Kerry Butler

  • Theater

    April 17, 2013

    Dropped Call

    Tanya Barfield’s new play about biracial adoption loses reception with distracting tactics

  • Theater

    April 11, 2012

    The Best Man: Political Party Animals

    It's presidential-campaign showbiz in a Gore Vidal revival

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    The Five Best 11 O'Clock Numbers In Broadway History

    ​An 11 o'clock number is a song that comes towards the very end of a Broadway musical, when a leading character has a fit of emotion and pours it out in music. It's a showstopper that's generally designed to give the tourists something to hum about when they leave. My five faves in ascending ... More >>

  • Theater

    April 13, 2011

    Catch Me If You Can Thinks Inside the Box

    The creators of Hairspray go direct to video with their new musical

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2008

    Let's Play Casting Director For Guys and Dolls, Shall We?

    The immortal musical Guys and Dolls is heading back to Broadway, which is about as surprising as the fact that Pal Joey, On The Town, West Side Story, and the entire David Mamet canon are being regurgitated back too. I guess we might as well embrace the inevitable while admitting that, seeing as I p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2008

    Who Will Get Tony Nominations? Only I Know--Or Care

    I know I'm the only one within miles who gives a rat's ass about this, especially so early in the game, but please humor me as I put out my predictions for my favorite Tony awards category, Best Actress in a Musical. (Come on, please! This can't really harm anyone and it'll make me feel so good.) It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008

    What the Butler Saw: How Gay is Xanadu!

    Kerry Butler, the one on the left As I mentioned in the column, I finally met Kerry Butler, the winning star of Broadway's nutty Xanadu, and she told me she LOVES it when she looks out into the audience and spots a lot of gays. "I think, 'Yay! it's gay night!'," Kerry exulted with a glinty smile. O ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 18, 2008

    Valerie Bertinelli on "Spitzer's Dick"!

    No more governor, so it's full speed ahead with Valerie Bertinelli and Kerry Butler

  • Theater

    August 21, 2007

    Remembrance of Whatevuh

    Grease and A Midsummer Night's Dream revisit familiar territory

  • Theater

    July 10, 2007

    Revised Standard Diversion

    Chinese opera comes to Lincoln Center; Greek myth goes to a roller disco.

  • Columns

    July 3, 2007

    Room With a Spew

    Maggots at the Times and other nasty revelations

  • Columns

    June 19, 2007

    Pre-Coital Clubbing

    At Lincoln Center, the ambiance of felching. Elsewhere, smoking gossip.

  • Theater

    September 13, 2005

    Taking the Plunge

    Kirsten Childs's dolphins play dangerous human games. But referee Tina Landau's asleep.

  • Columns

    May 20, 2003
  • Theater

    August 20, 2002