Stephen Spinella leads Red Bull Theater's latest production
Monday's Broadway Beauty Pageant, a benefit for the Ali Forney Center, brought out the caring, the sharing, and the chutzpah. Here's a bunch of high spirited photos documenting the event, some by Gustavo Monroy for Next and others from Broadwayworld.com.
The producers of the upcoming Annie revival know that whoever plays the mean orphanage lady Miss Hannigan has to be even more memorable than fright wigs and eyes without pupils. Dorothy Loudon (above) originated the role and culminated her career with a brilliantly funny, witty performance that nab ... More >>
It's one way to grab the spotlight and become a star! And who will be MC-ing the annual event, a vividly entertaining charity thingie for the Ali Forney Center, held on March 19 at Symphony Space?
As with his 2000 hit comedy The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Charles Busch's Olive and the Bitter Herbs concerns a mature, emotionally jangled New York City Jewish woman who's prone to outbursts but whose outlook is changed as a result of a seemingly mystical occurrence. This time, the woma ... More >>
Living high with Sondheim. Other heroes include Sean Hayes, Denzel. On the other hand, Kelsey Grammer . . .
Hotties from Memphis, Fela!, and Wicked battled it out last week at the Broadway Beauty Pageant at Symphony Space, where I was a judge, Tovah Feldshuh was the MC, the Ali Forney Center was the beneficiary, and the audience was very lucky. Check out Mike Diamond's coverage of the breezy yet import ... More >>
Academy Awards heads-up: Basterds and biopsies.
Broadway types lined up to honor four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh at the Friars Club the other night, where a lot of the jokes were about her birth name (Terri Sue Feldshuh) and her current, more Hebrew one. "She was actually born Ann Quinn," claimed toastmaster Freddie Roman, "but her m ... More >>
A celebration of the worst that theater has to offer
Photo by Cary Conover. What were the Obies like? We noticed mainly free drinks. James Hannaham saw a lot of winners of color ("Black is definitely the new black"), and many other details. List of laureates here; slideshow here. Michael Feingold starts his Obie meditation by talking about depart ... More >>
Unlike Miss USA, the Broadway Beauty Pageant--a benefit for the Ali Forney Center, hosted by Tovah Feldshuh--didn't attract anyone who felt gay marriage was a bad idea. Even the token straight contestant--a hottie from Billy Elliot--said he's always supported the gays and added that the longest gay ... More >>
Irena's Vow is that play about the Polish Catholic housekeeper who saved the lives of Jews during the Holocaust. It got a good review in the Times when it was off-Broadway, but when it moved to the Great White Way recently, the same paper assigned the higher-ranked critic Charles Isherwood, who call ... More >>
Plus a helping of roasted Manilow.
Isaac Bashevis, in a nutshell, sort of
Wherever Broadway's fault lies, dear Brutus, this week it is definitely not in our stars
A Golda Meir Bio; Some Magical-Realist Orphans