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Review: ‘Dada Woof Papa Hot’ is a tender, well-acted play

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
This undated photo released by Philip Rinaldi Publicity shows, from left, Alex Hurt, John Benjamin Hickey, Stephen Plunkett and Patrick Breen in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of “Dada Woof Papa Hot," currently performing at the Mitzi Newhouse Theater in New York.
The tender domestic comedy by Peter Parnell is all about the joys and trials of being a gay father in contemporary New York City. ...

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Theater gossip Michael Riedel writes a history of Broadway

Monday, October 5, 2015
This July 24, 2015, photo released by Simon & Schuster shows theater writer Michael Riedel, author of "Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway." The book tell how the Great White Way has been shaped over the past century.
The acid-tongued stage gossip has written a book about Broadway's history and he's not opinionated or snarky at all. There's no Michael Riedel. ...

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A salute to sissies

Friday, July 31, 2015
Buddy Cole, portrayed by Kids in the Hall's Scott Thompson
Matt Baume pays homage to a prissy parade of characters who've gleefully pirouetted through countless film classics. ...

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Nick Cearley on playing Puck, LGBT pride month, The Skivvies

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Nick Cearley during a performance of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," in New York.The actor-musician stars as the wise-guy sprite, Puck, in a more imaginative version of Shakespeare’s masterpiece that runs a little shorter, includes some razzle-dazzle, and adds music played by Cearley on ukulele and other instruments.
It seems like every summer there's a production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," but Nick Cearley feels the one he's starring in nicely compliments LGBT pride month. ...

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Lesbian-themed ‘Fun Home,’ ‘Curious Incident’ big winners at Tony Awards

Monday, June 8, 2015
Kristin Caskey, center, along with cast and crew accepts the award for best musical for “Fun Home”at the 69th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 7, 2015, in New York.
The poignant and groundbreaking coming-of-age show "Fun Home" was named best musical at the Tony Awards on Sunday, one of five big trophies it won on the way to making history for its composing team. ...

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Broadway legend, Oscar winner Joel Grey comes out at 82

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Joel Gray
Joel Grey reached the heights of stage and screen, was married for 24 years and raised two children, but for decades, he kept one aspect of himself decidedly out of the spotlight. Now, at 82, the Cabaret Oscar winner talks ...

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Emails reveal school canceled musical for ‘homosexual themes,’ then lied about it

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Earlier this summer, a northern Pennsylvania high school announced it was canceling a production of the musical Monty Python’s Spamalot next spring because it included a same-sex wedding. Despite the school’s attempt to spin a different rationale, emails procured by ...

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Nathan Lane: Gay actors shouldn’t have a monopoly on gay roles

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Nathan Lane speaks on stage during the Live from Lincoln Center, “The Nance” panel, at the the PBS 2014 Summer TCA held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Gay actors shouldn't have a monopoly on gay roles, award-winning stage and screen actor Nathan Lane said. Lane, who is gay and has played both straight and gay characters, was asked the question at a TV ...

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‘Kinky Boots’ star: From backup dancer to leading man in high-kicking tour

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
NEW YORK -- Kyle Taylor Parker is going from backup dancer to leading man - but staying in 6-inch heels. The performer who has been in "Kinky Boots" since it made its debut in Chicago in 2012 will step into ...

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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, ...

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