Theater – “Stick Fly” incorporates race, class and family in Broadway debut By Steve V. Rodriguez

“Stick Fly” which is presented and produced by Alicia Keys makes it’s Broadway debut after having it’s world premiere in Chicago’s Congo Square Theatre Company in 2006. The play went on to play in D.C and win awards in Los Angeles and New England for best direction, playwright, ensemble and new work. Playwright Lydia R. […] Click to read more »

Race, Class and Family are Presented with Intelligence and Plenty of Laughs in Lydia Diamond’s Broadway Debut of “Stick Fly” By Steve V. Rodriguez

“Stick Fly” which is presented and produced by Alicia Keys makes it’s Broadway debut after having it’s world premiere in Chicago’s Congo Square Theatre Company in 2006. The play went on to play in D.C and win awards in Los Angeles and New England for best direction, playwright, ensemble and new work. Playwright Lydia R. […] Click to read more »

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 »

TONY Nomination Predictions: Last Minute Thoughts on Broadway’s Big Awards by Kevin M. Thomas

The Tony nominations are just around the corner (May 4th). And, while I can’t predict them with accuracy like I do the Oscars, it certainly does seem like a good time to remember the great theatre we’ve had this passed season. While I specialize in the musical and see few plays, the buzz surrounding possible […] Click to read more »