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A Chorus Line

Inside "A Chorus Line" At The Hollywood Bowl Rehearsals With Ross Lynch & Sabrina Bryan

Lisa Hiser | Posted 07.28.2016 | Entertainment
Lisa Hiser

Every year the Hollywood Bowl presents an amazing musical and this year A Chorus Line will be taking the stage.

Developing a Show: Actors v. Producers

Cara Joy David | Posted 07.28.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

If you're friends with actors, you have probably heard complaints about these two things: 1) off-Broadway often not paying a living wage; 2) payment f...

On the Shelf: A How-to Guide to Broadway Musicals

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.24.2016 | Books
Steven Suskin

How do you produce a Broadway musical? More specifically, what does a producer do? Or even more specifically, how does a producer set about putting ...

Ed Kleban: A Weird and Wonderful Class Act, Well Worth Remebering

Myra Chanin | Posted 05.31.2016 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

Ed Kleban was an American musical theater songwriter who initially found, as Stephen Sondheim had, that Broadway producers were more enthusiastic abou...

'Hamilton:' What Is Left to Say?

Barry Singer | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Barry Singer

At last, I can talk about Hamilton. It hasn't been easy, waiting, wondering: what is all the fuss about -- is it for real? Not that I doubted Hamilton. I just couldn't get a ticket.

Rock Solid Sissified Spring Resolutions

Scott Stiffler | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Stiffler

So in the waning moments of a chilly NYC Sunday morning in early May, you pick yourself up, spot your pants in the distance, and find in them the trusty Pilot Razor Point pen that was supposed to have prompted you to crank out the Great American Novel by the first quarter of 2016. You take that pen, and you make a list of Spring Resolutions.

Digging Out The Backstory

George Heymont | Posted 04.24.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

On January 26, 1974, a group of dancers who had appeared in Broadway shows met at the Nikolaus Exercise Center where, at the invitation of Michon Peac...

Artistry in Dance: 'American Dance Machine' & 'Noises Off'

Barry Singer | Posted 01.20.2016 | Arts
Barry Singer

We struck gold twice in a matter of weeks -- my daughters, Lea and Sara, and I -- intoxicating artistry in dance at a pair of performances spanning the old and new year.

On the Books: A Dazzling Tale of B'way

Steven Suskin | Posted 09.30.2016 | Books
Steven Suskin

Riedel, the polarizing theatrical gossip columnist of the New York Post, knows how to dig into provocative stories. Here he undertakes not a simple scandal, but a century's worth of power struggles that have undermined and -- ultimately -- saved Broadway.

'Big Bang Theory' Star Performed Racy 'Chorus Line' Song As Child

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment

Like many actors, "Big Bang Theory" star Melissa Rauch started performing at a young age. But maybe her choice of material wasn't always the most appr...

Jeff Calhoun Talks About the New and Improved Disney Newsies Before Ducking Out to Work on a Duck Dynasty Show for Las Vegas

Jim Hill | Posted 01.24.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So when the good people of Pittsburgh head out for the Benedum Center later this week to catch the North American touring company of Disney Newsies, will they be seeing an exact duplicate of the Tony Award-winning show that ran for 2 1/2 years on Broadway?

After Ever After: Musicals and What I Have (and Have Not) Missed

Barry Singer | Posted 08.06.2014 | Arts
Barry Singer

There was no YouTube the last time I wrote about the Broadway musical. There was no Twitter, no Facebook, no iPhone, no Glee.

Weeklings!: What's the Gayest Musical? (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Louis Virtel

2013-12-10-headshot.pngThe hills are alive... with the shrieks of homosexuals who either loved or hated NBC's live version of The Sound of Music. Personally, I thought it could've been a smidgen gayer. In fact, we have so many great gay musicals that I decided to rank them all.

First Nighter: As Opera, Anna Nicole Goes Bust

David Finkle | Posted 11.18.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

In a way you can't fault underfunded New York City Opera general manager and artistic director George Steel for scheduling Anna Nicole, now at BAM, as the opening for what could be the revamped company's swan-song season.

8 Signs You're a Musical Theater Geek!

Leslie Goshko | Posted 10.27.2013 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Now, how do you know if you're a musical theater geek? Well, it can be tricky to detect sometimes; these things can sneak up on you.

Director Jeff Calhoun Has Nothing to Hyde When It Comes to Disney's Newsies

Jim Hill | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

You'd think -- what with getting the revival of "Jekyll & Hyde ready for its 13 week-long, limited engagement at the Marquis Theater -- that director Jeff Calhoun wouldn't have any time left for his other Broadway show, Disney's Newsies. But that's where you'd be wrong.

First Nighter: London Chorus Line Yay! London Dear World Nay!

David Finkle | Posted 02.20.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

If there's any evidence that A Chorus Line doesn't remain one of the great musicals, it's nowhere in view at the Palladium. Meanwhile, Jerry Herman's musical Dear World begs the question: Why?

First Nighter: Maria Stuarda at the Met, Donna McKechnie at 54 Below

David Finkle | Posted 01.03.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

In setting Maria Stuarda to music, Gaetano Donizetti did some of his most beautiful writing, not just for the title character and her prevailing adversary Elizabeth I. Throughout, Donizetti also imagined any number of ensembles

Theater: Pigpen Scores Again; "Chorus Line" Endures

Michael Giltz | Posted 12.20.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON *** 1/2 out of **** A CHORUS LINE *** THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON *** 1/2 out of **** THE GYM AT JUDSON Pigpen Theatre...

What He Did For Love: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 10.15.2012 | Arts
Jennifer Hamady

I had the privilege of singing with the choir at Marvin Hamlisch's funeral yesterday. And being present for the celebration of such a celebrated composer was moving in all of the ways one would expect it to be.

Remembering The Divine, Brilliant And Gone-Too-Soon Marvin Hamlisch

Liz Smith | Posted 10.13.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

He adored show business and it paid him back, by giving him every award the entertainment world could dream up - from three Oscars to Emmys, Grammys, Tonys and finally, the ultimate--the Pulitzer.

One Singular Sensation... and What He Did For Love

Steve North | Posted 10.07.2012 | Entertainment
Steve North

By the time Marvin Hamlisch was 31, he had accomplished as much and certainly won more awards than most composers do in an entire lifetime.

In the Closet...Still!

Bruce Kluger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bruce Kluger

Until the current administration puts its foot down and deep-sixes this idiotic policy, hats off to John for reminding us that sometimes laughter can take the sting away.

Beach Blanket Babylon: People Who Give A Damn

Greg Archer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

BBB is quite possibly the most unforgettable emotional roller-coaster ride of camp and bone-tickling fun.

Q & A: A Chorus Line Vets Baayork Lee and Yuka Takara Make Their Moves In Every Little Step

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Being in A Chorus Line -- a show that is not only a conceptual benchmark for Broadway musicals but the fourth longest running show of all time -- is any singer/dancer/actor's dream job.