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Curtis M. Wong

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 01.12.2015 | 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 01.12.2015 | 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 01.03.2015 | 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.

Curtis M. Wong

A Reunion On Stage, And In Song

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.17.2014 | Arts

Given that Christmas is a time for faithful friends, the New York Pops' forthcoming "Kelli and Matthew: Home for the Holidays" concert, which reunites...

A Peek At The 'Off-The-Cuff, Goofball' Side Of One Of Broadway's Sexiest Men

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.28.2014 | Arts

James Snyder has been wowing the masses as the hunky love interest of Idina Menzel in “If/Then” on Broadway since March, but the actor hopes audie...

Diva Plans A 'Musical Feast' Which Celebrates Joy, Sorrow, And Competing Truths

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.25.2014 | Gay Voices

As her 2014 winds to a close, Ann Hampton Callaway has much to celebrate. Earlier this month, the actress and singer-songwriter surprised fans when sh...

A Musical Look At 'Chasing' Long Distance Love Comes To The Stage

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.10.2014 | Gay Voices

Broadway stars Annaleigh Ashford and Matt Doyle will bring a poignant four-actor song cycle about "breaking up, breaking down and breaking through" to...

What Is it Like to Perform on Broadway?

Quora | Posted 12.31.2014 | Arts
Quora

My experience working on Broadway was a dream come true. I literally would pinch myself some days as I walked in the Stage Door off of Shubert alley eight times a week.

Broadway's 'Once' Remains Magical in Final Two Months

Christopher Murray | Posted 12.30.2014 | Arts
Christopher Murray

My companion, clearly enthralled by the immediacy of the music and the charm of the story, said at intermission "This is a musical, not just a Broadway musical." I know what he meant.

He Could Go on Singing: With Not-So-Solo Show Wunderkind, Tim Realbuto's Back in the Spotlight

Jaime Lubin | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

Backstage gossip and entertainment in-jokes abound, but the show has a beating heart beneath its tongue-in-cheek humor as Realbuto learns the hard way that the realities of adulthood often don't match our dreams.

A Musical Tribute To 'Anyone Who Has Ever Struggled To Find Your Place, Your Voice Or Your Inner Diva!'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.08.2014 | Gay Voices

Actor Morgan Reynolds is back with a heartfelt, musical love letter to New York City. Reynolds, whose breakup homage to Barbra Streisand went viral...

LOOK: A 'Wicked' Push For Gay Marriage From One Of Our Favorite Stars

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.21.2014 | Gay Voices

Tony and Emmy-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth is the latest celebrity to join the Human Rights Campaign's Americans for Marriage Equality effort. ...

Andrew Rannells Gears Up To Replace NPH In 'Hedwig'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Andrew Rannells discussed his forthcoming stint as an "East German transgender struggling rock star" in Broadway's "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" with Ji...

The Vulnerable Side Of A 'Stalwart New York Song-And-Dance Man'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.24.2014 | Arts

Thanks to stints in Broadway musicals like "A Chorus Line" and "Gypsy," Tony Yazbeck has established himself as a "stalwart New York song-and-dance ma...

Middle (ST)age, Middle Age, Midlife. Whatever you Want to Call it, it's Here!!

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

We are being asked not to sit on our possibly slightly more padded bums and contemplate retirement, NO! We are being asked to remain fit, youthful and learn new things at an exponential rate in order to keep up with this ever-changing world.

LOOK: NYC Actor Strips Down And Invites You Into His Hotel Room -- For A Great Cause

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.02.2014 | Gay Voices

New York performer Mark MacKillop offers musical theater fans a provocative peek at the offstage life of a working actor in his coffee table book, Rm....

Tony-Nominated Stage Veteran Comes Full Circle With Latest Role

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices

Before his film debut in the cult musical "Camp" and Tony-nominated stints in "In The Heights" and "La Cage aux Folles," Robin De Jesús was a standou...

Tupac Takes on Broadway

Lauri Lyons | Posted 09.13.2014 | Entertainment
Lauri Lyons

Breaking new ground as being the first Broadway musical based on a hip-hop artist's work, Holler is exploring uncharted territory that may set the stage for a new Broadway genre, Hip- Hop Theater.

The Original 'Dreamgirl' Recalls Dramatic Run-In With Diana Ross

OWN | Posted 07.08.2014 | OWN

Back in the '80s, the production "Dreamgirls" was taking Broadway by storm. It sold out theaters, produced chart-topping singles and earned 13 Tony Aw...

5 Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford

Budget Travel | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Yes, you CAN afford to visit Machu Picchu! Try going with an affordable group tour by G Adventures. (Photo courtesy of Luq1/Dreamstime. Article by Ka...

A Lost Cole Porter Gem Is Unearthed In NYC

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.26.2014 | Gay Voices

Eighty-six years after it was written, a Cole Porter musical revue is set to make its American debut with an all-star cast of Broadway talent. "T...