Monday, August 28, 2006
Broadway Legend John Kander Comes Out
It's about time, since everyone knew and no one "cared." Why did he wait so long? Did he think people wouldn't go to a Broadway musical if they thought someone gay had worked on it? Then they wouldn't go to ANY Broadway musical. I think the old school approach of pretending you're just being private (when in fact you're worried it might hurt your career) is just increasingly absurd and indefensible, whether you're a TV weatherman, a TV anchorman or an Oscar winning actress. At least someone like John Kander is 79 years old and can reasonably claim they come from a different generation. But anyone under 50 has no excuse.