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Charles Isherwood

Broadway Composer Frank Wildhorn: Nice to Have a Hit Show, Nicer to Have a "Hit Life"

Steve Schonberg | Posted 01.31.2015 | Arts
Steve Schonberg

It might seem safe to assume that with more than a half dozen Broadway openings under your belt, success could be measured by incredible talent and critical acclaim. However, in the case of composer Frank Wildhorn, this formula comes with a curious nuance.

First Nighter: Lisa d'Amour's Motor City Tragi-Comedy Detroit Needs Bodywork

David Finkle | Posted 09.18.2012 | Arts
David Finkle

D'Amour's intentions might be accepted, and even applauded, if she supported her characters with three-dimensional grounding. But here's where she allows herself to believe that presenting a gloomy prediction of national spoilage is all she needs to do. (Or is she just being lazy?)

I Know I Am Thankful, But What Are You?

Pee-wee Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Pee-wee Herman

Thanksgiving (ahhh!) is my favorite holiday in November behind National Parfait Day, Take A Hike Day, False Confession Day, Marooned Without A Compass Day and Homemade Bread Day.

American Idol Hasn't Saved Broadway As Much As It's Changed Broadway

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

As Broadway dealt with well-publicized economic problems in recent years, it turned to overnight celebrities from the Fox show to "save" it from inevitable doom.

Broadway Revivals Founder on Brighton Beach

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

Too often the only review that counts is the Times pronouncement via Ben Brantley or Charles Isherwood. This time Brantley's response was not what's known as "a money notice."

Charles Isherwood, New York Times Critic, Makes "Gossip Girl" Cameo

New York Times | Charles Isherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

GORE VIDAL, it is said, advised us never to pass up a chance to have sex or appear on television. Many have learned through brutal experience the spec...