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A Lost Cole Porter Gem Is Unearthed In NYC

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.26.2014 | Gay Voices

Eighty-six years after it was written, a Cole Porter musical revue is set to make its American debut with an all-star cast of Broadway talent. "T...

LOOK: NYC's Hottest Dancers Spend Mother's Day In Their Skivvies -- And Little Else (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.15.2014 | Gay Voices

The hunky stars of some of Broadway's biggest musicals spent Mother's Day in their skivvies -- and little else -- for a great cause. (WARNING: some ph...

Michelangelo Signorile

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...

Please Tax Us: Airbnb Offers City $21 Million

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 06.25.2014 | New York
Blake Fleetwood

Discouraging new forms of entrepreneurism that threaten established businesses, is a classic form of government interference that affects many different industries in the urban marketplace.

Curtis M. Wong

John Cameron Mitchell, Stephen Trask And More Talk 'Hedwig And The Angry Inch'

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.22.2014 | Gay Voices

When "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" debuted at New York's Jane Street Theatre in 1998, the idea that a cult rock musical about a transgender East German ...

Terrence McNally's Generations of Gay Americans

Roberta Kaplan | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Roberta Kaplan

Mothers and Sons is the story of four generations coming to grips with the fundamental concept that gay people should be treated with the same dignity as everyone else.

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.

Reaching For The Son

Bobby Steggert | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Bobby Steggert

The young me who sat in fear watching that talk show over twenty years ago begins to recede, and he is overshadowed by a man who is beginning to believe that he deserves happiness.

FACE IT: Broadway Is Still a Glass Ceiling

Michele Willens | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Michele Willens

I went to 42nd St. over the weekend to see Machinal, a play that was new to me. I was particularly excited that it was created by a woman playwright and journalist whose name I did not know, Sophie Treadwell. Finally a new female voice in theatre! Then, I realized the play was written and last performed on Broadway in 1928.

Five Jukebox Musicals I'd Like To See

Jake Perlman | Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment
Jake Perlman

From Billy Joel to Elvis to the multiple musicals using The Beatles catalog and likeness, jukebox musicals range from autobiographical to fantastical adaptations. Here are five jukebox musicals I would love to see.

Famous Thriller Gets Coveted Spot On Broadway

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.25.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — John Grisham's first novel, which was made into a star-filled film, is now heading to a Broadway stage. Producers said Tuesday that ...

The End Of 'Ann' On Broadway?

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.12.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Actress Holland Taylor's one-woman portrait of Ann Richards, the former Texas governor with the cotton candy hair and down-home humor, wil...

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!

The Tradition With My Dad That I Hope Never Ends

Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.26.2013 | Fifty
Rebecca Klein

I know there will be a time in the not-so-distant future when the prospect of carving out time for a no-moms-allowed day will seem a bit nonsensical. When I consider the fact that my dad traveled a total of five hours to spend approximately that much time together, I wonder if some would say that time has already passed.

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.

TKTS Discount Booth Expands Offerings

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 12.22.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — The iconic booth that sells tickets for Broadway and off-Broadway shows in the heart of Times Square is expanding its offerings. The...

Interview With Indie Theatre Stalwart Rochelle Denton

Lanie Zipoy | Posted 09.23.2012 | Arts
Lanie Zipoy

There is no greater champion of indie theatre -- all theatre, actually -- than Rochelle Denton (and her son Martin Denton), who founded and runs The New York Theatre Experience, Inc. (NYTE).

Theater: Closer Than Ever -- Maltby & Shire's Quiet Charm

Michael Giltz | Posted 08.21.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I love Maltby & Shire when they're in their quiet, observant, wry mode. They are the Cheever and Updike of musical theater.

Why Are Broadway Shows Doing Better?

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.18.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Tony Award-winning shows got a financial bounce last week on Broadway, with "Once," "Newsies," "One Man, Two Govnors," the revival of...

May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You*

Freddie Gershon | Posted 08.04.2012 | Impact
Freddie Gershon

Through theater, all of these things take place as well as learning history, reading skills and building core confidence in themselves and most of all, realizing that it's okay to dream and everyone has a time when they can "shine."

Theater: Streetcar Named Desire Is a Local, Not Express; One Man, Two Guvnors Three Cheers

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.23.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

With no world to set this story in, no community to surround it and no raw passion and danger to inflame it, the ride on this Streetcar is all too smooth.

Theater: Peter and the Starcatcher Charms Broadway; Ninth And Joanie Never Lands Dramatically

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.19.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

In a season of great plays, Peter And The Starcatcher still shines. Just make sure you sit as close as you can; you want to be as near to the 'star stuff" of this cast and this production as possible.

Theater: Best Man Squeaks Out Win; Now. Here. This. Scattered

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.02.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The Best Man Director Michael Wilson delivers a smooth evening of entertainment, though one that doesn't linger in the mind.

Stage Door: Jesus Christ Superstar

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.29.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

This production, a zippy revival of the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, is at the Neil Simon Theater. Forty years ago, a rock opera was big news on Broadway, and the pop music and camp elements continue to grab the audience's attention.

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

Howard Kissel | Posted 02.11.2012 | Arts
Howard Kissel

I hope enough time passes that every time I listen to the cast album that will accompany the revival of Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane's 1965 On a Clear Day You Can See Forever -- and I know I'll listen to it often -- I won't be reminded of the tackiness of the production itself.