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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

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

The Sprinter

May 17, Howard’s birthday, is always a special one for me and Bill and all of us who loved Howard. I wrote this post a few weeks ago, but I’ve been waiting for today – it’s a toast ...

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Posted on: May 16th, 2013 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 9 Comments

Interview with Alan Menken, part one

I don’t remember the first time I met Alan Menken.  No doubt it was at a rehearsal or early performance of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, but I’m sure I was much more excited about the possibility of being in ...

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Posted on: January 8th, 2013 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 3 Comments

The Plague Years

We had to put the John Musker question countdown on hold this week since he's on deadline, but he'll be back next week. While we’re waiting for John, though, I want to share with you a great essay by Frank Bruni ...

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Posted on: March 18th, 2012 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 2 Comments

March 14, 1991 – A Memory

I am not prepared, of course.  How could I be prepared?  The phone rings and I take a final quick sip of tea as I pick it ...

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Posted on: March 14th, 2012 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 11 Comments

March 14, 1991, Twenty Years Ago Today

Howard died on March 14, 1991 – twenty years ago today.  For twenty years, Howard’s companion Bill, our good friend Nancy and I have called each other on March 14 and said some variation of, “I just thought I’d call.”  ...

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Posted on: March 13th, 2011 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 7 Comments