The arrival of Bluth Company Burlesque, the Arrested Development-themed burlesque show at the Peoples Improv on Saturday, is a welcome gimmick to the burlesque genre, following the footsteps of Star Wars burlesque, Ghostbusters burlesque, and Lord of the Rings burlesque. In this show, "each family m ... More >>
Spector, that is, not Pacino. Phil Spector, by David Mamet--airing on HBO on March 24--tells of the music legend's conviction for the second-degree murder of actress Lana Clarkson in his mansion in 2009. But the film looks at the flip side of the story. I hear that while it doesn't exactly come o ... More >>
The sky keeps falling!
But no dancing Chinese porn in an opera at Lincoln Center
Last time she was on Broadway, Oscar winner Frances McDormand was in a muddled production of The Country Girl that should have never come to the city. But she's having fun again. In David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People, Frances anchors the evening as a working class woman who's had some bad ... More >>
No tip for this waiter play
A fake Andrew Jackson and a fake Moliere join a real Patrick Stewart on Broadway
The last year in Broadway theater saw the appearances of names like Scarlett Johansson and Catherine Zeta-Jones not just on stages, but in the same award categories as their Loyal-to-New-York-Theater co-stars. The trending caused our own lead theater critic Michael Feingold to pen an epic scr ... More >>
Also, remembering the Tonys, even the forgettable parts
Carlos wuz robbed
Last week, our Michael Musto reported that Megan Mullally had split a Broadway play before it even had a chance to open. When he noted Mullally's departure, Musto naturally drew a parallel to Jeremy Piven's highly-publicized departure from a production of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow: When ... More >>
Chatting with perennial Guest star Jane Lynch.
Twitpic via kbell7. I don't believe that one should devote his life to morbid self-attention, I believe that one should become a person like other people -- whoops, sorry, wrong diary. Our week was much worse. DC37 went for Bill Thompson. But what did Mayor Bloomberg care -- he had Twitter ... More >>
Actor Ron Silver has died of esophageal cancer at the age of 62. Born in New York, Silver took a Master's in Chinese History from St. John's University, taught Spanish, and even worked for the U.S. Government in Taiwan before starting to act off-Broadway. He moved on to TV (including a recurring r ... More >>
He's the one who sucksin a good way! A depressed cat gets his own book.
In this week's Village Voice, writers, artists, and performers share their takes on next week's presidential election: Richard Hell, William Gibson, Ice-T, Eileen Myles, and beyond. In Music, Rob Harvilla revisits the inspirational grandeur of They Might Be Giants' classic album, Flood: "At one poi ... More >>
And Mamet books Broadway revivals, and several people reveal altered states.
The immortal musical Guys and Dolls is heading back to Broadway, which is about as surprising as the fact that Pal Joey, On The Town, West Side Story, and the entire David Mamet canon are being regurgitated back too. I guess we might as well embrace the inevitable while admitting that, seeing as I p ... More >>
Or at least star Danny McBride is in this tae kwon do comedy
You know what they say about good intentions
The Voice chats with the U.K.'s leading critic
Shit on You George Schneeman (with Ron Padgett) mid-1970s, ink on illustration board, 3.75 x 6" Dave Eggers, the acclaimed author and founder of that nice little literary magazine McSweeney's, takes on the role of art curator with this new exhibit titled Lots of Things Like This, opening tonight ... More >>
Black people revive the Great White Way. Plus a hue and cry from Mel Brooks.
Two hucksters exploit the hopes and dreams of would-be musicians, but, hey, that's capitalism!
Wedding bells are ringing for Rudnick and his glittery cast
He Stoops to Conquer
Philip Seymour Hoffman Out of Character
Creative Musics DemiseSuicide or Homicide? And Does It Matter?
Playwright Tom Donaghy Returns to the Atlantic Theater
Thrillers! Satires! Westerns! Indies! Blockbusters! Sequels!
Celebrating Iran's Fajr Film Fest