Broadway Impact Tirelessly Takes 8 to the Masses Rory O'Malley, Gavin Creel
and Jenny Kanelos were thrilled with Barack Obama's election, but on that same day Prop 8 was passed in the state of California. Wanting to help fight the law which eliminated the right for same-sex couples to marry, the trio founded Broadway Impact. The organization is dedicated to producing Dustin Lance Black's play 8 all across the nation and the world. Here, O'Malley, Creel and Kanelos talk about the play and what it means for people — gay or straight — everywhere. See the Angels of Kinky Boots talk about the positive and prideful messages of the hit show.
The Nude and Naughty History of Broadway Bares A two-time Tony winner for best choreography (in 2005 he won for La Cage aux Folles and in 2013 he won for Kinky Boots), choreographer and director Jerry Mitchell started his career as a Broadway dancer and ensemble performer. In the midst of the AIDS crisis, Mitchell wanted to find a way to help. After some goading from friends at The Will Rogers Follies, he hopped up onto a bar is his barely-there Indian of the Dawn costume and Broadway Bares was born. Mitchell sat down with Playbill to celebrate 30 Days of Pride and to give a look back at the nude and naughty history of the now iconic Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraiser. See "Glee" stars chat about the importance of living a genuine and authentic life.
Gay? Straight? Bi? The Sexual Politics of Cabaret Cabaret's Bill Heck (he plays Clifford Bradshaw) and Aaron Krohn (he plays Ernst Ludwig) sat down with Playbill to celebrate 30 Days of Pride. The two talked about the complex sexual politics of the production and how director Sam Mendes, along with the societal changes that have come about since the last revival of the show, encouraged them to take chances in exploring sexual identity — and hypocrisy — in their characters. Watch
as Mothers and Sons visits the historically significant Stonewall Inn.
Barrett, Barbra and the Zen of the Diva in Buyer & Cellar Barrett Foa ("NCIS: Los Angeles," "Submissions Only," "Entourage") recently stepped into Buyer & Cellar, the one person/six character show that recounts the (fictional) tale of working in the underground mall (NOT fictional) in diva Barbra Streisand's home. Here, Foa met up with Playbill to chat about the themes of the show and their relevance to Pride Month for Playbill's 30 Days of Pride. Watch as Linzi Hateley celebrates Pride Month by dedicating "Hold On" to anyone weathering the storms of life.
Now it's time to surrender to the most thrilling Broadway show ever imagined... the longest-running musical phenomenon in Broadway history. Unmask your savings today, because tonight belongs to Phantom. Tickets as low as $27!