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Aisle View: 'Dames' on Broadway

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Broadway audiences clamoring for dance-happy musical comedy, with an emphasis on tap-tap-tap, need look no further than the Helen Hayes where Dames at Sea provides two hours-worth of shuffles and buck-and-wings.

Sean Maguire Breathes New Life Into Robin Hood in 'Once Upon a Time'

Xaque Gruber | Posted 09.10.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

In the past 70 years, roughly 15 men have portrayed the heroic Robin Hood in film and on television. Now Sean Maguire joins that coveted list. This gifted actor has brought his special interpretation of the romantic hero to ABC's newest hit fantasy drama.

On the Shelf: Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.13.2015 | Books
Steven Suskin

A performer of talent and promise, she died on December 3, 1999 after what Madison paints as a troubled and surprisingly mirthless fifty-seven years.

Author James Lapine Revisits 'Into the Woods' and 'Falsettos' With the 'F-Word': Future

Steve Schonberg | Posted 06.16.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

While Lapine has demonstrated fluidity throughout his career, producing a prolific body of work, when examined in totality, however, thematic trends appear.

How YouTube Sensation Christina Bianco Plays 40 Characters in the Hit Show 'Application Pending'

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.06.2015 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

In very distinct mannerisms and voices, Bianco plays a sweeping orchestra of folks from a stuffy socialite to a pit bull assistant to a show tune singing child and everyone in between -- morphing into each man and woman in nanoseconds (with a new facial expression and accent).

Another Moment in the Woods

Barry Singer | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

Into the Woods is everywhere, it seems, but it has not always been so. A world pre-Woods came flooding back to me recently as I sat enthralled by the sorcery of the Fiasco Theater's ingeniously homespun production now running (through April 12) at Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre on West 46th Street.

The 'Best' We Can Do for Homeless Animals

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Created and hosted by journalist and animal advocate Jill Rappaport, Best in Shelter With Jill Rappaport documents her year-long search for remarkable shelter dog contestants, focusing on hard-to-adopt animals such as pit pulls, older animals, and animals with disabilities. While the program ultimately declares "winners," all the selected animals find loving homes.

Joan Ryan Makes Musical Magic at Hollywood's Catalina Jazz Club

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

For the first time in a year and half, Joan Ryan, and her four octave range, comes home to Los Angeles in a cabaret show that earned her the honor of Broadway World's Top Female Cabaret Artist of 2013.

An Interview With Ben Rimalower: 'The Lady's Got Potential'

John-Stuart Fauquet | Posted 06.07.2014 | Arts
John-Stuart Fauquet

"They are all women that I've seen on stage in musicals or cabarets, but they also all have this quality -- you can call it the 'it factor' if you want."

Are These The 'Most Unforgettable Women In The World'?

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 04.05.2014 | Style

Standards of beauty in American society may not have changed much over time, but we believe that beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. And what'...

Mothers and Sons at the Golden: Terrence McNally Makes History

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Strident, a woman with whom to reckon, Tyne Daly's Katharine Gerard is a force of nature. Encased in fur, she's the refrigerator-sized iceberg in Terr...

Some Spirited Queer Hopes For 2014 From NYC's 'The Chairman'

Posted 02.12.2014 | Gay Voices

As part of his acclaimed variety show "The Meeting," writer-actor Justin Sayre took to the stage of New York's Joe's Pub, where he offered up his spir...

19 Different Divas Sing 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart'

Posted 08.13.2013 | Comedy

This is Christina Bianco and she is absolutely spectacular. During a recent performance at 54 Below, the amazing comedienne did spot on impression...

Bette Midler Hosts a Lunch for Twenty Feet from Stardom

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.30.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Now prominent among music legends, Bette Midler reminisces about her stint as a Harlette back in the day in the much celebrated documentary Twenty Fee...

An SOS to NBC: Save Our Smash

Ben Lerner | Posted 06.23.2013 | TV
Ben Lerner

Saturday's episode of Smash, titled "Opening Night," showcased the premiere of Bombshell. Our beloved Marilyn musical has finally opened on Broadway and it's a glorious accomplishment for all parties involved.

'Smash': Ivy Shocked Her Mother Has Been Cast In 'Bombshell'

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 04.03.2013 | TV

It was a difficult hour for Ivy as "Smash" bid farewell to Tuesday nights. Starting April 6, the struggling drama is relocating to Saturday nights at ...

Legend Returns To Shake Up Bombshell

Posted 03.29.2013 | TV

Broadway vet Bernadette Peters is returning to "Smash," but not everyone is excited to have her. Peters is reprising her role as diva actress Leig...

The Guest Star Parade Continues

Posted 03.24.2013 | TV

"Smash" is rolling out the red carpet to some very famous guest stars -- Liza Minnelli and Bernadette Peters to name a few -- in the coming weeks. ...

Nathan Lane Gets a Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Award; Cinderella on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The award season is all about superlatives and thank you speeches but for East Hampton's Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Awards, it is about community and family.

Please, Change the Tonys

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 08.11.2012 | Home
Shoshana Greenberg

How can the theater community expect audiences to love or even become excited about Broadway if it looks as though the Tonys don't show respect for all those being honored?

'Smash' Finale Gets Another Guest Star

Posted 03.15.2012 | TV

Broadway vet Bernadette Peters is taking on the buzzed-about Broadway TV show "Smash." In addition to appearing on the March 19 episode as Ivy's (Mega...

Since Disney Has Yet to Make Her a Princess, Megan Hilty Settles for Being a Fairy

Jim Hill | Posted 01.16.2012 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Some people complain about the commute that they have for work. But not Megan Hilty. Of course, if your work took you from Oz to Broadway to Neverlan...

Love Redux: Follies Extended Three Weeks at the Marquis Theater

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 01.04.2012 | Arts
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

Both definitions of Follies -- a musical review and a foolish action -- fit this revival of the Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman musical ab...

Broadway's Fall Season Full of A-Listers, on Stage and Off

James Sims | Posted 11.20.2011 | Arts
James Sims

With the fall season approaching, straight plays are headed back to Times Square, and they've got a big list of stars in tow.

Stage Door: Follies, Dally With The Devil

Fern Siegel | Posted 11.16.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The revival of Follies is perfection. One of Stephen Sondheim's most moving scores, it features two remarkable stars -- Bernadette Peters and Jan Maxwell -- and an extraordinary musical meditation on longing and regret.