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Founded in 1976 by John Glines, Barry Laine and Jerry Tobin, The Glines is an American not-for-profit organization based in New York City, New York, devoted to creating and presenting gay art to develop positive self-images and dispel negative stereotyping.
- In 1983, The Glines production of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy won Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Actor.
- The Glines/Circle Repertory Company co-production of William M. Hoffman's As Is won the 1985 Drama Desk Award for Best Play and was Tony-nominated for Best Play, Best Director and Best Actor.
- The Glines/PSX production of Howard Crabtree's Whoop-Dee-Doo! won the 1994 Drama Desk Award for Best Musical Revue and Best Costume Design.
Other notable successes produced by The Glines include:
- Jane Chambers’s Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, My Blue Heaven and The Quintessential Image
- Doric Wilson’s A Perfect Relationship and Forever After
- Victor Bumbalo’s Niagara Falls
- Richard Hall’s Love Match
- Sydney Morris’s If This Isn’t Love! and The Wind Beneath My Wings
- Arch Brown’s Newsboy and Sex Symbols
- Joseph Pintauro’s Wild Blue
- Anthony Bruno’s Soul Survivor
- Robert Patrick’s T-Shirts and Untold Decades
- Tom Wilson Weinberg’s musical Get Used to It!
- An Evening With Quentin Crisp
- a number of plays by John Glines, including On Tina Tuna Walk, Men Of Manhattan, Body And Soul and Murder In Disguise
- plus the First and Second Gay American Arts Festivals in 1980 and 1981.
A benefit in 1982 was given by The Glines was at The Town Hall, a performance space in New York City, consisting of three one-act plays: The Quintessential Image by Jane Chambers (with Peg Murray in the title role), Forget Him by Harvey Fierstein (with Harvey Fierstein, Estelle Getty and Court Miller), and A Loss of Memory by Arthur Laurents (with Richard DeFabees, who played Arnold in matinée performances of Torch Song Trilogy).
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Among the many artists who have appeared (or whose work has appeared) with The Glines are:
- Mel Gussow, "Theater: Fierstein's Torch Song", The New York Times, November 1, 1981.
- Frank Rich, "Stage: 'As Is,' About AIDS, Opens", The New York Times, March 11, 1985.
- Stephen Holden, "Theater Review: Dusting Off the Spirit of Ziegfeld", The New York Times, July 5, 1993.
- The Eight Faces of Jane
- The Purple Circuit, Old Plays are Gold
- Beth A. Kattelman, Chambers, Jane (1937-1983) glbtq, a web-based "encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender & queer culture"
- Stephen Holden, "Review/Theater; Comedy of Self-Acceptance And a Portrait of Its Writer", The New York Times, August 17, 1989.
- On Forever After  Doric Wilson website
- If This Isn’t Love! Doollee.com
- Arch Brown biography  Arch Brown website
- Sex Symbols Doollee.com
- Stephen Holden, "Stage: Short Plays on Gay Themes", The New York Times, September 20, 1987.
- Robert Patrick Doollee.com
- Gary L. Day Weinberg’s "Get Used to It!" PGN March 27—April 2, 1992,[dead link]
- Anita Gates, "Crisp, So Stylishly 89, Gets To the Point, Well, Crisply", The New York Times, June 26, 1998.
- Happy Gay Day "Today in History (May 19) 1980" The Malcontent website[dead link]
- Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival
- Long Island Journal, The New York Times, October 10, 1982.
- John Corry, Hero of My Own Life, Story of AIDS Patient", The New York Times, June 23, 1986.
- the Glines website
- John Glines papers, 1971-1998, held by the Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
- Fascination Michael’s Thing, 1975
- Dancing for Our Lives Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times, January 12, 1986.
- Good Sense and Dancing on Ice James A. Lobata, oobr, Summer 1988.
- Thor’s Day Edward Crosby Wells (author) website
- Meet Marvin D.J.R. Bruckner, The New York Times, April 29, 1993
- TOSOS and The Glines, glbtq, a web-based "encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender & queer culture"
- Info and pics on Gulp! One actor’s experience, Queer Music Heritage website, compiled by JD Doyle