The New Ohio hosts the old Coney Island
The actor comes back to theater with Bullet for Adolf
As you may have heard, an unlikely cast is about to start a London theatrical run in Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys, the one about the aging vaudevillians who have an uneasy reunion full of fighting and shticking. In the 1975 movie, it was Walter Matthau and George Burns as the feuding legends. We ... More >>
I talk to her about her method, spank you very much
Check out my sassy column in which the gorgeous and talented co-star of A Dangerous Method tells me all about her hysteria-laden role, the assurances she needed before delving into it, and the reality behind the sadistic spanking scene. Keira (Oscar nominee for Pride and Prejudice) is very frank an ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 31, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 22 Dear Joyce Carol Oates: A fictitious correspondence by Phyllis Raphael Dear Joyce Carol Oates, I don't know if you will remember me but we met briefly about a year ago at Leo and Carol Weinberg's house ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 30, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 39 Village idiocies By Michael Feingold The triple bill at the Playbox Theatre, which I saw on a dank Sunday afternoon last week, reminds me that Eric Bentley used to say, when he was reviewing, that t ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 4, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 23 Film: The Out-Of-Towners By Molly Haskell On the assumption that no situation is so grim that a few laughs can't be wrung out of it (look at Feiffer and Buchwald on Nixon), Neil Simon ought to have been ab ... More >>
Gotta love that Freedom of Information Act! The New York Times filed one to get the names of Mayor Bloomberg's interns, and when they got them, they wrote about who they are! And who are they?
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 23, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 32 The Limits of Power In a Garden of Delights by Michael C. D. Macdonald At first, things don't look good. Backstage, a network reporter complains, "no crowd releases, seats look a bit empty as the show st ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 15, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 35 Films By Andrew Sarris "CASINO ROYALE" is said to be doing spectacular business despite moderately unfavorable reviews. Most of the proceedings were too esoteric for this reviewer. At times, it seemed th ... More >>
He's got more check than a Czechoslavian. Photo by Zacke Wolfe.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla goes abroad with Gucci Mane's Cold War mixtape trilogy: "Funny voices aside, The Cold War isn't a particularly conceptual affair, instead favoring a breathtakingly monochromatic wash of b ... More >>
James Lieber's January "What Cooked the World's Economy?" which explained the financial meltdown we still suffer from, is one of our most-read and -emailed stories. Now the awesome follow-up: "We've Bailed out the Banks. When Do We Go After the Crooks Behind our Financial Collapse?" Lieber fi ... More >>
Plus sizing up other leading ladies, nightlife crime, and Tony hopefuls.
Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs
viaThe Edison Cafe is the comfy and reasonable glorified diner on 47th Street which is so famous that Neil Simon wrote a play about it and it even has a nickname. (The Polish Tea Room.) The food was never anything to brag about--in fact, it's the only place on earth where I ever sent back a m ... More >>
Beauregard Houston-MontgomeryI love esoteric stars who are troupers in need of more appreciation. That's where I step in. Recently I went to see an off-Broadway revue called Don't Leave It All To Your Children!, which costars seasoned performers like Marcia Rodd and Steve Rossi.
Meeting Mindy Cohn in Fort Greene. Side trip to Nashville.
A January 12, 1967 review from the Voice's vaults
Better-than-elementary Holmes; Mamet morphs into Neil Simon.
And Mamet books Broadway revivals, and several people reveal altered states.
Christina Applegate favors her injured foot but the production starts on the wrong one
A celebrity drops in on a budding playwright, but is that something to write plays about?