Tony Awards

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Tamara Tunie & Hamish Linklater to Host the 2014 Village Voice OBIE Awards

    Two stars of the stage, small and big screens will co-host the 2014 Village Voice OBIE Awards on May 19 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street) in the East Village. Tamara Tunie, perhaps best known as the lead in the Public Theater's Troilus and Cressida (among more credits listed below) and Hamish L ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 13, 2013


    Puerto Rican Film Fest 
exposes stellar stories

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Canal Room Celebrates 10 Years With '80s Tribute Nights Featuring Constantine Maroulis

    On Saturday nights, off the often grimy but consistently pulsating strip that is Canal Street, lives a world of neon, spandex and hairspray. Those evenings, Jessie's Girl, an '80s tribute band, rolls up on stage around 11:30pm to packed crowds at Canal Room to perform a string of nostalgic and spark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    My Weird Experiences with Famous People Lately

    Just when you think you've seen and heard it all, it gets curiouser and curiouser, folks. First, I wrote up Hardcore Pawn as perhaps the worst, fakest reality show in all of Christendom. The publicist (whom I know and like) then emailed me that the stars are her clients. I prepared for a telling o ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 8, 2013

    Tom Hanks Tells Me What People Do To Him On The Subway

    Here's all the chatter from Broadway's nominees

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2013

    Amazing Photos From The Disco Extravaganza

    Thank you, Wilson Models. Thank you world.

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Broadway Roundup: Cicely Tyson, Alan Cumming....

    Start shining the Tony award for Cicely Tyson, who's just plain wonderful in The Trip To Bountiful, Horton Foote's play about an older lady who wants to return to the Texas town of her youth, remembering it as a place of fertility and goodness. The 1985 movie had a heartbreaking Geraldine Page per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    My "Saturday Night Fever" Disco Extravaganza Is Nigh!

    And it's looking to be even more eye popping and ear stoking than the last one. It will trot out Elektrik Company, a big band complete with backup singers, all dolled up a la disco fever bunnies. Me singing disco tunes I remember becaue I learned them when they originally came out! And my special ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 10, 2013


    Alan Cumming Plays 
everyone in Macbeth

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    I'm Doing Another Disco Extravaganza At 54 Below!

    The last one, in February, was a sold-out hit, so we're bringing on more rhythms, more polyester, and more retro yet totally fresh thump-thump euphoria. 54 Below happens to be the upscale former basement of the old legendary disco Studio 54, and that's the perfect place for me to be hosting the dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Randy Jones Has Been Added To My Disco Night!

    I believe I mentioned that on Sunday February 17, I'm hosting a disco extravaganza at 54 Below--the old lower level of the legendary disco Studio 54--with a band, singers, Tony nominee Orfeh, and even yours truly stepping up to the mic to croon a disco chestnut or four. And now a Village People per ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 30, 2013


    Celebrating two 
american legends

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Does Cyrano de Bergerac Win By A Nose?

    Let's not consider this a full-fledged review of the Cyrano de Bergerac re-mounting on Broadway, just my rather nasal musings about it. The star of this production, directed by Jamie Lloyd from a translation by Ranjit Bolt, is definitely the nose. It's more elaborate than in past versions--bigger, ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 10, 2012


    Two reasons to visit the public

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    The Best Actress In A Musical Tony Nominees Will Be...

    I love predicting Tony award categories 10 whole months before they're announced because there's something so perverse about guessing who'll get the nominations before some of the shows have even started rehearsing! Even more deliciously, I usually get at least 60% right. So here are my predix f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Rising Star Molly Pope: Exclusive Interview

    With her amazing belt and wry wit, Molly Pope has stolen events like "You Like Me!" and "Night of 1000 Judys," also turning up at Feinsteins at Loews Regency, and in a Gallery Players production of Wonderful Town. I caught up with the fearless chantoozie on the road to even bigger and brighter thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    All-Star Night of 1000 Judys Is Coming!

    And I'm in it! It's a Judy Garland-obsessed show that benefits the Ali Forney Center. And guess who's going to be there, preaching at the shrine of Judyism?

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    My Tony Predictions Will Air Tonight On Theater Talk

    Tonight at 1 A.M. on Channel 13, the long-running Theater Talk presents its usual array of experts offering educated guesses as to who'll cop the Tony awards on June 10. Jesse Green (New York magazine), Patrick Pacheco (LA Times, NY 1), and I offer our picks as to whether it'll be:

  • Theater

    May 23, 2012

    OBIES 2012: Don't Dress for Theater

    A week of Broadway torture proves that hope lies with the scruffy

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    What Movies Should Be Turned Into Musicals? My Ideas!

    With Newsies, Leap of Faith, and Ghost all upon us this season, Broadway is more than ever turning to old flicks to transform into stage dollars. But which movies haven't been muscalized for Broadway yet? Not that many, actually, but I do have some ideas. Hey, Mr. producer, next season let's plea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    The Bodyguard, The Musical! It's Coming!

    It's opening this fall in London, and you can bet it will head to NYC stages, too -- especially since it's a veritable jukebox show into which they've crammed tons of Whitney Houston's hits, fewer than half of which were actually used in The Boydguard movie. Here are the songs included in the show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    I'm Playing Susan Lucci In Awards Show Spoof!

    Well, I'm Italian! (And she's half.) It's part of You Like Me!, a wacky revue in which an assortment of wonderfully offbeat performers re-enact classic acceptance speeches in all their weepy glory.

