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 >>
Michael Feingold will return to chair the 2014 Village Voice Obie Awards -- Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway's highest honor -- to be presented Monday, May 19, at Webster Hall.
Last night at xl, the nominations were announced for the GLAM awards (formerly the Glammy awards, until the Grammies got bullyish). Those are Cherry Jubilee's illustrious honors for the best in LGBT nightlife. And the choices for Entertainer of the Year--which were glamorously announced by yours t ... More >>
Tyler Perry's mammy gets less melodramatic but not less grotesque
This is the only ballot you'll need at your viewing party
The nominations will be announced tomorrow morning, but you might as well just go by this list, which has been officially certified by the Dionne Warwick Psychic Hotline. BEST PICTURE (Ranked in descending order of likelihood) 1--The Artist 2--The Descendants 3--The Help 4--Hugo 5--Mo ... More >>
A friend of mine is a journalist covering the junket for the Muppets' new filmic extravaganza, and he was forewarned by a publicist, "You won't get a one-on-one with Miss Piggy. You can do the roundtable."
Just like it's already Christmas in certain department stores, the Oscar predix business happens to be in full swing, with goldderby.com asking us pundits for our premature (I mean extremely mature) guesses as to who will get nominated. Here are mine as of this very moment. Bear in mind tha ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
At least he didn't in Broadway's Fences revival, as costar Viola Davis reveals in this Theater Talk season sampler of highlights from the PBS discussion show.
Knight in verbal armor
Here they are, boys! Here they are, world! Here's predictions! Best Musical: Memphis. Though I pray I'm wrong and it's Fela! Play: Red. Though I'm actually rooting for Next Fall
The Broadway revival of Fences is star-studded enough, thank you, due to performances by Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. But last night, the celeb wattage increased significantly when Will and Jada Smith walked into the audience.
The 2010 Tony nominations are out, and the yearly ceremony that becomes more and more designed to persuade people from anywhere but New York City to spend money on theater is soon to follow. The idea behind the Tonys is simply to get Broadway to appeal to the rest of America in a big, fancy ... More >>
In case you live for the nominations like I do (and by the way, they'll be announced tomorrow morning), here are my guesses. Disclaimer: I'm at a disadvantage. I actually saw the shows!
Red Hook gets tragic: Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber in "A View From the Bridge." Photo by Joan MarcusThat's what'll happen if this year's batch of giant movie-and-TV-stars-turned-theater-actors gets nominated! (Or even if they're just asked to present--or usher.) This will probably b ... More >>
Living high with Sondheim. Other heroes include Sean Hayes, Denzel. On the other hand, Kelsey Grammer . . .
Denzel Washington comes to Broadway in Fences
Pre-pre-show: Someone just described Kate Winslet's hair thus: "It may look very retro, but it's actually futuristic." Ryan Seacrest interviews Kate WInslet, who looks like she wants to bite off his face, or somebody's. "I'm extremely nervous," Winslet explains. Seacrest shows Winslet's upcoming Tim ... More >>
Yes, Carly Simon won an Oscar, but not for Costume Design. Photo by Alan Light. The Oscars are tomorrow night, and an alleged leak of the winners is making it more interesting than usual. The Academy has denounced the list as a "complete fraud." If so, it should be exposed tomorrow, though the ever ... More >>
The Best Picture Oscar nominees are The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, The Reader, and Slumdog Millionaire. The other top nominations are: Best Actor: Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Sean Penn (Milk), Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), ... More >>
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Middle-class malaise meets inner-city despair in The Architect
Electrifying Viola Davis adds wattage to Nottage; a far from perfect Match is totally Frank
The famous librettist, sans Sullivan, is most engaging with a play that's so old it's new again
The Critics Speak
The 45th Annual OBIE Awards