39 Plays That Brought the LGBTQIA+ Experience to the Stage

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Celebrate Playbill Pride with a look at some of the plays that amplified LGBTQIA+ stories on stage.

The theatre has long been a home for the queer community, both providing a space for queer artists to share their work as well as a place to amplify queer stories. In celebration of Playbill Pride, take a look at some of the plays that brought LGBTQIA+ stories to the stage.

39 Plays That Brought the LGBTQIA+ Experience to the Stage

39 Plays That Brought the LGBTQIA+ Experience to the Stage

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Joe Mantello and Stephen Spinella in <i>Angels in America</i>” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/875487a/2147483647/resize/800×450%3E/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2F16%2F9d%2Fb97a6cf74a6cbab6caeb64238040%2Ffavorite-things-audra-hr6.jpg” data-url=”2″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”></img><figcaption>             <span>                 Joe Mantello and Stephen Spinella in <i>Angels in America</i>                              </span>         </figcaption></figure>
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James McArdle and Andrew Garfield in Angels in America Brinkhoff-Moegenburg

Steven Gregan and Jonathan Hogan in <i>As Is</i>” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/ceb2e1a/2147483647/resize/800×450/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2F95%2Ffd%2Fb0f7dfbc497087187cd64f1ab69e%2Fsteven-gregan-jonathan-hogan.jpg” data-url=”4″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”></img><figcaption>             <span>                 Steven Gregan and Jonathan Hogan in <i>As Is</i>                              </span>         </figcaption></figure>
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Chris New, Ricky Champ, and Alan Cumming in Bent Photo by Johan Persson

Jesse Pennington and Phillip James Brannon
Jesse Pennington and Phillip James Brannon in Bootycandy Joan Marcus

The_Boys_In_the_Band_Broaway_Production_Photo_2018_096 Jim Parsons and Matt Bomer in THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Photo by Joan Marcus, 2018_HR.jpg
Jim Parsons and Matt Bomer in The Boys in the Band Joan Marcus

Colman Domingo in <i>A Boy and His Soul</i>” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/270dafa/2147483647/resize/800×450/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2Faa%2F89%2Fcec306f24bb98895119553240dd3%2Fboy-soul054.JPG” data-url=”8″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”></img><figcaption>             <span>                 Colman Domingo in <i>A Boy and His Soul</i>                                      <span>Carol Rosegg</span>                              </span>         </figcaption></figure>
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Ann Trevor and Helen Menken in The Captive Vandal Studio/©NYPL for the Performing Arts

John Cameron Mitchell and Jonathan Hadary in <i>The Destiny Of Me</i>” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/ef2e683/2147483647/resize/800×450/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2F66%2Fc5%2F64f20f044b5a90629d8ec5832ac2%2Fnypl.digitalcollections.c3b60ea0-e05a-0131-e94f-58d385a7b928.001.w.jpg” data-url=”10″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”></img><figcaption>             <span>                 John Cameron Mitchell and Jonathan Hadary in <i>The Destiny of Me</i>                                      <span>Martha Swope/©NYPL for the Performing Arts</span>                              </span>         </figcaption></figure>
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Gabriel Ebert and Harvey Fierstein in Gently Down the Stream Joan Marcus

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