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A Fresh-Faced 'Fiorello!' by the Berkshire Theatre Group

ZEALnyc | Posted 09.28.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

By Christopher Caggiano, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, September 28, 2016 You'd think that a musical that won the Pulitzer Prize and tied for the Tony...

'Runaways' Still Packs a Punch Nearly Forty Years Later

ZEALnyc | Posted 07.13.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

Photo: Joan Marcus By Sheila Kogan, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, July 13, 2016 At the end of the performance, large handwritten letters were held up...

'Sense & Sensibility' is a pure Bedlam delight

ZEALnyc | Posted 07.08.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

By Jil Picariello, ZEALnyc Theater Editor, July 8, 2016 I confess: I'm a Jane Austen junkie. I've read every book at least four or five times, and s...

In Search Of Love, A Gay Funnyman Looks To The Stars For Answers

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.08.2016 | Queer Voices

One of New York's sassiest funnymen, Justin Sayre has made a name for himself with his monthly variety show, "The Meeting,” paying tribute to gay ic...

A Musical Look At The Women Of The White House As You've Never Seen Them

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts

American politics can make for epic theater, as evidenced by Broadway's smash hit, "Hamilton." Now, a new Off-Broadway musical is putting a quiet, sat...

In 'Informed Consent,' A Native American Tribe's Battle Is Recreated Off Broadway

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.10.2015 | Arts

A Native American tribe's tumultuous conflict over genetic research is being brought to harrowing life on the Off-Broadway stage. Deborah Zoe Laufer's...

Internet Personality Michael Buckley On Giving 'Sex Tips' Off Broadway

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

The star of "Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man," Internet personality Michael Buckley is making the leap from YouTube to the New York stage. ...

Listen To Miss America Meets 'The Birdcage' On CD For The First Time

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

The first cast recording of the Drama Desk-nominated musical billed as “Miss America meets ‘The Birdcage’” hits stores June 22 after two succe...

Curtis M. Wong

A Look At Ethics Of Gay Sex Games, Power Play On The NYC Stage

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Playwright David Rhodes hopes "Consent," his new off-Broadway drama, sheds light on intimate aspects of gay relationships that have yet to be explored...

The Bullpen -- Repeat Offenders Welcomed

Ronda Lee | Posted 04.09.2015 | Entertainment
Ronda Lee

Not since John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown have I been this entertained. I was so enthralled with Joseph Assadourian's performance in The Bullpen that I gladly became a repeat offender, three times. He has received accolades as one of the top 20 Off-Broadway shows of 2014.

Soul Doctor Lifts Our Spirits Off Broadway

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Soul Doctor has an important message--that one person can make a difference, a huge difference in the world. That in itself is worth being reminded. The fact that the difference could be bringing more love, peace and acceptance into our chaotic world.

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...

Curtis M. Wong

Actor-Playwright Brings His Journey As A Black, Gay Christian Man To The Stage

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Billy Porter may be one of Broadway’s hottest stars, but his latest project is very much the antithesis of the splashy musicals in which he made his...

Curtis M. Wong

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

Facing Death, Gay Couples Aim To 'Turn Straight' In Controversial NYC Play

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

A controversial theater piece that explores the alleged persecution of Russia's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community under Presiden...

I'll Remember Mama, Try to Forget the Gym

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.20.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Like many critics, I found the Transport Group production of I Remember Mama to be a touching endeavor. I would generally recommend it. My mother cri...

LOOK: The New Off-Broadway Comedy By A Rising Lesbian Playwright

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

Andrea J. Fulton says her new comedy, "Ugly is a Hard Pill," focuses on the intimate secrets of an African-American couple looking for love in all of ...

Stars of David: From Book to Off-Broadway

Lisa Alcalay Klug | Posted 02.09.2014 | Arts
Lisa Alcalay Klug

When author Abigail Pogrebin was 16, she landed a role in the original cast of a Stephen Sondheim Broadway show, "Merrily We Roll Along," which she de...

Curtis M. Wong

A Look At The 'Constant Threat Of Violence, Prison Terms And Death' Facing Gays In New Play

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Pirira," by actor-playwright J. Stephen Brantley, opens with two men -- a sassy, gay New Yorker and a staid Malawian student -- silently assessing on...

New York Theatre: Off-Broadway, Off-Continent

Brad Schreiber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Brad Schreiber

As a theatre center, New York City can boast of not only Broadway but touring shows from other countries and local smaller theatres that draw upon an inexhaustibly rich vein of stage talent.

Curtis M. Wong

Why This Tony-Nominated Actor Has No Problem With Gay Roles

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Robin De Jesús is no stranger to a healthy obsession or two. The 29-year-old actor insists that a fervent nature is just as critical to a successful ...

Theater: Village -- A Lucy Thurber Extravaganza

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Three of your shows happening off-Broadway in one season. Well, right now, Lucy Thurber has five of her shows playing simultaneously at five different West Village theaters. Pretty cool, right?

Curtis M. Wong

'Queer As Folk' Star Tackles Post-DOMA Concerns In New Play

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

From 1982’s "Torch Song Trilogy" to 2013’s "The Nance," the theater world has rarely shied away from depicting gay themes onstage. Still, Chad Beg...

The Rise of the Comedy?

Cara Joy David | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I genuinely did not know what to expect going into The Explorers Club. What I saw was a madcap diversion -- a hilarious way to take your mind of your troubles (for a couple of hours at least). Do you really need anything more?