"I'm sure when it was first performed, it was very shocking and perhaps was a gay anthem," he says. "As much as it may still seem edgy or controversial, it's very family-oriented. Now, Middle America sees that it's a play about love and family and about who you are, and the very true values that we've lost. There's a wink of the eye, of course, but it's very ennobling. I hear crying in the audience, not just laughter."