Tag Archives: musical theater

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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Rocky Musical Debuts On Broadway

Sylvester Stallone showed up.

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TRAILER: Annie

Annie doesn’t open until Xmas. The clip already has 2M YouTube views, partly because of the racists who are very upset that Annie is played by ten year-old black actress Quvenzhané Wallis, who in 2012 became the youngest-ever recipient of an Best Actress Oscar nomination for Beasts Of The Southern Wild. Will Smith and Jay-Z are the film’s producers. Jay-Z …

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TRAILER: Stage Fright

“A horror musical set at drama camp.”

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Mother Russia: A Musical Spoof

Clip recap: Our hilarious rebuttal to Russia’s cruel stance on homosexuality ahead of the Olympics! iTunes: Almost! Facebook page. Daniel Jourdan – Director / Producer / Editor. Adam Cohen – Writer / Lyricist / Producer / Voice of Mikhail / Ballet Dancer. Music Written By – Michael Sousa. “Don’t restrict our freedoms cuz my lover is a bear, no kids …

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Paging You-Know-Who: Kinky Boots To Perform During Super Bowl Pre-Show

If you thought wingnut outrage was deafening after the cast of Kinky Boots performed during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, you better get out your earplugs for when they see the same thing during the Super Bowl pre-show.  It’s not yet clear if the cast will physically be AT the stadium or if the performance will be televised from Broadway, …

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Kinky Boots Lead Leaves Cast

At the same time that the show was winning the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, yesterday the cast of the six-time Tony winning show Kinky Boots was saying goodbye to its lead, Stark Sands. In the clip below, Tony winner Billy Porter calls Sands “everything that a leading lady could ever wish for.” RELATED: Kinky Boots became the target …

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Broadway Stars Unite For Satire Of Russia’s Crackdown On LGBT People

A galaxy of Broadway stars have gotten together for skits and songs that mock Russia’s crackdown on LGBT people. You’ll recognize a lot of people: Harvey Fierstein, Laura Benanti, Michael Cerveris, Joanna Gleason, Jonathan Groff, Jackie Hoffman, Andrea McArdle, Brad Oscar, Stephen Schwarz, John Tartaglia, Mary Testa, Michael Urie, and many more. There are even cameos from Dan Savage and …

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Universal Studios, this week’s Swag Tuesday prize is the DVD of NBC’s The Sound Of Music – Live!, which is available today online and at retailers nationwide. The hills are alive again with the DVD release of the amazing LIVE broadcast of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC, starring Grammy® winner Carrie Underwood, the multi-talented Stephen Moyer, …

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Opening Number: Broadway Cares’ 25th Annual Gypsy Of The Year Show

Via Broadway Cares: The 25th anniversary celebration of Gypsy of the Year, the culmination of six weeks of extraordinary fundraising by 56 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies, raised an amazing $4,343,234 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. On December 9 and 10, 2013, the show’s energetic opening number featured Klea Blackhurst as Ethel Merman comparing gypsies of her day …

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