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When It's a Perfect Fit

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 10.15.2014 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

It seems as if 'the perfect fit' is a gut feeling; kind of like being in love. It's hard to describe, but you know it when it happens. It's a feeling of being supported, respected and cared for. As a college audition coach, my business is being an advocate for my students and families.

Curtis M. Wong

A Fresh Look At An Out, Proud Disco Legend For A New Generation

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Depicting the glitzy yet all-too-brief life of disco’s most legendary out performer, “Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical” is giving Manha...

Once Tour at Pantages: The Dreamer, The Muse, The Music

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 09.20.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

Perhaps Once will remind Broadway producers that you don't have to spend $400 million on a production to bring in audiences and win acclaim.

WATCH: New Musical Skewers Bestselling Erotic Phenomenon

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.09.2014 | Gay Voices

The talented cast of "50 Shades! The Musical -- The Original Parody" wowed the crowd at one of New York's iconic nightspots with one of their show's m...

Willkommen to the Power of Theatre: Life Lessons in Broadway's Cabaret

Faisal Al-Juburi | Posted 07.05.2014 | Arts
Faisal Al-Juburi

Cabaret is fascinatingly structured, mirroring the societal infiltration of Nazism in the 1930s. It is insidious in its nature. As an audience, we are swept up in the decadence, debauchery, passion and lust that is presented.

Ten Theater Companies That Made My 2013

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 03.02.2014 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

Another year of theater has come and gone. In celebration, here are the theater companies that made some of my favorite 2013 shows possible.

A Musical Theater Startup Telling Bay Area Stories

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

Developing and producing new musicals in San Francisco, as in many cities outside of New York, does not often happen without the support of the New York City theater scene.

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

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay 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.

Curtis M. Wong

Broadway And 'Camp' Star Reveals His U.S. Olympic Crush

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Robin De Jesús has Olympic dreams, at least when it comes to harboring crushes. “I’ve always had a thing for [U.S. speed skater] Apolo Anton ...

Curtis M. Wong

The NYC Return Of 'A Christmas Story'

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.04.2014 | New York

The Black Friday retail debacle might still be weeks away, but New Yorkers and New Englanders will have an excuse to ring in a more jovial aspect of t...

Iconic Broadway Musical Gets A Gay Twist For Possible Reboot

Posted 10.17.2013 | Gay Voices

One of Stephen Sondheim's most beloved Broadway musicals is about to get a gay makeover. The New York Times reports that a new production of "Comp...

Lady Day Lives

Josh Getlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Josh Getlin

When Dee Dee Bridgewater launched the London run of Lady Day, her 1987 musical drama about Billie Holiday's bid for a late-career comeback, she got an audience reaction both gratifying and surreal.

Forgotten Sources For New Musicals

Howard Sherman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Arts
Howard Sherman

Let's face it: railing against Broadway musicals adapted from movies is a useless exercise. As long as people keep buying tickets for them, and as l...

Helping To Comfort: Young Jean Lee's We're Gonna Die Gets an Album

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

I have been walking the streets singing the phrase, "We're Gonna Die!" Trust me, I am not crazy

Opera Gets a Sexy Makeover at the Fire Island Opera Festival

Jamie Krauss Hess | Posted 11.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie Krauss Hess

The Pines," the gay summer vacation destination off the coast of Long Island, is usually known more for groovy disco or throbbing dance music than for opera, but that changed this past weekend.

Gender Parity in Musical Theater Starts at the Concert Level

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

It sounds like a typical night on the New York City musical theater scene but for one notable difference: The writers are all women, the performers are all women, the music director is a woman and the producers are both women.

Looking for Connection: The Journey of the New Musical Nobody Loves You to Off-Broadway

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

"Nobody Loves You" is probably not a phrase you want to hear, especially when kicked off a reality dating show in front of millions of people.

The Songs of Dory Previn To Be Celebrated at New York's Vineyard Theatre

Holly Cara Price | Posted 08.13.2013 | Arts
Holly Cara Price

Legendary American singer-songwriter, playwright and poet Dory Previn passed away last year at age 86. Born Dorothy Veronica Langan in 1925, her long ...

Matt Sax's Venice Takes the Public Theater by Storm

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.13.2013 | New York
Xaque Gruber

The music of Venice spans rock, pop, rap and hip hop punctuated by anthemic ballads.

Theater Review: Sleepless in Seattle at the Pasadena Playhouse

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 08.03.2013 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

photo by Jim Cox After a long journey from the screen to the musical stage - which included numerous comings-and-goings of composer/lyricist teams ...

Curtis M. Wong

'Showgirls! The Musical!' Makes NYC Debut

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.24.2013 | Gay Voices

How does an infamous erotic thriller-turned-cult-classic like the movie “Showgirls” become an effective stage musical? For writers Bob and Tobly M...

Don't Cry for Thatcher's Children

Imogen Lloyd Webber | Posted 06.17.2013 | Women
Imogen Lloyd Webber

Would I be the person I am today without Thatcher? Would I have worked as hard as I did at school, not flinch when debating a roomful of men -- or a Fox News host live on air -- without "The Iron Lady" as an example? I doubt it.

Curtis M. Wong

Broadway's New Resident Drag Queen On Breaking Barriers

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.06.2014 | Gay Voices

As the star of "Kinky Boots," Billy Porter sways, struts and sashays across a Broadway stage in sequin-studded gowns and 6-inch heels on a nightly bas...

Why Now. Here. This Could Represent Future Of Gay Characters On The Musical Stage

Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Curtis M. Wong

Unlike other shows which deal with gay characters or themes (La Cage aux Folles, Rent, and The Normal Heart), Now. Here. This. doesn't draw its characters as overly political or flamboyant, and most certainly never ventures into camp territory.

From College to Working: The Growth of Prospect Theater Company

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 12.13.2012 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

Started by a group of college friends just two years after graduation, Prospect has since grown to become one of the few established theater companies in New York City producing full seasons of new musicals.