Michael Feingold will return to chair the 2014 Village Voice Obie Awards -- Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway's highest honor -- to be presented Monday, May 19, at Webster Hall.
Alison Bechdel's Fun House musical
Kinky Boots is the latest Broadway tuner about shoes. One of the main stars of the show happens to be a very tall, red, shiny boot that actually gets entrance applause. In fact, it's become so popular it will probably now get invited to all sorts of red carpet events and ribbon-cutting ceremonies an ... More >>
Yes, something called Rent Boy...The Musical is apparently really going to happen, unlike Rebecca the Musical. And I bet a lot of old men in trench coats will line up for tickets. It's a stage show filled with actors playing singing and dancing escorts, and it'll be heading to NYC in March, where ... More >>
En route to becoming Broadway musicals, my blogs are currently morphing into slide shows! So the one I did about famous pint-sized tykes who grew up to be bile-spewing family values lovers is now a bunch of extremely resonant pictures.
A favorite showbiz revue returns with knives drawn
Shake it to Adira Amram
I just performed a little conversational duet with myself and picked the best of the musical twosomes. We both agreed that these are the finest: (10) "Bosom Buddies" from Mame Such a zippy campfest between two drag queens! I mean two women! The fun of this Jerry Herman number is that in pretendi ... More >>
Lorelei Lee's diamonds now adorn new-style material girl Megan Hilty
With Newsies, Leap of Faith, and Ghost all upon us this season, Broadway is more than ever turning to old flicks to transform into stage dollars. But which movies haven't been muscalized for Broadway yet? Not that many, actually, but I do have some ideas. Hey, Mr. producer, next season let's plea ... More >>
Earlier this year, the musical version of Rebecca put up its Broadway marquee but had to take it down when the full money didn't surface. Well, one of the stars is telling people it's on again! Mrs. Danvers can sing to paying customers!
The hit indie film Once moves Off-Broadway
Remembering the veteran New York actress
It's not a musicalamity, just an ordinary bad musical
Willard Beckham's off-Broadway musical Lucky Guy is set in a time before country music got all sexy and accessible--back when it it was about big hair, deep-fried twangs, and overemphatic two-stepping. I.e., it's pre-Shania Twain. But the biz was apparently just as cutthroat as now because ... More >>
The Transport Group takes a musical revival site-specific
Welcome to my show-and-tell of printed proof that I've seen a whole mess of turkey trots and even kept the evidence. This time, I'm showing the dreaded Playbills for: Shogun, the Musical, which boasted a shipwreck and an earthquake, all inside a big bomb;
Shim Mamsir puts a spin on drama
Here comes this year's New York Musical Theatre Festival
Nine is the all-star musical film based on the Broadway show, which in turn was based on the Fellini flick 8 1/2, about an Italian director who's surrounded by scads of exasperating yet titillating women. Well, the trailer makes it looks like a gorgeous melange of Italianisma, as directed by Rob ... More >>
A rare chance to see the films of a French legend
When I saw In The Heights, the peppy Broadway musical which is very Electric Company comes to your barrio, I brilliantly noticed the smoldering talent of Karen Olivo in a supporting role and told everyone about her hot culo. Now that Olivo is Tony bound for her fiery Anita in West Side Story, I can ... More >>
Here's to the ladies (and men) who brunch
Help a New Yorker editor finish his book
Hes no Joe Six-Pack
Kick off your shoes for three weeks of song and dance
Fierstein and Bucchino seek intimacy on Broadway; two Off-Broadway plays seek laughs in sorrows
Siddown and shuddup! It's da Kollege of Musical Knowledge.
In Curtains and Our Leading Lady, show people get their scalpels out
But it's not perfect. Jennifer Hudson nails it, as a well-worn tale struggles to transcend the Ray model
Harry Connick Jr. has the Sinatra quality musical comedy needs
Attend the tale, for Sweeney's odd, but as to knowing the score, don't touch that Doyle
Kirsten Childs's dolphins play dangerous human games. But referee Tina Landau's asleep.
1971 and 2005: Separated at birth? Or was that Bill Shakespeare and John Guare?
To a time of spoofs and techno-barrages, Lucas and Guettel offer a romance for humans
What You Hear's OK, but What Are You Seeing?
Pop-Rock Sounds Console Those Growing Up, or Refusing To
Dressing for the Revolution in 'Hairspray'