The ex-Baywatch blond announced that on Dancing With The Stars before being eliminated last night, and the kids on the Broadway boards are buzzing about just what show she might be coming in. Hedda Gabler? Medea? Baywatch The Musical?
So Cynthia Nixon will be coming back to Broadway this season in a revival of the Pulitzer winning Wit, about a woman sardonically dealing with the depersonalization of cancer treatments. Well, guess who she could very well be competing with for the Tony?
Michael Weller follows up Fifty Words at MCC
New York Theatre Workshop and the Atlantic Theater open their seasons
If you haven't already heard of it, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is an emo-rock opera by young theater provocateurs Michael Friedman and Alex Timbers, who's also the guy responsible for mounting a "Hell House" in bougie-Brooklyn, a Scientology Christmas Pageant, and a version of Henrik Ibsen' ... More >>
Alexander Burns's Henri Gabler
Plus a helping of roasted Manilow.
photo of Lady Sovereign by Rebecca Smeyne In the week we mourned Lux Interior, we also noted William Burrough's birthday, and the anniversary of Sid Vicious's death. Did you hear Bruce Springsteen played the Super Bowl? And rammed his pelvis directly into the national mood? Sports were a weird co ... More >>
I couldn't let the week go by without weighing in on the war between those two thesping titans, Oscar winner Faye Dunaway and crap star Hilary Duff. Faye recently mouthed off on the upcoming remake of Bonnie and Clyde, which costars the Duse of the nail salon crowd, Duff. As the Joan Crawford imper ... More >>
Credit: David Rodgers Playwright and actor Charles Busch has just opened his latest play, The Third Story--an MCC production at the Lucille Lortel Theatre that counts Kathleen Turner among its fine cast. On the occasion of the new piece, which naturally features Busch in copious amounts of female ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla gives us "Hipster Runoff Explained (Maybe)," a possibly illuminating chat with the Internet's latest mystery man. Stephen Slaybaugh investigates the sweet pop pleasure of the Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Aidan Levy on the ambitious 'Search ... More >>
Graham Rayman has been following the "Fight Club" cooked up by Rikers Island guards for a couple of years, and the Bronx D.A. has started dishing out charges. Inmates used and rewarded as enforcers, beatings arranged so as not to leave marks, victims intimidated into silence (and a few killed) -- th ... More >>
. . .But not their productions
At Splash, the showtunes must go on.
Mary-Louise Parker takes on Ibsens Nora
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 1, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 32 Obies 1961 A standing-room-only audience on Saturday afternoon saw the chief honors of the off-Broadway season split between "The Blacks" and "Hedda Gabler." Anne Meacham as Hedda was named Best Actress this yea ... More >>
Ivo van Hove's radical reinterpretation of Opening Night
Monster Mom: middlebrow French melodrama
Looking to the fall, a season on the brink with Billy Elliot, Shrek, 13
Riots! Devils! Mopey Danes! The famous shows we're most sorry we missed.
The best international theater New York still needs to see
The Beach Boys rock Ibsen's world in this very modern production
Grey Gardens proves that bad housekeeping can make good theater
Bernarda Alba stamps out the rhythms, but what about the facts?
Poet or proselytizer: Will the real Henrik please stand up?
A Guide to the New York International Fringe Festival's Recycling Program
Did Ibsen's A Doll's House need updating? Berlin's Thomas Ostermeier gave it a shot.
Ivo van Hove's blunt, stripped-down staging takes a wild Hedda into unknown territory
Arnaud Desplechin's Spiritual Adventures