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Hot Tickets: Broadway's Out Leading Men

Hot Tickets: Broadway's Out Leading Men

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Missed your chance to see Andrew Rannells in Hedwig and the Angry Inch? These out and proud actors are still rocking the Great White Way.

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Alan Cumming in Cabaret
The Good Wife star reprises his Tony-winning role as the seductive and flamboyantly omnisexual Emcee of a seedy Weimar-era Berlin nightclub in Roundabout Theatre Company's perfectly marvelous revival of the Kander and Ebb gem, directed by Sam Mendes. No surprise Shia LaBeouf recently called Cumming "the sexiest man I've ever seen."
Studio 54, through March 29.

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Jay Armstrong Johnson in On the Town
Last seen on Broadway in Hands on a Hardbody, Johnson plays sweet and nerdy Chip, one of three sailors looking for luck and love on shore leave in New York City. He brings youthful spunk to John Rando's shiny and spirited revival of the 1944 musical classic, beautifully choreographed by Smash's Joshua Bergasse.
Lyric Theatre, open-ended.

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Nathan Lane in It's Only a Play
Lane reunites with Producers pal Matthew Broderick in out director Jack O'Brien's star-studded revival of out playwright Terrence McNally's gut-busting comedy about insufferable show folks gathered at an opening night soiree. He anchors the chaos as a TV actor who, according to one scathing review, has a less masculine presence than Harvey Fierstein.
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, through January 4.

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Kyle Dean Massey in Pippin
Stephen Schwartz's coming-of-age musical about King Charlemagne's son gets a high-energy revival courtesy of Hair's Diane Paulus, who turns the show-within-a-show into a thrilling big-top circus. Wicked alum Massey plays young Pippin, who, egged on by the androgynous Leading Player, briefly finds himself at the center of a pansexual cage orgy.
Music Box Theatre, open-ended.

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Andy Mientus in Les Miserables
Vive la revolution! Best known as gay composer Kyle Bishop in NBC's Smash, Mientus makes an impressive Broadway debut as the passionate Marius, a lover and a fighter, in this stirring revival. The Chasing Life star, who is engaged toAnger Management's Michael Arden, was recently tapped to play a gay villain in the CW series The Flash.
Imperial Theatre, open-ended.

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Billy Porter in Kinky Boots
Based on the 2005 film about a drag queen who saves a shoe factory, Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper's Tony-winning musical isn't just an excuse for sassy showstoppers choreographed by out Broadway Bares creator Jerry Mitchell. As Lola, a performer dealing with a bully and daddy issues, the Tony-winning Porter is powerful with or without his wig.
Hirschfeld Theatre, open-ended.

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Anthony Rapp in If/Then
Rent reunion alert! Frozen's Idina Menzel stars as Elizabeth, a divorcee starting over in Manhattan, in Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's ambitious concept musical, an earnest exploration of chance and choice with a Sliding Doors split narrative. Rapp is doubly charming as her bisexual buddy, Lucas, who goes after different sexes in each parallel universe.
Richard Rodgers Theatre, open-ended.

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Christopher Sieber in Matilda
Based on the Roald Dahl children's novel about a bookish young girl who overcomes an unpleasant upbringing, Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly's visually stunning British import stars the Tony-nominated Shrek and Spamalot alum in drag as mannish headmistress Miss Trunchbull, the most quietly terrifying villain since Meryl Streep's Miranda Priestly.
Shubert Theatre, open-ended.

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