I loved you in your last Broadway appearance, as the controversial Shylock in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice; you were fiery and poignant and commanding, a true star. And I figured I'd adore you in the new Glengarry Glen Ross revival because David Mamet could well be your real bard. After all, ... More >>
Image courtesy of Maomag Except I don't have a Tony ballot since the Tony Awards dropped writers from their voting lists not long ago, because we actually knew what we were doing and we didn't have an agenda about it. So the Times asked me, as a "celebrity theatergoer," to fill out who I wou ... More >>
So much to talk about!
The dramatics! The emoting! The singing and dancing and screeching for the back row! I'm talking about what's going to happen when the Tony nominations are announced tomorrow morning. My final (and 100% correct) predictions are: BEST PLAY Jerusalem War Horse Good People Motherf**k ... More >>
New work from Amy Herzog and Jeffrey Lane and David Yazbek; plus Shakespeare hits Broadway
Speechifying on Broadway, plus plenty of cussing and discussing
In this week's Village Voice, Sean Fennessey plumbs the gorgeous nightmares of Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Zach Baron decodes Jay-Z's Decoded, Michael Robbins sorts through a goofy Bruce Springsteen reissue project, and Phillip Mlynar remembers slain Harlem rapper Big L.
The last year in Broadway theater saw the appearances of names like Scarlett Johansson and Catherine Zeta-Jones not just on stages, but in the same award categories as their Loyal-to-New-York-Theater co-stars. The trending caused our own lead theater critic Michael Feingold to pen an epic scr ... More >>
Pictured: a figurative portrait of New York Observer senior editor Christian Lorentzen. Press Clips has returned to the roost, and we're starting the week off with great news, great media squabbles, hypocrisy, and self-awareness. In other words, your Monday Media Proctology Exam has arrived. ... More >>
Propeller Company's all-male cast is gender-bending fun
Talking to Theater for a New Audience about restaging anti-Semitic classics
The LAByrinth Theater Companys Big Ride
New York's Art War Archives
Barry Edelstein Takes Over CSC