In 1998, Betty Buckley played the immortal stage-mother role of Mama Rose in the Papermill Playhouse of Gypsy, with Debbie Gibson as the title character. It was good (I saw it, naturally), with Buckley bringing her customary wells of emotion to the material. And it was going to transfer to Toronto ... More >>
A giant adventure's old-fashioned spirit
By Nick Pinkerton Elliott Stein, a longtime contributor to The Village Voice, as well as
A favorite showbiz revue returns with knives drawn
Shakespeare in the Park gets country
Not songs to be sung at weddings--I'm not here to write about "Color My World," thank you--but songs about weddings. Here are my all-time faves: (8) "Wedding Bell Blues"--sung by the Fifth Dimension The raw urgency and desperation of this one always amuses me. As she sings it, Marilyn Mc ... More >>
We ask theater writers to name their pick
Lillias White takes a forceful lead in a tribute to Cy Coleman's showtunes
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 21, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 25 Hype! Hype! Hooray! by Arthur Bell A heat wave blew into town last week. So did Merle Oberon, Malcolm McDowell, the Burtons, Ron O'Neal, Alice Cooper, Marlon Brando, withered endives, chopped liver fro ... More >>
A delightful show at NYTW gives theatergoers a chance to drink to Schubert--and with him
The seedy '60s, revived. Of course, Elaine Stritch was there the first time.
Shakespeare in his underwear
A rare chance to see the films of a French legend
West Side Story returns to Broadway
Top Girls, meanwhile, channels pure acting power
And stunning, where Bardem and the Coens are concerned. Plus other dark visions, and peaceful chats with Mamet and Lauper.
Drag-diva Charles Busch heads off to Beverly Hills
Kevin Kline prepares to scale the mad king's heroic heights and war-torn politics
Mr. Marmalade: Can child abuse be conceptual?
A master sums up 50 years of choreographic marvels; a young Israeli talent falls into bed
Who else would have put Genet, Chanel, Beckett, and Fabian within the same covers?
Todd Graff's Camp's Youth and Follies
JVC Bounces Back Right on Schedule
The Expanding Role of Theater Sound Design
Globe-Trotting Declan Donnellan Directs Tony Kushner's 'Homebody/Kabul'
Where Genius And Problem Case Meet
Cabaret Keeps the Wit Fire Lit
Not the Same Ol Song and Dance
The Cream of Cabaret Month
''In the new George Michael video, two very arresting male cops are locked in a passionate kiss, bringing new meaning to the word entrapment.''
Battle Over Theater Zone Nears Final Scenes