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Should this man play a Thai king? The (colour-blind) <em>King and I</em>

Should this man play a Thai king? The (colour-blind) King and I

He's played a French planter in the South Pacific and now he'll play the King of Siam in another Rodgers and Hammerstein hit. But is the "colour-blind casting" of Kiwi baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes OK?

Gays and theatre: maybe they SHOULD just stay in the closet

Gays and theatre: maybe they SHOULD just stay in the closet

Newsweek is on the nose. And not just because it sits unloved on the auction block, an almost-extinct relic of new media. An essay on the venerable magazine’s website has caused a minor storm, at least in theatrical circles. Author Ramin Setoodeh asked — not unreasonably — whether gay actors could play straight, singling out […]