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A Jersey 'West Side Story'

Barry Singer | Posted 06.24.2016 | Arts
Barry Singer

Right now, a trip to New Jersey can take you to the farthest reaches of Hell's Kitchen, circa 1957. I just made that ride and I wouldn't have missed i...

'Do I Hear A Waltz?' Yes, Finally

Barry Singer | Posted 05.19.2016 | Arts
Barry Singer

When Encores! clicks, it renders the imperfect to perfection. Do I Hear A Waltz? is a famously imperfect Broadway musical that very few ever got to see. (It ran for roughly six months, after opening in March 1965, and rarely gets revived.)

Interview: George C. Wolfe Makes a Musical, Part 2

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.04.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

I was obsessed with New York, early on. I was watching sitcoms that were set in or around New York, like The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Meanwhile, Back at the Missing Persons Bureau

George Heymont | Posted 06.07.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Two missing person mysteries recently took center stage in San Francisco. One was a contemporary drama making its debut as part of the National New Play Network's Rolling World Premiere program.

Bowling for Our Time and West Side Story on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A touch of old Hollywood convened at Broadway's New York Institute of Technology's auditorium on Tuesday night for an anniversary screening of West Side Story.

Barbra Streisand's Big Disappointment

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

This certainly isn't music to Barbra Streisand's ears. The stage and screen veteran confirmed early this year that she was close to nailing the fil...

Streisand as 'Madame Rose'

Paul Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Katz

Barbra Streisand has confirmed her intention to tackle the role of Madame ("Mama") Rose in a second silver-screen adaptation of the venerable musical Gypsy.

Barbra Streisand: 'Gypsy' Star & Director?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Barbra Streisand may be bringing her love of Broadway and Hollywood together in a big screen revival of 'Gypsy.' According to the New York Post, Stre...

Revisiting West Side Story (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Although I did not see the original production of West Side Story, I've been lucky to see several others.

Lesbian and Gay Musical Ambassadors Play Carnegie Hall

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

The Big Apple Corps started out as a social organization, and continues today to offer a place where people can make friends -- and even fall in love.

First-Nighter: Anyone Can Whistle Those Great Stephen Sondheim Melodies

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

In song-writing, where success is ideally a matter of fifty percent lyrics and fifty percent music, Stephen Sondheim almost always achieves the delicate balance.

Drama Queens: Random Thoughts While Watching The Tony Awards Show

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

How nice to have the plot of Guys and Dolls explained to me. I don't think I've seen it more than a dozen times.