Catch two legends onstage
Two legends onstage
Here are the highlights from my very vivid three-hour viewing experience. Hold your applause till the end: Interviewed on the red carpet, Tyne Daly dismissively said the Tonys are a race meant for everyone else, "not for us." She wasn't nominated. How bad were the musicals this year? So bad that ... More >>
Philip Seymour Hoffman comes to Broadway
Mike Nichols helms the Broadway revival of an American classic
This week in the Voice, out today: Steven Thrasher discovers that some nonprofit managers in New York -- including at the Jewish Guild for the Blind -- aren't just rich, but among society's wealthiest: "Although he runs a nonprofit, Alan Morse is comfortably in the 1 percent that Occupy Wall Street ... More >>
It's not the fault of anyone in the new Mike Nichols-directed production of the Arthur Miller classic Death of A Salesman that the definitive revival was done in 1999. That one, directed by Robert Falls, and starring a powerful Brian Dennehy as Willy Loman and a wrenching Elizabeth Franz as his wif ... More >>
In a play! In the book Robert Altman, An Oral Biography, Cher remembers that Altman wanted her to play the transsexual Joanne in the 1981 play (and later movie) Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. But Cher didn't want to go there.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 9, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 45 films in focus by Andrew Sarris By the time you read this column you will know the results of the 1972 election. You will know who won and by how large a margin, and everything you read will be color ... More >>
Take a tour of Jules Feiffer's life
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 28, 1967, Vol. XIII, No. 11 Films by Andrew Sarris "THE GRADUATE" has been adapted by Mike Nichols, Buck Henry, and Calder Willingham from a novel of the same title by Charles Webb. I like the move much better than the book, ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 30, 1967, Vol. XIII, No. 7 The Homosexual Clown As Underground Star by Sally Kempton People have been saying for years that Taylor Mead will someday be discovered by the commercial theatre. This has never happened, at least no ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 28, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 41 Films By Andrew Sarris "WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?" (at the Criterion and Loew's Tower East) has been hailed by some critics as a daring adventure for Jack Warner a dazzling vindication of Elizabe ... More >>
credit: Joan Marcus It's nice to know that the meltdown of the world economy is not preventing George Soros from enjoying classic Russian theater. The international financier was just one of a surprising number of notables taking in Wednesday night's opening of the Sam Mendes-directed The Cherry O ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 22, 1959, Vol. IV, No. 26 The Hipper-Than-Thou By Nat Hentoff Although I've enjoyed Mort Sahl, Elaine May and Mike Nichols, and others of the "new" hipper-than-thou school of nightclub humorists—comics isn't quite the word-I've ... More >>
Race and history trouble The Country Girl and Sound and the Fury; Thurgood gets them right.
Great casting may make this one soar
All aboard the '80s way-back machine for Mike Nichols's good time Charlie
Still, controversy notwithstanding
Mattress springs eternal: 50 years of who beds whom, from Tea and Sympathy to Tim Miller
Recapping a reclusive auteur's brilliant career, from the Jewish new wave to a legendary bomb
Georgia on our mind: An appreciation of the Squid director's film-critic mom
Elaine May's triple bill of one-acts: Out-of-date studies of people who've run out of dates
Is Albee's Virginia Woolf a great play? At any rate, it's one that can live again and again.
The art of four play: Cruel lies and crueler truths in a tastefully sordid relationship drama
Who else would have put Genet, Chanel, Beckett, and Fabian within the same covers?
From HBO to Off-Broadway: Tony Kushner's Epic Theater of Identity
Stage Acting Versus NYCs Hollywood High
New Yorks Indie Filmmakers Prepare for a Summer Shutdown