600 highwaymen take on Arthur Miller
Maggie the Cat is back
Broadway has a way of spewing back the familiar over and over again, because that sort of thing is generally less financially risky than something new. But sometimes the regurgitation takes on an inspired form that makes the revival come off fresh and illuminating. Let me give you two glorious exa ... More >>
And yet I can smell them coming... Bluesies: A scaled-down version of Newsies starring the Blue Man Group, this show won't have any singing (the guys never make a sound) and zero dancing (they're always carrying large, cumbersome tubes), but oh, those facial expressions!
Philip Seymour Hoffman comes to Broadway
Mike Nichols helms the Broadway revival of an American classic
This week in the Voice, out today: Steven Thrasher discovers that some nonprofit managers in New York -- including at the Jewish Guild for the Blind -- aren't just rich, but among society's wealthiest: "Although he runs a nonprofit, Alan Morse is comfortably in the 1 percent that Occupy Wall Street ... More >>
It's not the fault of anyone in the new Mike Nichols-directed production of the Arthur Miller classic Death of A Salesman that the definitive revival was done in 1999. That one, directed by Robert Falls, and starring a powerful Brian Dennehy as Willy Loman and a wrenching Elizabeth Franz as his wif ... More >>
Go-Go Harder proves that New York is the best place to go, go, go
In Tony Kushner's new play -- see title above -- even the hustler went to Yale. His characters, as always, are whip-smart, tossing off erudite references to classic authors, even as they do dumb things worthy of characters in plays by those same authors. The three-hour-25-minute-plus-inter ... More >>
It's the end of an era. The Hotel Chelsea, which opened in 1884 -- where Sid Vicious may or may not have killed Nancy Spungen, Andy Warhol directed Chelsea Girls, and the names of residents frequently read like a who's who of '60s counterculture -- is now up for sale, reports the Wall Street ... More >>
At 82, he doesn't need reviving, but argues that his plays do
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 22, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 45 A Concurrence of Poets, And One Who Stayed Home by Joe Flaherty Possibly realizing their influence on the Great Society and the mathematicians in Chicago, a group of writers and artists staged what th ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 23, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 32 The Limits of Power In a Garden of Delights by Michael C. D. Macdonald At first, things don't look good. Backstage, a network reporter complains, "no crowd releases, seats look a bit empty as the show st ... More >>
The difference between Arthur Miller and the playwrights of today? For one thing, they're not doing Marilyn Monroe. For another, Miller got decent coin for what he did in his day, as one of the few prominent guys who did. Now, playwrights have to fight for their cash where they can get it.
A new play recalls the Hotel Chelsea's history
Person-to-person with Sully Sullenberger, Michael Fassbender.
Scarlett Johansson smolders Broadway
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla interviews Henry H. Owings, creator of infamous fanzine Chunklet: "Fuck that. Everybody knows where I live. Everybody knows that I sign the checks. It has my name on it. You think I'm some kind of chickenshit?" Raquel Cepeda talks to AZ, rea ... More >>
Last night Katie Holmes appeared in the first preview performance of the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, reports the New York Daily News. Among the pre-first-nighters were Tom Cruise and Scientology protesters. "We aren't protesting Katie," a demonstrator told the News. "We've heard ... More >>
Katie Holmes makes her Broadway debut
The Chelsea Hotel celebrates its 125th anniversary
Two hucksters exploit the hopes and dreams of would-be musicians, but, hey, that's capitalism!
Mattress springs eternal: 50 years of who beds whom, from Tea and Sympathy to Tim Miller
Roundabout has means and opportunity, but its results may make you ponder its motives
Showbiz Examined at the Jewish Museum
While Broadway Lives the Puccinian Past, William Bolcom Gives the Met a New 'View'
When It Comes to Playwright Edward Albee, It's Feast or Famine
Albee! Miller! David Esbjornson Helms Them All.
Todays Composers Search for Inspiration in Novels, Plays, and Even Films
Why Paul Newman Nixed PEN's Gala