The Boys in the Band
At the 73rd Tony Awards, Broadway star Zachary Quinto shared how far the LGBTQ rights movement has come.
Not all queer stories need happy endings. But in the "Love, Simon" era, pessimistic stereotypes are little more than weightless relics.
A star-studded cast will bring the iconic gay drama to life on its 50th anniversary.
If we're not fighting oppression, is there anything that we have in common anymore? Well, yeah, there is one thing -- one common thing that we all want. Each other. Whether it's friendship, or brotherhood, falling in love or falling into bed, we'll always seek each other out.
Last summer, as I was riding home on BART from a performance at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, an aspiring young playwright from Los Angeles who had noticed the press kit in my hands started to chat me up. After inquiring what play I had seen that night, he got right down to business.
Let's look at two recent events, play a little cultural mashup, and examine the results.
"I don't think revolution ever happens on big Broadway stages. So our responsibility is to create extraordinary events in small rooms that infect the rest of the culture," Anne Bogart insists.
Hardly enough can be said about Geoffrey Nauffts's Next Fall, which is both remarkably simple and exceedingly complex.
Matt Crowley's dark comedy, The Boys in the Band, opened at Manhattan's Theatre Four on April 14, 1968, little more than a year before the Stonewall Inn fracas.