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Tales of Emasculated Gay Men

George Heymont | Posted 12.13.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

But what about the psychic damage people inflict on themselves? Condemned by their religion, and ostracized by their families, some gay men develop high levels of internalized homophobia, which prevents them from enjoying life. In another part of the world, a desperate need for money may make a young gay man take extreme measures that could affect his future.

First Nighter: A. R. Gurney's "Love Letters," Walter Anderson's "Almost Home"

David Finkle | Posted 11.18.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Is Love Letters A. R Gurney's most lucrative play? No one seems to be quite sure, but it has to be up there among the prolific playwright's biggest m...

First Nighter: Tom Hanks, Other Talkative Tony 2013 Nominees Spark Their Press Brunch

David Finkle | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Harvey Fierstein was wearing kinky running shoes by New Balance because, according to him, "I have fat feet." Yes, but where was it that he especia...

Stage Door: The Assembled Parties, The Nance

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The Assembled Parties is one of the few original plays to debut on Broadway this season -- and it's a winner. Opening in a grand Upper West Side apartment populated by assimilated Jews, it addresses searing issues of family, class and culture.

Drawing Motown the Musical and The Nance

Ken Fallin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts
Ken Fallin

I started the week with a big drawing of the new musical, Motown. This is a show about the life of record producer/songwriter, Berry Gordy. It is already a big hit, with the winning formula of a score of very popular Motown hits.

First Nighter: Nathan Lane First-Rate, as Usual, in Douglas Carter Beane's New Play, The Nance

David Finkle | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Plays conjuring Manhattan in the 1930s often take on the look of a live-action Edward Hopper painting. Not a bad thing. Actually, the effect is stunning when the curtain rises on The Nance.