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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.

Another Knockout for Broadway's Rocky

Steve North | Posted 05.23.2015 | Entertainment
Steve North

Karl is the Broadway veteran who's just racked up rave reviews for his hilarious portrayal of Kristin Chenoweth's boyfriend in the revival of On The Twentieth Century. This, less than a year after being nominated for a Tony award for "best actor in a musical," for his starring role in Rocky.

Zane Tankel's Rocky Road in Retrospect

Myra Chanin | Posted 10.28.2014 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

So what could have led such a fastidious administrator to risk a bundle on the chanciest investment on the planet? A Broadway show, specifically Rocky, the Musical, which closed two weeks ago without recouping its $16,500,000 capital investment.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Tony Awards Spotlight on Rocky's Andy Karl

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.02.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It could've gone terribly wrong -- like really badly. It could've buried his career or made him the laughing stock of the Broadway community. Choosi...

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.

Aisle View: Rock 'em Sock 'em

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.13.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

It turns out that Rocky is better than the Spider-Man, by several notches in the proverbial heavyweight belt. The Cinderella story, such as it is, is durable; and the sure-to-be-much-talked-about staging of the climactic boxing match more or less delivers the punch of excitement required.

'Rocky' is a Broadway Knockout

Rex Reed | Posted 05.13.2014 | Arts
Rex Reed

People who diss Rocky because it's old-fashioned and predictable are right. It's sort of a construction worker's Raging Bull with Kleenex. But the people who love Rocky are right, too, because it's likeable and decent in a basic way that makes you glow. You go away from Rocky hugely entertained, with a song in your soul and hope in your heart.