Driving Miss Daisy

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    April 24, 2013

    Broadway Roundup: Cicely Tyson, Alan Cumming....

    Start shining the Tony award for Cicely Tyson, who's just plain wonderful in The Trip To Bountiful, Horton Foote's play about an older lady who wants to return to the Texas town of her youth, remembering it as a place of fertility and goodness. The 1985 movie had a heartbreaking Geraldine Page per ... More >>

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    January 29, 2013

    Could Argo Win Just One Oscar?

    Meaning the Big One. Argo has been picking up so much steam lately--it copped the PGA, the Golden Globe, and the SAG--that it's looking like a much healthier Best Picture Oscar candidate than it did when they snubbed Ben Affleck for a Best Director nomination. As has been pointed out, Hollywood li ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    New Hope For Ben Affleck and Argo?

    Ben Affleck was surprisingly shut out of an Oscar nomination for Best Director last week, but he's not down yet. He stunned all the experts by copping Best Picture and Best Director at last night's Golden Globes as Lincoln looked distinctly un-Presidential. (As I just noted on CNN, the only award t ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    Jane Fonda As An Eccentric Granny

    In a movie, that is. Doesn't she look amazing in the role? It's from Bruce Beresford's Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding, which is opening in June.

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    October 20, 2011

    Musicals Based On Movies: What's Next?

    ​Billy Elliot, Priscilla, and Sister Act have carried on the time-honored tradition of turning popular movies into musicals. What next? I'll tell you: *Fatal Attraction The adaptation--titled Crazy Bitch, The Musical--will feature a well-chosen bunch of Sondheim chestnuts. ("You said you l ... More >>

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    May 10, 2011

    James Earl Jones Used To Work At The Voice!

    ​ I know this for a fact because the great actor told me about it last night! I was at Bridgewater's, where the formidable James Earl Jones was getting the Monte Cristo award from the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Michael Douglas, Hal Prince, Leslie Uggams, and James' Driving Miss Daisy co- ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Tony Nominations! My Final Predictions!

    ​The dramatics! The emoting! The singing and dancing and screeching for the back row! I'm talking about what's going to happen when the Tony nominations are announced tomorrow morning. My final (and 100% correct) predictions are: BEST PLAY Jerusalem War Horse Good People Motherf**k ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    What's Wrong With Broadway? It's Not Just Spider-Man!

    Bono's Peter Parker isn't the only thing that's crashing and boring

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    March 21, 2011

    No Press Tickets To Charlie Sheen's Tour?

    ​It might be shaping up that way. I just asked Charlie's publicist for press tickets to cover the My Violent Torpedo of Truth tour when it comes to Radio City in April--could any sane pop cultural reporter afford to miss this thing?--and he said he'd try, but he doesn't think there will be me ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    Driving Miss Daisy Ticket Giveaway!

    ​ Want to see two legends--James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave--in the current Broadway revival of the Pulitzer winning Driving Miss Daisy? I'm giving away three pairs of tickets for the Monday February 7th performance, which is a very special benefit for the all impor ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: Dan Choi, Bad Lieutenant

    ‚ÄčLt. Daniel Choi resembles so many other American soldiers in many, many ways: as a late 20s West Point grad who loves his country, a born-again Christian, as a soldier who's served two tours in Iraq, and as a soldier who's been kicked out of the military. But even that isn't the distinguishment t ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    The Language Archive and Driving Miss Daisy Offer Bittersweet Fables

    A new play from Julia Cho, an old one from Alfred Uhry

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    October 27, 2010

    Countess LuAnn Meets Pee-wee Herman

    Awards—they're a girl thing. Mostly, anyway, but the shows are bitchin'

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    October 27, 2010

    This Week's Voice: Avey Tare, Greg Nice, and More

    Crocodiles are kind of a thing for Avey Tare. Photo by Atiba Jefferson.​In this week's Village Voice, Andy Beta talks with Animal Collective's Avey Tare about this new solo record, Down There, and Jesse Serwer catches up with Greg Nice at the quarter-century mark of his august rap career.

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Charlie Sheen Is Way Too Old To Get Wasted

    ​Last night, while I was at a very civilized party at the Plaza for Driving Miss Daisy, Charlie Sheen was naked, inebriated, and in a rage in his trashed suite at the same hotel. According to the Post, police were called to the scene and Sheen was sent to a hospital for unknown reasons. Char ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    What's with The "No Intermission" Thing?

    ​The trendy Broadway shows du jour don't give you a half-time break to pee, take a breather, or leave! It's become de rigueur to play things straight to the finish rather than give the audience--not to mention the actors--a chance to tend to their bladders or other body parts, for that matter ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    Blind Items About Abortions And Trannie Chasers!

    Who's doing what to whom? Your guess is not as good as mine.

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    September 15, 2010

    The Star-Studded Hollywood Invasion of Broadway Continues: Stiller, Kidman, Rock, and More!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    Official Answer To My Question About The Driving Miss Daisy Billing

    ​ Just the other day, I asked why James Earl Jones has gotten billing ahead of Vanessa Redgrave in Broadway's imminent Driving Miss Daisy revival. They're both acting titans of the highest magnitude, but after all, Daisy is the title role and Vanessa's an Oscar winner.

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    August 19, 2010

    Who Gets Top Billing in Driving Miss Daisy?

    ​The marquee is up for the Driving Miss Daisy revival on Broadway, and James Earl Jones's name is the first one listed! He's on the left and Vanessa Redgrave comes next, on the right. This might be an alphabetical way to handle two titans of such magnitude, but isn't Vanessa slightly bigger, ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010
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    July 9, 2010

    Will Vanessa Redgrave Incite the Jews by Playing One?

    ​Ever since it was announced that Driving Miss Daisy was coming to Broadway, with Vanessa Redgrave as the cranky old Jewish lady and James Earl Jones as her trusty driver, people have been polishing up the Tonys. But there IS a problem, as someone on a Broadway board has noted. Says the post ... More >>

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    Being Stanley Kubrick

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