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Broadway Musicals

'Hamilton', the Impossible Dream

Stanley Hainsworth | Posted 03.16.2016 | Arts
Stanley Hainsworth

Despite the proximity of the lovely gentleman's body next to me mixed with his strong aftershave spilling into my seat, I was one with the audience as I was in tears or in laughter throughout, only broken by a tear-less intermission.

The Story Behind 'The King and I'

ADST | Posted 03.16.2016 | World

The U.S. Foreign Service has attracted some very talented people over the years and many of those are the spouses of Foreign Service Officers. Julia Child is one notable example.

UN Brings Ambassadors From 17 Nations To Broadway's 'Fun Home'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.03.2016 | Queer Voices

The stars of the hit Broadway musical “Fun Home” performed to an audience that included Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations,...

A Look At Broadway's 10 Hottest Chorus Boys

Time Out New York | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.27.2016 | Queer Voices

Every spring in New York, Broadway comes to fresh life with a new batch of musicals, whose talented cast members sing and dance their way into our hea...

It's A 'Full-Circle Life Moment' For This NYC Actor-Singer

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.23.2016 | New York

New York-based actor-singer Michael Zahler promises a night of “good, old-fashioned song-crooning” when he takes the stage of Manhattan nightspot,...

Homophobia: Live on Broadway

Aaron Ricciardi | Posted 02.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Aaron Ricciardi

I didn't know who in the audience had slung the verbal arrow. I couldn't ask her those questions. So I did the only thing I could possibly do: I talked to the ladies next to me. I needed a teaching moment, and I made myself one.

Broadway: Something Rotten! Beguiles and Amazes

Philip David Morton | Posted 02.13.2016 | Entertainment
Philip David Morton

Something Rotten! is a modern musical set in the Renaissance, before musicals were created, with a cast that sings and dances its way into the very first and biggest one.

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 exclusive, behind-...

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 week af...

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

Broadway and television actress Melissa Errico releases her first concert DVD, “What About Today?,” this week, and The Huffington Post has a sneak...

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, sat...

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 ev...

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 The Huffington P...

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 managed to find ...

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" was anything...

Rachel Resheff -- Teenaged Broadway Veteran -- Part II

Ilana Rapp | Posted 07.07.2016 | 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!