Patrick Healy

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Broadway Hits Have Become Critic-Proof Like Movies!

    It used to be that a Broadway show that got raves would have a pretty good chance of being a hit and one that got trashed by critics would most likely fold. This was the complete opposite of movies, whereby something that got great reviews could easily flop if it didn't have mass appeal, while the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    It's King Kong vs. Spider-Man On Broadway

    The New York Times' Patrick Healy reports that the mammoth Australian musical King Kong has its eye on NYC's Foxwoods Theater, but there's just one problem. Another scary creature, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, happens to be inhabiting that very place and even a large can of Raid couldn't get it t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Jim Parsons Has Come Out!

    In Broadway's revival of Harvey, Jim Parsons plays a guy who pals around with an invisible rabbit. Well, he's finally addressed the invisible elephant in the room too.

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Hollywood Whores Audition Notice: Let's Cast It

    ​Kirstie Alley may be coming to Broadway in a Lance Bass-produced play called The Fabulous Lies of Hollywood Whores, according to the Times' Patrick Healy. If everything works out, Kirstie would play "the Pimp," a lady with an upscale escort service that's run out of a department store, but h ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 2, 2011

    'Spider-Man' Dish From Its Biggest Hater

    Chatting with the Post's Michael Riedel about the show he loves to hate

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Tony Awards Dish Coming on Theater Talk

    left to right: Healy, Riedel, Green, Haskins, me​On this Friday night's Theater Talk (1230 that night on PBS), legendary thesper Marian Seldes appears to talk about her illustrious career. Marian's the one who gave no acceptance speech at all for her special Tony--she simply looked bemusedly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    A View from the Bank: Playwrights Sick of Being Stiffed Finally Get Paid

    ​The difference between Arthur Miller and the playwrights of today? For one thing, they're not doing Marilyn Monroe. For another, Miller got decent coin for what he did in his day, as one of the few prominent guys who did. Now, playwrights have to fight for their cash where they can get it.

  • Columns

    April 1, 2009

    Jim Carrey Pounds a Muscle Bear on All Fours!

    Those darned kids—like Alig, Lindsay, Samantha—will do anything to get attention, won't they? By Michael Musto

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 24, 2007

    Washington Post Nabs Kornblut From the Times

    Hmmm . . . Maybe the Washington Post would be good . . . (Via the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life) As the political race for the 2008 election heats up, so does the corollary battle between the New York Times' and the Washington Post's political desks. The latest salvo has been the Post's sn ... More >>

  • News

    December 13, 2005

    Bill Weld's School Daze

    The GOP candidate's troubled term at a construction training college