If I sang this column onstage, you would make a shitty phone video of it
When it was announced that Ghost the musical would come to Broadway, hot on the heels of the current Sister Act, I realized, "That's two musicals based on Whoopi Goldberg movies!"
An 11 o'clock number is a song that comes towards the very end of a Broadway musical, when a leading character has a fit of emotion and pours it out in music. It's a showstopper that's generally designed to give the tourists something to hum about when they leave. My five faves in ascending ... More >>
It sounded good on paper: Julie Taymor. Bono and The Edge. A Marvel comic classic. But the reality is that superheroes generally don't fly on Broadway, unless you count Thoroughly Modern Millie, ba-dum-pum. And when a show is so elaborately technologically based, there are bound to be majo ... More >>
The girl next door with a welcome weird streak, Sutton Foster may be the most talented performer who isn't a superstar yet. She's a hard working, creamy voiced, ultra likable singer/actor, and at her Cafe Carlyle opening night, she was introduced by Donna Murphy as "a teacher who thinks she' ... More >>
"We rob banks."Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 8, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 17 Films by Andrew Sarris The readers of The Village Voice have responded in unprecedented numbers to the fourth annual poll of ten-best lists. For the record, the previous winners are "D ... More >>
Little Women as a Broadway musical? Louisa May Alcott has indeed come a long way, baby
Both on and Off-Broadway, new musicals suffer from severe multiple personality disorder
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Ralph BurnsFrom Woody Herman to Ray Charles to Bob Fosse