From composer Ryan Scott Oliver's Crazytown blog:

Two days ago, I received a call from the top administrator of a popular Massachusetts theatre company, one that had selected by song "Halfway" as part of a series of love-themed cabaret shows in February.  She said the staff had decided to position my song as the opening for the entire show, and wasn’t that great?, but… could I change the gender of one of the two traditionally male singers to female?  I explained that no, that wouldn’t be acceptable, and she explained that:

"Well, we can’t open the show with a gay song."

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