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A Musical Look Back At Life In The U.S. Military During The HIV/AIDS Crisis

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.13.2015 | Gay Voices

U.S. Navy veteran and vocalist Kim Sutton will mark New York's Fleet Week by bringing her military experiences to the Manhattan stage. Sutton's ne...

Finding New Fathers

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.08.2015 | Entertainment
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Hamilton, written and composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, is the most breathtaking show of its kind that the world has seen in a long time. It ended its world premiere run at the Public on May 3, and is scheduled to open on Broadway on July 13.

I of the Storm - Controlled Chaos

Ronda Lee | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment
Ronda Lee

I of the Storm is a one man play that is chaotic, but in a way that embodies the commotion of living in the concrete jungle.

Alvin Ailey at the Auditorium Theater - The Celebration Continues

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The 125 Anniversary celebration of Chicago's illustrious Auditorium Theater continued last month with a two-week residency of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. And boy was I ready.

Peter Sarsgaard Is a Unique Modern 'Hamlet' at CSC

Isa Freeling | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Isa Freeling

There is a new Hamlet in town, and Peter Sarsgaard has his back, giving this poetic youth of the ages a crisp, nuanced, and strikingly modern voice. This Hamlet is fresh faced and wears a hipster's suit at a wedding that could be set at trendy downtown digs.

Curtis M. Wong

After Years Backstage, This Man's Love Of Judy Garland Is Putting Him In The Spotlight

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.02.2015 | Gay Voices

If Seth Sikes is truly “a piano bar addict,” his new cabaret act could very well be the equivalent of a 90-minute bender. With that in mind, ...

Laura Benanti Tries Her Hand At Being A Rockette In This Hilarious Clip

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.19.2015 | Arts

Laura Benanti is a Tony Award-winning actress, singer and social media maven, but things don't go entirely according to plan when she tries out the sl...

Curtis M. Wong

Paul Iacono Promises Tears, Laughs And Plenty Of (Emotional) Nudity In His NYC Cabaret Debut

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.09.2015 | Gay Voices

A pre-pubescent brush with mortality turned out to be a positive, and ultimately triumphant, experience for Paul Iacono. The star of “The Hard T...

Curtis M. Wong

Ahead Of Her Carnegie Solo Debut, Sutton Foster Sounds Off On Her 'New, Reflective' Life Chapter

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.09.2015 | Arts

Kicking off what she calls a “new, reflective” life chapter, Sutton Foster will make her headlining debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall just five ...

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

Bob Richter | Posted 04.22.2015 | 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 04.23.2015 | 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 04.21.2015 | 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 04.20.2015 | 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.