Author Archives: Gregg Barrios

Alison Bechdel’s ‘Fun Home’ From Two Perspectives

Alison Bechdel’s ‘Fun Home’ From Two Perspectives

The Three Faces of Alison For the past decades, imported British musicals seemed to rule the Great White Way. That has all changed with the rise of homegrown, groundbreaking, box-office hit musicals from Rent, Next to Normal to the recent Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, and Dear Evan Hansen, that have restored the American musical

Moonlight Illuminates a More Diverse Oscars Season

Hollywood embraced diversity with its 2017 Oscar nominations that included actors of color in all the acting categories — a marked difference from last year’s #oscarssowhite controversy. Academy voters gave most of its kudos (14 nominations) to La La Land, a musical that echoes self-referential Hollywood films like All About Eve, Sunset Boulevard and The

Most Influential 2015: David Crabb

Bad Kid, David Crabb’s memoir of growing up gay in San Antonio during the 1990s is a hoot and a holler as we say in Texas. But it is so much more. Early on, he and his best friend Greg came out to each other. They hit the teen club circuit—Changez, Phazez, and Club FX.