• ‘Big Fish' Creators Blast Pittsburgh Theater for Canceling Musical Over Gay Dads in Chorus

    5 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    Andrew Lippa and John August, the composer and script writer of the 2013 Broadway musical “Big Fish,” have blasted the decision by a Pittsburgh theater to cancel an upcoming production because of the director's plan to include a same-sex couple and their child in one of the show's production numbers.
    “‘Family-friendly' shouldn't mean ignoring reality,” Lippa and August said in a joint statement to TheWrap on Thursday. “Let's remember that in America there are all kinds of families, including ones with two dads, two moms, people of all gender identity, color and creed. Family-friendly is...
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  • ‘Big Fish' Authors Denounce Community Theater Cancellation Of Musical Over Gay Dad Characters

    5 monthes ago - By Deadline

    A Pittsburgh “family-friendly” community theater has canceled a production of the musical Big Fish after a dispute with the director over the inclusion of a same-sex couple as background characters, drawing a strong rebuke from the musical's composers.
    Family-friendly “shouldn't mean ignoring reality,” said the musical's authors John August and Andrew Lippa in a statement provided to Deadline. “Let's remember that in America there are all kinds of families, including ones...
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