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The Greatest Star: Visiting Shoshana Bean in 'Funny Girl'

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.22.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

As soon as Shoshana Bean was announced for Funny Girl at North Shore Musical Theatre, I knew I had to go. Months ago I wrote that I was going and frie...

'Kinky Boots' Stars Skewer 'Bathroom Bills' With Musical Ditty

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.06.2016 | Queer Voices

The cast and creative team of Broadway's "Kinky Boots” put a whimsical spin on the ongoing "bathroom bill” debate with a hilarious new music video...

Mother's Day Gifts I Will Never Forget

Leigh Pechillo | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Leigh Pechillo

As I recognize the second anniversary of my heart attack, I will do the same thing. Appreciate all the smallest moments we tend to glance over, forgive the wrongdoings as the pain of remembering them weighs on our hearts and live every moment! Breathe in, breathe out. Smile. Hug. Love. Laugh. Live.

NBC Taps Jennifer Hudson And Harvey Fierstein For 'Hairspray Live!'

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 04.27.2016 | Entertainment

NBC can't stop the beat! Following the success of "The Wiz Live!," the network has just announced their next live production: the iconic musical "Hai...

Jennifer Hudson And Harvey Fierstein To Star In NBC’s 'Hairspray Live'

Variety | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.25.2016 | Black Voices

Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein have signed on to NBC’s “Hairspray Live!,” the network’s next live Broadway musical. Hudson will play Mot...

'The Wiz Live!' Sparkles as Bright as the Emerald City!

Peter Mac | Posted 12.08.2015 | Entertainment
Peter Mac

I clicked my heels three times and prayed that this year's NBC live musical would be a winner. There is a God! Or in this case, a wizard!

Something for the Boys

George Heymont | Posted 05.29.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Hindsight may not always be 20/20 but, in certain situations, it can be revelatory. Think back 25 years to 1990, when two major Hollywood studios (Walt Disney Pictures and 20th Century Fox) had big-budget movie musicals in development.

10 Things I Learned about Newsies

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I saw the Broadway double-Tony-winner musical Newsies at the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco and I knew nothing about it except the title... and I had a bobblehead. It runs through March 15th. Here are 10 things I learned.

Why the Hit Broadway Show 'Kinky Boots' Is a Family Musical

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Some people may not automatically think, Kinky Boots -- great family show. But don't be thrown by the title. I asked Daryl Roth, a Kinky Boots producer with Hal Luftig, why the show is wonderful for families.

Kinky Boots the Musical Set for a January Run in Detroit at the Fisher Theatre

Kelly Frazier | Posted 03.14.2015 | 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.

Harvey Fierstein Opens Up About His Gay Marriage Beef With 'A**hole' Johnny Weir

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

Actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein is, once again, in no-nonsense mode, looking back on his career with signature candor in a new interview with Pr...

4 Things I Learned After Viewing Kinky Boots

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 02.08.2015 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

On Dec. 7 I saw Kinky Boots at the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. Words cannot describe how extraordinary it is.

Jeff Calhoun Talks About the New and Improved Disney Newsies Before Ducking Out to Work on a Duck Dynasty Show for Las Vegas

Jim Hill | Posted 01.24.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So when the good people of Pittsburgh head out for the Benedum Center later this week to catch the North American touring company of Disney Newsies, will they be seeing an exact duplicate of the Tony Award-winning show that ran for 2 1/2 years on Broadway?

Southern California Has Best of Broadway Musicals Now

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 01.17.2015 | Arts
Charles Karel Bouley

Different plays, different moods, different methods but common themes that make for extraordinary nights of live theatre.

Extra! Extra! Newsies Delivers on Tour

Lew Whittington | Posted 01.03.2015 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Those dance dynamo paperboys of Newsies occupied the Academy of Music in Philly for the kick-off of their boffo 1st National Tour of the 2012 multi-To...

Playing in the Spaces

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

In Harvey Fierstein's Tony-nominated play, Casa Valentina, men embody women. Or rather they reveal themselves through women's clothing, mannerisms and identities.

For the Love of Theater

Cara Joy David | Posted 07.21.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

A few weeks ago, I wasn't feeling so great. My allergies were bothering me and I was tired, as I often am this time of year. Then I went to the theater. Miraculously I felt better during Act One.

Michelangelo Signorile

Harvey Fierstein: Heterosexual 'Doesn't Mean You're Normal'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

Usurping the Podium and Claiming Credit: RuPaul, Chad Griffin and 'Gay Grandiosity Syndrome'

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

Some people, and organizations, simply can't help themselves.

Harvey Fierstein's Casa and Other Safe Havens

Jamie Leo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jamie Leo

Fierstein's work is set in 1962, based on the real-life Casa Susanna. But a quick glimpse of Meetups confirms how socially important spending time with like-minded people still is.

In Support of New Plays... on Broadway

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

My friends are never very excited about new plays. What is The Realistic Joneses and why did celebrities want to be in it? Is Casa Valentina an atmospheric production where they treat us like we're in a resort?

Bette Midler's New Gig

Posted 12.10.2013 | TV

Bette Midler is taking on a Hollywood legend as she prepares to to play Mae West in an upcoming HBO biopic. The film will be based on West's autobi...

Change the World: A Short Interview With Kinky Boots's Annaleigh Ashford

Danny Groner | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York
Danny Groner

Kinky Boots remains one of the most popular and talked about musical on Broadway. One of the standout performers is Annaleigh Ashford, who brings both humor and optimism to the show. Here, Ashford explains what sets this show apart.

Michelangelo Signorile

Harvey Fierstein: It's Time For Russia To 'Stop F**king With' The Gay Community

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein says it’s time to let the world know that the LGBT community is “too dangerous to mess with” and that “R...

Adding Music to Movies by Way of the Stage: Sleepless in Seattle to Kinky Boots

James Sims | Posted 08.07.2013 | Arts
James Sims

Glancing at the shows nominated for Best Musical for this year's Tony Awards, it is easy to mistake the list as being a Hollywood box office report.