Starmaker

  • A&E: ‘Starmaker’ World Premiere at Island City Stage

    Idiom, adage, meme, we’ve all heard it before: “Behind every great man is a great woman.” In 1950s Hollywood, behind nearly every great star, there was Henry Willson. The flamboyant, but closeted agent discovered dozens of silver screen heartthrobs and then guided their careers into movie history.

  • A&E: New Play Looks at Man Behind Hollywood’s Leading Men

    Years ago, a producer approached Tony-nominated playwright and director Michael Leeds about developing a musical based on the life of Hollywood heartthrob (and closeted gay man) Rock Hudson.