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Harvey Fierstein Has Words for the Next Generation of LGTBQ People
By Adam Hetrick | 06/30/2016
Playbill’s 2016 Pride Issue—“What’s Next?”—comes to a close in a candid interview with Harvey Fierstein.
Cast Recap Their March For Equality at This Year’s Pride Parade
By Michael Gioia | 06/28/2016
The cast of Broadway’s
celebrated Pride by walking alongside PFLAG New York City in Sunday’s Pride march. They share what the march meant to them.
Photos! See the Cast of
March in the 2016 Pride March
By Monica Simoes | 06/27/2016
celebrated Pride by walking along side PFLAG New York City in Sunday’s Pride march. See it all here!
New York City LGBT Pride March Steps Off Today
By Adam Hetrick | 06/26/2016
This year’s theme is “Equality Needs You.”
Why Broadway’s New Rum Tum Tugger and His Partner Feel Extra Pride
By Whitney Spaner | 06/26/2016
In the wake of the Orlando tragedy, Tyler Hanes and Van Hansis reflect on their relationship, Pride and feeling grateful for the latest revival of
Pres. Obama Addresses LGBT Struggle in Speech Broadcast in Times Square
By Robert Viagas | 06/25/2016
It followed Friday's designation of Stonewall Inn as a National Monument.
The Stonewall Portraits—Broadway Celebrates a Landmark
By Adam Hetrick | 06/24/2016
Harvey Fierstein, Tony Kushner, Tom Viola, Jordan Roth and Chita Rivera were among an array of activists and artists who made a historic visit to a civil rights landmark.
How Today’s LGBTQ Youth Programs Will Be the Armor for Tomorrow’s Equality Fight
By Alex Rubin | 06/24/2016
From gender-blind casting to unlimited outlets of expression, theatre changes the lives of LGBTQ youth and generations to come.
Diary of a Trans Actress on the Road...in North Carolina
Theatre-maker and activist, Shakina Nayfack, takes her solo show on tour in one of the most dangerous places to be trans. Her goal: education and acceptance through art.
Lorna Luft Sings “Over the Rainbow” for the First Time in Moving Tribute
By Adam Hetrick | 06/23/2016
The daughter of Judy Garland spoke about her first visit to the Stonewall Inn before an emotional performance of the classic song from
The Wizard of Oz.
How Drag Has Taken the Throne as High Art
By Kieron Cindric | 06/23/2016
With increased accessibility and a pop culture push, drag claims the limelight as a higher art form.
Sean Hayes On the Pressure of Coming Out in Hollywood
By Adam Hetrick | 06/22/2016
After coming out publicly, Sean Hayes came into his own.
Broadway Sings for Pride
Proves “We’re All in This Together”
By Matt Smith | 06/21/2016
The annual LGBT event celebrated Pride month, but took on new meaning following the mass shooting in Florida. Playbill was there, as the Broadway and LGBT communities honored the lives lost.
15 Regional Companies Leading the Charge in Gay Theatre
By Aaron Grunfeld | 06/21/2016
Check out these pioneers who champion the LGBT cause through art.
All-Star “Broadway for Orlando” Single Drops Today!
By Adam Hetrick | 06/20/2016
All proceeds from the sale of the star-packed single will benefit the GLBT Center of Central Florida. It is available for download June 20.
Who’s Next: Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews
By Stephen Schwartz | 06/20/2016
As part of Playbill Pride 2016, we set our sights on the next generation of LGBTQ artists. Meet writing team and activists Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews.
“Broadway for Orlando” Playbill’s Exclusive Music Video Debuts
By Playbill Staff | 06/19/2016
Carole King, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald and more sing “Broadway for Orlando” to benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida.
’s Allison Case and Her Wife Feel Grateful This Pride
By Whitney Spaner | 06/19/2016
The couple reflects on the “lovefest” that was their wedding and the
cast member that brought this unlikely pair together.
Who’s Next: Matthew Lopez
By Blake Ross | 06/19/2016
As part of Playbill Pride 2016, we set our sights on the next generation of LGBTQ artists. Meet playwright Matthew Lopez.
Who’s Next: Ike Holter
By Olivia Clement | 06/18/2016
As part of Playbill Pride 2016, we set our sights on the next generation of LGBTQ artists. Meet playwright Ike Holter.
Who’s Next: Staceyann Chin
By Blake Ross | 06/17/2016
As part of Playbill Pride 2016, we set our sights on the next generation of LGBTQ artists. Meet writer, artist, activist and mother Staceyann Chin.
Drag For Kids and the Importance of Gender Creativity
By Joe Gambino | 06/16/2016
What do a drag queen on roller skates, an over-excited llama and Carol Channing have to do with each other? Welcome to
The Commedia Cinderella.
Who’s Next: Andy Señor, Jr.
By Frank DiLella | 06/15/2016
As part of Playbill Pride 2016, we set our sights on the next generation of LGBTQ artists. Meet dancer and director Andy Señor, Jr.
