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On the Books: The 'Doc' Is In

Steven Suskin | Posted 11.23.2016 | Home
Steven Suskin

Several years back--it was opening night of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo in 2011, to be precise--I escaped during intermission to the outer lobby o...

Aisle View: Hello, Bette!

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.19.2017 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Hello, Dolly!--which turned fifty in 2014--is coming back to the lights of 44th Street (or thereabouts) in the spring of 2017, with the outsized title role essayed by the outsized Bette Midler.

On the Books: A Dazzling Tale of B'way

Steven Suskin | Posted 09.30.2016 | Home
Steven Suskin

Riedel, the polarizing theatrical gossip columnist of the New York Post, knows how to dig into provocative stories. Here he undertakes not a simple scandal, but a century's worth of power struggles that have undermined and -- ultimately -- saved Broadway.

Broadway's Biff

Steven Suskin | Posted 09.25.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

We were all his 'favorite nephew'; and while his William Morris clients knew that he lavished equal care on his other stars, I expect that deep inside each somehow felt that she or he was Biff's own favorite.

Lullaby of B'way at 35

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.28.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Thirty-five years to the day after the first performance of the long-running Broadway musical 42nd Street, almost two hundred alumni gathered last night to celebrate. The David Merrick/Gower Champion production opened at the Winter Garden in 1980 and ran over eight years, playing 3,486 performances

Show Them Your Assets

George Heymont | Posted 06.22.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

The film also gives the strange impression that its creators are flaunting what they can do with new technology. Although this full-length feature took eight years to complete, it was hand-drawn using Flash animation.

He Named It "Grammy": A Conversation With Hunter & Stan Freberg, Plus New Robert Johnson Releases

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2011-02-18-m.jpgStan Freberg, Hunter Freberg. Together, they're like an institution.

First Nighter: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Stage Fair Much More than Merely Fair

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Rodgers and Hammerstein thought they wrote nine Broadway musicals. But there is a tenth that neither of them ever knew about it.