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NYC Concert Aims For A 'Message Of Hope' As Well As A 'Reality Check' About LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.09.2014 | Gay Voices

Two multitalented, era-defining stars from opposite ends of the musical spectrum will share a New York stage for one night in support of lesbian, gay,...

Concert Etiquette: Get With the Program

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Bonni Brodnick

I recently attended a senior-thesis violin recital at Juilliard, the prestigious arts conservatory in New York City. The talent before us was brilliant. The audience behavior around me was appalling.

Burt's Buzz and Elena: Documentary Premieres

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.31.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Burt of Burt's Bees, honey-bee pollen and beeswax skin care products sold in supermarkets and pharmacies all across American, really exists, and he ev...

An Interview With Ben Rimalower: 'The Lady's Got Potential'

John-Stuart Fauquet | Posted 06.07.2014 | Arts
John-Stuart Fauquet

"They are all women that I've seen on stage in musicals or cabarets, but they also all have this quality -- you can call it the 'it factor' if you want."

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...

Broadway Diva, Publishing Icon Honored For LGBT Advocacy In NYC

Posted 02.12.2014 | Gay Voices

Broadway legend Patti LuPone and Architectural Digest Editor-in-Chief Margaret Russell received top honors at the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) 2014 G...

9 ‘American Horror Story: Coven' Mid-Season Questions That Need To Be Answered

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

As expected, things finally got exceptionally ridiculous on “American Horror Story: Coven” in last month’s mid-season finale. From decapitated h...

Let Them Entertain You

George Heymont | Posted 02.15.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

The famous bond that develops between performers and their audience is often palpable. Yet, as much as they might love to be onstage, many a performer has made it clear that the reason they pursue an active private life is because "you can't take an audience home with you after the show."

Anna Sokolow Way Honors Modern Dance Great - December 4-8

Adria Rolnik | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

Through From the Horse's Mouth "talk/dance" format, Anna Sokolow Way will offer a firsthand look at the personal experiences of dancers, actors, critics and musicians who worked with Anna over the course of her 60-year career in dance.

Motherhood and the Art of Crying on Cue

Kellie Martin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kellie Martin

When I was a teenager I worked on a show that was about a family. As with real families, my fictional family on "Life Goes On" had its ups and downs, and as part of the fictional downers, the actors were often called to cry on cue. This absolutely terrified me.

Why I Love Talkbacks and Why You Should Too

Cara Joy David | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

There are those who think poorly of talkbacks. They think theater, in many ways an ephemeral art, is to be experienced, not analyzed. This is the same argument made by those who think you shouldn't hold poetry interpretation classes.

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 ...

WATCH: Do You Have 'Patti Issues'?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Ben Rimalower is taking his acclaimed coming-of-age show "Patti Issues" on the road this summer, and called in a few famous pals for this fantastic "F...

Ben Rimalower Discusses Coming Out and Patti Lupone (VIDEO)

Marti Gould Cummings | Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Marti Gould Cummings

WATCH: More information benrimalower.com....

Curtis M. Wong

Patti LuPone To Hop The Pond With Seth Rudetsky

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.20.2013 | Arts

Despite a white-hot stage and screen career spanning more than four decades, Patti LuPone has no time for nostalgia -- and with good reason. The po...

Tony Winner & Oscar Nominee Join 'AHS: Coven'

Posted 05.13.2013 | TV

The cast for Season 3 of "American Horror Story" continues to grow: Patti LuPone and Angela Bassett join the witch-centric season of the FX series, ti...

PHOTOS: Patti LuPone Goes From Theater Novice To Tony Award Winning A-Lister

Posted 04.21.2013 | Style

Patti LuPone is inseparable from the grandeur of her theater roles. The actress/singer burst onto the scene with her stunning performance as Eva Peró...

Curtis M. Wong

Patti LuPone's Eclectic New Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.01.2013 | Arts

David Yazbek has some surprising words of advice for all aspiring Broadway composers: Don't listen to any musical theater for a whole year. "If yo...

Something Isn't Right Here: Surprises of the Fall Broadway Season

Cara Joy David | Posted 03.15.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

As the dust settled, I asked a bunch of industry people to comment anonymously on what they consider to be the biggest surprises of the fall season and one of my unsolved mysteries of 2012-2013.

Len Cariou, Broadway's Original Sweeney Todd, Reveals His Canadian Roots

Myra Chanin | Posted 02.20.2013 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

Len Cariou may well be the most persistently employed performer on the planet. He leaps fleetly from role to role, format to format and venue to venue -- theater, film, television, recordings, narration, voiceovers, documentaries and audio books.

Theater: David Mamet's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week on Broadway

Michael Giltz | Posted 02.09.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

David Mamet is so distinctive that his name became an adjective. So he'll survive this week in which his play The Anarchist immediately posted a closing notice for Dec. 16 and a revival of his Glengarry Glen Ross opened with a starry cast and less starry reviews.

Seeing Ben Rimalower's Patti Issues With Patti LuPone

John-Stuart Fauquet | Posted 12.26.2012 | Arts
John-Stuart Fauquet

Patti Issues is bitingly funny and deeply moving as Ben Rimalower delves into complex issues of family relationships, depression, coming out, the nature of celebrity worship and the pitfalls of meeting our own idols.

Ben Rimalower's 'Patti Issues' Explores Gay Diva Worship And Parental Turmoil

Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Curtis M. Wong

Patti Issues is not just 90 minutes of gay diva worship, and Rimalower has wisely given the show a much-needed emotional core by balancing out the LuPone anecdotes with a compelling exploration of his troubled relationship with his father, who came out when Ben was 8.

'Life Goes On' Reunion On 'Army Wives' Reunites Mother & Daughter

Posted 07.09.2012 | TV

Captain Nicole Galassini offered the episode's most poignant and challenging scenes on this week's installment of "Army Wives" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on Li...

Mira Sorvino: Drama Queen in Union Square

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.27.2012 | New York
Regina Weinreich

Deftly bringing both the edgy past and cleaned-up present together with humor and heart, Nancy Savoca's new movie, Union Square, features a stunning performance by Mira Sorvino.