Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
But that doesn't mean it's good
Grey Gardens was the recent Tony-winning Broadway musical based on the 1975 Maysles brothers' documentary about the eccentric mother-and-daughter duo the Beales, who wore turbans, ate cat food, yelled a lot, and pretty much loved each other in between emotionally wrestling each other to the ground. ... More >>
A veteran plays up his Hollywood success, defends his goofy-rapper legacy
I've now had a few hours to get myself off the floor and re-review the Tony nominations announced this morning and realize that, seeing as I got 44 out of 56 right, they MUST be pretty spot-on. It's a respectable, inclusive batch of nominees—yay for August: Osage County, Gypsy, In The Heights, and ... More >>
But Dead Man's Cell Phone and Parlour Song ring hollow
Siddown and shuddup! It's da Kollege of Musical Knowledge.
The cast of Broadway's The Color Purple have been told the show is closing on Feburary 24, according to a poster on talkinbroadway.com's allthatchat messageboard. Can an anonymous Broadway queen actually be a good source? Absolutely—in fact, one of them broke the story about Rent closing by postin ... More >>
Black people revive the Great White Way. Plus a hue and cry from Mel Brooks.
Leaping rapists and robbers in a single bound, our leading lady takes back the night. Uh, thanks?
OutKast's Depression-era hip-hop musical has a loving respect for the old South
Hustle and dough: 50 Cent fine in debut, but G persona precludes emotional honesty
Trick daddy: Pimp-hop flick's troubled sensibility sabotages an exquisite lead performance