They say a man's home is his castle, but one man is trying to turn his living room into a "Danger Zone." Washington DC's Erick Sanchez set the internet on fire last week when he launched a Kickstarter attempting to raise money for a private acoustic Kenny Loggins concert in his living room. The web ... More >>
On Thursday night, Scotland's Simple Minds -- which was born the same year as Sarah Michelle Gellar, James Van Der Beek and Jon "Napoleon Dynamite" Heder (1977) -- wrap up its first U.S. tour in over a decade at Roseland Ballroom. For a lot of people, the band's usefulness begins and ends with thei ... More >>
It's out! This year's Best Of Issue is, if we say so ourselves, the best. It features (rough count here) 1,000,000 write ups about the unknown or undeniable things that make our city great. Here, we run down some of big Best Of Winners for music, bars, clubs, and comedy. Check it all out and get bac ... More >>
On Saturday nights, off the often grimy but consistently pulsating strip that is Canal Street, lives a world of neon, spandex and hairspray. Those evenings, Jessie's Girl, an '80s tribute band, rolls up on stage around 11:30pm to packed crowds at Canal Room to perform a string of nostalgic and spark ... More >>
Frank Wildhorn's musical gets a revival on Broadway
Plus: Game of Thrones in NYC
43rd Annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame Awards Marriott Marquis Thursday, June 14 Better than: Disco roller derby. If you closed your eyes and listened to the parade of songs and familiar voices emanating from the Marriott Marquis' luminary-packed sixth-floor ballroom last night, you might have tho ... More >>
Once again, feel-good battles artsinessfor the Antoinettes
Michael Becker/FOX Judging by the slavering praise the judges heaped on every last candidate on Wednesday night's American Idol, it was hard to even guess at who would go home this week. Still, losing Pia Toscano is a pretty big surprise. She's one of the few people on the show who actually ... More >>
Living high with Sondheim. Other heroes include Sean Hayes, Denzel. On the other hand, Kelsey Grammer . . .
Plus dancing stars, live mullets, and midlife lesbians.
Fighting off the recession with priceless gems. Plus, a few Debbie taunts.
Want to go to the Tonys? If you're not a nominee or a Broadway insider, but are going to school, you might still get in thanks to what the Tony people are calling the "First-Ever Student Rush Tickets" for the Broadway awards ceremony on June 7th. Bring your student I.D. to the Broadway Concierge and ... More >>
Boy, were we out in front on this one. Tony nominations went out today, and who do we see in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical category but one Constantine Maroulis, for his contribution to the crassly splendid hair-metal musical Rock of Ages. Have fun getting your ass kicked by ... More >>
On one '80s musical's evolution from so-bad-it's-good to good, period
Constantine Maroulis was a replacement player in The Wedding Singer opposite Broadway baby Amy Spanger, but now he gets to originate a role--once more opposite Ms. Spanger--in the jukebox show Rock of Ages. CLICK HERE on the new column and find out what the Greek-American singer has to say about are ... More >>
Fortunately, lots of people—well, gay people—still care about Broadway.
Rock of Ages embraces the '80s
A New York nightclub legend, Fred Rothbell Mista died this morning after a long bout with AIDS-related illnesses. Fred was the go-to man at the church-turned-dance-club the Limelight in the '80s, greeting people in the upstairs VIP library (sometimes on his knees) with wit and effervescence. At the ... More >>
New York gets a sweet-faced pro lacrosse team
In which an American Idol runner-up tops it all by blow-drying his chest