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Jonathan Larson

So many shows -- so many stars! Your Guide to NYC Theater 2016/2017

ZEALnyc | Posted 09.06.2016 | Arts

By ZEALnyc's Theater Editor Jil Picariello, and Contributing Writers, Christopher Caggiano, Megan Wrappe, Justin Sharon, Bob Rizzo, and Dan Bacalzo, S...

Lin-Manuel Miranda Breaks Down The Central Paradox Of Hamilton Like Only He Could

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.30.2016 | Arts

There's a little bit of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr inside us all. That is some of the wisdom Lin-Manuel Miranda dished out to The Huffington Po...

'Hamilton:' What Is Left to Say?

Barry Singer | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Barry Singer

At last, I can talk about Hamilton. It hasn't been easy, waiting, wondering: what is all the fuss about -- is it for real? Not that I doubted Hamilton. I just couldn't get a ticket.

The Tonys, 'Fun Home' and Kids

Barry Singer | Posted 06.06.2016 | Arts
Barry Singer

This year, however, two things intrigue me: My kids' first-time stake in the proceedings, and Fun Home. Lea and Sara have seen a lot of Broadway theater this season. As a result, they feel personally invested in their Tony connection to You Can't Take It With You, On the Town, An American in Paris, Something Rotten!, The King and I. Each show is real to them.

Joseph Erbentraut

Restaurant Opts Not To Fire Teen Who Asked For Time Off For Cancer Treatment | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business

A Chicago-based restaurant chain appears to have shifted into damage control this week following a report that one of its employees was fired after as...

Re-thinking Education: What Are We Teaching?

Suna Senman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Suna Senman

As innovations in science result from probing beyond the known, transformation from the fight-flight animal level power play in humanity comes from challenging status quo, and taking new approaches.

Happy Birthday, 'Rent'!

Posted 04.29.2013 | Arts

Jonathan Larson's iconic rock musical "Rent" premiered on Broadway 17 years ago today, introducing musical theater nerds everywhere to life in downtow...

Rent and Tick, Tick... Boom Rock Out Chicago (Well, Almost...)

Robert Bullen | Posted 07.09.2012 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

It's a Jonathan Larson summer in Chicago. Currently, the genre-defining musical theatre composer is receiving productions of his two major shows by a trio of distinguished local theatre companies.

Miss Coco Peru Has Some Advice For You

George Heymont | Posted 06.26.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Beloved performer and gay activist Miss Coco Peru returned to S.F. for a double header with a new wig and good reason to celebrate. This year marks Clinton Leupp's 20th anniversary as Coco, bringing truth and sarcasm to people everywhere.

WATCH: Local 'Rent' Production Promotes 'Vulgarity,' Critics Say

Posted 02.25.2012 | Arts

"I can't repeat some of the things people say on camera." Says George Green, Executive Artistic Director of the Lake City Playhouse in Idaho when aske...

LGBT Content In 'Rent' Sparks Controversy In Idaho

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Though its subject matter seems a trifle old hat now, the Broadway musical "Rent" is causing controversy once again -- this time in Idaho. As loca...

Curtis M. Wong

'Rent' Revisited: Iconic Rock Musical Gets Off-Broadway Revamp | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.04.2011 | Home

For some hit shows, moving off-Broadway after a groundbreaking around-the-world run seems questionable. But the cast and creative team of the new prod...