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Theater: Best Man Squeaks Out Win; Now. Here. This. Scattered

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.02.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The Best Man Director Michael Wilson delivers a smooth evening of entertainment, though one that doesn't linger in the mind.

Stage Door: Jesus Christ Superstar

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.29.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

This production, a zippy revival of the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, is at the Neil Simon Theater. Forty years ago, a rock opera was big news on Broadway, and the pop music and camp elements continue to grab the audience's attention.

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

Howard Kissel | Posted 02.11.2012 | Arts
Howard Kissel

I hope enough time passes that every time I listen to the cast album that will accompany the revival of Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane's 1965 On a Clear Day You Can See Forever -- and I know I'll listen to it often -- I won't be reminded of the tackiness of the production itself.

A Broadway Gayby

Paul Gorrell, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Paul Gorrell, Ph.D.

As I heard gay men tell their story on stage, I experienced an intense feeling that I was not alone, that others feel what I feel and, even better, expressed it through dancing and singing. At 15 I was transported to a new possibility for myself.

The Audience Says It All, and Yet Nothing

Cara Joy David | Posted 01.21.2012 | New York
Cara Joy David

People spend a lot of money to buy Broadway show tickets. Part of me understands audience members thinking that price of admission allows them to behave as they want. The much larger part of me doesn't get it.

On the Culture Front: Cultural Snapshots and New Fall Cocktails

Chris Kompanek | Posted 01.21.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

With all the traveling I've been doing, I've fallen behind on recording my cultural happenings for this blog. What follows are snapshots of my cultural experiences from the past month.

The Show Must Go On! Hurricane Can't Stop Broadway

Posted 10.26.2011 | Home

UPDATE: All Broadway shows have been cancelled from Aug. 27-28. Check in with Playbill for more information. The Associated Press NEW YORK -- T...

As 'Chicago' Breaks Records, We Look At Its Random Stars

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.18.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — The musical "Chicago" is about to finger-snap its way into the record books. The matinee performance on Aug. 27 will mark the musical'...

WATCH: 'Harry Potter'/'Book Of Mormon' Mashup

Posted 09.10.2011 | Comedy

With all the excitement over the final installment of the Harry Potter series, YouTuber tessaROXX mashed up her Potter love with another book that was...

Theater: Broadway By The Year -- 1997 Not Vintage But Fun

Michael Giltz | Posted 08.21.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The current season of Scott Siegel's catnip for theater fans series -- Broadway By The Year -- ended with a show focused on the big musicals of 1997.

The One Unfulfilled Wish of My Career

Alec Baldwin | Posted 08.19.2011 | Entertainment
Alec Baldwin

All of my career, I have had one great insecurity. One unfulfilled wish. To be able to sing in a Broadway show.

Tony Award-winning Choreographer Bill T. Jones is Honored Just as His Broadway Show Fela! Closes This Weekend

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

Just as choreographer/director Bill T. Jones was receiving his Kennedy Center Honors -- which were presented Dec. 5th at the awards event in Washingto...

Holidays In New York City: The To-Do List

Marie Elena Martinez | Posted 09.19.2011 | New York
Marie Elena Martinez

Here's a list of the Big Apple's many offerings for travelers and residents alike. Whether you fancy a Broadway show, a seasonal exhibit, or some ice-skating, you'll find something for every interest here.

BROADWAY: Shows You Can't Miss This Holiday Season (Catch Them Before They Close!)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

With the holiday season securely upon us, it is basically a universal truth that throngs of visitors will enter New York City for a glamorous white Ch...

FELA! 19% Off Premium Tickets & Dinner At Serafina

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York


Stars See "Red" (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Celebrities came out in droves last night for the premiere of the new Broadway show "Red." Cynthia Nixon, Alicia Silverstone, Rosie Perez, Alan Alda,...

My Playbill Bio: Aren't You Impressed?

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

If I list that I am primarily a TV writer on my Playbill bio, it's like putting a big target on my chest for New York theatre critics. So I tailored it a bit. What do you think of this?

Broadway Posts Record Ticket Sales Despite Recession

Reuters | Claudia Parsons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Broadway theaters defied the recession to post record ticket sales in the 2008/09 season in what the Broadway League attributed to a need for escapism...