The first Disney princess film to completely root itself in anything like the true feminine experience.
I saw the queen of bitterness--best known for Hairspray, Xanadu, and The Addams Family--in concert last night at 54 Below and thrilled to her succession of lashings, hilariously pulled off. For example: *She was horrified to read in the New York Times that Patti LuPone opened the club on June 5. ... More >>
Whether they're afraid or simply dismissive, certain big names -- or at least their handlers -- have unceremoniously denied my requests to chat with them through the years. The glittery dishonor roll is as follows: LL Cool J. And I only asked because it was a slow news week. Betty White. W ... More >>
Funny Girl is the classic musical about entertainer Fanny Brice, a show that is never revived because Barbra Streisand was so indelible in the role, you'd have to be an absolute looney tune to even go near it. And the movie captures her performance for all time, a constant reminder of the p ... More >>
If you're a legit performer who's not ripped apart in Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway shows, then you don't count for much and in fact you might not exist at all! A badge of honor among Broadway bright lights for years has been getting skewered by Alessandrini's deft spoofs as rende ... More >>
At Splash, the showtunes must go on.
What do you do when you have a smash show that's inspired thousands of 'tweens to argue stuff like, "Who was better, Kristin or Idina?" and you can't think of other ways to create merch for those frothing pubescents to buy? You find a fucking way! And so, on the 28th, just in time for Halloween, the ... More >>
Musical Mondays at the gay club Splash was extra packed with theater queens this week because actual Broadway stars—the cast of [title of show]—were set to work their magic onstage at midnight. Before they went on, the crowd sang along to numbers from Rent, Wicked, and anything else with Idina M ... More >>
Yeah, my hot list, compared with the others, which aren't so hot
Columbus's movie version is stiff, stolid, and stuck in an excruciatingly detailed past
Michael John LaChiusa's new musical at the Public: Part Akutagawa and part acute annoyance
Little Women as a Broadway musical? Louisa May Alcott has indeed come a long way, baby
Both on and Off-Broadway, new musicals suffer from severe multiple personality disorder
Thirty-Three New York Theater Types Offer Up Their Favorite Productions From the 19992000 Season