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'Fool for Love': Falling Short

Danny Groner | Posted 10.09.2015 | Arts
Danny Groner

Inside a sleazy motel room in the Mojave Desert, the stage is set with the heat turned way up. Intrigue and curiosity sits beside them on the stage, in the form of an old man, played by Gordon Joseph Weiss.

Hip-Hop Gets Another Shot At Broadway Fame In 'Hamilton'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.18.2015 | Arts

Last year, the Tupac-inspired musical "Holler If Ya Hear Me" hit Broadway to tepid reviews and slow sales, forcing the production to close a...

Theater: City of Lights Musical Smackdown: 'Gigi' vs. 'An American in Paris'

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.19.2015 | Arts
Michael Giltz

Two musicals set in Paris opened on Broadway within four days of each other. Both are shows that began as musicals created for the movies, something almost unheard of today unless you're an animated princess.

Larry David: Writer, Producer, Actor, Comedian... Middle East Ambassador?

Steve Matoren | Posted 03.16.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Matoren

Larry David's been called a lot of things in his life -- brilliant, genius, funny, neurotic, offensive -- but never, has anyone thought the Seinfeld co-creator and Brooklyn-born Jew could be a catalyst for peace in the Middle East.

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....

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...

LOOK: NYC's Hottest Dancers Spend Mother's Day In Their Skivvies -- And Little Else (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.15.2014 | Gay Voices

The hunky stars of some of Broadway's biggest musicals spent Mother's Day in their skivvies -- and little else -- for a great cause. (WARNING: some ph...

Michelangelo Signorile

Harvey Fierstein: Heterosexual 'Doesn't Mean You're Normal' | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.11.2014 | Gay Voices

“The biggest thing I learned is that there’s no such thing as normal,” proclaimed Harvey Fierstein, talking about his new hit play “Casa Valen...

Please Tax Us: Airbnb Offers City $21 Million

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 06.25.2014 | New York
Blake Fleetwood

Discouraging new forms of entrepreneurism that threaten established businesses, is a classic form of government interference that affects many different industries in the urban marketplace.

Curtis M. Wong

John Cameron Mitchell, Stephen Trask And More Talk 'Hedwig And The Angry Inch' | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.22.2014 | Gay Voices

When "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" debuted at New York's Jane Street Theatre in 1998, the idea that a cult rock musical about a transgender East German ...

Terrence McNally's Generations of Gay Americans

Roberta Kaplan | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Roberta Kaplan

Mothers and Sons is the story of four generations coming to grips with the fundamental concept that gay people should be treated with the same dignity as everyone else.

Eddie Shapiro's Nothing Like a Dame Profiles 20 of Broadway's Most Iconic Divas

Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Curtis M. Wong

Shapiro casts aside much of the superficial glitz associated with the stage in favor of a no-nonsense, true-to-life look at these women and their varied careers, bravely emphasizing their struggles as much as their triumphs.

Reaching For The Son

Bobby Steggert | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Bobby Steggert

The young me who sat in fear watching that talk show over twenty years ago begins to recede, and he is overshadowed by a man who is beginning to believe that he deserves happiness.

FACE IT: Broadway Is Still a Glass Ceiling

Michele Willens | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Michele Willens

I went to 42nd St. over the weekend to see Machinal, a play that was new to me. I was particularly excited that it was created by a woman playwright and journalist whose name I did not know, Sophie Treadwell. Finally a new female voice in theatre! Then, I realized the play was written and last performed on Broadway in 1928.

Five Jukebox Musicals I'd Like To See

Jake Perlman | Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment
Jake Perlman

From Billy Joel to Elvis to the multiple musicals using The Beatles catalog and likeness, jukebox musicals range from autobiographical to fantastical adaptations. Here are five jukebox musicals I would love to see.

Famous Thriller Gets Coveted Spot On Broadway

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.25.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — John Grisham's first novel, which was made into a star-filled film, is now heading to a Broadway stage. Producers said Tuesday that ...

The End Of 'Ann' On Broadway?

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.12.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Actress Holland Taylor's one-woman portrait of Ann Richards, the former Texas governor with the cotton candy hair and down-home humor, wil...

Broadway Bound Wendy Williams Hires Vocal Coach, Stops at California's Great America

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 07.22.2013 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Soon, Wendy Williams, the 48-year-old multimedia superstar faces what might be her greatest challenge to date: Broadway!

The Tradition With My Dad That I Hope Never Ends

Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.26.2013 | Fifty
Rebecca Klein

I know there will be a time in the not-so-distant future when the prospect of carving out time for a no-moms-allowed day will seem a bit nonsensical. When I consider the fact that my dad traveled a total of five hours to spend approximately that much time together, I wonder if some would say that time has already passed.

Why 2012 Was a Record Year for Broadway

Danny Groner | Posted 02.03.2013 | New York
Danny Groner

The message theatergoers sent in 2012 is that if you get a big-name star to headline a play they know and love then they will fill the seats.

TKTS Discount Booth Expands Offerings

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 12.22.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — The iconic booth that sells tickets for Broadway and off-Broadway shows in the heart of Times Square is expanding its offerings. The...

Interview With Indie Theatre Stalwart Rochelle Denton

Lanie Zipoy | Posted 09.23.2012 | Arts
Lanie Zipoy

There is no greater champion of indie theatre -- all theatre, actually -- than Rochelle Denton (and her son Martin Denton), who founded and runs The New York Theatre Experience, Inc. (NYTE).

Theater: Closer Than Ever -- Maltby & Shire's Quiet Charm

Michael Giltz | Posted 08.21.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I love Maltby & Shire when they're in their quiet, observant, wry mode. They are the Cheever and Updike of musical theater.

Why Are Broadway Shows Doing Better?

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.18.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Tony Award-winning shows got a financial bounce last week on Broadway, with "Once," "Newsies," "One Man, Two Govnors," the revival of...

May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You*

Freddie Gershon | Posted 08.04.2012 | Impact
Freddie Gershon

Through theater, all of these things take place as well as learning history, reading skills and building core confidence in themselves and most of all, realizing that it's okay to dream and everyone has a time when they can "shine."