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 >>
Here are the ten best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Here are the ten best concerts around the city this week, in no particular order.
Enough with the T-shirts and mugs. How many can one tourist really ever need? I've decided what the following Broadway shows should be really be hawking: Spider-Man: Turn off The Dark: Raid Wicked: Green paint remover Glengarry Glen Ross. Crummy real estate
Once again, feel-good battles artsinessfor the Antoinettes
Michael Grandage helms the latest Rice-Webber Broadway revival
Disclosure: I busted my ass to get from a TV appearance to Evita but got there moments late. I had to watch the first 15 minutes on a monitor in the lobby, then was allowed in to my seat. And it was worth the ass-busting. I always thought the highly conceptualized 1979 Harold Prince-directed prod ... More >>
In his own revue currently on Broadway, the charming Hugh Jackman sings a snippet of "I Won't Dance," backed by a full orchestra, dancing girls, and a slide show. In An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, Broadway vets Patti and Mandy do the same song conversationally and intimately, sitt ... More >>
Brigitte Lacombe And if you had to say "Patti and Mandy who?" then you're not going to care anyway, so just go back to your football game. I'm obviously talking about former Evita co-stars Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, who have been touring in a two-person evening of belting and who are a ... More >>
One of the musical theater legends of the modern age, Patti LuPone has always had an excitingly personal sense of diction, but in this 1981 Tony awards segment, she sounds like she's chewing on marbles while ebulliently belting out "Buenos Aires" from her triumphant Evita star turn. Everything's com ... More >>
Expressionist vaudeville meets the musical, via Weill-Lenya letters