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Rainbow Reads - September 2015

By Kitty Drexel | Sep 4
This month's Rainbow Reads run the gamut of personal experience. Which books should you pick up this month?

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Kathleen Turner and Deborah Cox to Star in Transgender-Themed Off-Bway Play

Sep 3
Kathleen Turner and dance floor diva Deborah Cox will star in an Off-Broadway play about transgender identity.

Broadway Season Features New 'Spring Awakening' and 'The Color Purple'

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 3
The new Broadway season hasn't yet started in earnest and already there's a front-runner for the Tony Awards next summer - "Hamilton." But there are plenty of challengers hoping to steal its thunder over the next few months. Here's some highlights.

John Legend, David Bowie to Write for 'SpongeBob Musical'

Aug 31
There's a "SpongeBob" musical in the works but the music is no kiddie stuff.

1st African-American Actor To Play Valjean on Broadway Dies

By Mark Kennedy | Aug 29
Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les Misérables" on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21.

Ballerina Misty Copeland Calls Broadway Debut 'Incredible'

By Mark Kennedy | Aug 29
The stage lights have been hard to get used to and she worried about limited rehearsal time, but ballerina Misty Copeland has put aside her nervousness and is finding her feet on Broadway.

Critics Deliver Mixed Verdict on Hyped Cumberbatch 'Hamlet'

By Jill Lawless | Aug 27
It's a "Hamlet" with Hollywood-level hype and an A-list star in Benedict Cumberbatch. But London's latest stage sensation is more than a Shakespearean star vehicle.

Broadway's Leading Ladies Strike Pose Online for Equality

By Mark Kennedy | Aug 27
Kristin Chenoweth, Laura Benanti and Patina Miller were some of the women Wednesday on Twitter or Instagram striking the classic Rosie the Riveter pose.

Sean Hayes to be Divine in 'An Act of God' in Los Angeles

By Mark Kennedy | Aug 26
Sean Hayes will play God Almighty in the City of Angels next year.

Secret Cinema 'Star Wars' Uses the 'Force' of Immersive Theatre

Aug 24
As fans wait for December's release of Episode VII, they are finding a new way to get their fix: becoming a living part of the story.

Facing Anger, NYC Theater Company Adds Female-Written Play

By Mark Kennedy | Aug 22
The Manhattan Theater Club, one of New York's foremost nonprofit theater companies, has added a play written by a woman to its upcoming season in the face of criticism that seven of its upcoming offerings were all penned by white men.

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