“There is, oddly enough, a strong undercurrent of Jewiness to many — though certainly not all — classics of gay theater.”
Harvey Fierstein, the Broadway legend, is apparently being confused on the internet with accused sexual harasser Harvey Weinstein.
The 7th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards will honor Harvey Fierstein, Paula Vogel and Israel Horovitz as Legends of Off Broadway, alongside Athol Fugard, Charlotte Moore, and Estelle Parsons. The honorees were announced last Wednesday, along with the nominees for the Awards.
Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein have signed on to NBC’s “Hairspray Live!,” the network’s next live Broadway musical.
Steven Brinberg is part of a tradition of Jewish drag performers dating back centuries. But you’d better not call him Babs until he’s on stage doing the ultimate Streisand imitation.
Introducing the role Bette Midler was born to play: the actress will portray the legendary and scandalous Mae West in the upcoming HBO film by the same name.
For the first time ever, the Forward 50 was launched with a profile celebrating a gay Jewish woman — and the kvelling was just starting for gay Jewish achievers.
“Kinky Boots” won six Tony awards on Sunday including the top award of best musical and a prize for its composer, pop queen Cyndi Lauper, as Broadway presented its top honors.
The musical “Kinky Boots,” with music by pop star Cyndi Lauper, led the nominations of Broadway’s highest honors, the Tony awards, on Tuesday with 13, closely followed by the British import “Matilda,” which received 12.