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Drama Desk Awards

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Tamara Tunie & Hamish Linklater to Host the 2014 Village Voice OBIE Awards

    Two stars of the stage, small and big screens will co-host the 2014 Village Voice OBIE Awards on May 19 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street) in the East Village. Tamara Tunie, perhaps best known as the lead in the Public Theater's Troilus and Cressida (among more credits listed below) and Hamish L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    The Voice's 2014 Obie Awards Scheduled for May 19 at Webster Hall

    Michael Feingold will return to chair the 2014 Village Voice Obie Awards -- Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway's highest honor -- to be presented Monday, May 19, at Webster Hall.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Old Jews Star Tells Me Village People Movie Dish

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Cinderella Star On Not Having To Compete With The Matilda Girls

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Matilda Bad Guy: "I Play A Damaged Girl"

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 28, 2012

    A WHITE-TRASH CHRISTMAS

    Don't expect any sugarplum fairies

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Nominated Actor From One Man, Two Guvnors Tells Me Why He's Openly Gay

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Stanley Kowalski Has Dropped The "Kowalski"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Tom Aldredge (1928-2011); Consummate Supporting Actor

    Tom Aldredge‚ÄčI 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Awkward Moment at Awards Show

    ​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 >>

  • Columns

    May 11, 2011

    Book of Mormon's Most Outrageous Outtake!

    Behind the scenes at how South Park mounted a musical missionary-position

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Broadway ChitChat From The Tony Nominees

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Colin Quinn Is Ready To Kill!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    John Larroquette: "Directors Suck!"

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    The Super Bowl: Watch It With People Who Couldn't Care Less

    ​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 >>

  • Columns

    June 29, 2010

    Water Sports Come to Broadway!

    New Lips, old musicals, other stuff and Nunsense

  • Columns

    May 25, 2010

    Large Erection Headed Toward Angelina Jolie

    I do a full Gaynor! . . . over Mitzi and over Reichen Lehmkuhl; Friars toast David Dinkins

  • Columns

    May 11, 2010

    Broadway Star Makes AIDS and Jesus Funny!

    The Limelight's born again, and so am I

  • Voice Choices

    February 2, 2010

    OH, BROTHER!

    Ethan Hawke stages A Lie of the Mind

  • Voice Choices

    September 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008

    Theater Tidbits. . . Harvey Fierstein, Gina Gershon, and More

    I ran into the legendary Harvey Fierstein on the street in the theater district and told him I was looking for a place to eat. "Go to Ciro," he recommended. "Ask for Massimo," he added, smirking. "Give him a blow job and you'll get dessert.". . . Instead, I ended up at a Drama Desk event where I me ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 12, 2007

    Haven Can Wait

    Rehab as a beautiful experience, plus cracks about pies. Psst! Ted Haggard was a top.

  • Columns

    May 1, 2007

    Cutting Remarks

    Vagina dialogues, wildly theatrical theatrics, and some of zee most outrageous zings you've heard

  • Columns

    August 8, 2006
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    May 2, 2006
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    May 24, 2005
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    May 3, 2005
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    January 18, 2005
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    May 7, 2002
  • Theater

    July 10, 2001
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    September 26, 2000
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    July 4, 2000

    Nancy Marchand, 1928–2000

    One Woman in Her Time Played Many Parts

  • Theater

    January 19, 1999

    Classic Act

    Barry Edelstein Takes Over CSC

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