down For A Great Cause

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.03.2015 | Gay Voices

New York has yet to shake a seemingly never-ending winter, but some of Broadway's hottest dancers are already getting prepped to hit the beach. Th...

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: On Broadway

Shelly Peiken | Posted 06.01.2015 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

I took my 17-year-old daughter to see Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, over spring break. Before we went to New York, and in anticipation of the show, I'm happy to say she "pre-acclimated" herself with Ms. King's music and all of its non-Auto-Tuned perfect imperfection.