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The Theater Community Parties Post-Tonys: The Carlyle

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.09.2015 | New York
Cara Joy David

After the telecast (discussed in my post here), Broadway is all about the after-parties. There is the official Tony Gala at the Plaza. Then each show or each lead producer usually hosts their own party.

The Tonys, 'Fun Home' and Kids

Barry Singer | Posted 06.06.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

This year, however, two things intrigue me: My kids' first-time stake in the proceedings, and Fun Home. Lea and Sara have seen a lot of Broadway theater this season. As a result, they feel personally invested in their Tony connection to You Can't Take It With You, On the Town, An American in Paris, Something Rotten!, The King and I. Each show is real to them.

Anticipating the Tony Awards, With Alan Cumming at the Café Carlyle, the Astaire Awards, and Stars in the Alley

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.05.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Facing a crowd that included his mother and brother as well as Tony Danza, next up for a run at the Café Carlyle, Alan Cumming reminded everyone that he would be hosting the Tony Awards with Kristen Chenoweth on Sunday night, admitting that he was "freaking out."

Something Rotten!: An Omelette With Cheese

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.02.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In Something Rotten!, as in the famed line from Hamlet, "there's something rotten in the state of Denmark," two Bottom brothers, one a talented poet named Nigel (John Cariani) and the other Nick (Brian d'Arcy James), compete with Shakespeare (Christian Borle), the rock star of the Renaissance.

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 06.22.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

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

New York Pops Gala Is The Great 'Glamorous' Way

Steve Schonberg | Posted 06.29.2014 | Arts
Steve Schonberg

Stars of stage and screen, Debra Messing ("Will & Grace," "Smash," "Outside Mullingar") with her beau, leading man, Will Chase ("Nashville," "Smash,...

Aisle View: The Demon Barber of Lincoln Center

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

There is always a place for a production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd, especially one that gives us an oversized orchestra filling the hall with Sondheim's masterful score.

First Nighter: Little Me Big and Christian Borle Even Bigger

David Finkle | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
David Finkle

When Little Me opened in November 1962, its major pluses were Sid Caesar, the Carolyn Leigh-Cy Coleman score and the rarely-miss Neil Simon gags. Revived at City Center this weekend, it can crow about what could be called a breakout performance by Christian Borle.

Social Media Alive With The Sound of Music on NBC

Eden Lane | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Eden Lane

Not everyone seemed to share my excitement.  At least not in a positive way.  Twitter and Facebook seemed to explode with negative comments before the first commercial break. 

Carrie Underwood and Company Shine on the New Cast Album for NBC's Live Sound of Music

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 02.03.2014 | Media
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

I expect to enjoy the telecast because the cast album is not only promising, it's frequently stunning, thanks to Ms. Underwood's vocal grace and mezzo timbre -- the role was composed for a mezzo -- and superior support from Audra McDonald as the Mother Abbess.

The Hills Are Almost Alive...

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 11.27.2013 | TV

NEW YORK (AP) — Maria, former would-be nun, is about to get married. Starring as Maria in NBC's new version of "The Sound of Music," Carrie Underwo...

'The Sound Of Music' Sneak Peek!

Posted 11.08.2013 | Entertainment

The hills of NBC are alive with "The Sound Of Music." The network has released the first trailer for their upcoming live version of "The Sound of Musi...

FIRST LOOK: Carrie Underwood Takes On Iconic Role

Posted 09.16.2013 | TV

"The Sound of Music" has added Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle to its cast. Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer lead the NBC musical ...

Kinky Boots: High Kicks for Everyone

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.07.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Here is a musical on Broadway with a philosophy a girl can love: Kinky Boots starts with a rousing tribute "The Most Beautiful Thing," to shoes.

TV's Smash Seems Doomed, But The Show Deserves a Third Season

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 06.02.2013 | TV
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

I'm sorry Smash didn't morph into a "smash hit," but the showrunner has announced that all of season two will be shown and the finale will be satisfying to the show's fans. To be honest, I'm still hoping for a third season which this program deserves.

Cast And Producers Talk 'Smash' Season 2

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 01.06.2013 | TV

"Smash" hit the stage at NBC's Television Critics Association winter press tour presentation Sunday, and the cast and creative team (including new sho...

See Ya Never, 'Peter'

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.18.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — The time is ticking on catching Christian Borle in his Tony Award-winning pirate ways. The actor will be leaving "Peter and the Star...

The Tonys and Other Theater Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.11.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

When they get their statues and say how much they love being part of the theater community, believe them. The love is real, the people genuinely grounded by the work.

Tony Awards: The (Next) Movie?

Mark Juddery | Posted 07.29.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

Though Hollywood doesn't make musicals as much as they used to, they still look to Broadway for possible hits. So what will be the next hit movie musical?

Chris Harnick

'Smash' Stars Talk Season 1 Cliffhanger, Season 2 Changes | Chris Harnick | Posted 05.15.2012 | TV

On the "Smash" finale, Megan Hilty's character Ivy Lynn was [SPOILER ALERT] last seen with a handful of pills in her hand as Katharine McPhee's Karen ...

The Many Scarves Of 'Smash'

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 05.08.2012 | TV

"Smash" has given us so much: Wonderful songs, terribly uneven storylines and scarves. So many scarves. As noted almost weekly in Christopher Rosen...

Couch Potato: NBC's 'Smash' Closes in on So-Bad-Its-Good

David Finkle | Posted 06.23.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Now that 11 episodes have run, I'd say the so-bad-it's-good prediction has just about materialized.

The 'Preposterous' Prequel To Peter Pan

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Perhaps the most inventively preposterous play ever to hit Broadway is the prequel to the Peter Pan story, Peter and the Starcatcher, at the Brooks Atkinson Theater.

Maggie Furlong

Do The Stars Of 'Smash' Think The Right Actress Got The Part? | Maggie Furlong | Posted 02.13.2012 | TV

Did you watch Episode 2 of "Smash"? Are you freaking out just a little bit, or do you think the right actress got the part? [Note: If you haven't w...