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“Anastasia” Live: This Little Jewel Box Musical is Done Just Right

Based on the animated 1997 animated movie, Anastasia the live musical trades on familiar tropes. Ultimately, the stage production finds its own way in this charming music box of a...

This Is How Mare Winningham Surprised Café Carlyle

You probably think of Mare Winningham as an actress. She may bring to mind characters from the angsty youth of St. Elmo’s Fire to the fretting maid of American Horror Story....

Rolling On the River: This is the Tina Turner Musical

In April, London audiences were treated to a new musical celebrating the life and career of legendary singer Tina Turner. Coming on the heels of such similarly single-artist...

What Happens When “Into the Woods” Gets Political in LA?

I’ve seen Into the Woods enough times to be a little wary of giving it another go. This particular Sondheim work reminds me of a soufflé: Done right, it’s an exquisite...

LGBTQ in LA? Here Are the Top Five Places You Need to Visit

Los Angeles is a sprawling metropolis, and its easy to get overwhelmed. But if you can spare a weekend, you can get up to speed on the city’s multi-culti LGBTQ past — and...

Here’s Why You Need to See This Tour of “Phantom”

Hand it to Andrew Lloyd Webber for taking a silent film classic like The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and transforming it into a live musical tour de force. The newest...

“Rocketman”: A Feast for the Eyes and Ears — with Gay Sex

For months, there were reports that studio execs wanted to tone down the gay sex in the Elton John biopic, Rocketman. They lost, and that’s at least one of the elements that...

This Is How Twitter Reacted to the Surprise Cameo in the “Fosse/Verdon” Finale

Paddy read Bob for filth and received a dancing eulogy in return. Gwen chose touring in Chicago over a chance to get away from it all, while Nicole gave some of her dad’s vices...

Do You Know the Late Gay Lyricist Behind “Aladdin”?

Lyricist Howard Ashman is the unsung hero who helped create the contemporary Disney musical. He was also gay and died of AIDS at 40. Most of his many awards and nominations? They...

Did You See Gwen’s Meltdown on “Fosse/Verdon” Episode 7 “Nowadays”?

Chicago finally made it to Broadway, Gwen really gave it to Bob, and Liza saved the day. But what did Twitter think about all this? Amber Treadway Everyone – including...

Twitter Lost Its Mind Over “Fosse/Verdon” Episode 6 “All I Care about Is Love”

Bob went to the hospital and back to his childhood. Gwen smuggled girls to him (and got him his own damn room). And Chita got ready to serve “All that Jazz.” How did Twitter...

“Anthem”: John Cameron Mitchell’s Musical Features Glenn Close and Patti LuPone

For years, John Cameron Mitchell has been asked — and asked himself — will there ever be a sequel to Hedwig and the Angry Inch? Well, yes. And no. At 56, Mitchell is busier...