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Finishing the Hat

Easy Reader: Recommending Michael Feinstein on the Gershwins and Him, Gary Marmorstein on Lorenz Hart

David Finkle | Posted 03.01.2013 | Books
David Finkle

Ostensibly, what Feinstein is offering in his book is, as its title promises, a prolonged glimpse into his life as a devoted George and Ira Gershwin protegé.

'Desperate Housewives': Saying Goodbye To Wisteria Lane

Posted 07.13.2012 | TV

Even though "Desperate Housewives" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on ABC) signed off with a two-hour series finale, it had the feel of two distinct episodes. The fi...

Is "Merrily We Roll Along" No Longer A Flop?

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 02.09.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Shall we start with the distant past? Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along" was one of the composing giant's few flops. And when it o...

First Nighter: "Follies" 2011 a Smash Hit

David Finkle | Posted 11.13.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

In a theater-going era when anything with assumed marquee value is trussed up for consumer consumption, it's a treat to recall something that -- for the abundance of high-quality theater craft it contains -- truly deserves enthusiastic applause.

WATCH: Stephen Colbert To Stephen Sondheim

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Stephen Colbert asked the multi-award winning lyricist Stephen Sondheim last night on his show: "What is a lyricist except a poet with the possibility...

Christmas Gifts 2010:

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The holiday season is a upon us and that means snow, eggnog and time off for reading. But what books are the best to give? We wanted to know, so we ...

What Do Sondheim, Roosevelt And Vonnegut Have In Common?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"APOLLO'S ANGELS: A History of Ballet" by Jennifer Homans The New York Times Homans's accomplishment is akin to setting the most delicate and beautifu...

Frozen Revenge

Robert Brustein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert Brustein

In the Sunday, October 31st publication of the New York Times Book Review, the singer-composer, Paul Simon, wrote a front page review of a book by the...