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A Chorus Line

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 02.08.2014 | Gay 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.

Culture Zohn: Gerald Schoenfeld: One Singular Sensation

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2008-11-26-zohnpull.jpg Jerry was one of the legends of New York, not just the theater world, but the whole world of culture.

Broadway Baby: Mario Lopez In Body Battle With Costar

NY Post | Page Six | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

WHAT started as a battle of the biceps has turned into the battle of the bulges between stars of Broadway's "A Chorus Line." Last month, Mario Lopez...