La Bete

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Broadway ChitChat From The Tony Nominees

    ​This week's column has my invigorating talks with various award nominees who sparkled up the Broadway season. Here are some extra tidbits from the stars: How did Mark Rylance (above), the volcanic actor who's Tony nominated for Jerusalem, feel about not also being nominated for his perform ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Jerusalem Brings Blood And Guts To Broadway: My Review

    ​The new Olivier by way of John Belushi, Mark Rylance is willing to go to even darker places than an electrician in a power blackout. Three years ago, he won a Tony for his Buster Keaton-ish deadpan in Boeing Boeing, and more recently he played a scary vulgarian who spoke in verse in the stim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    'Burlesque' Was Just Turned Into A Drag Show

    ​This time with real drag queens. As I recently told you, the Cher/Christina Aguilera movie musical Burlesque inspired a drag spoof called Boylesque at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, and there was actually not much difference.

  • Theater

    October 20, 2010

    Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, La Bete, and A Life in the Theatre--Second Helpings on 45th Street

    A fake Andrew Jackson and a fake Moliere join a real Patrick Stewart on Broadway

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    This Week's Voice: Best of NYC, the Fall of TVT Records, Corin Tucker, Kermit Ruffins, and More

    Corin Tucker, closet Twilight fan. Photo by John Clark.​In this week's Village Voice, we present our annual Best of NYC issue! Relevant to SOTC readers will be Rob Harvilla's sublime essay on Nicki Minaj and our fulsome Arts & Entertainment and Bars & Clubs sections, but be sure to consult Peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: The Best of NYC 2010

    ​New York City: The Best in the World, no doubt. And every year, the Village Voice is as close to the eye of the swirling chaos that it is, and every year, we take one step back to say: this is the best shit in the best city in the world. Normally, 2010 would be no different, but this year, gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Mark Rylance Passes Gas and Passes Muster

    ​He's been described as the new Olivier, but I don't recall Olivier ever taking on the Jerry Lewis role in Boeing Boeing or playing a street clown who spits, farts, and spews rhymed couplets of narcissistic nonsense in La Bete. Mark Rylance has done that--and more--throwing himself fearlessly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    What's with The "No Intermission" Thing?

    ​The trendy Broadway shows du jour don't give you a half-time break to pee, take a breather, or leave! It's become de rigueur to play things straight to the finish rather than give the audience--not to mention the actors--a chance to tend to their bladders or other body parts, for that matter ... More >>