Rufus Wainwright On What Makes Judy Garland a Gay Icon
By Ben Rimalower | 06/14/2016
In anticipation of singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright’s return to Carnegie Hall, we talk all things Judy Garland and what she means to the LGBT community.
Who’s Next: Stephen Karam, Playwright
By Michael Gioia | 06/13/2016
As part of Playbill Pride 2016, we set our sights on the next generation of LGBTQ artists. Meet playwright Stephen Karam.
Put It in Writing
What Would Be the Title of Gavin Creel’s Bio-Musical?
By Olivia Clement | 06/13/2016
She Loves Me
star reveals his biggest inspirations, his definition of success and the best advice he’s received in show business.
Who’s Next: A. Rey Pamatmat, Playwright
By Olivia Clement | 06/12/2016
As part of Playbill Pride 2016, we set our sights on the next generation of LGBTQ artists. Meet playwright A. Rey Pamatmat.
Who’s Next: MJ Kaufman, Playwright
By Adam Hetrick | 06/11/2016
As part of Playbill Pride 2016, we set our sights on the next generation of LGBTQ artists. Meet playwright MJ Kaufman.
Who’s Next: Niegel Smith, Artistic Director of the Flea Theater
By Adam Hetrick | 06/10/2016
As part of Playbill Pride 2016, we set our sights on the next generation of LGBTQ artists. Meet Flea Theater artistic director Niegel Smith.
Who’s Next: Madeleine George, Playwright and Author
By Michael Gioia | 06/09/2016
As part of Playbill Pride 2016, we set our sights on the next generation of LGBTQ artists. Meet playwright and author Madeleine George.
Broadway Stars to Honor Harvey Fierstein as LGBT “Trailblazer”
By Playbill Staff | 06/08/2016
VH1 and Logo will salute the Tony-winning actor, playwright and librettist.
Who’s Next: Tim Federle, Novelist, Musical Book Writer
As part of Playbill Pride 2016, we set our sights on the next generation of LGBTQ artists. Meet performer, novelist and musical book writer Tim Federle.
MJ Rodriguez Talks Her Transition and
By Michael Gioia | 06/07/2016
Transgender actress MJ Rodriguez auditioned for the female role of Peggy in the hit musical
. Booking the gig isn’t priority; being a voice for her community is.
Who’s Next: Michael Gardner, Artistic Director of The Brick — Trans Theatre Festival
By Olivia Clement | 06/06/2016
As part of Playbill Pride 2016, we set our sights on the next generation of LGBTQ artists. Meet artistic director Michael Gardner.
Who’s Next: Joshua Harmon, Playwright
By Michael Gioia | 06/05/2016
As part of Playbill Pride 2016, we set our sights on the next generation of LGBTQ artists. Meet playwright Joshua Harmon.
Who’s Next: Roberta Colindrez, Actress
By Blake Ross | 06/04/2016
As part of Playbill Pride 2016, we set our sights on the next generation of LGBTQ artists. Meet actress Roberta Colindrez.
Takes on Transgender “Bathroom Bill” in Music Video
By Andrew Gans | 06/03/2016
Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper rewrote lyrics to the musical's finale.
Who’s Next: Tarell Alvin McCraney, Playwright
By Adam Hetrick | 06/03/2016
As part of Playbill Pride 2016, we set our sights on the next generation of LGBTQ artists. First up, Tarell Alvin McCraney.
The Triumphs and Challenges of Gay Parenting in the Modern Age
By Brandon Voss | 06/02/2016
Producers and husbands, Jordan Roth and Richie Jackson, always wanted “to love someone and to be a father.” Now they take pride in their growing family.
What It Means to Be Trans in the Theatre
By Blake Ross | 06/01/2016
Six trans artists weigh in on identity, representation and theatre.
Playbill Pride 2016: The Work Ahead
By Adam Hetrick, Blake Ross | 06/01/2016
Playbill’s third annual Playbill Pride issue kicks-off celebrating the theatre’s diverse community of artists, innovators, service organizations and fans.
Meet Broadway's Straight Allies — Audra McDonald, Daniel Radcliffe, Hugh Jackman and 6 More!
By Lauren Johnson | 06/30/2015
We take time to recognize straight allies who are devoted to fighting for equal rights for all.
Playbill Editor-in-Chief Will Co-Host "15 Under 30" Night to Celebrate Gay Pride
By Robert Viagas | 06/30/2015
Playbill editor-in-chief Blake Ross will join NY1's Frank DiLella July 6 in hosting a special "15 Under 30" night celebrating Gay Pride at Off-Broadway's Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre in New York's Greenwich Village.
Church vs. Stage: Actors of Faith on Supporting Equal Rights
By Carey Purcell | 06/30/2015
Broadway veterans and newcomers had weighed in on being people of faith and their support for equal rights.
"We're Going To Continue Fighting" — Dustin Lance Black On the Steps Toward a Fully Equal America
By Michael Gioia | 06/29/2015
Dustin Lance Black, a pioneer in the fight for equality, reflects on the last few years and talks about the creation of
, a theatre piece that he says helped us "cross the finish line."
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