The everyman dancer astonishes again
Read my column now or see the musical later
Temporary Distortion meets Young Jean Lee at the Baryshnikov Arts Center
Billy Elliot, Priscilla, and Sister Act have carried on the time-honored tradition of turning popular movies into musicals. What next? I'll tell you: *Fatal Attraction The adaptation--titled Crazy Bitch, The Musical--will feature a well-chosen bunch of Sondheim chestnuts. ("You said you l ... More >>
It's crowd control at The White Box Project
After a series of curtains dramatically open onto each other one by one, a kaleidoscopic light show erupts, followed by an overture played by a puppet orchestra. And on comes the star in full dominatrix gear, strapped to a neon hoop that rotates as aliens probe and examine him and he belts o ... More >>
Kathleen Turner might be cursing and smoking up a storm in a play called High, but she's got nothing on the Sister Act gals. They're dolled up in glitzy habits and putting on Vegas-style revues in Sister Act, the rote but pretty enjoyable adaptation of the 1992 movie comedy about a down low ... More >>
Experience the glamour of cinema
The Daisy Spurs are everywhere these days, like crabgrass, but far, far lovelier. A traveling floor show, they recently performed at our Obie Awards' after party at Webster Hall, and the other night when I sashayed into Spin Cycle's "Lust" party at Irving Plaza, they turned out to be the featured ... More >>
In this week's column, I talk about American Swing, a new documentary about the legendary '70s sex club Plato's Retreat. Well, I've now seen the movie twice and here's the really shocking thing--it turns out the club was straight! Yes, you must believe me, it was a haven for rampant hetero sex! Br ... More >>
And finding people who, surprisingly, aren't all wet.
Brother, can you spare $12?
Jeffrey Katzenberg's cure for an ailing movie economy, in all three dimensions.
Money changes everything in this dark but exuberant comedy
Recommendations by R.C. Baker
Another year of weak work at NYC's biggest theater fest
China's industrial footprint, writ large
An unsubtle symphony of diminishing returns
Three weddings and a reality TV show
Adrift on a sea of glamorous trouble
A fascinating but frustrating doc on the most watched Chinese movies of all time
9 Ways of looking at 9 Songs
The Need for Freed
Twice a Contender
Rose is all angles and bedroom eyes a '50s movie bad girl, but one who should never be reformed.