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I Am Not a Cheese: Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession by Ian Bostridge

Glen Roven | Posted 07.06.2015 | Books
Glen Roven

Winter Journey is one of the great feasts of the musical calendar: an austere one, but one almost guaranteed to touch the ineffable as well as the heart. After the last song, "The Hurdy-Gurdy Man," the silence is palpable, the sort of silence that otherwise only a Bach Passion can summon up.

Terrific TV (But - Not Surprisingly - It's Not on TV)

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 06.15.2015 | Entertainment
Carroll F. Gray

Two elements bind this production together in a superlative way... humor and pathos, and deep intelligence.

Thoughts on the Tony Awards Broadcast, Ruthie Ann Miles, Curious Incident & More

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

It's approximately 24 hours since the Tony Awards ended -- and, while most of the community is at a Bombshell party, I feel like it's about time to reflect on the night that was.

The Theater Community Parties Post-Tonys: The Carlyle

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.09.2015 | New York
Cara Joy David

After the telecast (discussed in my post here), Broadway is all about the after-parties. There is the official Tony Gala at the Plaza. Then each show or each lead producer usually hosts their own party.

First Nighter: The Tonys as Experienced in the Press Room

David Finkle | Posted 06.08.2015 | Entertainment
David Finkle

I notice this is a surprisingly short account of the year's Tony Awards as scoped from the press room. I can only suggest it's an indication of the excitement the event didn't create from start to finish.

Anticipating the Tony Awards, With Alan Cumming at the Café Carlyle, the Astaire Awards, and Stars in the Alley

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.05.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Facing a crowd that included his mother and brother as well as Tony Danza, next up for a run at the Café Carlyle, Alan Cumming reminded everyone that he would be hosting the Tony Awards with Kristen Chenoweth on Sunday night, admitting that he was "freaking out."

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love 'The Good Wife'

David Toussaint | Posted 06.14.2015 | Entertainment
David Toussaint

Like most religious awakenings, it didn't happen overnight. I'd heard of this new show The Good Wife, seen ads on bus stops and during commercial breaks for trivial shows like 60 Minutes. It looked silly, something unnecessary in my already busy spiritual TV life.

What Alan Cumming Loves Most About Being 50

OWN | Posted 03.20.2015 | OWN

It's hard to imagine someone other than Alan Cumming playing all the roles in "Macbeth," earning multiple Emmy nods for "The Good Wife" and starring i...

Why Alan Cumming Is Advocating Gay Men Give Up Sex For An Entire Year

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Actor Alan Cumming puts a cheeky spin on news that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended an end to the nation's lifetime ban on ...

'Strange Magic' Is Just That - George Lucas Meets Shakespeare

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 03.31.2015 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

George Lucas has turned his charms onto the tale, Strange Magic, a new animated film, that is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

First Nighter: John Tiffany's 'Let the Right One In', Parallel Exit's 'Everybody Gets Cake!', Poe in 'Nevermore'

David Finkle | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

If you ask me, the prolific John Tiffany and the prolific Steven Hoggett are responsible for the best play ever presented about the Iraq War. So when I learned they were bringing Let the Right One In to the always adventurous St. Ann's, I figured it would be another must.

Michelangelo Signorile

Alan Cumming: I Was In Drag The Last Time I Ever Spoke With My Abusive Father

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 10.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Alan Cumming’s new memoir, "Not My Father's Son," revisits a lot of painful, harrowing childhood memories, as he recounts being physically and verba...

Legendary Entertainers in Provincetown Supporting LGBT Youth (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 09.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Rick Murray, the president and general manager of the Crown & Anchor in Provincetown, Massachusetts, about the Crown's fabulous summer entertainment lineup and his spin on LGBT issues.

Perry Brass: The Manly Pursuit of Desire: Life Is A Show, Old Chum!

Perry Brass | Posted 09.07.2014 | Arts
Perry Brass

I went to see Alan Cumming in Cabaret at the Roundabout Theater Company's venture at Studio 54 last night. Cumming was spectacular--as ever.

James Thilman

WATCH: P-Town Film Fest Reimagines Noir Thriller With Animated Birds

HuffingtonPost.com | James Thilman | Posted 06.13.2014 | Entertainment

For 2014, the Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) trailer features some of Cape Cod's most prominent avian residents. Created by Gasket St...

Male Divas of Broadway: Neil Patrick Harris, Alan Cumming, and Terrance McNally

Richard Alther | Posted 07.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard Alther

Two of the brightest stars presently on Broadway are not just bending sex stereotypes, but, in truth, transcending gender.

Alan Cumming's Got A New Nightlife Gig

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.07.2014 | Gay Voices

Tony Award-winning actor Alan Cumming has a brand new nightlife gig, which should give New Yorkers more than enough incentive to make it out on Thursd...

Willkommen to the Power of Theatre: Life Lessons in Broadway's Cabaret

Faisal Al-Juburi | Posted 07.05.2014 | Arts
Faisal Al-Juburi

Cabaret is fascinatingly structured, mirroring the societal infiltration of Nazism in the 1930s. It is insidious in its nature. As an audience, we are swept up in the decadence, debauchery, passion and lust that is presented.

First Nighter: Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! Sure Does

David Finkle | Posted 07.04.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

When Forbidden Broadway comes out swinging, not everything receives a knockout punch, which is more or less Alessandrini's usual result. Enough does, however, and after the kind of season we've just endured, musical lovers should bow down before him.

Why Life May Not Be a Cabaret and More Tony Musings

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.27.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Well, the Administration Committee did it, they ruled Cabaret Tony eligible. I wrote previously about how there would be precedent for that ruling (in...

Cabaret: Everybody Loves a Winner Once

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.23.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

What are the Tonys here for if not to honor theatrical creativity? What creativity is there in remounting a production at its last home? Why is a revival that exactly duplicates a revival capable of being nominated?

Top Celebrity Fragrances -- Celebrating National Fragrance Day

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.21.2014 | Style
Jeryl Brunner

What do Katy Perry, Jay-Z, and the late Elizabeth Taylor have in common? They all have their own signature perfumes that were top sellers in 2013.

Alan Cumming Defends His Bisexuality Despite Being Married To A Man

Posted 03.02.2014 | Gay Voices

Alan Cumming spoke at length about his sexuality in a new Instinct interview. The 48-year-old actor, who will reprise his Tony Award-winning role ...

BACK TO THE FLOOD With Alan Cumming

Jennifer Elster | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jennifer Elster

The latest installment from The Being Experience is BACK TO THE FLOOD featuring Alan Cumming narrating a story about a tragic suicide, while my soul and other things drowned in the flood.

The 'Picasso Baby' Performance-Art Video Is Here

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment

As promised, Jay Z's 11-minute video for "Picasso Baby" debuted Friday night on HBO. The performance-art project was filmed over the course of six hou...