What makes Beautiful, the new Broadway musical covering the rise of Carole King's music career, is all of the little details that come together so bri...
Stefani's take on Fiddler on the Roof's "If I Was a Rich Man" was the jumping off point for her solo career. I don't think the writers of Fiddler could have foreseen their tale of a humble, Jewish man's mid-life crisis inspiring a bleach-blonde Japanophile.
While the list of eyebrow-raising productions is a long one, here are our picks for the most scandalous productions of the past 100 or so years, both on and Off-Broadway.
The New Year is upon us, and I'm hoping all dance lovers continue to help support the art form in 2014. Whether you're an amateur or a pro, a dance fan, a student, a parent or someone who just loves to dance, your actions count! There are many things we as a community can do.
I am by no means a reviewer, but I have experienced betrayal. My 26-year marriage ended with it, with subsequent lies and deceits still surfacing layers of betrayal. I am interested in exploring the topic and want to know if art imitates life, and more importantly, if it can make sense of it.
She didn't email or have a computer, but she had something better than that for communicating: a generous heart.
"Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way," Tolstoy observed and he could have been talking about the Weston clan of August: Osage County, when he wrote that line to start Anna Karenina.
The kindness of strangers can be complicated, a mixed blessing not without its drawbacks and with the rewards often arriving late, if at all, as Conor...
The beauty of live TV is that viewers can chatter on Internet platforms while watching, which serves to drive even more viewers to the live program.
In addition to offering a host of new songs to go alongside the nostalgia, the show gives a wonderful glimpse into the ups and downs of Berry Gordy's quest to make this "black music" transcend and be accepted by audiences of all races, ages, and locations.
Five final shows to see before the holidays take over. They ranged from a marvelous breathing-to-life of a poem more than 200 years old, a so-so take on the Scottish play, a one-man homage to a master via August Wilson's biographical piece and two new works from talented writers.
Being born is one thing. Being born in NYC in 1923 is the best thing! That year has colored my entire life. To be a part of the Broadway scene in 1944 and to dance in the Shubert Theater and walk through stage door 6, nights and matinees. That was living!
We see how an examination of the arts, and one artist in particular, has lessons for every kind of life. Stephen Sondheim, and other artists like him, do not merely entertain; they are teachers.
Some plays need to look as if they're being performed with absolutely no effort whatsoever. They must seem merely tossed off. That's the fun of them. Perhaps the most famous example is Private Lives, the jazzy romantic comedy Noel Coward wrote in 1930.
The hills are alive... with the shrieks of homosexuals who either loved or hated NBC's live version of The Sound of Music. Personally, I thought it could've been a smidgen gayer. In fact, we have so many great gay musicals that I decided to rank them all.
Two plays -- one I love, and one I've never liked -- are currently running in repertory on Broadway at the tiny jewel-box called the Cort Theatre.