For public radio fans (i.e., huge nerds), pledge drive season is the worst. No matter how self-effacingly Ira Glass asks for money, pledge drives still invoke an intense mixture of guilt and boredom in the public radio listener, an existential push-and-pull between "Wow, I should really drop a coupl ... More >>
Catch two legends onstage
Two legends onstage
Beam yourself over to Comic Con
Joel McHale is the comely and humorous fellow from Community and The Soup--the one who's cute, wry, and nimbly able to poke fun at himself (and others). But despite his shapely body, Joel used a butt double in the film What's Your Number?, so he was asked by Advocate's Brandon Voss just why. (I'm g ... More >>
That's how one of the contributors on the popular site Broadwayworld.com describes the currently previewing production of Macbeth starring the daring Alan Cumming as the manipulated male of the title. Switching milieus of Shakespeare plays to update/enhance/comment on the text is nothing new, but ... More >>
Also: Sir Ian McKellan outs everyone
On Saturday, January 12, My Last Supper and a few big name chefs will join forces to support Sandy relief efforts. But before you grab your elastic waist pants and skip lunch, know this -- the evening will run as a variety show with the finger-wagging title, "Shame on Sandy". [See More Edible News: ... More >>
Dickens ghosts around the Abrons Arts Center
The message came from Broadway scene-stealer Jackie Hoffman's publicist: "This Funny Girl is happening -- and unlike Lauren Ambrose, she's Jewish!" And she was even doing a Jewish twist on Patrick Stewart's A Christmas Carol, playing all the parts, at New World Stages. Oy vey, I was so there.
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
A fake Andrew Jackson and a fake Moliere join a real Patrick Stewart on Broadway
The last year in Broadway theater saw the appearances of names like Scarlett Johansson and Catherine Zeta-Jones not just on stages, but in the same award categories as their Loyal-to-New-York-Theater co-stars. The trending caused our own lead theater critic Michael Feingold to pen an epic scr ... More >>
The Public Theater presents director Nicholas Kent's production of The Great Game
We will never own one of these. Whee, the 62nd Annual (Primetime!) Emmys have been announced. There aren't that many surprises: As usual, HBO rocks, as does Mad Men, True Blood, 30 Rock, Glee, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tina Fey. Losties may get another chance to see the objects of their affect ... More >>
And then I compare Keats with Tila Tequila.
I haven't seen the new Star Trek movie, partly because I could give two shits about it and also because I wasn't invited to a screening. But I've seen images of the two stars, Chris Pine, who plays Kirk, and Zachary Quinto, who's Spock, and I have to say that while they're super cute--and you can ... More >>
A review of the Broadway season's best leg-breaking, plus some arm-twisting
A gimmicky Macbeth, a chilly Sunday, a graceless Grace
Plague! Arson! Smut! A visit to Britains classy theater.
The X-Men survive explosions, a threat to mutant rights, and Brett Ratner
Lauded and embattled, George C. Wolfe calls it quits after 11 years
We're Henry IV, We Are, We Are: The Plays, in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Are the Things
Gambling Pros and Mutant Superheroes Spread the Odds
The 45th Annual OBIE Awards
On the Academy Awards, I loved the quick cut to Warren and Annette after Whoopi's crack about older men and younger women.
A Winter Movie Preview
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