Why do people think broadway music??

United States
June 14, 2008 12:24am CST
I love Broadway music,I love the plays,Judy Garland Liza,Andrew Lloyd Webber,all of it.I was driving this guy to New York awhile back I did not know him well,he was an uncle of one of my daughters friend and he was offering money for a ride,plus I figured I love New York so I was game to go.I didn't know at 1st but I figured out he was Gay during the ride,quite honestly my 1st clue was he was a gentleman,very polite held my door.He was dressed well and was quite attractive.Didn't talk dirty or look for anything more from me during the ride then nice conversation.Anyway as we got nearer to New York I asked him if he would like to go see a Broadway play with me while I was there.He says,a bit angrily "I may be Gay but I don't like Broadway",at 1st I couldn't help but laugh,but then I got to thinking did he really think I assumed he liked Broadway because he is gay?When I got home I asked my friends and my brother why he would have thought this,I was surprised to hear that people associate Broadway with gay people.I think it is absurd to do so,I am just wondering why that is? There is so much to Broadway,many beautiful plays,and a whole lot of wonderful music. So does anyone know where his concept comes from,I am a 41 year old straigh female and I have loved Broadway since I was little it has been the one thing my mother and I agree on.
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@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
14 Jun 08
It is a terrible sterotype, to sterotype any kind of person is wrong. Perhaps the assumption is that way because there are many gay performers, but there are also many straight performers. As someone who was a performer myself I knew a lot of gay people, and they were pretty opened about it. Performers are not ones to hide their feelings, perhaps this is why, but this is a bad sterotype, there are plenty of straight guys on broadway as well, and plenty of straight guys that enjoy it.
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• United States
14 Jun 08
Thanks for the comment.I don't like the stereotype either,I recently seen Liza live something I have wanted to do for many years,I just never had the right opportunity.I was pleased to see she can still sing every bit as well as she did.She couldn't dance around the way she did but it was a wonderful show I would see her again if I get the chance.I wish I had been old enough to have seen her mother live. What did you perform in? Jas
• United States
15 Jun 08
I don't know where it started but musicals are thought of less than masculine fare.There is the stereotype of the gay male is a flamboyant and colorful and he Loves Broadway musicals. Of course not all gay men are like that.And I guess your passenger not knowing you well just thought you assumed that he liked Broadway because he was gay.
• Poland
14 Jun 08
Most of people thinks it's gay, couse of all those... ummm... right. If you ask anybody about that I think that most of them won't be able to tell you even one reason when they think it's gay. I don't know if it's gay or not, but if you like it it isn't anything bad. You can always try to explain that you simply like broadway since childhood and why. I think that most of people like your pasenger will understand your intentions and won't be angry at all. Cheers and happy myloting.