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 >>
Something about proximity to the theater world--or wanting proximity to it--makes people extra crazy and dramatic sometimes.
Here are the five most Tony-deserving types of annoyances that lurk on the show boards that I happen to spend half my life on:
(5) The ones who respond to a long, involved ... More >>
Here are the highlights from my very vivid three-hour viewing experience. Hold your applause till the end:
Interviewed on the red carpet, Tyne Daly dismissively said the Tonys are a race meant for everyone else, "not for us." She wasn't nominated.
How bad were the musicals this year? So bad that ... More >>
I've seen almost everything this season except Magic/Bird--which to me sounds like a wildlife puppet show, and it's quite possible that's what it is--and I'm ready to tell you who will definitely maybe probably almost get Tony nominated tomorrow morning.
*Othe ... More >>
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 >>
Whenever I see a TV camera approaching, my face lights up like a Halloween pumpkin and all the hanging skin inflates like a Thanksgiving Day float based on a long-running animated character.
I basically become a holiday parade float of a giant, gay, papier-mâché suckerfish.