Thoroughly Modern Millie

  • Columns

    December 5, 2012

    Buzz Off, Rihanna, Flo Rida, and Ke$ha! Here's Why I Hate Music!

    If I sang this column onstage, you would make a shitty phone video of it

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Whoopi Goldberg Breaks Broadway Record

    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!"

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    The Five Best 11 O'Clock Numbers In Broadway History

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Will Spider-Man Fly?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Sutton Foster Shows Off at the Carlyle

    ​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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    The Fourth Annual Village Voice Readers' Film Poll -- The Best Films of 1967!

    "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 >>

  • Columns

    March 14, 2006
  • Theater

    January 25, 2005

    Forced Marches

    Little Women as a Broadway musical? Louisa May Alcott has indeed come a long way, baby

  • Columns

    August 17, 2004
  • Columns

    November 25, 2003
  • Columns

    November 11, 2003
  • Theater

    November 4, 2003

    Green Witch, Mean Time

    Both on and Off-Broadway, new musicals suffer from severe multiple personality disorder

  • Columns

    December 31, 2002
  • Columns

    July 16, 2002
  • Theater

    June 18, 2002

    Unseasonable Reflections

    Something Was Missing in the Theater This Year—Did Anybody Notice?

  • Dance

    May 28, 2002

    Full Carrafa

    Twice a Contender

  • Columns

    May 21, 2002
  • Columns

    May 7, 2002
  • Theater

    April 23, 2002
  • Columns

    April 16, 2002
  • NYC Life

    March 5, 2002

    Goat of Hope

    When It Comes to Playwright Edward Albee, It's Feast or Famine

  • Columns

    February 12, 2002
  • Music

    June 6, 2000

    Everybody's Arranger

    Ralph Burns—From Woody Herman to Ray Charles to Bob Fosse

  • Columns

    April 25, 2000