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Andrew Rannells Gears Up To Replace NPH In 'Hedwig'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Andrew Rannells discussed his forthcoming stint as an "East German transgender struggling rock star" in Broadway's "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" with Ji...

The Vulnerable Side Of A 'Stalwart New York Song-And-Dance Man'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.14.2014 | Arts

Thanks to stints in Broadway musicals like "A Chorus Line" and "Gypsy," Tony Yazbeck has established himself as a "stalwart New York song-and-dance ma...

An Artistic Milestone For One Of NYC's Most Prolific Female Playwrights

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts

Theresa Rebeck will reach a personal milestone when her new play, “Poor Behavior,” opens in New York on Aug. 17. Still, having had 15 new works st...

Beware My Derriere: The Etiquette of Sitting Down at the Theater

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 08.11.2014 | Style
Jeanne Martinet

Every time I go to the theater and I find myself having to enter a row where there are people already seated, I experience the same moment of indecision: "How do I navigate this? Which way do I go in -- facing the stage or facing the people?"

Kenneth Branagh and Macbeth in Manhattan

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 08.10.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Now, for a measured review of the new production of William Shakespeare's brief, brutal, beautiful tragedy of Macbeth, on through June 22 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City.

WATCH: New Musical Skewers Bestselling Erotic Phenomenon

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.09.2014 | Gay Voices

The talented cast of "50 Shades! The Musical -- The Original Parody" wowed the crowd at one of New York's iconic nightspots with one of their show's m...

Theater Review: Just Jim Dale, a Slim and Stale Musical Memoir

Zach Udko | Posted 08.03.2014 | Arts
Zach Udko

After a brief career as a pop singer in his early 20s, Dale commits to serious acting after seeing a Noel Coward play. He soon finds success playing many of Shakespeare's clowns, before moving onto leading Broadways roles.

LOOK: Broadway Play Gets Provocative (And...Anti-Gay?) On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.23.2014 | Gay Voices

The team behind the Tony Award-nominated Broadway play "Mothers and Sons" took a radical approach to their social media this week. Without announc...

Facing Death, Gay Couples Aim To 'Turn Straight' In Controversial NYC Play

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices

A controversial theater piece that explores the alleged persecution of Russia's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community under Presiden...

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...

Curtis M. Wong

A Forward-Thinking Act From A Stage Icon

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts

Lillias White stops short of calling her new cabaret act an open audition for her next big Broadway role. Still, the singer-actress is viewing the sho...

Why This New Yorker Says His Experience Is Like 'Flashdance,' Except 'My Leotard Is A Little Bigger'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices

New York entertainer Micah McCain is back with an encore engagement of his hit one-man show, "Broadway Credits." The show, which has been billed as...

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 ...

WATCH: A Sneak Peek At Broadway's Sexiest Event Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices

"Broadway Bares 24" is shaping up to be bigger, better and sexier than ever, and the show's sinewy stars are offering fans a sneak peek at the June 22...

Theater: Megan Mullally's Triumph; Idina Menzel's Bust

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.04.2014 | Arts
Michael Giltz

As the show progresses, we watch this person's life branch out: in one, she's happily married to a soldier, raising children and teaching; in another she has a very successful career as an urban planner. The fatal problem with If/Then is that neither of these lives are terribly interesting.

Why Broadway's Much-Anticipated 'Aladdin' Musical Is Facing Backlash

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 04.03.2014 | Arts

It's been a magical first month for the new Disney musical "Aladdin," which has packed the house and won over wary critics since its debut. The show's...

Curtis M. Wong

Meet The Genre-Smashing Out Performer Who Melds Rock, Jazz And Theater

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.30.2014 | Gay Voices

Lance Horne has written with Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters, served as Liza Minnelli's musical director, arranged for System of a Down's Serj Tank...

The Correspondent: Playwright Ken Urban

Jody Christopherson | Posted 05.03.2014 | Arts
Jody Christopherson

Ken Urban on The Correspondent: I realized that in a state of extreme grief, in that place of pain, you would do anything to make that pain subside. I never want to judge my characters, but to understand them.

Fearsome Foursome: A Short Interview With Dinner With Friends's Heather Burns

Danny Groner | Posted 05.03.2014 | Arts
Danny Groner

When a couple determines that its best to spend more time apart, the decision can have ripple effects on others around them. That's the tension at play in Dinner With Friends, playing now at the Roundabout Theatre in New York City.

How Madonna Transformed This Gay Playwright's Life

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.01.2014 | Gay Voices

To the world, Madonna is a pop provocateur whose record-smashing career spans more than three decades and shows no signs of slowing down. But to New Y...

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...

Musical Theater Composer Joe Kinosian and Murder for Two at New World Stages in New York

Christopher Murray | Posted 04.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

Murder For Two is a deeply silly and entertaining evening, with smart, fast, funny songs and a story that follows an ambitious young police officer as he attempts to unravel the Agatha Christie-style murder of a famous, if also famously reviled, New England mystery novelist.

Philip Seymour Hoffman: Trying to Hold Mercury

Lucia Brawley | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Lucia Brawley

If you came up in the New York theater in the 2000s, as I did, and cut your teeth in tiny, but respected off-Broadway houses, like the Rattlestick, the McGinn/Cazale, 2nd Stage, LaMama, you hoped, you prayed, to even approach the outskirts of the orbit of the planet-sized talent of Mr. Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Stage Door: Machinal

Fern Siegel | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Few know playwright Sophie Treadwell, but they should. An esteemed journalist and actress, she wrote 40 plays in the first half of the 20th century. Her best-known work, the 1928 Machinal, a high point in Expressionist theater, is being revived on Broadway at the American Airlines Theater.

Finding Out Who Has the Biggest Penis of the Animal Kingdom? With Isabella Rossellini at the Brooklyn Academy of Music You Will Find the Answer

Horacio Fabiano | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Horacio Fabiano

I wish my biology professors at high school could have been as brilliant, kinky and comical as Isabella Rossellini when explaining the richness of the reproductive and sexual habits of the animal kingdom. Perhaps today I would be a biologist.