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Transgression: Turn-Kick-Turn/One-Two-Kick-Turn

Barry Singer | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts
Barry Singer

As bad as things can seem these days for musicals on Broadway -- as vacuous, as child-centric or adult-nostalgic as most Broadway musicals distressingly are at the moment -- the good news is that there are Broadway ticket buyers also paying to see Hedwig. Which is extraordinary.

Manhattan's "Metropolitan Room" Hosts the 2014 Hot House NYC Jazz Decision

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 11.22.2014 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

"Hot House" jazz magazine has started a tradition of honoring a group of new and established musicians, recently offering a varied and compelling awards show last week at the Metropolitan Room.

That Woman Behind The Curtain

Steve Schonberg | Posted 11.08.2014 | Arts
Steve Schonberg

Tepper's story however, is just as interesting as those brought to life on film, and itself makes for an inspiring coming of age tale about a girl who sets her mind on a dream and grabs every opportunity to accomplish it.

Stage Door: Ute Lemper Sings Love Songs of Pablo Neruda

Fern Siegel | Posted 11.04.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

It may sound an unusual topic for cabaret, but the actress, who devised the concept, melodies and vocal compositions, scores another musical triumph. Her jazzy rendition of Neruda's love poems is hypnotic, delivered in Spanish, French and English.

First Nighter: Eric Comstock, Gabrielle Stravelli Light Up Cabaret

David Finkle | Posted 10.21.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Cabaret is alive and not quite yet reduced to gasping for breath in New York City.

Come Fall, Emma Stone Will Be Your Sally Bowles

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.21.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Emma Stone is about to get saucy — she'll be slipping into the slinky Broadway revival of "Cabaret." Roundabout Theatre Company s...

Theater Review: Just Jim Dale, a Slim and Stale Musical Memoir

Zach Udko | Posted 08.03.2014 | Arts
Zach Udko

After a brief career as a pop singer in his early 20s, Dale commits to serious acting after seeing a Noel Coward play. He soon finds success playing many of Shakespeare's clowns, before moving onto leading Broadways roles.

Male Divas of Broadway: Neil Patrick Harris, Alan Cumming, and Terrance McNally

Richard Alther | Posted 07.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard Alther

Two of the brightest stars presently on Broadway are not just bending sex stereotypes, but, in truth, transcending gender.

On the Culture Front: Red-Eye to Havre de Grace, The Few and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 07.19.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Broadway is having a banner year, and for the first time in a while, new American plays are a significant part of the lineup. If you let it wash through you, this surreal and satisfying one act has more to say about modern existence than could ever be conveyed simply with plot.

Leslie's Lesson in Laughing

Steve Schonberg | Posted 07.13.2014 | Arts
Steve Schonberg

(Photo Credit: Joseph Moran) Just type "Leslie Uggams" into YouTube and it auto-fills with an infamous moment in her career, singing, "June Is Busti...

First Nighter: Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! Sure Does

David Finkle | Posted 07.04.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

When Forbidden Broadway comes out swinging, not everything receives a knockout punch, which is more or less Alessandrini's usual result. Enough does, however, and after the kind of season we've just endured, musical lovers should bow down before him.

A Little Gay Jewish Boy: "Life Is a Cabaret?"

Robert Levithan | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

I have spent most of my adult life distancing myself from my Jewish identity. On many levels this isn't that surprising: My father's family had a history of 'passing' as gentile in order to secure employment denied Jews in early 20th Century America.

Theater: Michelle Williams' First Performance After Tony Snub

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.30.2014 | Arts
Michael Giltz

I'd love to see Williams at the end of her run, when she's had even more time to grow in confidence and chops. But you don't need to wait a second to appreciate her skills as an actress.

Why Life May Not Be a Cabaret and More Tony Musings

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.27.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Well, the Administration Committee did it, they ruled Cabaret Tony eligible. I wrote previously about how there would be precedent for that ruling (in...

Let Her Entertain You: Laura Benanti Does It All

Josh Getlin | Posted 06.24.2014 | Arts
Josh Getlin

Good luck finding a thread in the dizzying mix of Laura Benanti's career, which also includes cabaret performances, concerts, recordings and films.

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."

A Big Spring for Tony Classics

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I write about the Tony Awards a lot. I admit it. A couple of weeks ago, The New York Post's Michael Riedel wrote about Cabaret's potential eligibility...

Praying a Broadway Baby Quits the Booze

Steve Schonberg | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

You were there for me (remotely, via DVD), and I'm here to offer it in return, if you ever need support.

Cabaret: Everybody Loves a Winner Once

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.23.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

What are the Tonys here for if not to honor theatrical creativity? What creativity is there in remounting a production at its last home? Why is a revival that exactly duplicates a revival capable of being nominated?

My Dinner with Andre

Karl Wilder | Posted 05.13.2014 | Taste
Karl Wilder

Could it be this cabaret was breaking all the rules about modern cabaret and actually caring about the customer experience beyond the stage?

Chris Mason Johnson's Test: A Tale of Two Challenges

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.26.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Chris Mason Johnson's sultry and perfectly human Test enjoyed its European premiere recently at this year's Berlinale. The film is a survivor's tale, told through the POV of a gay character, but so multidimensional that be it man, woman, straight or gay, everyone can relate to its themes.

Stage Door: Hebe For The Holiday

Fern Siegel | Posted 02.20.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The scathingly funny actress brings her latest cabaret act to Joe's Pub in Hebe For The Holiday. Hanukkah came early this year, but her stand-up, which relies on dark, child-hating humor, hits in time to end the year with a zetz.

Weeklings!: What's the Gayest Musical? (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

2013-12-10-headshot.pngThe 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.

Kiwi Songbird: An Unmissable Piano Talent

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 02.01.2014 | Arts
Nancy Cohen-koan

With a little Piaf, a mop of fiery red hair and a grin Miley Cyrus would envy, Ms. Lorkin offers up an honest portrayal of an artist balancing out the demands of survival in a difficult profession.

Interview: Aurelio Voltaire -- 'A Jedi in Sith Clothing' (Who Sings!)

Dori Hartley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Dori Hartley

"People ask me all of the time if I have a hobby. I thought I didn't, but I was wrong. I do have one and it's bathing. That's my hobby. ... And since I'm a professional daydreamer, this is practically like being on the job."