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Just Why Did Taron Egerton Quit 'Cock'?

Just Why Did Taron Egerton Quit 'Cock'?

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 6, 2022

Taron Egerton reveals in a new interview the very personal reason why he decided to quit the West End play "Cock" earlier this year. Speaking with the NY Times, the actor revealed the very personal reason why he decided to leave the production.

Sketch 12: Showcase of New Choreographers

Sketch 12: Showcase of New Choreographers

By Philip Mayard | Jul 5, 2022

Choreographic luminary Amy Seiwert brings the twelfth iteration of her annual 'Sketch' collaborative series to Fort Mason's Cowell Theater July 15 & 16, with world premieres by Natasha Adorlee and New Mexico-based choreographer Joshua L. Peugh.

Jonathan Groff Fondly Remembers His First Gay Kiss

Jonathan Groff Fondly Remembers His First Gay Kiss

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 29, 2022

Jonathan Groff fondly looks back on his first gay kiss at 19. Groff received it from a guy he had a crush on in his hometown.

Much Ado About Queering Shakespeare: Megan Sandberg-Zakian on this Summer's Free Play on Boston Common

Much Ado About Queering Shakespeare: Megan Sandberg-Zakian on this Summer's Free Play on Boston Common

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 29, 2022

CSC's Free Shakespeare on the Common carries a fun queer twist, with the famous lovers of "Much Ado About Nothing" reimagined as two women. Director Megan Sandberg-Zakian tells EDGE all about it.

Review: 'Footloose' Is Something to See for its Choreography

Review: 'Footloose' Is Something to See for its Choreography

By Will Demers | Jun 27, 2022

Theatre by the Sea gets dancy -- very, very dancy -- with "Footloose," and the choreography makes this a very entertaining show.

Review: A Sumptuously Rustic 'Into The Woods' at the Arden Theater

Review: A Sumptuously Rustic 'Into The Woods' at the Arden Theater

By Lewis Whittington | Jun 27, 2022

A first-rate production of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" continues Philadelphia's ArdenTheater's sampling of Sondheim musicals.

Broadway's 'MJ' Gets a Box Office Bump after the Tony Awards

Broadway's 'MJ' Gets a Box Office Bump after the Tony Awards

By Mark Kennedy | Jun 23, 2022

"MJ," the hit-filled Broadway musical about the King of Pop, got a huge bump at the box office after nabbing four Tony Awards and getting valuable exposure in front of millions during its electric telecast performance.

James Rado, who Co-Created Groundbreaking 'Hair,' Dies at 90

James Rado, who Co-Created Groundbreaking 'Hair,' Dies at 90

By Mark Kennedy | Jun 22, 2022

James Rado, co-creator of the groundbreaking hippie musical "Hair," which celebrated protest, pot and free love and paved the way for the sound of rock on Broadway, has died. He was 90.

Broadway Theaters Drop their Mask Mandate Starting in July

Broadway Theaters Drop their Mask Mandate Starting in July

By Mark Kennedy | Jun 22, 2022

In another sign that the world of entertainment is returning to pre-pandemic normal, Broadway theaters will no longer demand audiences wear masks starting in July.

Move Over Beanie! Lea Michele Reportedly Wants To Take Over in 'Funny Girl'

Move Over Beanie! Lea Michele Reportedly Wants To Take Over in 'Funny Girl'

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 21, 2022

The "Glee" star is reportedly waiting in the wings to take over Feldstein's vacated role as Fanny Brice in Broadway's 'Funny Girl.'

Mark Jacoby Finds Neil Diamond's Magic in 'A Beautiful Noise'

Mark Jacoby Finds Neil Diamond's Magic in 'A Beautiful Noise'

By Steve Duffy | Jun 21, 2022

Tony-nominated actor Mark Jacoby plays the present-day Neil Diamond in the upcoming jukebox musical based on the singer's life. EDGE spoke to him about taking on the role of a pop icon.

'The Prom' Composer Matthew Sklar

'The Prom' Composer Matthew Sklar

By Jim Gladstone | Jun 21, 2022

Matthew Sklar, composer of the "The Prom," the snazzy, uplifting queer musical that opens June 22 at the Golden Gate Theatre, discusses the eight-year development of the show, whose themes joyfully take on homophobia in a small town.

Hell, Yes! Surprising Salvation in 'Hadestown' at the Orpheum

Hell, Yes! Surprising Salvation in 'Hadestown' at the Orpheum

By Jim Gladstone | Jun 21, 2022

At a time when every day's headlines feature collapse, corruption, war, and plague, "Hadestown" works like an angel in devil drag. Its sultry come-on promises to lick you with flame, then anoints you with balm of Gilead.

'Dana H.' at Berkeley Rep: Who's Playing Who?

'Dana H.' at Berkeley Rep: Who's Playing Who?

By Jim Gladstone | Jun 21, 2022

You can't help but focus on actress Jordan Baker's mouth during the first few minutes of "Dana H.", now on stage at Berkeley Repertory. Playwright Lucas Hnath's mother was held captive by a white supremacist kidnappers. How it's told is also disturbing.

Watch: New Romance? Lena Waithe, Cynthia Erivo Spotted Holding Hands

Watch: New Romance? Lena Waithe, Cynthia Erivo Spotted Holding Hands

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 17, 2022

Is love in the air for Lena Waithe and Cynthia Enrivo? The pair were reportedly spotted holding hands at a gala in New York. Page Six caught the pair holding hands as they entered an auditorium for an event.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Helps Launch Latinx LGBTQ+ Support Program

Lin-Manuel Miranda Helps Launch Latinx LGBTQ+ Support Program

By Glenn Gamboa | Jun 14, 2022

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, pop star Ricky Martin and award-winning actress/singer Michaela Jae Rodriguez joined the Hispanic Federation Tuesday to launch an advocacy initiative to serve Latinx LGBTQ+ communities.

Lea Michelle Jokes About Her Illiterate Conspiracy

Lea Michelle Jokes About Her Illiterate Conspiracy

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 13, 2022

Lea Michelle addressed the rumor that she can't read or write during a Broadway showcase held in the Napa Valley. The "Glee" star is making light of the rumors that she can't read or write.

Pulitzer and Now Top Tony, 'A Strange Loop' Makes History

Pulitzer and Now Top Tony, 'A Strange Loop' Makes History

By Mark Kennedy | Jun 12, 2022

"A Strange Loop," an irreverent, sexually frank work about Blackness and queerness took home the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards on Sunday.

Tony Awards has Stars — and those Usually Far from Spotlight

Tony Awards has Stars — and those Usually Far from Spotlight

By Mark Kennedy | Jun 12, 2022

The season — with 34 new productions — represents a full return to theaters after nearly two years of a pandemic-mandated shutdown.

A '1776' Reimagined for Our Woke Times

A '1776' Reimagined for Our Woke Times

By Robert Nesti | Jun 10, 2022

A new production of "1776" at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge brings the 1969 musical into the 21st century. But is it worth all the bother?

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