How's that for a grabber?
Let me explain. The hilarious Marilyn Sokol is one of the stars of Old Jews Telling Jokes, the breezily funny revue, which was honored with a Drama Desk nomination.
At a Drama Desk event yesterday, I asked Marilyn about having appeared in the infamous Village People film ... More >>
Laura Osnes is very good in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, and as a result, she's one of the frontrunners for the Tony Award for best actress in a musical.
One of the other frontrunners (or four of them, actually) would have been the girls who star in Matilda, alternating in the role. But in ... More >>
The Drama Desk had a wonderful luncheon at Sardi's on Friday, where the topic was "The Art of Storytelling."
And while learning about that art, we also were lavished with some prime examples of it.
One of the panelists, Bertie Carvel, plays the evil headmistress Miss Trunchbull in the dark musica ... More >>
Tom Edden has gotten Tony and Drama Desk nominations for his hilarious performance as an old helper who's pretty much helpless in the farcically funny play One Man, Two Guvnors.
At a Drama Desk meet and greet at Oceana the other day, Tom told me he's openly gay and has a boyfriend--soon to be a hus ... More >>
As you know, Tennessee Williams' culture-clash classic A Streecar Named Desire is coming to Broadway any moment now, featuring a cast of color.
Well, at a Drama Desk panel discussion at Sardi's the other day, Blair Underwood--who's playing the old Brando role, the brutish Stanley Kowalski--said he' ... More >>
Tom AldredgeI did not realize the extent to which Tom Aldredge was a hero of mine till the news of his death on Friday, July 22, of lymphoma, at age 83, made me look back on his half century of performances, Off-Broadway and on, which brought me several important realizations: I realize that, des ... More >>
Last night at the Drama Desk Awards at the Manhattan Center, a man who was part of the Beatles revue Rain--which had just copped an award--started chatting me up.
He and his wife turned out to be really nice and they even slipped me a ticket to get up to the after party.
Everything was love ... More >>
This week's column has my invigorating talks with various award nominees who sparkled up the Broadway season.
Here are some extra tidbits from the stars:
How did Mark Rylance (above), the volcanic actor who's Tony nominated for Jerusalem, feel about not also being nominated for his perform ... More >>
I have something in common with funnyman Colin Quinn, whom you know from Saturday Night Live and movies like Grown Ups.
We both had a heinous experience with the theater 45-Bleecker, where I was supposed to produce a show last year and Colin actually opened one.
The sleazy "Owner/Creative D ... More >>
The Emmy winning actor made that startling pronouncement at a stimulating Drama Desk luncheon at Sardi's the other day about TV/movie actors currently on Broadway, hosted by reporter Robin Milling.
John was talking particularly about movie directors.
He remembered his experience in the Twil ... More >>
That was Drama Desk winner Bradford Louryk's idea, and it sounded so wonderfully sick yet perfectly sensible, I jumped aboard the second he announced it.
Along with Kristen Johnston, Zachary Booth, Cintra Wilson, and other celebs and pop culture gurus, I will narrate the Super Bowl, which wi ... More >>