Once Les Miserables made tons of money, it was inevitable that the floodgates would be open for the filming of every musical ever made. (Can't wait to see movies of Carrie, Scandalous, and Nick and Nora. Kidding.)
And so, Rob Marshall is directing a film of Sondheim's Into the Woods, and they're ge ... 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 >>
Here are the highlights from my very vivid three-hour viewing experience. Hold your applause till the end:
Interviewed on the red carpet, Tyne Daly dismissively said the Tonys are a race meant for everyone else, "not for us." She wasn't nominated.
How bad were the musicals this year? So bad that ... More >>
Tom Edden has gotten Tony and Drama Desk nominations for his hilarious performance as an old helper who's pretty much helpless in the farcically funny play One Man, Two Guvnors.
At a Drama Desk meet and greet at Oceana the other day, Tom told me he's openly gay and has a boyfriend--soon to be a hus ... More >>
I've seen almost everything this season except Magic/Bird--which to me sounds like a wildlife puppet show, and it's quite possible that's what it is--and I'm ready to tell you who will definitely maybe probably almost get Tony nominated tomorrow morning.
*Othe ... More >>
The Benny Hill Show has finally made it to Broadway, more or less.
One Man, Two Guvnors--a knockabout farce about a lovable schmo who ends up trying to please two bosses in various forms of hiding--is lowbrow, spirited, and fourth-wall breaking, filled with anachronisms, audience participation, and ... More >>