Oct 29, 2012 20:00 EDT
The Trevor Project will honor singer Katy Perry for her gay rights advocacy. The Trevor Project will honor singer Katy Perry for her gay rights advocacy. Perry will be honored with the group's Trevor Hero Award at its December 2 Trevor Live event at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. ?Everyone deserves a wonderful, fulfilled life,? said Perry in a statement. ?Our sexual orientation and gender identity doesn't change the spark and beauty within. I'm honored that The Trevor Project has selected me to receive the Trevor Hero Award. Their work has inspired me since 2010, and I know they help save lives.? The Trevor Project is the California-based organization centered on crisis and suicide prevention efforts for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. The non-profit runs the nation's only 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide prevention hotline for gay and questioning youth. Perry, 28, dedicated the video to her 2010 single Firework to the It Gets Better Project, which
Dec 09, 2011 19:00 EST
Domenick Allen toured with Liberace as a teenager, starred as the nefarious Simon Prescott on "Days of Our Lives," fronted the rock band Foreigner for a time, has mastered just about any instrument you'd care to hear (he unleashes a blistering sax solo on "Urgent") and is known to pop awake in the dead of night to write music playing in his head.Leigh Zimmerman has performed in some of the greatest Broadway and London West End productions, including "Will Rogers Follies," "Chicago" and "The Producers." She was so great in the role of Ulla in the latter production that Mel Brooks himself preferred her to Uma Thurman in the film adaptation of the stage show, but Thurman was selected mostly because, hey, millions of film fans recognize the name Uma Thurman.
Jun 28, 2011 20:00 EDT
'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe on Monday was honored by The Trevor Project for his gay rights advocacy. ?Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe on Monday was honored by The Trevor Project for his gay rights advocacy. Radcliffe, who has moved from his movie role as the magical wizard Harry Potter to performing in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, was given the group's Trevor Hero Award. The California-based organization focuses on crisis and suicide prevention efforts for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. The non-profit runs the nation's only 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide prevention hotline for gay and questioning youth. Amy Poehler, star of the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, hosted the New York City event and actor John Larroquette presented the award to the 21-year-old star of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Radcliffe first appeared in a Trevor Project PSA in 2009. ?He actually found us,? James Leces
Mar 20, 2011 20:00 EDT
The Trevor Project will honor actor Daniel Radcliffe for his gay rights advocacy. The Trevor Project will honor actor Daniel Radcliffe for his gay rights advocacy. Radcliffe, who has moved from his Harry Potter role to performing in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, will be honored with the group's Trevor Hero Award, the Associated Press reported on Monday. ?It's fantastic,? Radcliffe told the news agency. ?The fact that they think of what I've done by promoting awareness of the Trevor Project and the issues that it works to promote and help is a great honor.? The Trevor Project is a California-based organization centered on crisis and suicide prevention efforts for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. The non-profit runs the nation's only 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide prevention hotline for gay and questioning youth. ?The people that are doing the heroic things are the people answering phones 24 hours a day in the Trevo
Feb 22, 2011 19:00 EST
'Glee' stars are pitching various celebrities, including Hugh Jackman, Seal, Danny DeVito and Nathan Lane, to play Rachel's gay dads. 'Glee' stars are pitching various celebrities, including Hugh Jackman, Seal, Danny DeVito and Nathan Lane, to play Rachel's gay dads. The Fox musical-comedy has previously mentioned Rachel's dads but speculation that fans of the show will finally get to meet the couple skyrocketed after Tuesday's episode, in which Rachel hosts a party at her house while her parents vacation on the Rosie O'Donnell cruise. (Which, oddly, is supposed to be a family cruise.) ?Nathan Lane and Danny DeVito,? Matthew Morrison suggested to The Hollywood Reported. Glee guest star Kristin Chenoweth's vote is for Seal and a ?real white? guy. ?Hugh Jackman?? she pondered out loud. Darren Criss, who plays out-and-proud Dalton Academy student Blaine Anderson, said he wanted to think about the questions, because ?I'm very meticulous about these things,? then added, ?I'll tell you who I
Dec 31, 2010 01:45 EST
More trouble for 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' as a key actress officially drops out. The long-delayed Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has suffered another blow with the departure of a lead actress, one of a number of performers injured in the costly production even before its official opening.
Dec 03, 2010 21:09 EST
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Every adult has a child-like soul," says 73 year-old Andrei Konchalovsky.
Sep 15, 2010 21:35 EDT
Stephen Sondheim tears up as a Broadway theater is formally dedicated and lit in his honor. Stephen Sondheim has received a belated birthday gift: his name on a Broadway theater.
