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Weekend Poll Top Three: Counting Down Broadway's Classic Gay Shows

Weekend Poll Top Three: Counting Down Broadway's Classic Gay Shows
Hugh Jackman in 'The Boy from Oz'
Fans would love to see 'The Boy From Oz' back on Broadway.

In celebration of Gay Pride Month (and the recent legalization of same-sex marriages in New York), Broadway.com asked which gay theater classic should return to the Great White Way. Take a look below to find out which show fans voted most deserving of a revival.

1. The Boy From Oz: 26%
Hugh Jackman scored a Best Actor Tony Award for portraying Australian singer-songwriter Peter Allen, who married gay icon Liza Minnelli before beginning a relationship with another man. Directed by Phillip William McKinley, The Boy From Oz ran at the Imperial Theatre for 364 performances after opening in 2003.


2. (tie) Kiss of the Spider Woman: 15%
Based on the Manuel Puig novel of the same name, this 1993 musical from John Kander and Fred Ebb centered on a transgendered prisoner in Latin America who bonds with his cellmate over his admiration for a vampy film star. Spider Woman earned seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Actress (Chita Rivera), Best Actor (Brent Carver) and Best Featured Actor (Anthony Crivello).


Taboo: 15%
Taboo loosely followed the early life of gay pop star Boy George, who starred in the production alongside Raul Esparza and Euan Morton. Produced by Rosie O'Donnell, Taboo ran for only 100 performances after opening in 2003, but went on to score Tony Award nominations for its score as well as nods for Esparza and Morton.


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