I saw the queen of bitterness--best known for Hairspray, Xanadu, and The Addams Family--in concert last night at 54 Below and thrilled to her succession of lashings, hilariously pulled off. For example: *She was horrified to read in the New York Times that Patti LuPone opened the club on June 5. ... More >>
The Stark County, Ohio treasurer's race is heating up apparently. No, but really, you watch this video of a candidate for treasurer of , and tell me if you've ever seen any political race -- from Fifth Grade Class President, onward -- get this intense. Have you ever seen somebody TALK IN AL ... More >>
Remember when Jeremy Piven abruptly left Broadway's Speed-the-Plow, claiming mercury poisoning? Producers were enraged, and took Piven to arbitration to recoup losses owing to the star's departure. Today they lost, arbitrators from Actors Equity and the Broadway League finding Piven's self-removal ... More >>
Here's something else the recession is ruining: strikes. The New York branch of the Screen Actors Guild is resisting calls from the national leadership to strike over payment on internet performances, which issue kept the Writers Guild on the picket lines from last November to Feburary. L.A. is juic ... More >>
But Dead Man's Cell Phone and Parlour Song ring hollow
Off-Off Broadway seeks new Equity showcase rules
The reek shall inherit the Earth. Or at least the Flea.
Downtown theater and the 'Voice' grow up together.
Recalling the glory (and gory) days of theatrical liberation
With health insurance out of reach, a generation braces itself for the worst
Why Paul Newman Nixed PEN's Gala