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Meet The International 'Musicians Of Silence' Which Are Set To Dazzle NYC

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices

“Mummenschanz,” the masked Swiss theatrical troupe that has dazzled audiences on Broadway and worldwide with its whimsical moves, returns to New Y...

NY Premiere of 'Punk Rock': A Yank Asks, Is Sixth Form Really This Bleak?

Larry Jaffee | Posted 11.18.2014 | New York
Larry Jaffee

Student on student shootings in England are rare if they happen at all, which makes the play Punk Rock, set in a Manchester prep school, a bit disconcerting.

Curtis M. Wong

'People's Couch' Hunk Gears Up For The Holidays In A Very Big Way

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Out and proud "People's Couch" hunk Scott Nevins loves the sun, sand and surf of California, the state he now calls home. When it comes to the holiday...

Straight to the Point: Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men

Bess Rowen | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Leave it to Young Jean Lee to get straight to the point, by saying: okay, now what? Straight White Men doesn't give us the answer, but I think it does very important work by challenging us to confront three-dimensional characters that we can't easily dismiss.

These Performance Art Experiences Prove That The Future Of Theater Is Now

Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts

Sure, going to a play or musical can be riveting, but it can lack a certain element of surprise. Though the words and faces and costumes may change, a...

The Life Of The 'Jewish James Bond' Comes To The NYC Stage

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.30.2014 | Arts

The legacy of one of World War II's most enigmatic figures is being brought to the New York stage in a unique and surprising new one-man play. Wr...

Theater Review: Stoppard's The Real Thing From Roundabout Theater

Dina Mikhails | Posted 10.17.2014 | Arts
Dina Mikhails

We have a lot of fun watching these couples flirt, banter and reconcile, yet there's an absence of true emotion that left me feeling lighter than I should have in a play about jealousy, knowledge and the preservation of one's self in a marriage.

A Critic, A Play and Do-It-Yourself Abortion

Carla Seaquist | Posted 09.25.2014 | Arts
Carla Seaquist

When the lead theatre critic of the nation's newspaper of record, The New York Times, extols a play about do-it-yourself abortion, three things become clear: the poverty of contemporary criticism, the poverty of contemporary drama, and the weakness of liberalism's argument for choice.

Curtis M. Wong

Why Ben Rimalower Thinks Gay Men Have 'The Worst Of Both Worlds' When It Comes To Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices

In the acclaimed one-man show “Patti Issues,” Ben Rimalower used his passion for Broadway diva Patti LuPone as the foil to a deeper narrative abou...

IVP's Censored on Final Approach at The Judson Gym

Sandra Kwesi Cameron | Posted 10.25.2014 | Impact
Sandra Kwesi Cameron

IVP's ensemble cast does an admirable job of dramatically bringing to life the passion for flying of these women and the challenges of sexism (both in the military and at home) and being first in their field.

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 08.24.2014 | 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 10.10.2014 | 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.