Steve Wiecking

Pacino is so clearly not gay.

To watch Al Pacino boogie onscreen in a leather bar after inhaling

To watch Al Pacino boogie onscreen in a leather bar after inhaling from a hanky soaked in amyl nitrate is to know just how homosexual… Continue reading

 

Eric Ankrim stars as Aaron.

Spring Arts: How an Awkward Date Became a Musical

For a new stage musical about dating and romantic baggage, a talented young trio turns doubt into song.

 

Freeman between Aladdin rehearsals.

Villainy for the Long Haul

As a new Disney musical launches toward Broadway, Aladdin's veteran baddie still relishes his role.

 

Brian Yorkey: From Issaquah to a Tony Award

Brian Yorkey: From Issaquah to a Tony Award

Next to Normal, the Pulitzer-winning musical visiting Seattle this month as part of its national tour, features a mentally troubled housewife created by Brian Yorkey,… Continue reading

Brian Yorkey: From Issaquah to a Tony Award
Zombie-bait Murphy.

28 Days Later: The Undead Are Quicker

And the stakes are higher in this savvy British horror flick.

Zombie-bait Murphy.
A Bad Reed

A Bad Reed

I walked into work last week and felt like throwing up. This has happened a few times in the past, usually caused by the poisonous… Continue reading

A Bad Reed
White bread: Fierstein as Edna.

A Broadway do

Hairspray provides a musical bridge over John Waters.

White bread: Fierstein as Edna.

A Bug’s Life

All right, yes: Actor Ian Bell is that puffy caterpillar in loan company Money Tree's local TV ads."I should've denied it from the very beginning,"… Continue reading

Guettel (left) and Lucas: reaching for the real thing.

A Candle in the Dark

For Intiman's first musical, The Light in the Piazza, composer/lyricist adam Guettel tries to make an unfashionable form 'work for our times.'

Guettel (left) and Lucas: reaching for the real thing.
A Case of Her

A Case of Her

John Kelly is Joni Mitchell, and she couldn't be happier.

A Case of Her
Hollywood shuffle: Myra Ross and Jay Goedde in The Dying Gaul.

A kiss before dying

Craig Lucas on Hollywood and hypocrisy.

Hollywood shuffle: Myra Ross and Jay Goedde in The Dying Gaul.
A Natcher, Not Wry

A Natcher, Not Wry

John Searles' debut novel skirts Salinger territory.

A Natcher, Not Wry
Tartaglia: "Please, God, don't make me throw up again."

A Royal Drag

The Rep's commedia has nothing to do with comedy.

Tartaglia: "Please, God, don't make me throw up again."

A Sign From Above

ONE OF THE FEW times I ever believed that God was trying to tell me something was when Evelyn informed me that it was too… Continue reading

Not just the dirty parts: Johnson (left) and Patten create pure human poetry.

A touch of class

Book-It courts Lady Chatterley's Lover.

Not just the dirty parts: Johnson (left) and Patten create pure human poetry.
Pink prez?

Abie Baby

Don't ever call anyone gay. You're only asking for trouble. It doesn't matter how many composers thank their partners at the Tonys, how many queer… Continue reading

Pink prez?
Theater "can change people," says Kwatinetz.

Action Figure

While the big theaters sit it out, Matthew Kwatinetz made a 9/11 event happen.

Theater "can change people," says Kwatinetz.
Action!

Action!

OK, I'll admit it—I'd love the chance to be on television. In fact, I can't think of an opportunity I'd take advantage of with more… Continue reading

Action!
Debby Boone?

Alex Alert

I think Colin Farrell is baiting me. There's no other excuse for his behavior. Just when I think he might settle down to a quiet… Continue reading

Debby Boone?
Girlyman

Alex’s Closet

I knew I could count on Colin Farrell to really mess with the holidays. Maestro Oliver Stone's Alexander arrived to dump on homo history last… Continue reading

Girlyman