18 Mar 2013
The NBC musical series "Smash," the AIDS activism documentary "How to Survive a Plague" and playwright Samuel D. Hunter's The Whale were among the winners at the GLAAD Media Awards March 16 in New York City.
The GLAAD Media Awards "recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives."
Pop star Madonna presented journalist Anderson Cooper with the Vito Russo Award, which recognizes "an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting LGBT equality."
"Smash" was the recipient of the Outstanding Drama Series Award, while "How to Survive a Plague" was named Outstanding Documentary and "The Amazing Race" was named the Outstanding Reality Program.
Hunter's The Whale was the winner of the GLAAD Award for Outstanding New York Theatre (Broadway and Off-Broadway) and Michael Perlman's From White Plains received the Outstanding New York Theatre Award for (Off-Off-Broadway). Playwrights Horizons produced The Whale Off-Broadway in 2012.
Dinner with the Boys is the deliciously hilarious new comedy starring Dan Lauria (“The Wonder Years”, Lombardi), Ray Abruzzo (“The Sopranos”) and Richard Zavaglia (“Donnie Brasco”). When two wise guys from the old neighborhood, Charlie (Lauria) and Dom (Zavaglia), find themselves at odds with the family, they must serve up perfectly seasoned performances with their puttanesca to escape danger. This odd couple awaits their fate as they prepare dinner for their special guests. It’s an evening filled with belly laughs, killer plot twists and plenty of garlic. The only question remaining is “will this dinner be their last meal?"