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Donald Trump--From Broadway Producer to President

ZEALnyc | Posted 02.14.2017 | Arts

By Helaine Feldman, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, February 14, 2017 He was 23 years old, had a degree from the prestigious Wharton School at the Unive...

Broadway Scores at the Oscars

ZEALnyc | Posted 02.07.2017 | Arts

This year's Academy Awards nominations honor many familiar names from the New York stage By Christopher Caggiano, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, Februa...

BroadwayCon Returns Bigger and Better Than Ever

ZEALnyc | Posted 01.26.2017 | Arts

By Megan Wrappe, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, January 26, 2017 Last year, over 5,000 Broadway fans crowded into the Hilton Midtown Hotel for Broadway...

'Jitney' on Broadway, 'Fences' on film -- the August Wilson Legacy Continues

ZEALnyc | Posted 01.10.2017 | Arts

By Helaine Feldman, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, January 10, 2017 The year 2017 brings us two exciting mountings of works by August Wilson, two-time ...

Commentary: The Best and Worst Musicals of 2016

ZEALnyc | Posted 01.05.2017 | Arts

By Christopher Caggiano, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, January 5, 2017 We're now into the new year, so like many other critics, I like to use this as ...

Jennifer Ashley Tepper Dazzles Again With 'The Untold Stories Of Broadway'

Josh Getlin | Posted 11.16.2016 | Arts
Josh Getlin

If the walls of Broadway's fabled theatres could talk, they'd tell amazing stories. And historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper shares them with flair. As sh...

Famed Playwright Switches Genres. Interview With Ronald Ribman About His New Novel, Infinite Absence

Bernard Starr | Posted 08.05.2016 | Books
Bernard Starr

Ronald Ribman Then and Now from CBS archive and Why do writers embrace a particular genre? Is it a conscious process? "I love writi...

The 'Hamilton' Founding Fathers Move On--Will We Love Their Replacements?

ZEALnyc | Posted 06.30.2016 | Arts

By Jil Picariello, ZEALnyc Theater Editor, June 30, 2016 I just saw Hamilton for the third time. Don't hate me. I don't have any inside connections...

"American Psycho:" Broadway's Stunningly Beautiful Mess

Christian Lewis | Posted 04.21.2016 | Arts
Christian Lewis

Although the Broadway buzz about Hamilton has not fully died down, there is a gaining momentum to the murmuring of the new wave of musicals opening in...

Broadway's Best Sing (And Swap Genders) For An Amazing LGBT Cause

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.24.2016 | Queer Voices

Some of Broadway's greatest stars sang, strutted and even swapped genders this week for a fantastic cause. Tony winners Len Cariou and Chita Rivera w...

Broadway-Bound Musical 'Waitress' Makes History With All Female Creative Team -- a Talk With Choreographer Lorin Latarro

ZEALnyc | Posted 03.23.2016 | Arts

I spoke with Ms. Latarro during a break from rehearsals regarding her work on this highly anticipated new show.

Arthur Miller's Lost Opportunity

Rachel Adams | Posted 03.22.2016 | Arts
Rachel Adams

Miller recognized the tragedy of wasted human lives. He made his audience understand the necessity of valuing those deemed insignificant by the history of great men and events. Far more important than Miller's personal shortcomings are what the secrecy surrounding Daniel's life says about a shameful episode in American history.

Russell Tovey Apologizes After Sight Of His Bare Chest Is Blamed For Making Male Fan Faint

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.10.2016 | Queer Voices

Russell Tovey isn't shy about showing off his hunky bod. Just look at his stint on HBO's "Looking" to his current role in Broadway's "A View From the ...

King Charles III: Critically Acclaimed (By Others)

Derrick De Lise | Posted 01.08.2017 | 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 week af...

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

Yvonne Russo | Posted 12.15.2016 | 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 09.23.2016 | 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 08.03.2016 | 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 07.07.2016 | 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!

Rachel Resheff -- Teenaged Broadway Veteran -- Part 1

Ilana Rapp | Posted 07.07.2016 | 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 06.24.2016 | 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 | 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 06.07.2016 | 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 | 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...