He calls Ben Brantley some sort of "odd, shriveled, bitter Dickensian clerk." Bear in mind that Brantley didn't care for Orphans, which Baldwin stars in, and that might have something to do with Baldwin's opinion. Meanwhile, the actor says he sorely misses the genius of ex Times critic Frank Rich ... More >>
Hunter S. Thompson, in his landmark book, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, said that "every now and then the energy of a whole generation comes to a head in a long fine flash, for reasons that nobody really understands at the time -- and which never explain, in retrospect, what actually happened." Re ... More >>
Three of New York's best talents sit down with the Voice to talk Edward Albee, bad actor traits, and why Shaw will have to wait
Uncle Vanya with star power
By now you may have heard about the British study that found black teenage girls don't benefit from exercise as much as white teenage girls do. Researchers in the UK monitored the eating and exercise habits of 1,148 girls (roughly half were black and the other white), and calculated the Body Mass ... More >>
The Tennessee Williams classic gets a multiethnic Broadway staging
This week in the Voice, out today: Nick Pinto busts bail and explains how jail really works, writing about OWS and incarceration: "As the Occupy Wall Street movement has introduced a new young generation of mostly white, mostly middle-class activists to civil disobedience, arrest, jail, and the inne ... More >>
The fact that the new Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' culture-clash classic A Streetcar Named Desire has a multicultural cast turns out to be a non issue. As long as the poetry is served, it doesn't matter what color the actors are, especially if they're game for the challenge. And in this ... More >>
We all know about classic stuff like Cary Grant making sure they cast Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady instead of him, and Doris Day not tarnishing her image by doing The Graduate--a part that would have resulted in her still working today. But here are some other weird cinematic decisions, courtesy of ... More >>
Earlier this year, the musical version of Rebecca put up its Broadway marquee but had to take it down when the full money didn't surface. Well, one of the stars is telling people it's on again! Mrs. Danvers can sing to paying customers!
Ivo van Hove reimagines Cries and Whispers
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 22, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 8 Cock-tale parties on the East Side by Andrew Sarris Scorpio would never have made the connection if he had not been partying all week up and down the East Side Gold Coast where, as it so happens, "T ... More >>
Productions from Scotland and Austin punch in to St. Ann's Warehouse and Dance Theater Workshop
New York Theatre Workshop and the Atlantic Theater open their seasons
Swing-dancing, Fringe-watching, Montauk-visiting—almost relaxing
It's still Ike's era for immigrants
Lincoln Center mounts a story of stagestruck youth
You'll never guess who I saw on my latest outing.
Cate Blanchett tries to stay alive
Or, How Director Ivo van Hove Rehearses Molière's The Misanthrope
This revival of Toys in the Attic stirs up New Orleans' inner hurricane
Carroll Baker breaks down in this early '60s melodrama
What would happen if Kowalski met Katrina?
You cool kids are all wearing those zany slogan T-shirts? How quaint.
Judges from the last five decades pay homage to the productions and artists they'll never forget
What is Streetcar's dull competence good for? Showing what's not dull about Streetcar.
Temptation awaits in New Orleans
A Cure for Schwarzenegger Syndrome: Grab Men Back
Auteur Director Ivo van Hove Brings Some Radical Will to Alice in Bed
Thirty-Three New York Theater Types Offer Up Their Favorite Productions From the 19992000 Season
Todays Composers Search for Inspiration in Novels, Plays, and Even Films
Director Ivo Van Hove drives a peculiar 'Streetcar'
The vast increase in operatic venues reopens an old unsettled question
Why the resistance to Cher's single? One insider told me, 'American radio doesn't go for older artists.' Perhaps they'd like some of her boyfriends.