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Lullaby of B'way at 35

Steven Suskin | Posted 07.12.2015 | 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

Class Acts

George Heymont | Posted 07.26.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

For me, watching a film or a live theatrical performance is a bit like making love. I'm often in the dark, unsure of the next move. Whether or not my hopes and expectations will match reality remains to be seen.

Movie Review: Carol Channing: Larger Than Life

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.02.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

She's a nonagenarian who, when dressed in black, looks a little like a bobble-head with a pipe-cleaner body. But, at the age of 91, entertainer Carol Channing has amazing energy and a rare spirit for life.

Twelve Months Til Christmas

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

For most people, the holiday season is over and done with. Christmas decorations have been put back into storage and the tree has been disposed of. But for arts entrepreneurs the situation is quite different.