Two stars of the stage, small and big screens will co-host the 2014 Village Voice OBIE Awards on May 19 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street) in the East Village. Tamara Tunie, perhaps best known as the lead in the Public Theater's Troilus and Cressida (among more credits listed below) and Hamish L ... More >>
Matthew Broderick sings the Gershwin hits
CBS/Museum of Television and Radio As you may have heard, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella will get an April workshop with the intent of an eventual Broadway mounting, if all goes bibbidi-bobbidi-boo. I ran into playwright Douglas Carter Beane before a performance of his musical Lysistra ... More >>
In his own revue currently on Broadway, the charming Hugh Jackman sings a snippet of "I Won't Dance," backed by a full orchestra, dancing girls, and a slide show. In An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, Broadway vets Patti and Mandy do the same song conversationally and intimately, sitt ... More >>
Supposedly there will be a movie made of the Broadway show Memphis, and I bet they don't use the stage cast. They hardly ever do! And I wish they would! Remember when they made a movie of Doubt two years ago and Cherry Jones didn't get the part?
This brain emission just came in from a reader, so I take it very seriously: "Bye Bye Birdie recently returned to Broadway in its first revival in 50 years and South Pacific took 60 years to return, but other shows return in unnecessary revivals like clockwork (Grease, Gypsy).
Kiss-and-makeup with Simmons; trophy-boy update; chats in the middle of the Maddin crowd
It's been almost a week since the Tony awards and Broadway queens are still nattering on about whether South Pacific's dreamy Paulo Szot is gay (and whether I have a szot with him). Here are the clues: On the telecast, he was sitting next to a fairly good looking guy. When he was introduced by the u ... More >>
I know I'm the only one within miles who gives a rat's ass about this, especially so early in the game, but please humor me as I put out my predictions for my favorite Tony awards category, Best Actress in a Musical. (Come on, please! This can't really harm anyone and it'll make me feel so good.) It ... More >>
Recalling jazz's brief, obscure, but occasionally revelatory love affair with Broadway
Not the Same Ol Song and Dance