Playing it Straight on Broadway: Gay actors “het” it up in Musicals by Kevin M. Thomas

There’s been a lot of talk about how convincing out actor Sean Hayes is as a heterosexual in the musical revival of “Promises, Promises” as well as a little speculation on the authenticity of the work of Nathan Lane, also gay, as the head of “The Addams Family.” Whether they are gay or straight, it […] Click to read more »

Progressive or Traditional: Who will win the Tony Awards? by Kevin M. Thomas

Between the 11 nominations for both “Fela!” and “La Cage aux Folles,” the Tony Award nominations prove to be an even mix of progressive and traditional theatre. “Fela!” which is a politically-motivated true story musical that got its start off-Broadway is pitted against two men in drag in the more traditional “La Cage aux Folles,” […] Click to read more »