Eugene O'Neill gets a shot of musical good cheer
The high point of last night's Astaire Awards for Broadway/film dancing had Liza Minnelli winning the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award amidst a sea of applauding Fosse hands. "She's a standup, knockaround broad," said Tony Danza by way of tribute. "She goes for the kill and always comes bac ... More >>
Darren Criss is attracting screaming Gleeks to How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and they're filling the seats once occupied by screaming Potterphiles. Which brings to mind the topic of Broadway replacements and how they fare in light of all the hoopla generated by the original star ... More >>
The other day I wrote about Broadway stars who don't get to recreate their roles in the movie version, and said I was thrilled that Gwen Verdon at least got to do Damn Yankees onscreen. But if you believe '50s movie star Mitzi Gaynor, that only happened because she turned it down.
In 1975, when Gwen Verdon hurt herself and had to drop out of the original production of Chicago for a while, Liza Minnelli valiantly stepped in and dazzled alongside Gwen's costar Chita Rivera. This photo of the three divas together makes me very happy and all that jazz, so I thought I'd share it w ... More >>
Nightlife pickin's so slim that I even went to a museum.
In a 1955 musical and a Greek classic, powers from down below get up to no good
Christina Applegate favors her injured foot but the production starts on the wrong one
With Cole Porter in command of the music, if you get a kick, you've got no kick coming