In a 30-minute rock opera based on the Patrick Swayze 1989 classic Roadhouse! (You know, "A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.")
Says the release:
"After six original musical theatre adaptations of cult-classic and blockbuster films and a 'Best Musical' nomination at the 2012 Hollywood F ... More >>
On New Year's Eve Brooklyn's Barclays Center will be alive with the monster double-bill of Coldplay and Jay-Z. Two titanic musical entities that have spent the past decade being the epicenter of their genres, their alignment for one night is sure to be a colossal way to bring in the new year. But de ... More >>
Normally, I don't appreciate anything too musically pretty.
Even if it's a formula love ballad, I like a little bittersweet quality sprinkled in there--or preferably something just plain bitter.
But there are some lovely standards that I can't help adoring because it's just so much easier to surre ... More >>
Dirty Dancing w/Vaz, Prince Rama, Telepathe
McCarren Park basketball court
Wednesday, July 25
Better than: Watching at home.
Somebody finally figured out how to get people to show up and sit through opening bands: just make the headlining act a free outdoor screening of a beloved movie. ... More >>
Duuude indeed. Did you know they're thinking about decriminalizing public displays of just less than one ounce of weed? That doesn't mean you can smoke in public, but it means that getting caught with a little pot wouldn't result in a criminal record.
It's unclear, however, whether Gov. Andrew Cuo ... More >>
WikipediaAt Monday night's screening of Dirty Dancing, hosted by Jezebel for the New York Abortion Access Fund at Cinema Village, one attendee asked screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein to entertain the audience with what would have been some fan fiction.
"I'm wondering if in your mind you have an ... More >>
Ghost the movie always appealed to me because I felt it worked as a supernatural tale, a romance, and a wacky comedy.
I was a sucker for its charms from the second Demi Moore started working that pottery pole and dead Patrick Swayze appeared behind her.
(I always wanted him to appear behind me).
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And Kurt Russell!
According to the Hispanic fireball's new Broadway one-man show, Ghetto Klown, all those stars hit him on various movie sets, usually because Leguizamo was trying to jazz up the script and ad lib so he could become more of a breakout star.
The guy was punched around more th ... More >>
Bad news for those hoping that the well-liked Patrick Swayze would get a second career wind from beyond.
One of the last movies made by the Ghost star was a period piece called Jump, in which he played the lawyer for a photographer who killed his father.
Cheap Ass FoodYonah Schimmel's and its angrily debated signature product.
Yonah Schimmel's celebrates its 100th birthday this year. It's a true milestone for both its knishes, which are the last of a dying breed in New York, and the store itself. One of Houston Street's holy trinity, which al ... More >>
A new film about death and sexual restraint comes out this month. You may have heard of it--Twilight? The second installment in the vampire series, New Moon, features a meaty werewolf constantly busting out of his clothes, and the ongoing unrequited lust--excuse us, love--of undead teen Edwa ... More >>
Karen BlakelyAt the Grand Ole Opry, which is just like MSG, when you think about it. CREDIT.Brad Paisley/Dierks Bentley
Madison Square Garden
Thursday, October 22
Today's lecture topic is manhood. "There are no sissies in New York," Brad Paisley declares, bantering in the midst of "I'm Still ... More >>
Ha, ha, ha.
The sweet release of death is a week closer. In the afterlife we can forget all about Kanye and all these ridiculous (but highly amusing) tributes.
New York had a big Primary Day -- or, judging by turnout, a dinky one. Our hero Tony Avella went down to defeat. The heavily fund ... More >>
The sick joke going around these last few months was, "What do Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson want for Christmas? Patrick Swayze!"
Alas, they didn't even wait till Thanksgiving. And I can tell you from personal experience that Swayze, while not exactly DeNiro-like in dramatic stature, wa ... More >>