Tony Awards: De Niro slams Trump, Parkland students perform

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, performing Rent’s ‘Seasons Of Love’ at the 2018 Tony Awards. Screenshot via Twitter.

The 72nd annual Tony Awards, hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban, featured a clean sweep from “The Band’s Visit” and “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two” as well as plenty of onstage antics.

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Lee Pace says he is ‘a member of the queer community’

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Lee Pace has announced he is “a member of the queer community” after declining to label his sexuality in a recent interview.

W Magazine asked the 38-year-old actor about his sexuality and described him as “surprised by the question.”

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Actor Lee Pace reluctantly comes out

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Actor Lee Pace, whose acting credits include “The Hobbit” and “Pushing Daisies,” has revealed he has dated men and women but wasn’t keen to discuss his sexuality.

Pace spoke with W Magazine in promotion for his role as Joe Pitt, a closeted gay Mormon man, in the Broadway revival of “Angels in America.”

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Acclaimed UK production of ‘Angels in America’ heads to NY

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LONDON (AP) – Britain’s National Theatre says its acclaimed production of “Angels in America” is heading to Broadway.

Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane lead the cast of Tony Kushner’s “gay fantasia on national themes,” which opens at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York for 18 weeks beginning Feb. 23.

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‘Angels in America’ playwright Tony Kushner working on Trump play

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“Angels in America” playwright Tony Kushner has revealed he is working on a new play about President Donald Trump.

Speaking with The Daily Beast, Kushner says the play would focus on two characters, one being Trump, set two years before the 2016 election. He compared the play to “Angels in America,” the Pulitzer-winning play about the AIDS crisis in the Reagan era, and says the two time periods feel similar.

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Andrew Garfield: ‘gay without the physical act’ remark was out of context

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Andrew Garfield has responded to the backlash he received for his “gay without the physical act” comment and says his words were taken out of context.

Garfield, who is starring in the London production of Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America,” was quoted as making some oversimplified remarks about being a gay man.

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Andrew Garfield says he’s gay ‘without the physical act’

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LONDON (AP) – Andrew Garfield is getting criticized for saying he’s gay, but without the “physical act.”

Garfield is starring onstage as a gay man with AIDS in a London production of Angels in America. Britain’s Gay Times magazine reports Garfield told the audience at a panel discussion that he’s not currently gay, but left open the door for an “awakening” later in his life.

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Meryl Streep to be honored as an Ally for Equality by Human Rights Campaign

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Meryl Streep is like Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way, and the people at the Human Rights Campaign seem to agree.

HRC announced it will honor Streep with the Ally for Equality Award at the 2017 Greater New York Gala Feb. 11.

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