*Will we really have to put New York on stilts some day to avoid the storm surge? Can't we all just wear higher heels? *Didn't I tell you how great Jack's 99-cent stores are? While people were frantically running around scarfing up flashlight batteries for 30 scammy dollars, the Jack's on 40th St ... More >>
Well, if the musical of Carrie could come back in a relatively tasteful revival, and even a singing/dancing Helen Keller show could wow 'em in Korea, why not? I saw most of the Living Dead tuner at a sneak peek preview last night, and can report that it's not gruesome and campy and hilarious at all ... More >>
For years, I've joked about a Helen Keller musical with lyrics like, "Helen, Helen/Stop your yellin', Helen/I can't hear you, and you can't hear yourself..." Well, it's come true! Somewhere in naughty, bawdy Asia, they've gotten the sheer gall together to make Helen's story into a singing and dan ... More >>
chrisryannyc.comI judged the Mr. Gay NY pageant at Barracuda last night, where five fine looking specimens paraded before the room in evening wear and swimsuits. That was all just hunky dory, thank you. But then came the question and answer segment. Uh-oh. Literacy trouble ahead.
Billy ErbThe drag star has new cabaret show, That Ain't No Lady!, at La Escuelita (301 W. 39th Street), 8 PM every Tuesday starting October 4, and more celebs are lining up to give it thumbs up than begged to be in "We Are The World." In fact, Bunny just provided me with this really inspirin ... More >>
Ever look like a picnic table? Ever see three other people also wearing red plaid gingham shirts and feel like you're part of a whole bunch of picnic tables?
James Shapiro examines the colorful history of anti-Stratfordism
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The Miracle Worker comes to Broadway
Embedding disabled; watch the clip here. I love me any kind of stage drama about Helen Keller, especially when she wackily answers the iron! But a whole other mishap occurred in this legendary clip showing an amateur production of The Miracle Worker. At a peak moment, the actress playing Hel ... More >>
Sometimes the most fascinating items in the New York Post are buried in the lifestyle coverage. Today Reed Tucker's "Diet Soda Diatribe" takes off from Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez ' claim that Coke Zero is bad for you. While saying up front, as all good Americans must, that Chavez "would love n ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 22, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 22 Wow By Jerry Tallmer I am afraid this is going to be strong language -- if not so strong as some which it will arouse -- but I feel violated, dirtied by "ISLE OF CHILDREN," a slop-opera by Robert L. Joseph a ... More >>
(Arthur) Penn in the margins
The news that a musical about Anne Frank is being produced in Spain reminded me of how ahead of the curve I was on THAT trend (along with white rap, Uggs, and fisting for dollars)! A couple of years ago, I dreamed up a very high concept musical dealing with plight of Anne Frank while whimsically com ... More >>
A drowned child, the tooth fairy, and spirals of words
Soft toss: Billy Bob's bawdy Bad Santa shtick can't save Linklater's dull remake from irrelevance
Of human bondage: The Farrelly brothers attempt incredible two-headed genre transplant