It takes three instances of something to make a trend, and I've got 'em! Here comes a trio of wilting manhoods, all on the Broadway stages this very season.
In Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Nick--the young house guest--has a raunchy flirtation with the blowsy earth mother Martha, but he's too dr ... More >>
It used to be that a Broadway show that got raves would have a pretty good chance of being a hit and one that got trashed by critics would most likely fold.
This was the complete opposite of movies, whereby something that got great reviews could easily flop if it didn't have mass appeal, while the ... More >>
And they're using names from Virginia Woolf characters!
Let me explain:
The Dalloway (525 Broome Street) is a new hotspot co-owned by Kim Stolz, remembered as a lesbian contestant on America's Next Top Model, and Amanda Leigh Dunn from Showtime's The Real L Word.
(Above photo: Amanda, Kim)
Put t ... More >>
Enough with the T-shirts and mugs. How many can one tourist really ever need?
I've decided what the following Broadway shows should be really be hawking:
Spider-Man: Turn off The Dark: Raid
Wicked: Green paint remover
Glengarry Glen Ross. Crummy real estate
Let me join in the hosannahs for the Pam MacKinnon-directed revival of Edward Albee's 1962 play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.
It's the classic about two university couples having to deal with the loss of the imaginary children that bound them, and doing so via booze, verbiage, wounding, and desp ... More >>
Tired of paying to see a lesbian couple reach a crisis point when one of them sleeps with a man?
Well, Cock--by British author Mike Bartlett--makes it a gay male couple that hits a crisis point when one of them sleeps with a woman.
Of course I'm perfectly happy being the fictional character known as myself.
But if I could dig into the vaults of literature and find someone even better, here's who I'd choose to switch costumes and time periods with:
(5) Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest
A vengeful wizard full of sound an ... More >>
Sunday's New York Times opinion section features short letters from adults to college students, in which the authors pretend they're the sages behind "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)." It's teased as "Advice for freshmen from the people who actually grade their papers and lead their class disc ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
July 28, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 41
By Andrew Sarris
"WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?" (at the Criterion and Loew's Tower East) has been hailed by some critics as a daring adventure for Jack Warner a dazzling vindication of Elizabe ... More >>
Paul Bettany and Jennnifer Connelly costar in an imminent movie called Creation about the history-making Charles Darwin and the wife, which gets me to wondering about a whole other theory of creation:
When a couple is hot and heavy and/or married offscreen, does that always translate into si ... More >>
In the TV business, you sort of expect executives to pad their expense accounts, use station employees to run personal errands, and even do personal work for profit on company time and equipment. But it's a little different when taxpayers foot the bill. Tom Robbins lays out how the city's broadcas ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesOctober 18, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 52A New Kind of PlayBy Michael SmithDo not be fooled by appearances. Edward Albee has written a play about truth and illusion, and the evening's number one illusion is that this is a conventional play -- extraordin ... More >>
Graham Rayman has been following the "Fight Club" cooked up by Rikers Island guards for a couple of years, and the Bronx D.A. has started dishing out charges. Inmates used and rewarded as enforcers, beatings arranged so as not to leave marks, victims intimidated into silence (and a few killed) -- t ... More >>