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    OMG, Godspell Has Been Updated

    ​The 1971 flower-child musical Godspell--a kooky rendering of the scriptures as a sort of nouveau vaudeville show--has started Broadway previews, and the kids on the boards are spilling about just how the script has been updated and tweaked. SPOILER ALERT!

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2011

    Frank Langella In Man And Boy: My Review

    No, it's not about NAMBLA. Shut up. It's a 1961 Terence Rattigan play set in the Village in 1934, about a Ponzi schemer and all-around fraud who uses his son as a pawn against his gay financial opponent, whom he calls "that silly, pink-faced old fairy!"

  • Voice Choices

    September 14, 2011


    The NYMF presents 30 new musicals

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    My Funny Julie Andrews Speech On Video

    Remember my appearance in the show You Like Me, where I recreated Julie Andrews's immortal speech declining her Tony nomination for the Broadway version of Victor/Victoria? Well, above is the whole three minute video capturing it in all its breathy elegance. It's really fun or I wouldn't be sharin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    'Night Of 1000 Judys' Is Tonight! They'll Sing 'Em All!

    ​No, not Judi Dench. Anyway, tonight's attractions: Jackie Hoffman will sing "Swanee." Tony winner Daisy Eagan will do "The Trolley Song." Emily Bergl (Desperate Housewives) will croon "Zing! Went The Strings of My Heart" And there will be more. They'll sing 'em all and they'll stay all n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    I'm Julie Andrews For One Night!

    ​And that night is tonight! At the Laurie Beechman Theater at 9:30, Michael Schulman and Rachel Shukert are presenting "You Like Me: An Evening of Classic Acceptance Speeches," with an all-star cast of people serving lots and lots of gratitude. But I'll be reciting a classic anti-acceptance ... More >>

  • Theater

    May 4, 2011

    Urinetown Creators to Return to the Fringe With Yeast Nation

    Done with the pee, Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann dive into the ooze

  • Columns

    September 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    The Best Wedding Song-and-Dance Ever, Period (Video)

    ​We've seen a lot of "wedding dance" videos over the last year, whether they're epic proposals, or walks down the aisle, or whatever: YouTube has empowered the wedding party beyond any reasonable stretch of the imagination. Well, anyone who ever wants to reach at greatness in this regard now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Put More Rock Legends on Broadway!

    Joan Marcus​Million Dollar Quartet has proven that by throwing together a low-budget show with actors imitating four music legends (in this case Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins), the tourists will come and you can make lots of cash while nabbing some acclaim and even a To ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Vanessa Williams Is Doing Her Memoirs

    Richard Termine​That's what I'm hearing, and it'll surely be a rewarding read. After all, Vanessa Williams came to national attention as a lovely beauty queen whose crown was ripped off her pretty head when a lesbo-nudie spread surfaced.

  • Theater

    June 22, 2010

    The Response to the Tony Awards Shows That Show Business Is No Longer Business As Usual

    More thoughts on Broadway and the state of theater in New York

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Three Days In the Life of Jay-Z, A Man Whose Weekend Was Way, Way Better Than Yours

    Friday, June 11th: Isle of Wight Festival Oh, what am I doing Friday night? Yeah, I don't really know. Maybe fly to England and open the Isle of Wight Festival. Kanye West said he might come through and do "Run This Town." Thinking I'll maybe play in front of a tens of thousands of people wearing ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 18, 2010

    'Sex and the City 2' Gay Dish!

    At newest Chelsea gay bar, baseball and beer. Plus: Broadway and bears

  • Voice Choices

    January 5, 2010


    America and England join hands for Sam Mendes

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Andrea Martin's Saucy Comment Last Night!

    ​One of the funniest people alive, Andrea Martin is the SCTV genius who went on to become a Tony award winner on Broadway and a familiar punim on the social scene.

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Hair Cast Act Like Actual Hippies, Blow Off Show for Gay Marriage March

    "By Any Means Necessary" just ran smack into "The Show Must Go On," and the latter blinked. The cast of the Tony-winning revival of Hair are cancelling their Sunday matinee performance on October 11 so they can stand with marriage equality supporters at the National Equality March in Washington, D.C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Bret Michaels' Statement on Near-Beheading Onstage at the Tonys: I'm Fine, Thanks for Nothin', and Man, I Missed Anne Hathaway

    He lives. He types. Per Vulture comes news of Bret's official statement regarding his rather unfortunate run-in with a piece of scenery live onstage at the Tony Awards Sunday night. A few rather unpleasant pictures, too. He's trying to laugh this off, people, give him credit. Key graf:

  • Columns

    June 10, 2009

    The Low Point in the David Carradine Coverage

    Fighting off the recession with priceless gems. Plus, a few Debbie taunts.

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2008

    Tony Nominations Update: Who Got Dissed Big-Time

    I've now had a few hours to get myself off the floor and re-review the Tony nominations announced this morning and realize that, seeing as I got 44 out of 56 right, they MUST be pretty spot-on. It's a respectable, inclusive batch of nominees—yay for August: Osage County, Gypsy, In The Heights, and ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 12, 2007

    Haven Can Wait

    Rehab as a beautiful experience, plus cracks about pies. Psst! Ted Haggard was a top.

  • Columns

    May 16, 2006
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    January 4, 2005
  • Dance

    December 30, 2003

    The Brains of the Outfit

    Alpha choreographer and a clutch of improvisers commit themselves to the printed page

  • Columns

    June 17, 2003
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    May 20, 2003
  • Theater

    August 20, 2002

    Deviants and Damons

    Slurry With the Fringe on Top

  • Dance

    September 8, 1998

    Global Swarming

    Is It Time To Move Beyond Multiculturalism?

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