The first thing celebrities learn, practically out of the womb, is "Never let them see you sweat! Sparkle, but don't shine, honey!" And I've done a lot of TV, where the most common refrain you hear is, "You're getting a little shiny. Get out the powder pronto. No, not the coke, dummy!" A compact i ... More >>
There was a lot of hilarious stuff this year--mostly intentional--but the following were easily the funniest "straight play" scenes of all. (5) In the farcical Don't Dress For Dinner (above), the French cook (Spencer Kayden) had to be turned into a soignee dinner guest, for reasons too silly to me ... More >>
Broadway's finest have been honored by the Tony nominating committee, the results announced just moments ago as theater folk all over town felt some real emotion for a change. Among the nominated are, well, approximately two thirds of the people I predicted yesterday. But more interestingly, who g ... More >>
This has been a really good year for tough teachers on Broadway. In Master Class, Tyne Daly played Maria Callas, the opera diva ripping her students a new one in her inimitable prima-donna style. In Venus in Fur, Nina Arianda is a mystery lady who comes to audition for writer Hugh Dancy and/or exc ... More >>
David Ives's play makes its Broadway transfer
When Nina Arianda entered the stage last year in the off-Broadway production of David Ives's Venus In Fur, playing Vanda, a frazzled yet manipulative actress who's late for an audition, it was almost like she was actually auditioning for all of us. This was our first glimpse of the brand new ... More >>
Hugh Dancy gets caught in a love triangle
Julianne Moore, wasted again
And other whore stories in post-crackdown clubs. Then, suddenly, a Pygmalion-like transformation.
I talked to Dancy, but Christian bailed. Paris Hilton got out, too.
Chick-flick genre to Evening: Why you gotta make us look bad?
Rehab as a beautiful experience, plus cracks about pies. Psst! Ted Haggard was a top.
Several revivals of WWI-era plays raise ghosts of unfinished business
Hack hawk down: Bruckheimer blitzkrieg stifles Arthurian epic's revisionist ambitions