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King Charles III: Critically Acclaimed (By Others)

Derrick De Lise | Posted 01.08.2016 | Arts
Derrick De Lise

Mike Bartlett's King Charles III opens, as the house lights dim slowly, with the foreseeable news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. From there it builds a dark tapestry with an acerbic wit and a cleverness geared only for Britons and Anglophiles.

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...

Discovering the Magical World of NYC's "Dr. Shoes"

Yvonne Russo | Posted 12.15.2015 | New York
Yvonne Russo

As Dr. Shoes whisks the shoe to the back of his shop to begin the intricate restoration process, I look around with fresh intel and begin to decipher what lies behind the veritable hall of fame represented by the signed playbills, headshots and theatrical posters.

It's Time to Talk Tough About Texting...

David Toussaint | Posted 09.24.2015 | New York
David Toussaint

Because it's not my responsibility to maneuver to one side of the street, often against a building or the pavement, when you are about to run into me, nor to tell you to "look out" to avoid a collision. You are not five.

Pulling All The Strings: Broadway Puppeteer Talks Art, AIDS, And Mortality

Katie Tandy | Posted 08.03.2015 | Arts
Katie Tandy

Addis Williams--retired Broadway puppeteer and bohemian buddha--could singlehandedly banish anyone's existential blues.

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!

Fun Home and the Gift of Being Out

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

The Tony Award-winning musical, Fun Home, begins and ends with a child, Alison, demanding that her father play "airplane" with her. In between those bookending moments we see Alison grow up, come out as a lesbian, and take flight as a lover, while her father sinks into the closet as a gay man.

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:

A Heartfelt Tribute To Judy Garland On Her 93rd Birthday

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

Curtis M. Wong

Legacy Of The 20th Century's Most Prolific Caricaturist Celebrated In NYC

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.21.2015 | Arts

To his legions of admirers, Al Hirschfeld was a prolific artist and a visual journalist who chronicled a century's worth of Hollywood legends, Broadwa...

Renée Fleming Triumphs on Broadway

David Browning | Posted 06.27.2015 | Arts
David Browning

Your intrepid reporter has traveled far and wide to see opera before, but this was his most challenging assignment yet: to venture into deepest, darkest Manhattan, find parking that didn't require a second mortgage, and see the new Broadway play featuring dear Renée Fleming, Living on Love.

'Fault In Our Stars' Heartthrob Reveals Why He's A Devoted LGBT Rights Advocate

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

Ansel Elgort, Laura Benanti and Bryan Cranston were among the many celebrities who spoke out in defense of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ...

10 Of Broadway's Sexiest Men Will Drop Trou For Sizzling Benefit

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

UPDATE April 24: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Executive Director Tom Viola announced that Broadway Bares Solo Strips, scheduled for May 10, has b...

LOOK: NYC's Hottest Dancers Will Dare To Bare -- For A Great Cause

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

More than 150 of New York's hottest dancers are set to turn back the clock to the golden age of Broadway for an "unrivaled evening of sexy striptease"...

Lena Hall Moves From 'Hedwig' On Broadway To Gritty Rock Goddess

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

Leave it to Lena Hall to bring an air of downtown cool to her debut performance at New York's Café Carlyle. The singer-actress, who nabbed a Tony...

LOOK: Broadway's Hottest Get Ready To Strip Down For A Great Cause

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

New York has yet to shake a seemingly never-ending winter, but some of Broadway's hottest dancers are already getting prepped to hit the beach. Th...

Curtis M. Wong

Broadway Gets Its First Lesbian Protagonist In 'Fun Home'

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

Although recent years have seen a wealth of gay content on the New York stage, “Fun Home” breaks fresh ground as the first Broadway musical to fea...

A 'Beautiful' Match Made In Musical Heaven

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.22.2015 | Arts

Anika Larsen and Jessie Mueller, who co-starred in Broadway's "Beautiful," teamed up for a tender version of James Taylor's "You Can Close Your Eyes" ...

Curtis M. Wong

Here's How David Burtka Would Surprise Neil Patrick Harris With A Dream Date Night

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

Six months after his first wedding, David Burtka is gearing up to take a second trip down the aisle. This time, however, the union is strictly theatri...

This Hunky, All-Male Twist On 'Cell Block Tango' Will Leave You Breathless

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

This stunning, all-male twist on the "Cell Block Tango" number from the classic musical "Chicago" needs to be seen to be believed. Hunky performer...

'Black Bottom' Brings Audience to Their Feet

Aleeka Kay Edwards | Posted 05.09.2015 | Hawaii
Aleeka Kay Edwards

The superlative performances in The Actors' Group production of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom were so convincing during opening weekend that when Ma Rainey halted the recording session to demand Coca-Cola from her white producer, a theatergoer left his audience seat to hand her his personal soda can.

Curtis M. Wong

Ahead Of Her Carnegie Solo Debut, Sutton Foster Sounds Off On Her 'New, Reflective' Life Chapter

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.09.2015 | Arts

Kicking off what she calls a “new, reflective” life chapter, Sutton Foster will make her headlining debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall just five ...

A Salute to the African American Playwright August Wilson

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 04.21.2015 | Black Voices
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This film is a beautiful legacy. It sheds light on a very gifted man who, like many creative people, was raised under difficult circumstances in an underserved area of Pittsburgh. All of his plays were "doors" into the black experience, and from many eras of the American story.