And let's not forget the younger set like Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto and Jonathan Groff. I won't argue that the world in 1995 (when the Usual Supsects came out) was a friendly world for an actor to be out. But in 2017? While playing one of the most compelling queer characters created on television in HOUSE OF CARDS? Mary, please.
In all seriousness, he can do whatever he wants. I just wish he'd use the power of his celebrity for good in
I'm also sitting here dumbfounded that people are still equating being gay with something that is (or should be) private. Maybe it's simply that I've been out for so long, but my being gay is essential in knowing me. I mean...people don't need to know if I'm a top or a bottom or vers. THAT is private information. But Jesus...I'm planning on marrying someday. That is a public declaration of a relationship. We no longer live in a time
I would like to point out that the conversation about a celebrity being closeted and the conversation about alleged predatory behavior are not, in fact, separate conversations. It is because a celebrity retains the power of the closet that he is able to get away with behavior that many of us would find distasteful, at best. He has power as an A-lister, meaning he can dictate what the press can ask him or even report about him. And because journalists STILL don't kn
Coming out of the closest is the only way to increase queer visibility...in the media and elsewhere. I cannot believe that we are still having this conversation on this board. I go back to the olden days of BWW and we seem to not be able to get off this carousel ride. Yes...Spacey and every other gay celebrity can absolutely stay in their glass closets. And I can have a very strong opinion about that. Namely, I think it's repugnant. A b
You're about *thisclose* to the 'Why the black people gotta be lazy and shiftless?? Why can't they help themselves???'
White people love nothing more than a black celebrity who now has a modicum of privilege telling other people of color that all you have to do is go out and make the change yourself! To get an idea of what POC are actually up against institutionally in this business, look no further than Matt Damon explaining to a b
Oooooh, doodle! Prettybelle! I absolutely adore 'To a Small Degree'.
Someone recently asked me what my favorite song was that I've ever performed, and I surprised him (and myself) when I said 'Serenade' from The Baker's Wife. It's such a heartbreaking quartet, and it's the first thing that comes into my mind when i think of my favorite moments on stage.
Um. No. I don't. But thanks for telling me how I feel.
As an audience member, I don't give a Shit. But as we're sitting here, talking about casting this show, I start to think about the choices I would personally make and how I would try to be mindful that any casting choices wouldn't send a message I wasn't intending (like the situation I described with Damn Yankees). As a cis, white man, I'd want to put thought into it were I invol
Well...I don't agree that this is the same as a Shakespeare production. One of the central conflicts is over slavery in the Colonies. So, I don't know how color 'blind' it will be. A decision will have to be made over what kind of message to send with Molasses to Rum to Slaves. There should be thought given to that decision.
A friend was cast as Young Joe in a college production of DAMN YANKEES. Old Joe was cast with a bl
And, of course, 'diversity' doesn't mean everybody gonna be black. How about:
Jose Llana for Rutledge Stephen McKinley Henderson for Franklin Guillermo Diaz for Adams
If only Renee Elise Goldsberry and Phillipa Soo were available as Abigail and Martha, respectively. So how about Anika Noni Rose and Ashley Park? Or maybe Karen Olivo might make a beautiful Abigail. I'm very interested to see who gets cast!