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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

Howard’s Birthday

May 17, 1979 was Howard’s 29th birthday.  He had a show at the WPA Theater and it was opening night.  Opening night at the WPA wasn’t really as impressive as, say opening night at the Schubert.  The WPA was on ...

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Posted on: May 16th, 2016 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 1 Comment

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

Interview with Alan Menken, part two

For the second part of my interview with Alan Menken, I wanted to explore his thoughts on some of the less well-known Ashman/Menken projects and to get his thoughts on what might have been. Here goes: As you know, I am a ...

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Posted on: January 20th, 2013 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 6 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, 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