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02/27/11

This Week on Broadway for February 27, 2011: The Talented Mr. Crowley

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Panel:
Peter Filichia | [email protected] | Facebook
James Marino | [email protected] | Twitter | Facebook
Matthew Murray | [email protected] | Twitter
Michael Portantiere | [email protected] | Facebook
Interview with Mart Crowley:
MAKING THE BOYS
Opening March 11, 2011
Executive Produced by Bill Condon
Produced by Doug Tirola, Susan Bedusa and Crayton Robey
Directed by Crayton Robey
The Boys in the Band is a groundbreaking play that earned historical significance by being the first successful work to authentically depict gay characters. Over a year before the Stonewall rebellion, the play found surprising success and became a must-see phenomenon around the world. It had an impact on mainstream and gay audiences in a way no creative work about homosexuals had ever done before. It stood alone for years as the premiere depiction of the gay lifestyle.
Simultaneously praised for being a landmark moment in gay visibility, and yet often condemned for reinforcing stereotypes, The Boys in the Band became Hollywood’s first film about gays and sparked a controversy that still exists four decades later. Featuring anecdotes from the surviving cast and filmmakers, as well as perspectives by legendary figures from stage and screen, MAKING THE BOYS traces the behind-the-scenes drama and lasting legacy of this cultural milestone.
First Run Features will release the film on March 11, 2011
Featuring
Mart Crowley — Playwright, The Boys in the Band
Peter White – Actor, original “Alan” in The Boys in the Band
Laurence Luckinbill – Actor, original “Hank” in The Boys in the Band
William Friedkin — Director, film adaptation of The Boys in the Band
Dominick Dunne — Executive Producer, film adaptation of The Boys in the Band
Robert Wagner – Actor
Edward Albee — Playwright, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Terrence McNally – Playwright, Love! Valour! Compassion!
Tony Kushner – Playwright, Angels in America
Michael Cunningham — Author, The Hours
Cheyenne Jackson — Actor
Ed Koch — Former Mayor, New York City
Larry Kramer — Activist and Author
Carson Kressley — Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
Michael Musto – Columnist, Village Voice
Paul Rudnick – Playwright and Screenwriter
Dan Savage – Columnist,
Christian Siriano -Designer/ Project Runway
Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman – Composer and Lyricist, Hairspray
News:
Spider-Man threatening to postpone its opening again
Spider-Man has hired Paul Bogaev, but is denying Phillip William McKinley and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa have been hired
There are two other (completely unrelated) Spider-Man musicals in the works, both with plans to open before this one (not that that’s an achievement at this point)
Jeffrey Tambor has left La Cage aux Folles before even opening in it
Reviews:
Adam Rapp’s The Hallway Trilogy
Ben Rimalower’s YOU LIKE ME: An Evening of Classic Acceptance Speeches
DESIGN: FRAVER Four Decades of Theatre Poster Art
Fraver
The Normal Heart coming back to Broadway for 12 weeks.
Explicit: No
Music:
Issue in Question from Triumph Of Love (1998 Original Broadway Cast)
The Song That Goes Like This from Monty Python’s Spamalot (2005 Original Broadway Cast)
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