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Harvey Fierstein: Heterosexual 'Doesn't Mean You're Normal'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.11.2014 | Gay Voices

“The biggest thing I learned is that there’s no such thing as normal,” proclaimed Harvey Fierstein, talking about his new hit play “Casa Valen...

WATCH: Tyne Daly Will Break Your Heart In Her Tony-Nominated Role

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.02.2014 | Gay Voices

It's easy to see why Tyne Daly nabbed a Tony Award nomination for her role in Terrence McNally's "Mothers and Sons" after watching this powerful New Y...

A View From a Son

Nick Lieberman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Nick Lieberman

AIDS is largely seen, in the United States at least, as something that happened, rather than something that can or will -- more polio than cancer, more Vietnam than Ukraine.

Curtis M. Wong

A Radical Look At Gay Men's 'New Reality' On Broadway

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Much of the buzz surrounding Terrence McNally’s “Mothers and Sons” focuses on the show’s portrayal of a legally married gay couple with a chil...

Eddie Shapiro's Nothing Like a Dame Profiles 20 of Broadway's Most Iconic Divas

Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Curtis M. Wong

Shapiro casts aside much of the superficial glitz associated with the stage in favor of a no-nonsense, true-to-life look at these women and their varied careers, bravely emphasizing their struggles as much as their triumphs.

A Mother at Mothers and Sons

Tovah Feldshuh | Posted 05.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Tovah Feldshuh

Mothers and Sons, refreshingly imagines a world that the backyard barbecue guests of my childhood could probably never have imagined

For The Love Of Broadway Divas

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 02.28.2014 | Gay Voices

MIAMI (AP) — Few have more connections in the Broadway ecosystem than Seth Rudetsky. He played the piano for Audra McDonald's senior recital at Juil...

A Heartfelt Message For Troubled Teens Set Amidst The Glitter Of Broadway

Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Curtis M. Wong

A budding thespian makes the Broadway leap in Tim Federle's Five, Six Seven, Nate!, but even those whose dreams don't involve sequins, spotlights or Sondheim should appreciate this book's heartfelt and nuanced message about adolescent self-acceptance.

Jonathan Groff is as Cool as Kristoff in Disney's Frozen

Chuck Mirarchi | Posted 01.26.2014 | Entertainment
Chuck Mirarchi

On November 27th, Disney fans will know Jonathan from his portrayal as Kristoff, the rugged mountain man, in Frozen.

How to do Broadway on a Budget

Budget Travel | Posted 10.03.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Whether you're a student, senior or just an admirer of all things theater, here are some websites you need to know about.

Broadway Bound Wendy Williams Hires Vocal Coach, Stops at California's Great America

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 07.22.2013 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Soon, Wendy Williams, the 48-year-old multimedia superstar faces what might be her greatest challenge to date: Broadway!

Tóibín's Mary Breaks Her Silence

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 07.01.2013 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

Apprehensive is an understatement. Walking into see "The Testament of Mary," I had no idea what to expect; however, there are not enough adjectives to describe the energy and beauty with which this one-woman monologue unfolds on the stage of the Walter Kerr Theatre.

Holland Taylor's Inspirational New Show

Next Avenue | Posted 03.23.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Leah Rozen Holland Taylor's one-woman Broadway show about the feisty Texas Gov. Ann Richards reminds us that life is...

Review: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Rex Reed | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Rex Reed

I advise you to give up trying to figure out how everyone fits into assorted productions of Chekhov and just sit back and allow Christopher Durang's Harvard-honed wit and fine sense of camp to creep over you like a parlor game, directed with economy and finesse by the brilliant Nicholas Martin.

Why 2012 Was a Record Year for Broadway

Danny Groner | Posted 02.03.2013 | New York
Danny Groner

The message theatergoers sent in 2012 is that if you get a big-name star to headline a play they know and love then they will fill the seats.

Lucas Kavner

Porn, And The Fonz, Come To Broadway

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.26.2012 | Arts

"I don't normally have this," 29-year-old playwright David West Read assured a reporter, referring to the dark blazer he wore over his t-shirt. "Thoug...

'Detroit' Playwright Talks City's Radical Energy and Dramatic Success

ArtInfo | Posted 09.19.2012 | Detroit

Lisa D’Amour’s “Detroit” is actually set, as the program indicates, in “A ‘first-ring’ suburb of a mid-size American city.” But the Mo...

Peter and the Starcatcher's Celia Keenan-Bolger

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.05.2012 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

The one female in the stellar cast is Celia Keenan-Bolger. I had the opportunity to chat with her to talk about Peter and the Starcatcher, playing a child once again, marrying fellow actor John Ellison Conlee and the rest of her talented family.

The Broadway Scorecard: Two Decades of Drama

Howard Sherman | Posted 10.27.2012 | Arts
Howard Sherman

So what is the scorecard of play production, both commercial and not-for-profit on Broadway over these last 20 years? Three hundred and ninety-seven productions by 228 playwrights, with more than a quarter of the plays produced written by the 17 men listed above.

Judy Garland Sisterhood: Three Actresses To Have Portrayed Gay Icon Unite

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 05.27.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- It is late on a Wednesday night, after the final bows have been delivered on Broadway. The applause has died down and the last audience me...

Magic/Bird on Broadway a Must See

Terry Lyons | Posted 06.04.2012 | Sports
Terry Lyons

Magic/Bird is to Broadway what Rocky was to the motion picture industry.

Middle School Social Studies Teacher Sees Lessons In Teaching Own Play

AP | By DORIE TURNER | Posted 02.01.2012 | Education

ATLANTA -- Playwright Margaret Edson talks proudly about her Pulitzer Prize and her work appearing on Broadway, but she's the most animated when she d...

Martin Luther King Jr. Reaches The Mountain Top

Arielle Hixson | Posted 03.17.2012 | Black Voices
Arielle Hixson

Extremely original, The Mountain Top is a story about Martin Luther King Jr. as an ordinary man, a man that the public may have never seen. We manage to see him not as an intangible, iconic figure in history, but as a sweet yet complex individual with flaws.

Broadway Review: Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross Dazzle in a Sparkling Revival of Private Lives

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 01.21.2012 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Noel Coward's timeless comedy opened last week at the Music Box Theatre, and if you have the privilege of seeing Paul Gross's long-awaited Broadway debut, you'll enjoy a nuanced, charismatic star turn.

Theater: Bring On Bring It On

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 01.16.2012 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

A new musical from the creators of Avenue Q, In the Heights and Next to Normal just opened in LA and it is a smash-mouth cheerleading sensation.