Edwin Drood

  • Columns

    May 8, 2013

    Tom Hanks Tells Me What People Do To Him On The Subway

    Here's all the chatter from Broadway's nominees

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    No Tony Nomination For Bette Midler

    They must have thought her performance as agent Sue Mengers in I'll Eat You Last was just too frothily campy to count as capital-A Acting--especially when you have serious contenders like avant-garde queen Fiona Shaw angsting it up in The Testament of Mary. But wait, they didn't nominate Shaw eithe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Broadway Hits Have Become Critic-Proof Like Movies!

    It used to be that a Broadway show that got raves would have a pretty good chance of being a hit and one that got trashed by critics would most likely fold. This was the complete opposite of movies, whereby something that got great reviews could easily flop if it didn't have mass appeal, while the ... More >>

  • Theater

    November 14, 2012

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood: Not So Mysterious

    Rupert Holmes makes light of the Dickensian darkness

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    I Helped Choose Edwin Drood's Killer: My Review

    At The Mystery of Edwin Drood, melodrama meets shtick meets interaction, as Charles Dickens' last novel--which he died before finishing--gets completed by audience members picking the killer of orphan Drood. It's basically Victorian literature meets American Idol--quite an appealing mix, as it turn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    The Best Actress In A Musical Tony Nominees Will Be...

    I love predicting Tony award categories 10 whole months before they're announced because there's something so perverse about guessing who'll get the nominations before some of the shows have even started rehearsing! Even more deliciously, I usually get at least 60% right. So here are my predix f ... More >>