"A Tight Knit Family": From Falsettos to Mothers and Sons, a Look at Gay Families on the Stage
30 Jun 2014
In honor of Pride, Playbill.com looks at the portrayal of same-sex parents and families onstage throughout the years.
Families have long served as a source of drama, from Oedipus to the current, Tony-winning musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Exploring resentment, love, happiness and tragedy, parents and children have continuously provided material for playwrights and composers.
In the past few decades, the families that have been portrayed onstage have expanded, moving from heterosexual husbands and wives to a more diverse representation of relationships, including same-sex partners and parents. In honor of Pride, Playbill.com has assembled a collection of characters that represent same-sex parents in the dramatic canon.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular: Buy One, Get One Free!
The Rockettes® dazzle in brilliant dance numbers and Radio City® shines with the joy of the season.
Follow Santa on his sleigh ride, see ice skaters swirl across the stage, and catch a snowflake or two
in this immersive theatrical experience like no other. And this year, delight in the magic of Santa’s enchanted toy factory! We’re bringing back a fan favorite to Santa’s workshop, with charming ragdolls that come to life.