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Jeff Calhoun Talks About the New and Improved Disney Newsies Before Ducking Out to Work on a Duck Dynasty Show for Las Vegas

Jim Hill | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So when the good people of Pittsburgh head out for the Benedum Center later this week to catch the North American touring company of Disney Newsies, will they be seeing an exact duplicate of the Tony Award-winning show that ran for 2 1/2 years on Broadway?

Southern California Has Best of Broadway Musicals Now

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
Charles Karel Bouley

Different plays, different moods, different methods but common themes that make for extraordinary nights of live theatre.

Extra! Extra! Newsies Delivers on Tour

Lew Whittington | Posted 11.03.2014 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Those dance dynamo paperboys of Newsies occupied the Academy of Music in Philly for the kick-off of their boffo 1st National Tour of the 2012 multi-To...

Playing in the Spaces

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 08.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

In Harvey Fierstein's Tony-nominated play, Casa Valentina, men embody women. Or rather they reveal themselves through women's clothing, mannerisms and identities.

For the Love of Theater

Cara Joy David | Posted 07.21.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

A few weeks ago, I wasn't feeling so great. My allergies were bothering me and I was tired, as I often am this time of year. Then I went to the theater. Miraculously I felt better during Act One.

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...

Usurping the Podium and Claiming Credit: RuPaul, Chad Griffin and 'Gay Grandiosity Syndrome'

Dana Beyer | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Some people, and organizations, simply can't help themselves.

Harvey Fierstein's Casa and Other Safe Havens

Jamie Leo | Posted 06.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Jamie Leo

Fierstein's work is set in 1962, based on the real-life Casa Susanna. But a quick glimpse of Meetups confirms how socially important spending time with like-minded people still is.

In Support of New Plays... on Broadway

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

My friends are never very excited about new plays. What is The Realistic Joneses and why did celebrities want to be in it? Is Casa Valentina an atmospheric production where they treat us like we're in a resort?

Bette Midler's New Gig

Posted 12.10.2013 | TV

Bette Midler is taking on a Hollywood legend as she prepares to to play Mae West in an upcoming HBO biopic. The film will be based on West's autobi...

Change the World: A Short Interview With Kinky Boots's Annaleigh Ashford

Danny Groner | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York
Danny Groner

Kinky Boots remains one of the most popular and talked about musical on Broadway. One of the standout performers is Annaleigh Ashford, who brings both humor and optimism to the show. Here, Ashford explains what sets this show apart.

Michelangelo Signorile

Harvey Fierstein: It's Time For Russia To 'Stop F**king With' The Gay Community

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein says it’s time to let the world know that the LGBT community is “too dangerous to mess with” and that “R...

Adding Music to Movies by Way of the Stage: Sleepless in Seattle to Kinky Boots

James Sims | Posted 08.07.2013 | Arts
James Sims

Glancing at the shows nominated for Best Musical for this year's Tony Awards, it is easy to mistake the list as being a Hollywood box office report.

FIERCE Quote Of The Day: Harvey Fierstein Slams Anti-Gay Religious Advocates

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.06.2013 | Gay Voices

We generally refrain from using the word fierce, but sometimes it's totally warranted. Case in point: The following sound byte from Harvey Fierste...

Michelangelo Signorile

Harvey Fierstein On The 'Kinky Boots' Surprise That Critics Have Ignored

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.18.2013 | Gay Voices

“Would I be scared to say ‘gay?'" asks the very openly gay Harvey Fierstein, discussing the hit Broadway musical "Kinky Boots," which has garnered...

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...

Cultural-Catch-Up II: Bibi Ferreira, Kinky Boots

Jill Lynne | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Jill Lynne

Being a cinema-buff, it is rare for me to think that a theatrical event surpasses the film -- especially a good one.

Put on Your Kinky Boots and Dance to the Music of Broadway's Newest Hit! Tony Awards --Watch Out

Liz Smith | Posted 06.08.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

"Be yourself! Everyone else is taken!"says the magnificent drag queen star (Billy Porter) in the opening of Broadway's newest hit musical Kinky Boots. Put on Your Kinky Boots and Dance to the Music of Broadway's Newest Hit! Tony Awards --Watch Out

Kinky Boots and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly

Ken Fallin | Posted 06.08.2013 | Entertainment
Ken Fallin

Billy Porter plays the bigger-than-life drag performer, Lola, so I had to include his character. So, when I drew Billy, I needed to draw some of his essence, peaking out from behind Lola's lavish, over-the-top costumes, and very theatrical make up.

Kinky Boots: High Kicks for Everyone

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.07.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Here is a musical on Broadway with a philosophy a girl can love: Kinky Boots starts with a rousing tribute "The Most Beautiful Thing," to shoes.

Theater: Kinky Boots Too Vanilla

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.04.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

For a musical about drag queens clashing with burly blue collar males and a factory crushed by outsourcing, this is a tension-free show with almost no sex and only some very minor bumps in the plot.

First Nighter: Kinky Boots the Musical Is Truly Kinky -- Despite the Kinks

David Finkle | Posted 06.04.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

If Kinky Boots were judged solely on the merits of its several uproarious numbers and sunspot-bright performances, it would be accounted a runaway hit -- and many happy patrons will do just that.

'Kinky Boots' Begins Its Pre-Broadway Chicago Run

Posted 10.02.2012 | Chicago

The pre-Broadway premiere of the high-profile new "Kinky Boots" musical begins its run Tuesday at Chicago's Bank of America Theatre. The production...

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.

Reimagining the Story of Newsies

Harvey Fierstein | Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment
Harvey Fierstein

I wanted to make at least one cogent argument defending print media to a culture that doesn't seem to care if the daily paper disappears altogether. What could that argument be?