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A Cavalcade of Stars Line Up for 10th Annual Gender Bending "Broadway Backwards" on March 9th

Bob Richter | Posted 02.23.2015 | New York
Bob Richter

Now in its 10th year, Broadway Backwards is a gender-bending spectacle with a decidedly vaudevillian vibe. I'm told that this year's the event will celebrate some of the most memorable numbers from previous years. It will also feature the return of many of the show's most popular performers.

A Living Room of One's Own: Gob Squad's Western Society

Bess Rowen | Posted 02.22.2015 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Western Society, like its namesake, actually requires your participation in the system to make meaning. Western Society has four performers -- like the four original viewers of the video -- who have now brought this slice of life reality to a broader audience.

A Salute to the African American Playwright August Wilson

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 02.19.2015 | Black Voices
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This film is a beautiful legacy. It sheds light on a very gifted man who, like many creative people, was raised under difficult circumstances in an underserved area of Pittsburgh. All of his plays were "doors" into the black experience, and from many eras of the American story.

Nice Jewish Music

Glen Roven | Posted 02.18.2015 | Arts
Glen Roven

When Jerome Kern announced he was going to compose a score for a show based on Marco Polo, an enthusiastic reporter asked, "What type of music will you compose?" Kern answered without missing a beat, "Nice Jewish music." (Oh, how I hope that's true.)

A Day In The Life Of This Couple Becomes A Musical Battle Cry Against Homophobia

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.19.2015 | Gay Voices

The creators of the New York-bound musical "Witness Uganda" are the stars of a poignant music video that aims to support Ugandan students who may be a...

WATCH: The Journey Of Broadway's Hot New Musical Based An A Gay Graphic Novel

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.09.2015 | Gay Voices

Out writer and cartoonist Alison Bechdel recounts the Broadway journey of "Fun Home," the musical based on her 2006 graphic memoir of the same name, i...

Curtis M. Wong

Here's Why You Need To Know Broadway And TV Star Andy Mientus

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.07.2015 | Gay Voices

In many respects, Andy Mientus became a Broadway star in spite of himself. Although he can be seen as Marius in the current revival of "Les Misérable...

Curtis M. Wong

An Experimental Look At Online Dating, Both Gay And Straight

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.28.2015 | Gay Voices

The star of the acclaimed web series “Whatever this is.” is back with an experimental new project that takes an audience participatory look at the...

A Comedic Look At 'Morons In Emergency' Situations

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices

It's been estimated that 240 million calls are made to 911 in the U.S. each year. Still, only a select few have been privy to the behind-the-scenes go...

Cabaret Icon On Fearlessly Kicking Off 2015 With 'No Regrets'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.02.2015 | Arts

Barb Jungr likens her show, “Mad About The Boy And No Regrets,” to the act of renewal and, more specifically, “shedding one’s skin,” so it...

Curtis M. Wong

You've Never Seen A 'Nutcracker' Like This Before

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.20.2014 | Gay Voices

Of all the various “Nutcracker” productions that pervade New York during the month of December, only one features ballerinas in bondage gear, a po...

Curtis M. Wong

Judy Garland's Legacy Is 'A Gift' And 'Very, Very Cool,' Says Daughter Lorna Luft

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Lorna Luft loves a good Christmas celebration, and for good reason. She's been associated with the holiday season since she was 11 years old, when she...

A First Look At Radio City's New York Spring Spectacular

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.10.2014 | Arts

Whoopi Goldberg and Laura Benanti are just two of the bold-faced names lending their talents to Radio City's New York Spring Spectacular, set to debut...

A Peek At The 'Off-The-Cuff, Goofball' Side Of One Of Broadway's Sexiest Men

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.28.2014 | Arts

James Snyder has been wowing the masses as the hunky love interest of Idina Menzel in “If/Then” on Broadway since March, but the actor hopes audie...

Meet The International 'Musicians Of Silence' Which Are Set To Dazzle NYC

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices

“Mummenschanz,” the masked Swiss theatrical troupe that has dazzled audiences on Broadway and worldwide with its whimsical moves, returns to New Y...

NY Premiere of 'Punk Rock': A Yank Asks, Is Sixth Form Really This Bleak?

Larry Jaffee | Posted 01.17.2015 | New York
Larry Jaffee

Student on student shootings in England are rare if they happen at all, which makes the play Punk Rock, set in a Manchester prep school, a bit disconcerting.

Curtis M. Wong

'People's Couch' Hunk Gears Up For The Holidays In A Very Big Way

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Out and proud "People's Couch" hunk Scott Nevins loves the sun, sand and surf of California, the state he now calls home. When it comes to the holiday...

Straight to the Point: Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men

Bess Rowen | Posted 01.17.2015 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Leave it to Young Jean Lee to get straight to the point, by saying: okay, now what? Straight White Men doesn't give us the answer, but I think it does very important work by challenging us to confront three-dimensional characters that we can't easily dismiss.

These Performance Art Experiences Prove That The Future Of Theater Is Now

Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts

Sure, going to a play or musical can be riveting, but it can lack a certain element of surprise. Though the words and faces and costumes may change, a...

The Life Of The 'Jewish James Bond' Comes To The NYC Stage

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.30.2014 | Arts

The legacy of one of World War II's most enigmatic figures is being brought to the New York stage in a unique and surprising new one-man play. Wr...

Theater Review: Stoppard's The Real Thing From Roundabout Theater

Dina Mikhails | Posted 12.17.2014 | Arts
Dina Mikhails

We have a lot of fun watching these couples flirt, banter and reconcile, yet there's an absence of true emotion that left me feeling lighter than I should have in a play about jealousy, knowledge and the preservation of one's self in a marriage.

A Critic, A Play and Do-It-Yourself Abortion

Carla Seaquist | Posted 11.25.2014 | Arts
Carla Seaquist

When the lead theatre critic of the nation's newspaper of record, The New York Times, extols a play about do-it-yourself abortion, three things become clear: the poverty of contemporary criticism, the poverty of contemporary drama, and the weakness of liberalism's argument for choice.

Curtis M. Wong

Why Ben Rimalower Thinks Gay Men Have 'The Worst Of Both Worlds' When It Comes To Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices

In the acclaimed one-man show “Patti Issues,” Ben Rimalower used his passion for Broadway diva Patti LuPone as the foil to a deeper narrative abou...

IVP's Censored on Final Approach at The Judson Gym

Sandra Kwesi Cameron | Posted 10.25.2014 | Impact
Sandra Kwesi Cameron

IVP's ensemble cast does an admirable job of dramatically bringing to life the passion for flying of these women and the challenges of sexism (both in the military and at home) and being first in their field.

Andrew Rannells Gears Up To Replace NPH In 'Hedwig'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Andrew Rannells discussed his forthcoming stint as an "East German transgender struggling rock star" in Broadway's "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" with Ji...