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Off Broadway Theater

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...

Curtis M. Wong

Actor-Playwright Brings His Journey As A Black, Gay Christian Man To The Stage

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.04.2014 | Gay Voices

Billy Porter may be one of Broadway’s hottest stars, but his latest project is very much the antithesis of the splashy musicals in which he made his...

Curtis M. Wong

A Fresh Look At An Out, Proud Disco Legend For A New Generation

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Depicting the glitzy yet all-too-brief life of disco’s most legendary out performer, “Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical” is giving Manha...

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...

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...

I'll Remember Mama, Try to Forget the Gym

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.20.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Like many critics, I found the Transport Group production of I Remember Mama to be a touching endeavor. I would generally recommend it. My mother cri...

LOOK: The New Off-Broadway Comedy By A Rising Lesbian Playwright

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Andrea J. Fulton says her new comedy, "Ugly is a Hard Pill," focuses on the intimate secrets of an African-American couple looking for love in all of ...

Stars of David: From Book to Off-Broadway

Lisa Alcalay Klug | Posted 02.09.2014 | Arts
Lisa Alcalay Klug

When author Abigail Pogrebin was 16, she landed a role in the original cast of a Stephen Sondheim Broadway show, "Merrily We Roll Along," which she de...

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 York Theatre: Off-Broadway, Off-Continent

Brad Schreiber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Brad Schreiber

As a theatre center, New York City can boast of not only Broadway but touring shows from other countries and local smaller theatres that draw upon an inexhaustibly rich vein of stage talent.

Curtis M. Wong

Why This Tony-Nominated Actor Has No Problem With Gay Roles

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

Robin De Jesús is no stranger to a healthy obsession or two. The 29-year-old actor insists that a fervent nature is just as critical to a successful ...

Theater: Village -- A Lucy Thurber Extravaganza

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Three of your shows happening off-Broadway in one season. Well, right now, Lucy Thurber has five of her shows playing simultaneously at five different West Village theaters. Pretty cool, right?

Curtis M. Wong

'Queer As Folk' Star Tackles Post-DOMA Concerns In New Play

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.01.2013 | Gay Voices

From 1982’s "Torch Song Trilogy" to 2013’s "The Nance," the theater world has rarely shied away from depicting gay themes onstage. Still, Chad Beg...

The Rise of the Comedy?

Cara Joy David | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I genuinely did not know what to expect going into The Explorers Club. What I saw was a madcap diversion -- a hilarious way to take your mind of your troubles (for a couple of hours at least). Do you really need anything more?

Why Now. Here. This Could Represent Future Of Gay Characters On The Musical Stage

Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Curtis M. Wong

Unlike other shows which deal with gay characters or themes (La Cage aux Folles, Rent, and The Normal Heart), Now. Here. This. doesn't draw its characters as overly political or flamboyant, and most certainly never ventures into camp territory.

Broadway Hit Gets A Second Life

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 03.04.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Broadway's boy who wouldn't grow up is not going away quite yet. Producers of the play "Peter and the Starcatcher" said Wednesday that th...

Is YouTube the New Tin Pan Alley?

Ryan Cunningham | Posted 11.18.2012 | Arts
Ryan Cunningham

Where is the next George Gershwin cutting his ivory teeth? I've spent the last decade looking to Broadway for inspiration from the next generation of writers -- but more and more I've found that some of the most exciting new musical theater writers are debuting on YouTube.

Curtis M. Wong

Perez Hilton On His Off-Broadway Debut, Being A Gay Role Model And One Direction Twitter Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.04.2012 | Gay Voices

After well-received guest stints on “Glee” and “The Sopranos,” Perez Hilton is hardly a novice thespian. But his latest project could very wel...

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).

Escape

Susan Mosakowski | Posted 08.19.2012 | Arts
Susan Mosakowski

Escape just opened in New York at La MaMa. Escape is about freedom -- freedom from self-limitations, freedom from the limitations that come from the outside. It's about the chains that hold us back.

Theater: New Play Cock Not as Provocative as Title, Sad to Say

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home
Michael Giltz

If you call your play Cock, it better be a button-pushing bit of provocation that toys with gender and sexuality in ways both funny and shocking. We keep waiting, not unreasonably, for Cock's big moment, a soliloquy to sex, a panegyric to the penis, a colloquy on cock.

Weird and Still Wonderfully Funny: Yonkers, a Town Still Well Worth Getting Lost in

Myra Chanin | Posted 05.26.2012 | Entertainment
Myra Chanin

The characters and the events in Lost in Yonkers have staying power. They are immortal. They tug at our feelings. Lost in Yonkers is about family and they don't come any more dysfunctional than this one.

Theater: Damn Yankees, Damn Maids, Damn Revivals!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.16.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Here are several revivals, none of them successful -- is it because they fall short of the earlier productions or because the original was over-praised? You can't always tell.

On the Culture Front: Themes of Identity Shape Two Plays Off-Broadway

Chris Kompanek | Posted 04.17.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Identity is at the heart of two superb but very different plays currently running off-Broadway: Athol Fugard's Blood Knot and Marius von Mayenburg's The Ugly One.

Lucas Kavner

Playwright And Chinese Soap Star Meet, Write

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- In the first scene of "Outside People," a new play opening Tuesday at New York's Vineyard Theatre, a young American man named Malcolm meet...