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Desperate Times Called for Tapping Measures on 42nd St.

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.15.2015 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

All Photos courtesy of Sergerstrom Arts The Depression was, well, depressing. That's why so much entertainment of the time, especially the full-blo...

Aisle View: 'Dames' on Broadway

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Broadway audiences clamoring for dance-happy musical comedy, with an emphasis on tap-tap-tap, need look no further than the Helen Hayes where Dames at Sea provides two hours-worth of shuffles and buck-and-wings.

Come & Meet His Dancin' Feet: Lee Roy Reams at 54Below

Glen Roven | Posted 10.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Glen Roven

To a theatrically leaning pre-teen, Reams's performance was a revelation, not because of his dancing abilities, which defied gravity, not because of his singing, his big Broadway belt bouncing off the last row of the Palace theater, but because he was playing an openly gay character on stage.

Lullaby of B'way at 35

Steven Suskin | Posted 07.12.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Thirty-five years to the day after the first performance of the long-running Broadway musical 42nd Street, almost two hundred alumni gathered last night to celebrate. The David Merrick/Gower Champion production opened at the Winter Garden in 1980 and ran over eight years, playing 3,486 performances

Mary Testa: 'Have Faith'

Barry Singer | Posted 03.25.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

Mary Testa is a pro: a belter, a diva and a clown, in the most beloved Broadway sense. She is a star talent who has rarely gotten star billing. You could write a musical about her.

Maxi Priest Hits His Groove at B.B. King's Blues Club

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

At age 53, 26 years after his career began, his dreads are almost floor-length (the ladies were pulling on them all night), his face is fuller and he has over two decades of hits to sing.

'The Cricket in Times Square': A Manhattan Children's Book Tour

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Peter Mandel

Maybe it's because the authors lived here, but dozens of classic books for kids are set in the center of New York. Crickets in their pages hang out, not in cornfields, but in Midtown. Mice don't run down country lanes: They sail boats in Central Park.

Think of Me: Phantom and the Importance of Casting

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.29.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

When it was announced last week that Sierra Boggess and Norm Lewis would step into The Phantom of the Opera this May, most of the press was about the fact that Lewis was to become the first black Phantom on Broadway. I didn't care about that.

Just in Case It Matters: Biographer Jeffrey Spivak on the Magic of Busby Berkeley

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.13.2012 | Books
Dan Lybarger

In the 1930s and '40s, Busby Berkeley (1895-1976) staged a series of movie dance numbers that could rival the paintings of Salvador Dali in their outlandishness. His movies were loaded with jaw-dropping optical illusions and wound up influencing everyone from the Coen Brothers to Mel Brooks.

Nights On Earth: Conversations with Vince Mendoza and Elf's Matthew Sklar

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Vince Mendoza, the idea of his latest record was partly to embrace the various musicians that he's met over the years and to invite his old friends to participate in his music.

Man Jumps To His Death On Subway Tracks At 42nd Street Station

Posted 12.28.2011 | New York

A 37-year old man killed himself by jumping in front of a moving subway train on Thursday at the 42nd Street-Port Authority station. A witness told...

The Faithful Shopper: Time to Travel

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.01.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It may be August, but there's still time to sneak in that summer vacation. The key to a relaxing trip is making sure you're properly equipped before you leave, with the right luggage, the right information, and the right tools.

DEVELOPING: Police Investigating Suspicious Vehicle Parked Outside Midtown Westin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Police closed sections of West 43rd Street and Eighth Avenue as they investigated reports of a suspicious vehicle parked outside the West...

HuffPost Review: Burlesque

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's been a while since I've seen a stinker as obvious as Burlesque. As a colleague and I noted afterward, it made us long for something as coherent and restrained as Showgirls. Or Glitter.

Masked Vigilante on 42nd Street

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

In these troubling times, it is refreshing to know that somewhere in the Socony-Mobil building, perched high above 42nd Street, a masked avenger keeps a constant vigil over us.

Being a Great Professional

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marshall Goldsmith

Like great actors, inspirational leaders sometimes need to be consummate performers. It doesn't matter if they have a headache. They do whatever it takes to help their organization succeed.