Harvey Fierstein, Judith Light, Jordan Roth, Billy Porter, Leigh Silverman and More Weigh In On Top 10 Influential LGBT Works
29 Jun 2014
As part of Playbill's 30 Days of Pride, we asked members of the theatrical community to share their personal Top 10 lists of influential LGBT plays and musicals. From The Children's Hour to A Chorus Line, The Normal Heart, Jeffrey and Fun Home, here's what they picked. Join the conversation as part of #PlaybillPride.
Being asked to boil down all the theatrical milestones speaking to LGBT history, issues and stories is no easy task — some of our esteemed contributors even called it "impossible." So, we present these lists with the caveat that they are representative, not comprehensive and are meant to generate conversation about all the amazing work being done on stages around the world. Toward that end, we want to get you in on the conversation! We've partnered with Culturalist.com to display these lists and encourage you to make your own. We're asking of you the same we did these groundbreakers: Name your favorite 10 plays/musicals that speak to LGBT history, experience and relationships. Make your lists here and share them with us at #PlaybillPride.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.