Let's not consider this a full-fledged review of the Cyrano de Bergerac re-mounting on Broadway, just my rather nasal musings about it. The star of this production, directed by Jamie Lloyd from a translation by Ranjit Bolt, is definitely the nose. It's more elaborate than in past versions--bigger, ... More >>
Vodka Stinger--the tempestuous siren from Wednesday nights at Pieces--actually caught Broadway's La Cage aux Folles revival costarring Jeffrey Tambor, before Tambor quit beause he basically froze in front of the audience like Elaine Stritch's margarita glass. Here is Vodka's hilarious firs ... More >>
The Great White Way has become the the Great White Gay, with heels on! Next month, the great Harvey Fierstein will take over the role of Albin in La Cage aux Folles (the show he wrote the book for), and Wilson Jermaine Heredia, who once donned drag for Rent, will play the cross-dressing maid ... More >>
Kelsey Grammer wants you pregnant. Kelsey Grammer is a conservative Republican (though he has arguably OK views on gay marriage that have coincided with his appearance in Broadway's La Cage aux Folles). And he has some interesting family values of his own, it turns out.
Primary Stages mounts Jonathan Tolins's new theater-centric play
New Lips, old musicals, other stuff and Nunsense
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 Limelight's born again, and so am I
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 . . .
Fun with assisted suicide. Plus: Puffy Combs on the craft of acting?
The Addams Family: ghoulish turns into goulash. Get it?At least other nightlife isn't such torture.
A musical that's not a groundbreaker can still have some fun left when it's old and gay