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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 critics' meeting Tuesday. He was there to discuss PBS' presentation of the Broadway play "The Nance," in which he stars....

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

| Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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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 Billy Porter's formidable high heels as the star of the first national tour of "Kinky Boots," which kicks off in Las Vegas on Sept. 4.

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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 gay couple has been portrayed on Broadway.

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‘Gentleman’s Guide,’ ‘Hedwig,’ Neil Patrick Harris take home Tonys

| Monday, June 9, 2014
Alan Cumming, center top, and the cast of "Cabaret" perform on stage at the 68th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in New York.
NEW YORK — The lethal romp "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" got a lot of love at Sunday night's Tony Awards, nabbing the best new musical trophy on a night that also saw Audra McDonald make Broadway history, Bryan Cranston win as a rookie and four-time host Neil Patrick Harris get his own award.

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Nathan Lane in ‘The Nance’ to be broadcast on movie screens and PBS

| Saturday, May 31, 2014
Nathan Lane in "The Nance," at the Lyceum Theatre in New York. A recording of Douglas Carter Beane’s play will be broadcast to more than 300 movie theaters in the U.S. and Canada beginning June 23. The play will also be featured on “Live From Lincoln Center” this fall on PBS.
NEW YORK -- "The Nance" starring Nathan Lane has already been on Broadway. Now get ready for its appearance on movie screens and TV. A recording of Douglas Carter Beane's play will be broadcast to more than 300 movie theaters in the U.S. and Canada beginning June 23. The play will also be featured on "Live From Lincoln Center" this fall on PBS.

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Neil Patrick Harris, Alan Cumming to perform at Tony Awards

| Thursday, May 29, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Neil Patrick Harris, Sting, Idina Menzel, Alan Cumming and Sutton Foster — as well as the teaming up of Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Fantasia — will perform at the Tony Awards on June 8.

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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 Award nominations on Tuesday.

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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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