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