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He Wasn’t Always A Hero

Sunday was Mother’s Day and I reminded Mom that May 17 is coming up.  Howard would have been 67 years old.
“No,” she said. Well, yes. In Mom’s memory, ...

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Posted on: May 16th, 2017 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 5 Comments

A New Beauty, A New Beast, A Legacy Forever

I had no idea that there would be a legacy.  When Howard died, and for many years after, it really didn’t occur to me that ...

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Posted on: March 14th, 2017 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 7 Comments

Metaphorically watching Beauty and the Beast

There has been much talk lately of Howard having written Beauty and the Beast as a metaphor for AIDS.  This is just plain not true and ...

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Posted on: March 6th, 2017 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 10 Comments

Twenty Five Years

I’d like to thank the Academy for this incredible honor… Wait, that’s not it.  Right, here we go now… I’d like to thank Sam Smith for kinda screwing up his acceptance of an Academy Award for best song.  Yeah, that’s more like ...

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Posted on: March 13th, 2016 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 6 Comments

A March 14 Thing

March 14 will ever be a blue day in our home.  It will ever make me stop and think.  But the truth of the matter is, it is a day like any other.  And I miss Howard, as we all ...

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Posted on: March 13th, 2015 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 12 Comments

Letting Go

I began writing these these blog posts, in large part, for myself, so that I could somehow keep Howard alive.  More to the point, I wrote so I would not have to let him go.  I now realize that the ...

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Posted on: October 21st, 2014 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 4 Comments

GMHC Howard Ashman Award and Cabaret

Monday night's Howard Ashman Award and Cabaret to benefit Gay Mens Health Crisis was, in a word, incredible.  The performances were stunning and the emotions and love in the room - for both Howard and Terrance McNally, this year's award ...

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Posted on: October 1st, 2014 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie No Comments

Good Night, Goodbye

Howard left behind many who loved him, not all of whom you have read about here.   The stories I’ve chosen to tell are the ones I know something about.  All of us who knew and loved Howard experienced him in ...

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Posted on: March 13th, 2014 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 7 Comments

Success

Justin Kudwa recently posted an interesting video on Feed Me.  It’s one I’d never seen.  From 1982, it’s an interview at the 92nd Street Y with a few theater luminaries.  They’re all talented, relatively new guys on the block, ...

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Posted on: February 20th, 2014 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 2 Comments

A Night To Remember

Every now and then, Bill and I are called upon to “represent” Howard at an event.  It’s always awkward.  The fussing and cooing is very sweet but I know it’s my shared genes and memories that are the cause of ...

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Posted on: June 7th, 2013 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 2 Comments