Yes, I came face to face with legendary boxer Jake LaMotta and he didn't punch me out! This was at Kevin Clement's Chiller Theatre--held this past weekend at the Parsippany Hilton--which had scores of my icons meeting, greeting, and turning on the star juice. In the new column, I give you some of ... More >>
Michael Grandage helms the latest Rice-Webber Broadway revival
Disclosure: I busted my ass to get from a TV appearance to Evita but got there moments late. I had to watch the first 15 minutes on a monitor in the lobby, then was allowed in to my seat. And it was worth the ass-busting. I always thought the highly conceptualized 1979 Harold Prince-directed prod ... More >>
Whatever you thought of her performance at this year's Super Bowl, Madonna's halftime appearance had the desired effect: It drummed up awareness for her first album in four years, the longest recording gap of her career. When the Billboard 200 album chart is tallied in the middle of this week, Madg ... More >>
A classic rock musical gives Broadway another try
He's back! And looking good! Jesus Christ Superstar--the 1971 Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical based on the 1970 album--has returned, in sharp contrast to Godspell, the Stephen Schwartz hippie tuner that also debuted in 1971 and has magically come back this year as well.
Do you dare to watch a Peach?
The Village Voices October 21, 1971, review of the Broadway premiere of Jesus Christ Superstar
The Musicals a Joke AgainBut Is It a Good Joke?