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Terrence McNally’s Broadway play ‘Mothers and Sons’ to close

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Frederick Weller, left, and Tyne Daly in a scene from the production "Mothers and Sons."
NEW YORK -- Terrence McNally's "Mothers and Sons" is the first victim of the Tony Awards: It will close on June 22 after missing out on being crowned the season's best play. The play, which had more than 100 performances, is being billed as the first time a legally married [...]

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‘A Gentleman’s Guide,’ ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ lead Tony nominations

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Neil Patrick Harris in a scene from "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," at the Belasco Theatre in New York. "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," a cult off-Broadway hit, won eight Tony nominations on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.
NEW YORK — The musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," a comedic romp in which a poor man eliminates the eight heirs ahead of him for a title, and "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," a cult off-Broadway hit that this season stars Neil Patrick Harris, led the Tony [...]

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Neil Patrick Harris gets outrageous in his new role in ‘Hedwig’

Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Now that he's wrapped the CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," Neil Patrick Harris is back on Broadway starring in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." [...]

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Review: Neil Patrick Harris crushes it in ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Neil Patrick Harris in a scene from "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," at the Belasco Theatre in New York.
NEW YORK -- It's obvious from the first moments of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" that star Neil Patrick Harris is doing something special. And it's not just trying on a new role. [...]

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Broadway: Terrence McNally’s ‘Mothers and Sons’ gentle, moving

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Joan Marcus, The O and M Company Bobby Steggert, left, and Frederick Weller in a scene from the production "Mothers and Sons," performing at the Golden Theatre in New York.
NEW YORK — Terrence McNally's new play opens with a woman of a certain age wearing a lush, black fur coat. It's a provocatively politically incorrect garment — and a giveaway that what will come out of her mouth will be, too. [...]

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Composer, lyricist Stephen Sondheim receives lifetime achievement award

Sunday, August 11, 2013
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PETERBOROUGH, N.H. -- Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim is being awarded one of the top honors in the arts world: the Edward MacDowell Medal for lifetime achievement. [...]

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‘Kinky Boots,’ ‘Matilda the Musical’ front runners in tonight’s Tony Awards

Sunday, June 9, 2013
Matthew Murphy, The O+M CompanyThis theater image released by The O+M Company shows Billy Porter during a performance of "Kinky Boots." The Cyndi Lauper-scored "Kinky Boots," based on the 2005 British movie about a real-life shoe factory that struggles until it finds new life in fetish footwear, is nominated for 13 Tony Award nominations.
NEW YORK — The Tony Awards will be a real drag this year: The two top musicals battling it out have leading men dressed as women and the night's biggest celebrity will be Tom Hanks, who reminded everyone of his cross-dressing roots by teaming up in "Lucky Guy" with Peter [...]

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LGBT History Month profile: Arthur Laurents, award-winning playwright

Monday, October 22, 2012
Arthur Laurents (center).
Arthur Laurents was a Tony Award-winning playwright, director and screenwriter. He wrote the scripts for “West Side Story,” “Gypsy” and “La Cage Aux Folles." [...]

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Morgan Freeman and friends to headline play based on Proposition 8 trial

Monday, August 22, 2011
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This week's all about Minnesota, Maine, North Carolina, Colorado, and Broadway. All four of those states have months of bitter fighting over marriage to look forward to, with millions of dollars likely to be spent on both sides. Fortunately, we've got a secret weapon: Morgan Freeman. [...]

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Why are we still haunted by ‘The Boys in the Band?’

Monday, June 27, 2011
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When The Boys in the Band opened off-Broadway in 1968, homosexuality was still classified as a mental illness. The play’s behind-the-scenes peek at gay men in their natural habitat was fascinating to audiences and greeted with enthusiasm from the gay community. [...]

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