For all its faults, the form (and its fans) can’t help but stand up and sing for the underdog, for the awakened conscience, for moments of joyful liberation.
Broadway producers Ron Simons and Hunter Arnold talk about the changes they’ve seen (and been a part of) in their field, and point to the changes that are still needed.
When he put ‘Broadway’ in a song lyric, Michael R. Jackson was unwittingly naming the destination, and the destiny, for his unapologetically Black and queer musical, which won the Best Musical Tony last night.
When this go-to choreographer is doing his storytelling job right, you may not even notice the dancing at all—but he’s got more moves in store.
Finalists for the LGBTQ drama award include ‘The Amateurs’ by Jordan Harrison and ‘Dr. Ride’s American Beach House’ by Liza Birkenmeier.
The finalists are Will Arbery and David Henry Hwang & Jeanine Tesori.
In a post-‘Moonlight’ world, writers like Michael R. Jackson and Jeremy O. Harris are making the case for LGBTQ stories that go beyond the gay white experience.
The form-breaking playwright/composer puts his work, and his audiences, through ‘A Strange Loop.’