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Telly Leung: From Brooklyn To Broadway

Steve North | Posted 09.09.2016 | Entertainment
Steve North

(Credit: Leon Le Photography) Although he's the son of two Chinese immigrants who worked in the restaurant and fashion industries, actor and singer ...

Thoughts on 54 Below, 'Blood Brothers' and Cabaret

Cara Joy David | Posted 07.05.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

My friend tells this story about her debut at 54 Below (now Feinstein's/54 Below). I was in the audience. I had purchased tickets like a normal person...

The Simple Dignity of Recognition: Filipino Word War II Veterans and the Congressional Gold Medal

Ben de Guzman | Posted 02.18.2017 | Politics
Ben de Guzman

This time of the year in February is laden with historical meaning for those of us who work with Filipino WWII veterans. This February 17th marks the ...

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: New Years Revelations

Shelly Peiken | Posted 12.28.2016 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

In the songwriting business, where some of our choices may not appear to have been the wisest in retrospect, I suggest to you that we shouldn't be so hard on ourselves. Maybe we made those choices because we were listening to our heart and didn't even know it.

Aladdin Continues to Introduce Audiences to A Whole New World

Cara Joy David | Posted 12.22.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Every week when the grosses come in, I think: "Wow, look at Aladdin go." I thought this even last winter, the winter not being known as a great time f...

Watch 'Aladdin' Meet 'Hamilton' In Sidewalk Rendition Of 'A Whole New World'

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 11.12.2015 | Entertainment

Broadway's "Hamilton" might be the hottest ticket in town, but it's the pre-show sidewalk performance that's got our attention. Every time "Hamilton" ...

First Nighter: 'Allegiance' Attempts to Musicalize World War II's Japanese-American Internment Camps

David Finkle | Posted 11.08.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

We all know about the importance of being earnest, but it's likely we all underestimate the importance of not being earnest. That importance struck me while watching Allegiance, the new musical about the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II.

My Family History, as Told by George Takei

Alex Lawrence | Posted 11.05.2016 | Arts
Alex Lawrence

I'm only 32, relatively young in the full scheme of my life, and while I've done some exciting things with it, I don't exactly have lawyers knocking on my door offering to buy my personal story or my family's life story.

Will Diversity on Broadway Attract New Audiences?

Victor Legrá | Posted 10.21.2016 | Arts
Victor Legrá

Diversity on stage will give people of different backgrounds a reason to explore forms of entertainment new to them. Audiences want to relate to characters that look and sound like them.

Broadway's Telly Leung On His New Album And The 'Inspirational' George Takei

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

Broadway and television actor Telly Leung put a fresh spin on a signature Billy Joel tune for his new album, “Songs For You,” and The Huffington P...

'Aladdin' Cast Reunites To Sing 'A Whole New World' 23 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 10.10.2015 | Entertainment

Okay, so we can't show you the world and take you wonder by wonder, but we can show you this video of the original "Aladdin" cast singing "A Whole New...

Darren Criss' Most Ambitious Project Yet Is A Hit

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.03.2015 | Arts

For impassioned, young theatergoers who live for the cast albums of "Les Misérables," "Hamilton" and other hit musicals, Elsie Fest was, undoubtedly,...

What to See on Broadway This Fall? Ask the Producers.

Cara Joy David | Posted 09.29.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Of course, the season has already crowned one giant hit, Hamilton, that will inevitably define it. But there is still much to come.

Original Princess Jasmine Will Make You Cry All Over Again

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 10.03.2014 | Entertainment

After more than 21 years, the singing voice behind Jasmine in Disney's animated "Aladdin" is still going strong. In a video posted to Youtube in A...

WATCH: 'Glee' Hunk Hits NYC Gay Bar For Impromptu Performance

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Darren Criss surprised revelers at a popular New York gay piano bar when he popped in for an impromptu performance. The hunky "Glee" star played p...