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Once again, feel-good battles artsinessfor the Antoinettes
This week's column is a breathless triumph that sums up the Broadway season by interviewing various notables at a Tony nominees meet-and-greet where they grabbed at plaques and press ops. You'll learn: *What Gladys Knight has to do with the upcoming reimagining of Jekyll & Hyde *What Bonnie & Cly ... More >>
A noisy adaptation glitzes up a famous '90s film
That's a song Capathia Jenkins (above) sang in Broadway's Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me a few years ago, spoofing the way so many musicals rely on a plus-sized African American powerhouse to save the evening with a big belty number. And naturally she stopped the show as she sang it. And she's at i ... More >>
When you first saw the 1990 afterlife romantic comedy thriller Ghost, did you think, "This needs songs! Like a number for a ghost telling the Swayze character, 'You gotta let go'. And a mopey power ballad every time the Demi girl looks sad without her man and her pottery wheel"? Did you also muse, ... More >>
I arrived at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre last night for the promised taste of Ghost The Musical -- based on the hit 1990 movie about the potter, the potted plant, and the pot smoker -- and immediately scooped up a pretty blue drink sitting on a tray. "That's the Unchained Melody," explained t ... More >>
When it was announced that Ghost the musical would come to Broadway, hot on the heels of the current Sister Act, I realized, "That's two musicals based on Whoopi Goldberg movies!"
Ghost the movie always appealed to me because I felt it worked as a supernatural tale, a romance, and a wacky comedy. I was a sucker for its charms from the second Demi Moore started working that pottery pole and dead Patrick Swayze appeared behind her. (I always wanted him to appear behind me). ... More >>
As the old adage says, don't believe everything you read or hear. That seems to be the theme of today's big story: the revelation that actor Patrick Swayze has pancreatic cancer. The National Enquirer (the connotation of "tabloid" if there ever was one), broke the story yesterday, reporting that the ... More >>
Burt Reynolds and Bobby Simone Pass in the Night