David Merrick

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Spider-Man Turns On The P.R.

    Ever since Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark didn't get a nomination for the Best Musical Tony award, they've been amping up the gimmick machine to get some press for the show. *First, they announced a special Tony Sunday performance for which anyone with the first name Anthony, Tony, Antonio, Antoinet ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 2, 2011

    'Spider-Man' Dish From Its Biggest Hater

    Chatting with the Post's Michael Riedel about the show he loves to hate

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    I'm Producing An Off-Broadway Musical!

    ​I'm serious! And it's mainly because I've dropped my defenses (among other things) and have decided to be more open to saying "yes" whenever people ask me to engage in various offbeat creative endeavors. Besides, I've always harbored a fantasy of being the next David Merrick, the old-time p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    'Che!' Eight Judged Guilty of Obscenity

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 5, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 10 'Che!' Eight Judged Guilty of Obscenity by Jonathan Black All eight defendants in the five-week trial of the play "Che!" -- the five performers, the playwright, and the lighting man -- were convicted of o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    John Lahr Digs Stacy Keach as Buffalo Bill

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 16, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 53 On-Stage by John Lahr Arthur Kopit's "INDIANS" is a major event in American theatre. It is the most probing and the most totally theatrical Broadway play of this decade. "Indians" muscles in on the fl ... More >>

  • Dance

    November 19, 2008
  • Theater

    August 7, 2001

    Now Hear Disc

    A Blizzard of CDs Puts Some New Spins on Show Music Style