Yesterday, it was announced that Shia LeBeouf was leaving the production of Orphans because of the fabled "creative differences" reason. In other words, "Please leave. It ain't working. You got creative differences with that? Sorry!" A Hollywood Reporter investigation reveals that director Daniel ... More >>
When Michael McGrath won a Tony award on Sunday for his performance as a lovable gangster in the Gerswhin musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, he thanked his wife and said, "Baby, you're the greatest!" The back story on that reference is that he's set to play Ralph Kramden in the upcoming, absolute ... More >>
The revival of Sondheim's Follies offers more extravagance than emotional grip
Is a serviceable Follies good enough? Yes, because the 1971 classic is such a rich, dark leap into regret, with a witty and poignant Sondheim score--and besides, the Eric Schaeffer-directed production rises to the occasion for Act Two. You know the drill:
Howard Barker and Jan Maxwell team up at PTP/NYC
The classic show biz breakdown musical, Follies, is coming back to Broadway, complete with its luscious and witty Sondheim score. There are no fewer than four showstopping numbers for women in the musical. Your faves in order? Here are mine: (4) Could I Leave You? Phyllis--played by Jan ... More >>
First new trees, then off to Detroit for the wide-ranging playwright. Plus, summer theater picks.
Well, there have been two Alien vs. Predators, so why the hell not? And the battling Hollywood battleaxes are ripe for dramatization, their every bitchy contention (like Bette's that she was a real actress while Joan was a mere movie star) begging to be pronounced on a legit stage. So somet ... More >>
Here they are, boys! Here they are, world! Here's predictions! Best Musical: Memphis. Though I pray I'm wrong and it's Fela! Play: Red. Though I'm actually rooting for Next Fall
The 2010 Tony nominations are out, and the yearly ceremony that becomes more and more designed to persuade people from anywhere but New York City to spend money on theater is soon to follow. The idea behind the Tonys is simply to get Broadway to appeal to the rest of America in a big, fancy ... More >>
In case you live for the nominations like I do (and by the way, they'll be announced tomorrow morning), here are my guesses. Disclaimer: I'm at a disadvantage. I actually saw the shows!
Chattering with Emmy winner Leslie Jordan, plus sounding off on Broadway.
Plus sizing up other leading ladies, nightlife crime, and Tony hopefuls.
The director wrangles one of the biggest, most stellar casts of the season
Three shows from the Potomac Theatre Project
Legally Blonde makes a workout video; Coram Boy makes a mess
In director Scott Ellis's hands, Orton's sly script feels more like a Fox sitcom
Ionesco's one-acts: Language flying on a dangerous high
Fugard Builds an Allegory; Feiffer Deconstructs the Old Left