This time, the Public does Sondheim in the Park
Ben Brantley's 2009 New York Times review of Catherine Zeta-Jones in A Little Night Music was decidedly mixed. He called her performance "a lively debut" and said: "In addition to being drop-dead gorgeous, Ms. Zeta-Jones brings a decent voice, a supple dancer's body, and a vulpine self possession ... More >>
The Broadway composer looks back at the first decades of his career
Stephen Sondheim devotees get a little more of what they've been missing
Win Butler, serenading The Kids. Photo by Kim Erlandsen.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla takes on the grandiose, unintentional comedy of the Arcade Fire's The Suburbs, Maura Johnston wanders around the revitalized Lilith Fair, and David Cotner breaks down the long-awaited Neu! retro ... More >>
It was a less than stellar season for musicals, so the folks who won the Tony for Memphis last night should probably not pat themselves on the back too hard.
Yes, kids, Princess Leia's mother, Debbie Reynolds, is considering an offer to replace Angela Lansbury as Madame Armfeldt in the Broadway revival of A Little Night Music. Can the peppy, old-time movie star (and the original Jennifer Aniston, victim-wise) give good wheelchair action? Can she ... More >>
In case you live for the nominations like I do (and by the way, they'll be announced tomorrow morning), here are my guesses. Disclaimer: I'm at a disadvantage. I actually saw the shows!
The other night, I passed by the stage door for Promises, Promises and saw scads of people lined up to get autographs and photos of Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth after the show. Meanwhile, movie star Catherine Zeta-Jones (along with Angela Lansbury) pulls in throngs of stage door Johnnies ... More >>
You can't say Angie never tried