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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 04.04.2014 | 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 03.03.2014 | 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 03.03.2014 | 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.

A Musical Theater Startup Telling Bay Area Stories

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

Developing and producing new musicals in San Francisco, as in many cities outside of New York, does not often happen without the support of the New York City theater scene.

Betty Buckley: Ready To Take On San Francisco

Greg Archer | Posted 02.04.2014 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

She's a Tony Award-winner, a TV star, a celebrated singer/performer with commanding vocals, and, apparently, a woman who loves horses. This is Be...

Curtis M. Wong

A Look At The 'Constant Threat Of Violence, Prison Terms And Death' Facing Gays In New Play

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.04.2014 | Gay Voices

"Pirira," by actor-playwright J. Stephen Brantley, opens with two men -- a sassy, gay New Yorker and a staid Malawian student -- silently assessing on...

New Tricks for an Old Dog: Ibsen from Berlin's Schaubühne

John Branch | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
John Branch

One evening in early November, the BAM Harvey Theater in New York City resounded to an electric guitar, a few American pop-rock songs including Bowie's 'Changes,' and the splat of paint-filled balloons hurled against the walls of the set.

REVIEW: Broadway's A Gentlemen's Guide To Love And Murder

Christian Nilsson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Christian Nilsson

Some of the best jokes in comedy come in threes; however, in the case of "A Gentlemen's Guide To Love And Murder," it comes in eight.

Aisle View: Crystal Clear Comedy

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

700 Sundays is emotionally riveting, uproariously funny, and altogether lovely. I found it smashingly good in 2004 and somehow more gripping last night, perhaps because Mr. Crystal is nine years older (as are those of us who saw it nine years ago).

Stage Door: All That Fall

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

There is something strangely appealing about a character that shrieks: "Have you no respect for misery?" Such a demand is vintage Samuel Beckett -- and at 59E59Theater, director Trevor Nunn is staging one of his most accessible works, the 1957 radio play All That Fall, to hypnotic effect.

Something for a Queen and the Rest of Us

Carmen Pelaez | Posted 11.07.2013 | Arts
Carmen Pelaez

The production is representational and simple and at the same time as modern as it is traditional. Everything from balls, to carriage rides, to angry mobs are brought to breathtaking life through a sound scape, a lighting scheme or a glance.

Snow Geese: A Chekhov Wannabe With Mary-Louise Parker

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Everybody can't be Chekhov, but that has never stopped other playwrights from trying. Sharr White, who had a solid success with The Other Place on Broadway earlier this year, makes his own lackluster stab with The Snow Geese, a rather dreary mess of a play that opened last night.

'I Don't Think We Don't Love Each Other': Betrayal on Broadway, 2013

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

I'd like to say that the central action of this play is the adultery between Emma and Jerry, but it really isn't. Pinter is hard on actors: It's dangerous to try to play him with passion, or at least any passions other than fear, or cruelty. The affair between Emma and Jerry is more depressing than sympathetic or titillating.

Theater: Winslow Boy Guilty of Success; Juno and the Paycock Not Framed; Driving Lessons

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Michael Giltz

This is exactly what one expects of The Roundabout Theatre Company: a strong revival of a classic, traditional play. That's not as easy to do as it sounds, so let's celebrate when they succeed so well.

The Winslow Boy: Rattigan's Comfort Food in a Jaded Age

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

At a time when government seems more interested in self-aggrandizing political posturing than in the individuals it represents, it is a pleasure and comfort to revisit an old chestnut like Terence Rattigan's The Winslow Boy if only to spend an evening in the consoling belief that right will triumph in the end.

Infinite Variety Productions: A Piece of My Heart

Sandra Kwesi Cameron | Posted 10.10.2013 | Arts
Sandra Kwesi Cameron

There is no official count of the women who served in Vietnam, the all-volunteer female enlistees were forced to put an "m" next to their names signifying male. For this reason, there are only estimates of the Vietnam female servicewomen ranging between 10,000-100,000.