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Broadway Actor Gavin Creel Makes 'Noise' for Marriage Equality: VIDEO


Broadway actor Gavin Creel and songwrtier Robbie Roth released a single on iTunes today, Theater Mania reports:

100% of the proceeds raised through the sale of the single will go to benefit Broadway Impact, the grass roots organization mobilizing for marriage equality that Creel co-founded with Rory O'Malley and Jenny Kanelos.

In a statement, Creel says, "I've always been a believer in the power of art -- and music in particular -- to inspire change. I hope this song motivates people to take action, fight complacency and stand up for what they believe in."

Check out the video for the song, AFTER THE JUMP...

You can find it on iTunes HERE.

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Amnesty International And A.R.T. Team Up For Entertaining Activism


How often are you presented with the classic dilemma: should I go to the theater or rally for human rights? Probably pretty often, right?

Well, now you don't have to choose one or the other, because Amnesty International and the American Repertory Theater have teamed up to turn A.R.T.'s production of The Prometheus Project, about renegade god Prometheus, into an activist event:

In an effort to bring the power of theater to aid the fight for universal human rights, the A.R.T. will dedicate the run of Prometheus Bound to eight Amnesty Actions calling to free prisoners of conscience and fight against human rights abuses all over the world. By singing the story of Prometheus, the God who defied the tyrant Zeus by giving the human race both fire and art, we hope to bring a voice to all prisoners of conscience currently being silenced by tyrannical governments. At each performance, the audience can become an activist for a specific cause or prisoner.

Each performance will benefit an individual case, and you can peruse them at A.R.T.'s website. No matter which way you swing, though, you'll be treated to openly gay actor Gavin Creel's talent, abilities and entertaining figure.

See more pics of Creel and the cast, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Jonathan Groff and Gavin Creel: Broadway's New Gay Power Couple?


If you believe what you read in Page Six:

"Jonathan Groff, who was nominated for a Tony for his work in 'Spring Awakening,' has been dating 'Hair' star Gavin Creel, a source tells Page Six. Incidentally, Creel, who plays Claude in the musical, took over the role from Groff, who initially starred in the revival when it opened last year. Groff will also soon appear in a guest run on Fox's 'Glee.' Reps for the actors didn't get back to us."

Groff also appeared in Hair (above) in Central Park before it made its way to Broadway. Here's our interview with Creel at the National Equality March, if you missed it.

News: Mormons, Liz Taylor, Football, Jane Lynch, Nero, Frat Boys

RoadWhere Did 'We' Go? Thomas Friedman pens a frightening op-ed about assassination and the current political climate in the U.S. "The American political system was, as the saying goes, 'designed by geniuses so it could be run by idiots.' But a cocktail of political and technological trends have converged in the last decade that are making it possible for the idiots of all political stripes to overwhelm and paralyze the genius of our system."



NYT on Hair's decision to go dark and perform at the National Equality March: "That unusual — and expensive — decision to skip a popular weekend performance at the beginning of the theater season originated with the show’s star, Gavin Creel. 'I said, ‘My God, we have to go, we have to go,’' Mr. Creel recalled when he first heard about the rally late last spring."


For Elizabeth Taylor, too much Kathy Ireland is never enough.


NFL players Brendon Ayanbadejo and Scott Fujita speak out for gay rights. Ayanbadejo: "I think we will look back in 10, 20, 30 years and be amazed that gays and lesbians did not have the same rights as every one else. How did this ever happen in the land of the free and the home of the brave? Are we really free?"


VIDEO: Adam Lambert thanks fans for raising $229,000 for public school art programs.


University of Alaska allows "ex-gay" speaker Edward Delgado: "Jim Minnery, president of the Alaska Family Council, said Chancellor Brian Rogers refused to bar Delgado from the campus, adding he wants a 'welcoming and inclusive university.'"


First look: T.R. Knight in Parade.


A sneak peek at Kylie Minogue's tour.



Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City installs sign to prevent future instances of man-on-man kissing on LDS property.


New Barney Frank bio ignores his personal life: "Those of you seeking an in-depth study of a fascinating and very, very funny political creature midcareer should buy it. Cokie Roberts and Nancy Pelosi blurbed it nicely. Anyone looking for full insights into the private man might want to wait."


Archaeologists uncover Roman Emperor Nero's rotating dining room. "The mechanism was a feat of Roman engineering, and moved thanks to the spheres beneath the wooden floor of the room, kept in constant movement by water being forced against them. Quite how this worked is still being researched."


AfterElton interviews Jane Lynch, Glee's Sue Sylvester.



Brazilian beauties decorate Junior.


Eddie Cibrian gives fans what they want on CSI.


Gay man's attacker gets 4 1/2 years in the UK: "Andrew Harris, aged 21, launched the violent attack upon a gay man after agreeing to go home with him following a night out drinking in Northampton town centre. Despite flirting with his victim and going into his bedroom, Harris suddenly turned violent, shouting 'I'm not gay'."


Friday Night Lights returning with some fresh meat.


English cricketer Kevin Pietersen signs on as Brylcreem Boy.


Frat brothers at George Washington University are trying to take the homophobia out of Greek life: "GW’s fraternity brothers are the nation’s future congressmen, investment bankers, and CEOs. They won’t reach those positions if their Google profiles turn up associations with homophobic and misogynistic fraternities. So GW’s frat boys—and don’t call them that!—are straining to undo the legacy of 'aggressive heterosexuality' and gay-bashing forged by their predecessors. It’s an effort that involves a good deal of re-education, some new alliances, and a compensatory vice or two."

In the Black: Broadway's HAIR Recoups Investment in Four Months


While many Broadway shows have shuttered due to the economy, HAIR is a success story: "Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis says the Tony-winning revival of the 'Age of Aquarius' musical has recouped its $5.76 million productions costs in four months. The show opened March 31 to favorable reviews, and has been doing strong business at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre."

It can't hurt that the show's cast and crew has been proactive in its support of gay causes, rallying for marriage equality in Times Square and announcing they'll be going dark in October for the National March on Washington.

The cast's performance on Letterman in April, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Broadway's Hair to Go Dark in October for National Equality March


The cast of HAIR will be attending the National Equality March on October 11 and the show's Broadway theatre will go dark that evening, according to a press release:

"The announcement was made [Monday] evening by the cast of HAIR at a spirited rally in Los Angeles (the entire company of HAIR has traveled from New York to California to appear on tonight's broadcast of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, AFTER THE JUMP...). The cast was joined at the rally by National Equality March organizer and historic LGBT activist Cleve Jones, Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk) and a handful of other prominent equality advocates. In a statement, Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater and producer of HAIR, said 'The Public Theater has always aspired to make theater that matters, that speaks to the great social issues of our time. HAIR has never been just a show; its message of change and hope and inclusion is one we try to live, not just preach. This is the moment when we need to recognize the right of all citizens, gay and straight, to have their love and their unions acknowledged by the state. We are proud to join with Cleve Jones and the National Equality March in support of gay marriage.  Peace now! Equality now! Justice forever!'"

If you haven't seen HAIR, I recommend it.

Watch the cast of HAIR perform on Conan, AFTER THE JUMP...

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