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Amazing Dance Photos From Musicals That Won Best Picture

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 02.20.2017 | Arts

Whether “La La Land” — and its history-making turn this awards season — has you celebrating or bemoaning its winks at classic American musical...

Ryan Gosling May Have Won A Golden Globe For 'La La Land,' But He's No Musicals Expert

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 01.16.2017 | Entertainment

Well, this interview probably didn’t go according to plan. Ryan Gosling sat down with London’s Magic Radio to promote his award-winning movie musi...

An Anthem for the Trump Era: "We Shall Return"

Spencer Green | Posted 12.16.2016 | Comedy
Spencer Green

As the dark shadow of a Trump Presidential era edges closer, here is a song to inspire some rebellion. Gary Stockdale and I wrote it; that's him perfo...

James Corden, Anna Kendrick & Billy Eichner Stage A Musical About Life

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 11.22.2016 | Entertainment

What do James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Billy Eichner all have in common? They’re ridiculously talented actors with even better voices who should re...

'Hamilton' Star Okieriete Onaodowan On The Need For Empathy Today

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.15.2016 | Arts

Okieriete Onaodowan, the “Hamilton” star known to his Twitter followers as The Incredible Oak, announced his decision to leave the Broadway musica...

Chita Rivera Promises 'Strength,' Style And Surprises At Carnegie Hall

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Chita Rivera may be more than six decades into an award-winning stage and screen career, but she has neither time nor reason for nostalgia. The singer...

'Quantico' Star's Musical Tribute To 'Hocus Pocus' Is Everything

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.31.2016 | Queer Voices

Jay Armstrong Johnson fulfilled a lifelong dream Sunday with an epic musical tribute to “Hocus Pocus.” To celebrate the release of his debut albu...

Broadway's Best Celebrate Famed Director Michael Greif In New York

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.31.2016 | Queer Voices

Stage director Michael Greif may be busier than ever, but he took time to reflect on his award-winning career with New York Times theater editor Scott...

Betty Buckley Promises Stories, Songs And Inspiration In NYC

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.22.2016 | Queer Voices

From “Cats” to “Sunset Boulevard” and everything in between, Betty Buckley boasts one of the most storied careers in modern musical theater. W...

A Day In The Life Of This Musical Theater Star Is Anything But Dull

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.17.2016 | Queer Voices

Though his stage résumé includes four Broadway musicals and countless other shows on the road, Josh Walden believes his latest role showcases his ta...

Denée Benton, AKA Ruby On 'UnREAL,' Is Headed To Broadway

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 08.25.2016 | Arts

“UnREAL” fans, take note. Ruby, the “Everlasting” contestant and Black Lives Matter activist who managed to stay true to herself and make a sp...

With An Outdated Message And Old-Fashioned Score, Cats Claws Its Way Back To Broadway

Carey Purcell | Posted 08.09.2016 | Arts
Carey Purcell

Because Jellicles do and Jellicles can. At least, the male ones. Cats was the first Broadway musical seen by this critic. At the young age of seven, ...

Will Royalty Free Music Ever Rule The World?

Adeyemi Adetilewa | Posted 08.08.2016 | Arts
Adeyemi Adetilewa

In today's world, it can be difficult to find high-quality music that you can use for educational, personal, and business purposes without paying a relatively high amount of recurring fees. With royalty free music. This issue has been solved to a large degree.

Here's Adam Lambert As You've Never Seen Him Before

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.05.2016 | Queer Voices

Halloween may still be months away, but Adam Lambert just gave fans an advance peek at his forthcoming turn in Fox’s next live musical event, “The...

The Full Monty Comes To Provincetown, And It's About Time

Michael Levin | Posted 08.03.2016 | Arts
Michael Levin

If you haven't seen 'The Full Monty' in Provincetown, Massachusetts, then you really haven't seen 'The Full Monty.'

"It's The Right To Live We're After" Bebe Winans On Black Lives Matter, Born For This, And Much More

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2016 | Black Voices
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

In Bebe's view, this idea that we are each purposed to be here is crucial. In fact, he suggests, "It's important to find the reason why we're here. Sometimes we get lost in the craziness and don't really feel there's a reason for our lives.

'Once' Director's '80s-Inspired Tracks In New Film Are Just Like Heaven

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.05.2016 | Entertainment

In 2007, "Once" told the romantic story of a couple's songwriting journey through Dublin. Now, writer-director John Carney is back with another romanc...

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...

The Laura Benanti Broadway 'Stage Door' Potion

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 06.16.2016 | Arts
Courtney M. Soliday

Before moving on to the next interview topic, Benanti reiterated appreciation for her fans. "I wish I could do more because I genuinely enjoy the interaction ... but I have to prioritize being in the show."

Broadway Stars Join Forces To Fight North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.12.2017 | Queer Voices

Many theater professionals have expressed their disdain for North Carolina's controversial House Bill 2, which prohibits transgender people from using...

How Broadway's 'Hamilton' Can Save the American Movie Musical

Sean Randall | Posted 06.02.2016 | Entertainment
Sean Randall

So, how is Hamilton supposed to help save the American live action musical movie industry? Well, in honesty... it probably can't save it single-handed. But it can revitalize the process. Hollywood... do not throw away your shot.

What the Devil? Hadestown Is Long on Music but Short on Drama and Good Sense

John Branch | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
John Branch

Hadestown, a new "folk opera" largely created by Anaïs Mitchell that's now running at New York Theater Workshop, is like a visit to New Orleans with a couple of stories tacked on.

For Laura Benanti, Being A 'Feminist With A Capital F' Has Paid Off

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.16.2016 | Women

If Laura Benanti had her way, everyone would proudly call themselves a feminist. In 2015, Benanti directed her "Nashville" co-star, Connie Britton, an...

Here's What Being A New York Chorus Boy Is REALLY Like

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.13.2016 | Queer Voices

To young, aspiring thespians, the life of a New York chorus boy might seem like a glamorous, spotlight-and-sequin-filled dream. As it turns out, howev...

New York Songwriters Reveal What It Takes To Be A Gay 'Wingman'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices

New York theater composers Drew Brody and Lance Horne have teamed up for a five-song EP, "A Little Single," and The Huffington Post got a first listen...