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'Cats' Pounces On Broadway Once Again

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 01.22.2016 | Arts

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Go Behind The Scenes Of Alan Cumming's New 'Sappy Songs' Album

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Alan Cumming opens up about the inspiration for his new album, "Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs: Live at the Café Carlyle," in this excl...

Kinky Boots: Spectacle With a Message

Derrick De Lise | Posted 01.08.2016 | Arts
Derrick De Lise

Kinky Boots is a delightfully entertaining spectacle with a message. With the book by the illustrious Harvey Fierstein, music by Cyndi Lauper, and direction (and choreography by) Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots truly has an all-star creative team.

Two 'Wicked' Flying Monkeys Got Engaged Onstage Over Christmas

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Our hearts are defying gravity after watching this! Josh Daniel Green, a cast member in Broadway's "Wicked," got the surprise of his life last...

My Favorite Part of The Lion King Was Intermission

Jonathan Byrd | Posted 12.27.2015 | Arts
Jonathan Byrd

My family and I were given three tickets to the Broadway production of The Lion King. Tuesday, 7 p.m. Only the tickets weren't there when we got there. The theater was sold out.

Guys and Dolls: A Classic Contender at the Savoy

Carla Escoda | Posted 12.15.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

"I got the horse right here" is the flimflam lyric that opens Frank Loesser's immortal Guys and Dolls, now in previews at London's intimate, yet grand, Savoy Theatre. This production proved a knockout at the Chichester Festival Theatre, directed by Gordon Greenberg.

Broadway Star Melissa Errico Shines On 'What About Today?'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.15.2015 | Arts

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Profiling Puppeteer and Broadway Actor: Ben Durocher

Derrick De Lise | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Derrick De Lise

Roping his dad, Sandy Durocher, into many hours of labor creating and perfecting the puppets let Ben explore performance throughout his childhood.

Avenue Q: Entertaining, Hilarious, and Offensive -- In a Good Way

Derrick De Lise | Posted 11.30.2015 | Entertainment
Derrick De Lise

Avenue Q is one of the most delightfully offensive shows currently running in a mainstream New York theatre -- it's beaten by The Book of Mormon, but just barely.

A Musical Look At The Women Of The White House As You've Never Seen Them

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts

American politics can make for epic theater, as evidenced by Broadway's smash hit, "Hamilton." Now, a new Off-Broadway musical is putting a quiet...

My Family History, as Told by George Takei

Alex Lawrence | Posted 11.05.2015 | Arts
Alex Lawrence

I'm only 32, relatively young in the full scheme of my life, and while I've done some exciting things with it, I don't exactly have lawyers knocking on my door offering to buy my personal story or my family's life story.

Broadway's Michael Arden Aims To Give Animals A Voice In Musical Benefit

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Broadway and television star Michael Arden hopes to shine the spotlight on a few furry, four-legged friends when he returns to the stage of New York&...

Take A Look At The Haunted History Of Broadway

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Two of the gay community's most beloved diversions -- Halloween and Broadway -- will come together on Oct. 30 for a special, one-night-only musical e...

Broadway's Telly Leung On His New Album And The 'Inspirational' George Takei

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Broadway and television actor Telly Leung put a fresh spin on a signature Billy Joel tune for his new album, “Songs For You,” and Th...

Broadway's Sierra Boggess On Bringing The 'Soundtrack Of Her Life' To The Stage

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Sierra Boggess is in the midst of rehearsals for the highly anticipated Broadway musical version of “School Of Rock,” but she’s man...

Broadway Is Cool Again

Sarah Bidnick | Posted 10.05.2015 | Arts
Sarah Bidnick

More and more A-list Hollywood celebrities are crossing the country to star in limited-run productions, and film studios are putting more focus on their live entertainment divisions. The thrill of seeing an actor in a live moment is something that only gets more unique as screens get smaller.

I Have an Opinion on Every Song in "Hamilton"

Elizabeth Logan | Posted 10.01.2015 | Arts
Elizabeth Logan

Operetta diehards may consider it blasphemous that I parse, analyze and review the tracks of the "Hamilton" Broadway cast album individually, rather than as a whole.

The Life Of Out, Proud Disco Legend Sylvester Comes Back To The Stage

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Real-life partners Kendrell Bowman and Anthony Wayne say that collaborating professionally on "Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical" wa...

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!

Curtis M. Wong

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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:

Curtis M. Wong

Laura Benanti Is Dreaming About Meeting A Laura Benanti Drag Queen

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.