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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
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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
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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
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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 ...

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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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‘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, ...

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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 ...

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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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