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Something Rotten: Theatre of the Absurd

Danny Groner | Posted 05.01.2015 | New York
Danny Groner

I've never seen a Broadway audience as raucous in a completely rational and organized way as during a couple spots during Something Rotten!.

Aisle View: All the World's a (Musical Comedy!) Stage

Steven Suskin | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Something's rotten on the stage of the St. James, and it smells like a hit.

Aisle View: Lin-Manuel Miranda's Alexander The Great

Steven Suskin | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

The show has been impeccably staged by Thomas Kail, Miranda's colleague from In the Heights, with choreography from that show's Andy Blankenbuehler. For theatergoers who admired but didn't love In the Heights, be advised that Hamilton is nothing like it.

Ethan Hawke and Amanda Peet Take on the Stage

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

O'Brien is unquestionably one of our finest directors. Little enlightenment can be expected from Amanda Peet's The Commons of Pensacola.

New 'Macbeth' Cast Shaping Up To Be Star-Packed

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Reinforcements have arrived for the upcoming cast of "Macbeth" and some big names are joining Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff. Linco...

Curtis M. Wong

'Smash' Star Goes Rock 'N' Roll For Cabaret Return

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.03.2013 | Arts

New York nightspot 54 Below is set to welcome back one of its inaugural stars when Brian d'Arcy James takes the stage Sept. 5. Though he's predomin...

First Nighter: Musicalized Giant Not Extra-Large but Still Plenty Large

David Finkle | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Maybe that reminder of good parts compensating for the less-than-successful whole -- along with a stageful of singers shining in individual scenes that catch fire -- will and should work for Giant. At the moment, it, sho' 'nuff looks like show enough.

Theater: New Musical 'Giant' Has Big Ambitions...And Scores

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.15.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Giant is a wonderfully intimate and complex show, but it will fill up a Broadway stage with ease. You know the story from the novel by Edna Ferber or the somewhat leaden film best known for containing James Dean's final performance.

The Masochist's Profession: An Interview With Giant's Bookwriter, Sybille Pearson

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Shoshana Greenberg

Even if you love musicals, you might not know the name Sybille Pearson. But you should.

First Nighter: Brian d'Arcy James an Overnight Sensation at 54 Below

David Finkle | Posted 09.01.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Brian d'Arcy James is doing his effervescent best to prove the opening season of cabaret room 54 Below is as significant a boost to the unfairly marginalizated genre as Manhattan has seen in many an entertainment year.

'Smash' Adds Another New Face

Posted 06.26.2012 | TV

"Smash" is beefing up it Season 2 cast. Stage actor Andy Mientus has joined the NBC musical drama as a new series regular, according to TVLine. Mie...

Award-Winning Star Brian D'Arcy James Opens His First One-Man Musical Show at Broadway's Hottest New Club

Myra Chanin | Posted 08.24.2012 | Entertainment
Myra Chanin

He's sung at the White House for the Obamas and has even been caricatured by Sardi's. So what hasn't he done? Something really weird! He's the only impressively credentialed Manhattan actor who's never appeared on Law and Order.

Ousted 'Smash' Star Will Be Back

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.22.2012 | TV

NEW YORK -- While all his friends were jamming out to Def Leppard or the Scorpions, Brian d'Arcy James was in a different state of mind – he was...

First Nighter: NBC's Smash Is No Such Thing, Leading-Lady Katharine McPhee Is

David Finkle | Posted 04.04.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

She's landed a role in Smash, which is about -- if you haven't seen the boob-tube promos plugging its Feb. 6 kick-off the day after the Super Bowl XLVI kick-off -- a group of B'way vets and newbies readying a tuner based on Marilyn Monroe's life.

Smash, Shrek Star Brian d'Arcy James on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 01.17.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Bazer

Few people know more about both the making of a Broadway musical and making it as an actor on Broadway than Brian d'Arcy James.

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...

On the Culture Front: Food Film Fest, Shakespeare in the Park, and Next to Normal

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

With the warmer weather and some traveling, I've been getting a bit behind on my cultural coverage around the city. Last weekend, the Food Film Festiv...

Alicia Silverstone in Time Stands Still

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In my house, we can recite lines from Clueless at whim, so to see Alicia Silverstone all grown up among the formidable theater talents in Donald Margu...