Joel Grey

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Liza's The One Who Made Cabaret Much Gayer

    Last night, Warner Brothers Home Entertainment and TCM presented an amazing 40th anniversary restoration of Cabaret at the Ziegfeld--where it originally premiered--and every gay of a certain age was there, and then some. The film held up beautifully in all its dark commentary, brilliant staging, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Liza Didn't Think She'd Get The Oscar

    At last night's Warner Bros. Home Entertainment/TCM presentation of Cabaret at the Ziegfeld, Liza Minnelli said she thought Diana Ross was going to win the Oscar for Best Actress of 1972, for Lady Sings The Blues. "So I'd adjusted to that," she explained. "They said my name, and my father [Vincent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    A Free Screening Of Cabaret's Restoration, And Liza Will Attend!

    Bob Fosse's landmark 1972 movie of Cabaret--which was deemed so swirlingly brilliant it beat The Godfather for the Best Director Oscar--will be shown for free at the Ziegfeld, where it originally premiered, on January 31. And some pretty special people are coming, namely Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Broadway's New Cinderella Entertained Me Last Night

    A few years ago, a Minnesota gal named Laura Osnes won a reality show competition that selected the new Sandy in Grease!, and that was just the beginning. She followed that with other Broadway credits like Anything Goes, Bonnie & Clyde (Tony nomination), and the upcoming Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Bernadette Peters Admits She May Have Aged A Tiny Bit

    The timeless Bernadette Peters was the guest of honor at a New Dramatists Luncheon at the Marriott Marquis yesterday, where she was serenaded by costars Elaine Stritch and John Dossett and honored by Joel Grey, who said she's been like a younger sister to him ever since she played just that in Georg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Mike Bloomberg Marries Advisers Jonathan Mintz and John Feinblatt at Gracie Mansion

    ​This blogger has been to a lot of weddings. This blogger, however, was keenly excited to see 1. Mayor Bloomberg marry someone, someone not his daughter or a former mayor (the two types of people he had once vowed he would only marry), and 2. To partake, even in a small way, in the first same- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Tony Nominations! My Final Predictions!

    ​The dramatics! The emoting! The singing and dancing and screeching for the back row! I'm talking about what's going to happen when the Tony nominations are announced tomorrow morning. My final (and 100% correct) predictions are: BEST PLAY Jerusalem War Horse Good People Motherf**k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    The Normal Heart Soars: My Review

    ​Run to the Golden Theatre if you want to be reminded of how alive you are. You'll be moved, enraged, buzzed, and haunted. You will feel. By the end of the masterful revival of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart--directed by Joel Grey and George C. Wolfe--the audience has been put through an e ... More >>

  • Theater

    April 13, 2011

    Anything Goes--Classic Ahoy!

    Kathleen Marshall sails Cole Porter onto 43rd Street

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Best Films of 1972: Eight 10-Best Lists (And 'The Godfather' Only Makes One of Them!)

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 11, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 2 films in focus by Andrew Sarris 'Tis the season to grind out 10-best lists, and this is certainly not the year to turn one's back on tradition. Still, there is at least one prominent film critic who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Charlie Chaplin Classes Up the 1972 Oscars Ceremony

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 20, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 16 films in focus By Andrew Sarris The 44th annual festivities of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences began with a whimper and ended with a bang, demonstrating that, among other things, Oscar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Hanging With The Tony Crowd

    At an American Theatre Wing dinner at Cipriani the other night, I got to sit with a bevy of Tony award types and wet myself with delight. At my table, Roger Robinson--who's Tony nominated for Joe Turner's Come and Gone--said that, after the bump they got from the Obamas seeing the show, he was stun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008
  • Film

    September 26, 2006

    The Harder They Come

    The subversive mainstream friendliness of John Cameron Mitchell's sex-positive cheer

  • Music

    December 13, 2005

    Get Down, Moses

    Upstart local Jewish musicians weave a coat of many colors

  • Theater

    November 4, 2003

    Green Witch, Mean Time

    Both on and Off-Broadway, new musicals suffer from severe multiple personality disorder

  • Film

    March 5, 2002
  • Film

    May 30, 2000
  • Theater

    October 12, 1999
  • Film

    May 4, 1999
  • Columns

    April 20, 1999

    NY Mirror

    On Divas Live '99, the bewigged trio of Cher, Elton John, and Tina Turner rocked on Elton's theme song, 'Proud Mary.'