Broadway's Jackie Hoffman--known from Xanadu and The Addams Family--is bringing her acidic (and possibly Hasidic) hilarity to the spanking new cabaret 54Below. The place--under the legendary Studio 54 site--is being creatively consulted by Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Smash), and will feature performer ... More >>
The year was 1985.
The place was the ultra-happening, multilevel East 20s dance club Danceteria.
The creator was Scott Wittman (who went on to be a co-author of some little things like Hairspray and Catch Me If You Can).
We know that Smash is an upcoming NBC series about the making of a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe.
Debra Messing and theater actor Christian Borle star as the composers, Theresa Rebeck is writing the series, Hairspray's Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman are the real composers, and some ... More >>
The 11 o'clock number from last night's Tony awards--done at 11:03--came when host Neil Patrick Harris belted a ditty that used the melodies from West Side Story and Guys and Dolls to sum up the night's zaniness with all new lyrics. At the after-party, Harris told me composers Marc Shaiman and Sco ... More >>