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Broadway Musicals

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 10.30.2015 | Gay 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 10.28.2015 | Gay 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 10.22.2015 | Gay 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 10.09.2015 | Gay 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 09.05.2015 | Gay 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!

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