Sherie Rene Scott pulls off a remarkable high wire act in her Piece of Meat show at 54Below. She mixes whimsy with passion, wit with sincerity. In her scripted monologues, the humor comes off pseudo ditsy but very smart; smartass but sophisticated. And then she can sit down and sing a soulful bal ... More >>
New work from Amy Herzog and Jeffrey Lane and David Yazbek; plus Shakespeare hits Broadway
The Public Theater presents director Nicholas Kent's production of The Great Game
Here they are, boys! Here they are, world! Here's predictions! Best Musical: Memphis. Though I pray I'm wrong and it's Fela! Play: Red. Though I'm actually rooting for Next Fall
The Limelight's born again, and so am I
The 2010 Tony nominations are out, and the yearly ceremony that becomes more and more designed to persuade people from anywhere but New York City to spend money on theater is soon to follow. The idea behind the Tonys is simply to get Broadway to appeal to the rest of America in a big, fancy ... More >>
All the knives and the fighting back make GLAAD sad. Tough!
In case you live for the nominations like I do (and by the way, they'll be announced tomorrow morning), here are my guesses. Disclaimer: I'm at a disadvantage. I actually saw the shows!
Chattering with Emmy winner Leslie Jordan, plus sounding off on Broadway.
The immortal musical Guys and Dolls is heading back to Broadway, which is about as surprising as the fact that Pal Joey, On The Town, West Side Story, and the entire David Mamet canon are being regurgitated back too. I guess we might as well embrace the inevitable while admitting that, seeing as I p ... More >>
Yeah, my hot list, compared with the others, which aren't so hot
Live onstage, this version is longer, louder, more garish, and a lot worse.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has two heroes, but is that a reason to be culturally schizophrenic?