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Out Magazine is rolling out their 18th annual “Out 100” list, and once again this year's edition features a slew of theater folk. Among the latest inclusions are Smash newbie Andy Mientus, Tony-winning composer Elton John and his partner David Furnish, Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally, Shakespearean expert Simon Callow, actor Michael Arden and Avenue Q director Jason Moore.
John and Furnish are recognized on Out’s list of the 100 most compelling gay people of the year because of John’s new AIDS-centric memoir, Love Is The Cure. McNally is celebrated in part because his play Golden Age will receive its New York premiere off-Broadway as part of Manhattan Theatre Club’s upcoming season. Callow's recognition comes on the heels of his acclaimed one-man show, Being Shakespeare. Mientus will star in season two of NBC’s Broadway dramedy Smash, as his friend Michael Arden (Big River) gears up for another season opposite Charlie Sheen on FX’s comedy Anger Management. Moore is honored for his work as director of this fall’s hit a cappella flick, Pitch Perfect.
Into the Woods star Gideon Glick and Once director John Tiffany were also recently included on the list, while last year's installment included The Book of Mormon's Rory O'Malley, War Horse's Matt Doyle, The Scottsboro Boys' Colman Domingo and Milk writer Dustin Lance Black.