Aug 03, 2010 20:00 EDT
Openly gay actor Nathan Lane will be spicing up 'Modern Family' next season. ?Openly gay actor Nathan Lane will be spicing up Modern Family next season. The veteran actor of stage and screen will guest star as Pepper, the flamboyant older friend of gay dads Mitchell (played by openly gay Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet). ?Nathan was just too perfect for the role,? executive producer Steve Levitan told New York magazine blog Vulture. Lane, 54, approached producers about appearing on the ABC Sunday night comedy hit. Interest surrounding the show's gay couple is mounting as momentum builds for the show's second season. Earlier this week, Stonestreet told the New York Post there is a gay wedding in the future for his character. And producers have confirmed that the couple will consider adopting a second child next season. Ryan Murphy, the creative forced behind Fox's musical comedy hit Glee, criticized Modern Family producers for censoring physical affection between the
Jul 19, 2010 19:47 EDT
Broadway comes to the White House as Obamas host night of show tunes for music series. Broadway has come to the White House for a night.
Jun 13, 2010 19:56 EDT
The drama "Red" and musical "Memphis" each win 3 early Tonys. "Memphis" and "Red" each picked up three early victories Sunday at the 2010 Tony Awards, while "American Idiot" and "Fela!" won two apiece.
May 04, 2010 20:00 EDT
Kelsey Grammer's gay role in 'La Cage Aux Folles' earns a Tony Award nomination . Kelsey Grammer's interpretation of a gay nightclub owner in the Broadway revival of 'La Cage Aux Folles' has earned him a Best Actor in a Musical Tony Award nomination. ?The Tony Award is as good as it gets,? Grammer told all-things-Broadway website TheaterMania.com. The revival of the 1993 musical that inspired the hit film 'The Birdcage' staring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane led the pack with 11 nominations. The play revolves around the lives of Georges (played by Grammer) and his flamboyant partner Albin, the star attraction at their St. Tropez drag nightclub. Englishman Douglas Hodge, who plays the part of Albin, is also being considered for the acting prize. ?As for 'La Cage', when I first saw it in London I connected to the idea that with Georges and Albin, this is one of the best relationships we'll ever see on stage,? Grammer said. ?I fell in love with the dream of love, the difficulties of love,
May 04, 2010 13:46 EDT
2 strikingly different musicals dominate star-laden Tony nominations. Two strikingly different musicals, "Fela!" and "La Cage aux Folles," dominated the star-laden 2010 Tony Awards nominations.
Apr 24, 2010 20:00 EDT
Kelsey Grammer's gay roles are increasingly at odds with his conservative politics. Kelsey Grammer's gay roles are increasingly at odds with his conservative politics. The 55-year-old Republican, best know for his role as the fastidious Frasier Crane on NBC's long-running 'Frasier', is the star of the Broadway revival of 'La Cage Aux Folles', which opened to rave reviews last week. Grammer plays Georges, the owner of a St. Tropez drag nightclub, where his flamboyant partner Albin is the star attraction. The original 1993 Broadway production was the inspiration behind the hit film 'The Birdcage' staring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane. This is not Grammer's first gay role; in 2001 he led an all-star cast in L.A. Theater Works' 'J. Edgar'. The play is a comic look at the life of closeted FBI boss J. Edgar Hoover. Grammer, however, has also signed up to play pitchman to right-wing cabler RightNetwork, which promises to be farther to the right than conservative 'Fox News' when it launches t
Apr 22, 2010 20:00 EDT
Kelsey Grammer plays gay nightclub owner Georges in the Broadway revival of 'La Cage Aux Folles' . Kelsey Grammer plays gay nightclub owner Georges in the Broadway revival of ?La Cage Aux Folles,? the 'Wall Street Journal' reported. Grammer is best known for his role as the fastidious Frasier Crane ? a role he started on NBC's Cheers and carried over to 'Frasier'. The revival of the 1983 musical ? the inspiration behind the hit film 'The Birdcage' staring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane ? revolves around the lives of Georges and his flamboyant partner Albin, the star attraction at their St. Tropez drag nightclub. Englishman Douglas Hodge plays the part of Albin. The play opened Sunday to rave reviews. Grammer, a Republican, told the paper that the play is just fun, no politics: ?My take on homosexual, heterosexual, transgender relationships, interracial relationships, it's all up to you and the person you love, and frankly I've never thought that politics and marriage mixed in any way.?
Apr 09, 2010 16:43 EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A big-budget Broadway musical adaptation of the classic celebration of eccentricity and morbidity, "The Addams Family," was panned by critics on Friday as bland and boring.
Apr 08, 2010 19:04 EDT
'The Addams Family' tries to find musical comedy in the macabre. If you want to know why musical comedy is such a difficult art form to master, a prime example is now on display at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre where "The Addams Family" has fitfully burst into story and song.
Nov 02, 2009 11:37 EST
Broadway faces a busy, if uneasy fall season following demise of 'Brighton Beach Memoirs'. The abrupt closing Sunday of Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" after only nine performances has cast a brief, uneasy shadow over Broadway's fall season, ironically one of the busiest in years.
Jul 22, 2009 13:46 EDT
'The Addams Family' finds its Broadway home: the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre next spring. "The Addams Family" musical has found a home on Broadway.
Jun 21, 2009 20:00 EDT
Astro Boy, the mythical Japanese cartoon character that has captivated generations of young people worldwide, will come out this year as an animated film by British director David Bowers.