The Laramie Project, a 2000 play about the murder of Matthew Shepard, is getting a staged reading with big-name gay actors and queer allies
At last night’s performance of Broadway’s ‘Straight White Men,’ actress, author and trans activist Kate Bornstein was heckled
The NYT’s transphobic review of ‘Head Over Heels’ by Ben Brantley is an embarassment, but Queer Twitter wasn’t having any of his misgendering nonsense
She might have won the popular vote, but at the Hillary Clinton Hello Dolly appearance last night, she clearly won the hearts of the audience and cast
While Cher may be the harshest critic of a work about herself, here’s what three critics have to say about The Cher Show
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is staging a groundbreaking 75th anniversary production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Oklahoma!’
Fresh off a three-month residency, New York based performer Tori Scott returns to Joe’s Pub at the Public for her annual Pride show Making America Gay Again
‘The Prom,’ a musical about high school queer love, is coming to Broadway this fall. Here’s what we know about the musical farce that opens this October
Chase Johnsey has been dancing ballet since he was 14, but he recently made history in his latest role as a female dancer in ‘The Sleeping Beauty’
Tonight was the 72nd Annual Tony Awards and the big-time Tony Winners this year were ‘The Band’s Visit,’ ‘Angels in America’ and ‘Harry Potter.’
When audience members walk into the play As Much as I Can, they aren’t walking into your typical theatrical experience — they are walking into much more
Tomorrow night, the play Boys in the Band returns with a cast featuring some of the brightest names in Hollywood. Michael Benjamin Washington is one of them
Gay people were made for the theater and vice versa. Where else can gay people play dress up and stand on a stage belting out their favorite show tunes to a room full of strangers? Well, pretty much any gay bar, but it’s just not the same. There’s nothing in the world like performing live theater. It’s flashy, it’s in your face, and it’s brought to you by the hard work and devotion of hundreds of gay people.
For many gay people, the theater is where they feel the most at home.
The sets, the costumes, the egos, it’s all music to their ears. While it might paint a stereotypical portrait of life as a homosexual, no one can deny how influential the gay community has been when it comes to theatrical life. First-rate musicals such as Cabaret, La Cage aux Folles and Hairspray were some of the first big-ticket entertainment options to portray members of the LGBTQ community.
When kids grow up and discover that they’re gay, the theater is one of the few places that they can feel at home. Participating in a high school play either in front of or behind the curtain is like a breath of fresh air for so many gay teens that are just learning to find their way. While not everyone goes on to be an actor of the stage or a stage manager, those precious few years in a high school drama club can make all the difference in the world for a young gay person.
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