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Julie Klausner, Matthew Morrison Join Star-Studded Broadway Benefit Roster

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 10.18.2016 | Arts
Courtney M. Soliday

NEW YORK - Gleeks and Difficult People rejoice! Julie Klausner (Difficult People) and Matthew Morrison (Finding Neverland) have been added to the star...

Darlene Love & La Sonya Gunter-"We Have A Great Respect For Each Other"

Michael Cook | Posted 06.09.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Cook

Sitting down for a chat with the iconic Darlene Love and the amazing makeup artist La Sonya Gunter, the word that comes to mind first is "respect". Th...

'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...

Run, Yes, Especially in Heels to the Pantages Los Angeles by April 24th to Be Lifted Up by Kinky Boots

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 04.18.2016 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

Touring companies of established plays don't often get the props they deserve. The play perhaps has already breezed through town, with this-or-that headliner as lead. Some may be from Broadway, others not. But it's an experience worth every penny.

Kinky Boots: Spectacle With a Message

Derrick De Lise | Posted 01.08.2016 | Arts
Derrick De Lise

Kinky Boots is a delightfully entertaining spectacle with a message. With the book by the illustrious Harvey Fierstein, music by Cyndi Lauper, and direction (and choreography by) Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots truly has an all-star creative team.

Bassist Michael Visceglia Reveals a View From the Side

Tom Semioli | Posted 06.22.2016 | Books
Tom Semioli

"You ask the average person what a bass is, or what a bass sounds like, and most of the time, they don't know. But remove the bass from any piece of music and suddenly it becomes the largest missing piece in the world!

'Kinky Boots' Star Shines His Spotlight on the Alzheimer's Association

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 06.04.2016 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

"It's a very difficult disease," Kelso explained. "Seeing my grandmother go through it was difficult for sure, but also watching my father show up to the hospital and she could no longer recognize him, it's very difficult for those that have the disease but also those around them."

Advertising Theater on Television -- What Works

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

What brings people to the theater? I talk a lot about that each day with various producers and press agents. Of course, if anyone really knew an exact answer, many more shows would be successful. Instead we all try our best to guess.

Sons Can Never Really Please Their Dads

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Do all sons want to be "better" than their fathers? Do all fathers want the same for their sons -- that they grow to be "better" -- or do they secretly, perhaps unconsciously, always want to be someone their sons can look up to in every which way?

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.

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.

Meet the Bullocks: An Inspiring African-American Family for the Arts and for This Generation

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 02.08.2015 | Black Voices
Shira Hirschman Weiss

In a few months the family will appear together in a short film that was written by mom Audrey and directed by Wendell Thomas. In the spirit of art imitating life, the film, Outside the Box, is about an artistic family that tries to bridge the generational gap inherent in different types of musical tastes.

Rooting for The Last Ship and Applauding MTC

Cara Joy David | Posted 01.24.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Two things happened in theater yesterday that had me thinking -- The New York Times reported Sting was going into The Last Ship, which he wrote the score for, and The Country House closed.

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.

Interview: Laverne Cox Presents New Hope For Trans Youth With Documentary The T Word

Sarah Toce | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah Toce

The Emmy-nominated actress recently made history when she became the first transgender person to grace the cover of Time magazine in May of 2014.

Interview: Cyndi Lauper's Kinky Boots Are Changing the World

Sarah Toce | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah Toce

"You have to stand your ground and be who you are and find acceptance -- if not in others, than in yourself. That's the road to happiness...and as Oscar Wilde said, and is quoted by [the character] Lola: 'Be Yourself: everyone else is already taken.'"

The Tidal Wave of Gay Portrayals of the Trans Experience

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

So we have one more example of gay men performing drag for major audiences and misconstruing for the masses what it means to be transgender.

On the "A" w/Souleo: "Taboo...Yardies" Doc Challenges Homophobia in Jamaica

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

These days when Selena Blake thinks about her native land, Jamaica, there are no images of pristine beaches and sunny skies that come to mind. Instead, she sees the ugly face of homophobia and transphobia that continues to stain Jamaica's image.

Jeremy Jordan Can't 'Let It Go' and Zosia Mamet Joins the Newsies at Miscast

Suzy Evans | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Suzy Evans

At the annual Miscast Gala in 2013, which is presented by MCC Theater, Jordan sang the Smash hit "Let Me Be Your Star," when Jonathan Groff came onstage and stole his thunder.

New and Improved Hotels Hit the Sweet Spot in Midtown New York City

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

The slice of New York City from Central Park to Times Square down 7th Avenue, and then up Broadway to Lincoln Center, is undergoing the kind of hotel resurgence not seen in decades.

My Son's First Drag Idol Was a Cross-dressing Rabbit

Julie Tarney | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Julie Tarney

My heart swelled as I patted Harry's head. He was happy, and so was I. Because while too many people questioned my young son's preferences, and therefore my skills as a mother, we both stood strong with a cartoon rabbit who carried an anvil in his pink purse.

Weeklings!: What's the Gayest Musical? (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Louis Virtel

2013-12-10-headshot.pngThe hills are alive... with the shrieks of homosexuals who either loved or hated NBC's live version of The Sound of Music. Personally, I thought it could've been a smidgen gayer. In fact, we have so many great gay musicals that I decided to rank them all.

These Boots Were Made for Talking: Continuing the Macy's Parade Kinky Boots Discussion

Michael Varrati | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Varrati

If you're causing a stir at home because seeing a man in a dress somehow "insults" your idea of masculinity, what you're communicating to your son is that a boy who dresses like a girl is somehow "less than." You're also revealing to your daughter that, by virtue of being a girl, she is "less than."

'Kinky Boots' Responds To Macy's Parade Outrage In AMAZING Way

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Homophobia reared its ugly head in response to the supposedly cheerful Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, as some Americans took to social me...