Tag Archives: musical theater

Broadway Backwards Raises Record $466K For Broadway Cares & NYC LGBT Center

Via press release: The 10th anniversary of Broadway Backwards capped off an exuberant, exhilarating and emotional evening of performances on Monday, March 9, 2015 with news that this year’s event raised a record $466,717 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. The sold-out show included 20 audience-pleasing numbers and multiple standing ovations for ...

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Opening In NYC: Clinton, The Musical

Via press release: If President William Jefferson Clinton behaved like two different people—one moment noble, the next naughty—that’s because he was! Clinton The Musical explores the two very different sides of the 42nd President of the United States: “WJ,” (Tom Galantich) the wholesome, intelligent one, and “Billy,” (Duke Lafoon) the randy, charming one. With Hillary (Rodham) Clinton (Kerry Butler) at ...

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Invisible Thread From Witness Uganda

Clip description: Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, the award winning team behind the Broadway bound musical WITNESS UGANDA, blur the boundaries of real life and theater with the release of the single, “Invisible Thread.” The song was written for their show, which tells the true story of their experiences as aid workers in Africa. But here, the song takes on ...

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High Demand For George Takei Musical

Via the New York Post: Can Twitter followers turn a Broadway show into a hit? “Star Trek” star George Takei has a total 9.5 million followers on social media, and demand for tickets to his upcoming Broadway show has been riding high months before tickets actually go on sale. Takei’s musical, “Allegiance,” opens in October, and the box office isn’t ...

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The Ten Hottest Chorus Boys Of 2015

Time Out New York has published their annual listing of the ten hottest chorus boys now appearing on Broadway. Beefcake and scruff at the link as well as the hottest chorus girls of this year. Seen above is Garen Scribner of An American In Paris, which opens next month.

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Broadway Backwards Reveals 2015 Cast

The tenth annual Broadway Backwards is next month and to celebrate the anniversary some of the show’s most noted performers will be returning. The roster of stars joining this year’s Broadway Backwards includes Tony Award winners Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, TV’s “Blue Bloods”) and Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate), Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck (On the Town) and Broadway favorites ...

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Duck Dynasty, The Musical

Yes, this is going to be a thing. Undertaking one of the more audacious theater projects in recent years, the Robertsons — known for their long beards, duck-hunting merchandise and occasional inflammatory remark — are moving to expand their Louisiana-based multimedia franchise with “The Duck Commander Family Musical.” The 90-minute show, with actors playing the family members from A&E’s “Duck ...

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Liza With A Tree

Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS has issued this year’s fundraising holiday ornament. The zeventh ornament in our Broadway Legends ornament series—yes, that’s seventh with a “z”—is the beloved Broadway superstar Liza Minnelli! Draped in a sexy red sequined outfit, our Liza conjures up her signature 1970s Halston look when she won her second Tony Award® for The Act. With ...

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TOMORROW: Broadway Flea Market

The 28th Annual Broadway Cares / Equality Fights AIDS flea market returns to Shubert Alley tomorrow. Among the priceless lots available through this year’s Grand Auction are private meet-and-greets with stage-and-screen stars Hugh Jackman and Idina Menzel, opening night VIP tickets to 17 of this season’s new Broadway shows, walk-on roles at 13 Broadway shows, tribute packages to Elaine Stritch ...

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Patrick Gallagher – Swipe Right

Maggie Gallagher’s son Patrick, as we’ve long known, writes musicals and once performed in an off-Broadway production of Sodom: The Musical. In 2012 Patrick debuted a new song at an AIDS fundraiser held at the Duplex, the famed West Village gay cabaret and nightclub. Here’s his latest: “Swipe Right (The Tinder Song)” Performed by Patrick Gallagher, Lizzie Rainville, Kameron Nelson, ...

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TRAILER: Into The Woods

From the recap: “Into the Woods” is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), ...

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Papa’s Prince: A Gay Family Musical

From the producer of the below clip: Some time ago, I asked Blake McCarty if he wanted to collaborate on a short film inspired by my “granddaughter” Viv. Viv was adopted at infancy by our friends Michael and Calvin, and because there were no grandparents in her life, she in turn adopted me and my partner as “The Gramps”. Together, ...

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Hedwig Cast Album: July 1st

Via Broadway World: Atlantic Records will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the most nominated musical revival of the season, featuring Tony Award nominees Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall. The album is produced by HEDWIG composer Stephen Trask, Tony Award nominated sound designer and platinum-selling record producer Tim O’Heir, and the production’s music ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Harvey Milk Musical Set For Local Debut At Lincoln Center

Theatermania reports: Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked) will star alongside composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (Big Fish) in the New York premiere of Lippa’s choral work I Am Harvey Milk on October 6 at Avery Fisher Hall, producers Bruce Cohen, Robb Nanus, Jessica Leventhal, Bruce Robert Harris, and Jack W. Batman have announced. Lippa, the songwriter behind the musicals Big Fish and ...

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2014 Tony Nominations Announced, Neil Patrick Harris Gets Hedwig Nod

Hedwig & The Angry Inch scored eight Tony nominations this morning, including a best actor in a musical revival nod for Neil Patrick Harris. Leading the tally is A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder, which landed ten nominations including best musical. Gay playwrights Harvey Fierstein and Terrence McNally both picked up best play nominations for Casa Valentina and Mothers ...

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Behind The Scenes At Hedwig With NPH

(Via Towleroad)

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Carole King Surprises Beautiful Cast At Curtain Call Plea For AIDS Donations

Beautiful, the Broadway musical that tells Carole King’s life story through her songs, has been running for months to record crowds and rave reviews. King had famously declined to see the show, telling Playbill in December after walking out of a reading, “I can’t watch my life played out before me.”  She changed her mind on Thursday, choosing to attend ...

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Rosie O’Donnell To Get Special Tony

Rosie O’Donnell will receive the honorary Isabella Stephenson Tony Award this year for her musical theater work with New York City school kids. Via the Hollywood Reporter: O’Donnell was chosen for the 2014 award in recognition of her commitment to arts education for New York City public school children and her establishment of the nonprofit arts education foundation Rosie’s Theater ...

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At Broadway Backwards 2014

On Monday night I attended the ninth annual Broadway Backwards at the Hirschfeld Theatre, where Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS raised $424,000 with their show in which men sing Broadway standards written for women and women sing songs written for men. As always, there were a galaxy of gay musical theater stars both on the stage and in the audience, again ...

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Elaine Stritch On Being A Gay Icon

In an interview with a gay website, Broadway star Elaine Stritch, 89, says that she’s only recently become aware that she’s a gay icon. Via PrideSource: A Broadway legend has to be aware the community thinks she’s an icon, but no, not Stritch. “I’m just becoming aware of it,” she admits, but why now? “By articles such as this one. ...

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