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51. Because We Blazed the Trail for Gay Marriage
(Even if these two trailblazers had some misgivings along the way.)
48. Because We Fight Over Cultural Spaces As If They Were Bosnia
Where Angels Fear to Tread: Chase Mishkin
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When You’re a Shark You’re a Shark All the Way
In the fifties, with West Side Story and Gypsy, Arthur Laurents made theatrical history. Later he became famous for his lacerating tongue. At 91, both he and it are having a comeback.
Newlyweds Gabi and Rivki Holtzberg heeded the Rebbe’s call to bring the joy of their faith to every part of the world. But the world did not respond in kind.
Dolly or Bust
To understand Broadway’s newest composer, you have to start in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. But that’s not where you’ll really find her.
One for All
The case for a Best-Ensemble Tony.
As the Queen of Scots or Mrs. Churchill, Janet McTeer demands attention.
The Triumph of Bombast
What’s ailing Broadway? A case of emphasitis.
The Way She Was
Barbra Streisand returns to the Vanguard and the material that made her.
Side by Side
Stephen Sondheim and Angela Lansbury on a lifetime in theater.
4,000 Pages and Counting
Larry Kramer’s boundless outrage changed the course of AIDS. Now, with his still-unfinished epic about America’s hidden gay past (George Washington, Alexander Hamilton …), he’s furiously rewriting history again.
Immigrant Number One
In 1892, she was the first foreigner to arrive at Ellis Island. By 1893, she was an American mystery.
Next week, Teddy Graubard would have graduated from Dalton—a brilliant teenager, with a mild form of Asperger’s, whose path seemed almost limitless. So what led him to the window?
The Evangelist of Broadway
Theater owner Jordan Roth preaches to the unconverted.
The Allure of the Bad Seed
Why is a boy a more compelling killer than his mother?
Luckiest Boy in the World
Pee-wee Herman comes to Broadway, and Paul Reubens moves (cautiously) back into the spotlight.
The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Himself
Tony Kushner is one of the last public intellectuals left standing in the theater—or America. Heavy is the head that wears that crown.
The persistence of long-attention-span theater.