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Silence the Musical

On the Culture Front: Tribeca Film Fest Afterthought, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Newsies and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 07.02.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

t's been a busy month on the culture front; a lot has gone down in the music, theater and film worlds. Magnetic Fields, Silence! The Musical, Newsies, A Midsummer Night's Dream and the Tribeca Film Festival.

Silence! The Musical and How I Wound Up Parodying Ted Levin's Incomparable Buffalo Bill

Stephen Bienskie | Posted 03.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Stephen Bienskie

Whether Buffalo Bill identifies as gay, transsexual, or heterosexual is irrelevant to how Ted Levine played him. It feels as if Buffalo Bill doesn't even care where his sexuality lies. In writing Bill's big number for Silence!, the Kaplans were keenly aware of this ambiguity.