Jackie Hoffman is bringing back her hilarious A Chanukah Carol in which the famed kvetchaholic rethinks her life after being visited by Ghosts of Chanuah Past, Present, and Future, and Molly Picon. As a Dickens musical, this will made Edwin Drool while putting a cocktail Oliver in your Manischewitz ... More >>
Little Orphan Annie's adventures charmed America as a comic strip from 1924 all the way to 2010, thanks to curly hair, undrenchable optimism, and catchy expressions like "Leapin' lizards." Decades after the character's inception, Annie the musical brightened a bleak time in the '70s with its own cu ... More >>
I love predicting Tony award categories 10 whole months before they're announced because there's something so perverse about guessing who'll get the nominations before some of the shows have even started rehearsing! Even more deliciously, I usually get at least 60% right. So here are my predix f ... More >>
Rebecca DavisI was at Feinstein's at the Loews Regency last night to see Michael Feinstein and Barbara Cook do their wonderful show, Cheek to Cheek. (I'll have more about it in the next column.) And I was delighted to see Cook radiating more of a feisty personality than I've ever known her t ... More >>
Last night's 20th anniversary edition of Broadway Bares, benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, was a splashy gala at Roseland, which I'll tell you about in the column. But let me fill you in on a couple of fun celebrity moments from the revue, which I noticed in between gagging on, I ... 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!
Living high with Sondheim. Other heroes include Sean Hayes, Denzel. On the other hand, Kelsey Grammer . . .
Whether new plays or revivals, Broadway shows seem to be singing familiar tunes
Respect for a master actor and teacher who inspired others through the unmatched sublimity of her example