Laura Osnes is very good in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, and as a result, she's one of the frontrunners for the Tony Award for best actress in a musical.
One of the other frontrunners (or four of them, actually) would have been the girls who star in Matilda, alternating in the role. But in ... More >>
Emmy-winning Carson Kressley joins the cast of off Broadway's topical revue NEWSical The Musical for four weeks only, from February 6th - March 3rd. The popular (and highly fashionable) TV personality just gave me a queer eyeful--and earful--of what's in store.
Hi, Carson. Congrats! Is this your f ... More >>
For Foxygen -- the songwriting duo of Sam France and Jonathan Rado -- 2012 was a year rife with experimentation, sound explorations and a ton of time logged either on their computers or at the studio. Though the feather-haired pair has been writing songs together since the age of 14, Foxygen release ... More >>
I told you yesterday about Forever Dusty, starring Kirsten Holly Smith (pictured below) as the immortal singer and activist Dusty Springfield.
Well, if you were wishin' and hopin' for more about the late, great singer, here's what Smith has to say about what makes her a fascinating subject for a 90 ... More >>
I just found the very first interview I did with late, great actress Susan Tyrrell.
It was in 1981, for Soho Weekly News (two years before the Details one I've been running excerpts from.)
Tyrrell had just gone into the off-Broadway play A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking. She spoke of t ... More >>
Here are the highlights from my very vivid three-hour viewing experience. Hold your applause till the end:
Interviewed on the red carpet, Tyne Daly dismissively said the Tonys are a race meant for everyone else, "not for us." She wasn't nominated.
How bad were the musicals this year? So bad that ... More >>
When Nina Arianda entered the stage last year in the off-Broadway production of David Ives's Venus In Fur, playing Vanda, a frazzled yet manipulative actress who's late for an audition, it was almost like she was actually auditioning for all of us.
This was our first glimpse of the brand new ... More >>
Rent has returned to off-Broadway, as I noted in my review the other day.
And that reminds me that in one of the original versions of the show's song "La Vie Boheme"--a bouncy chronicling of the people and things that have inspired bohemian culture--composer Jonathan Larson included my name! ... More >>
Joan MarcusSince 1996, the musical Rent has entered the musical theater pantheon, won a Pulitzer, and been praised, parodied, and panned (when it made its way to the screen). Now, three years after the show closed its Broadway run after 12 years in 2008, a revival is in previews at New World ... More >>
Tom AldredgeI did not realize the extent to which Tom Aldredge was a hero of mine till the news of his death on Friday, July 22, of lymphoma, at age 83, made me look back on his half century of performances, Off-Broadway and on, which brought me several important realizations: I realize that, des ... More >>