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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 04.30.2015 | 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 04.23.2015 | 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 04.17.2015 | 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 04.15.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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.

Curtis M. Wong

Broadway Gets Its First Lesbian Protagonist In 'Fun Home'

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Although recent years have seen a wealth of gay content on the New York stage, “Fun Home” breaks fresh ground as the first Broadway musical to fea...

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 04.22.2015 | 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 04.22.2015 | 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...