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Aisle View: Another Star for Hello, Dolly!

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.20.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

The big Broadway news today is that there will be another, previously unannounced and unexpected musical comedy star on stage in June. It was announc...

So many shows -- so many stars! Your Guide to NYC Theater 2016/2017

ZEALnyc | Posted 09.06.2016 | Arts

By ZEALnyc's Theater Editor Jil Picariello, and Contributing Writers, Christopher Caggiano, Megan Wrappe, Justin Sharon, Bob Rizzo, and Dan Bacalzo, S...

Interview: George C. Wolfe Makes a Musical, Part 2

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.04.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

I was obsessed with New York, early on. I was watching sitcoms that were set in or around New York, like The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Thoughts on Broadway's Current and Next Spring

Cara Joy David | Posted 03.24.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

In terms of musicals, there are two that have opened already this spring, the Roundabout revival of She Loves Me and the jukebox musical Disaster!

What Other Actresses Auditioned for the Hello Dolly! