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Shakespeare gets an honorary green card
Topped with bacon, slaw, and fried green tomatoes and sided with cheese grits, the fried chicken biscuit sandwich at Jacob's Pickles A score of years ago the Upper West Side was known as one of the worst dining neighborhoods in the city. Well, what happened? You may trace the transformation back t ... More >>
Wrap your lips around this meaty strangeness. A fixture right on Broadway on the Upper West Side, Big Nick's Burger Joint has been around since 1962 -- just about the time West Side Story came out as a movie, immortalizing the neighborhood for the nation. Big Nick's is a product of that merging of ... More >>
The Follies of 1832
In a new campaign from Animals Australia, a video addresses animal welfare and factory farming in song. A cute piglet sings "Somewhere" from West Side Story, and is joined by a chorus of caged pigs and chickens. Watch the video below: [See More Clips of the Day: Pun Hunting in the Kitchen | How to ... More >>
It turns out Cher was the original gender outlaw. In a segment of her TV show in the 1970s, the superstar portrayed all--and I mean all--the roles in a mini version of West Side Story, including Maria, Anita, and the Jets!
I just performed a little conversational duet with myself and picked the best of the musical twosomes. We both agreed that these are the finest: (10) "Bosom Buddies" from Mame Such a zippy campfest between two drag queens! I mean two women! The fun of this Jerry Herman number is that in pretendi ... More >>
Resorts casino sent me down for a gayola night of lavender luxury. All on the lucky 13th floor of their Ocean Tower, I got to drop by: *Pro Bar, the only gay bar in an Atlantic City casino. Potted palms dot the dance floor, where lesbians flail around, mixed with some gay guys, and a few slummin ... More >>
Cassandra (Tia Carrere): You've heard it? Wayne (Mike Myers): Exqueeze me? Have I seen this one before? Frampton Comes Alive?! Everybody in the world has Frampton Comes Alive. If you lived in the suburbs you were issued it. It came in the mail with samples of Tide. Wayne's World 2 (1993) Fo ... More >>
Broadwayworld.comHugh Jackman was great as gay performer Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz, but on the Tony Awards the other night, he was still swishing around. As himself! Hugh and host Neil Patrick Harris performed a very funny Tony host showdown, which resulted in them camping it up to tun ... More >>
The New York Daily News provides the above video from a sword fight on Sunday at the Baba Makhan Shah Lubana Sikh Center in Queens, where a rival gang enters during prayer and seemingly starts a scuffle, "like a scene out of West Side Story," according to the New York Post.
When it was announced last week that model-turned-divorcee Christie Brinkley was going to play Roxie Hart in Broadway's Chicago revival, someone on "All That Chat" posted the immortal comment, "World to end. Story at 11." But the woman can kinda sorta dance right? After all, she strutted aro ... More >>
Not My Chemical Romance'Tis the season for super-goofy, radio-station-helmed holiday shows that corral together often wildly disparate acts in the name of yuletide cheer and forced promotion, and while Z100's Jingle Ball is the mother of them all (could a preview of the Dream/Kardashian music ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 20, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 34 Film in Focus By Andrew Sarris President Richard M. Nixon may not be quite the cinephile his recent press notices would seem to suggest. Or so we are led to believe by a recent Variety follow-up to the ... More >>
Some things you see on the internet, and you look at them, and you stare at them, thinking that maybe at some point along the lines of all this staring, it will begin to resemble something that will make sense. Try as you might, this is absolutely not one of those things.
The Tony Award nominees have just been announced. The best musical nominees are Billy Elliot, Next to Normal, Rock of Ages, and Shrek the Musical. (Rock of Ages being a jukebox musical, its place in the Best Score category was taken by 9 to 5; [title of show] replaced it in the Best Book list.) Best ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla on '80s musical Rock of Ages' evolution from so-bad-it's-good to good, period. Adrienne Day mourns lost love and a lost vision of New York with Bat for Lashes. Chuck Eddy: Battle of the Country Hunks! In Film, J. Hoberman basically likes Ob ... More >>
We had a little trouble getting the Voice online this week, and we hope you didn't miss any of the great stuff in the issue. Like our former music editor Chuck Eddy's consideration of some contemporary male country singers and their new style of shit-kicking. Or J. Hoberman's review of Observe and ... More >>
This is quite simply the best clip evah. One-named icon Cher--who will surely survive the apocalypse, along with cockroaches and Gilligan's Island lunchboxes--once did a bit on her old TV show in which she played the roles in West Story--ALL the roles. She played the Jets AND the Sharks, dancing wit ... More >>
I already did a post on the world's worst musicals, and as I recall, In My Life filled out the entire top five. But what are the absolute best? Not necessarily my personal faves (like The Sound of Music and Annie), but the most important, powerful, influential, and downright fun to watch. Here are m ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 11, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 12 The Year's Best By Jonas Mekas I have asked a few independent film critics and writers whose opinions I respect for their lists of the better films they have seen during the past year. A note must be made ... More >>
The immortal musical Guys and Dolls is heading back to Broadway, which is about as surprising as the fact that Pal Joey, On The Town, West Side Story, and the entire David Mamet canon are being regurgitated back too. I guess we might as well embrace the inevitable while admitting that, seeing as I p ... More >>
Superheroes are hot again, thanks to The Dark Knight, Iron Man, The Hulk, and Barack Obama. And now, here's your opportunity to play a superhero while singing music by Bono and the Edge and cavorting around to Julie Taymor's Tony-award-style direction. There's a Broadway musical of Spider-Man a-comi ... More >>
Balanchine's company shows its versatility in winter season opener
Twice a Contender
Pour ¡Azúcar! on Me