(RNS) Twenty years ago, a gay Mormon character stepped onstage for the first time in Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America.” A lot’s changed since then, fueled by the church’s role in Prop 8 and its efforts to build bridges to gays and lesbians.
Articles tagged “Broadway”
NEW YORK (RNS) A Tony-nominated play with a controversial take on the Virgin Mary reflecting on her life closed far earlier than planned. Now the question is: Why? After all, biblically themed shows are all the rage on television and in the movies. Was “The Testament of Mary” too controversial – or not controversial enough?
NEW YORK (RNS) How far can one go in retelling a Bible story, adding things that are not in the original? Colm Toiben’s “The Testament of Mary,” which opens on Broadway, goes a long way in recrafting the story of the Virgin Mary.
TORONTO (RNS) The Mormon church bought three full-page ads in the upcoming Toronto production of “The Book of Mormon.” “The book is always better,” reads one of the ads.
NEW YORK (RNS) In the end, even Kathie Lee Gifford couldn’t save the Broadway musical about a woman who saved souls. Gifford's Broadway play, “Scandalous: The Life and Times of Aimee Semple McPherson'' will close Dec. 9, a little more than three weeks after its opening. By Ansley Roan.
NEW YORK (RNS) “Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson” is the first Broadway musical about the showbiz-savvy revivalist whose ministry was rocked by scandal in the 1920s. It’s also the first Broadway show with a book and lyrics written by “Today” show co-host Kathie Lee Gifford. By Ansley Roan.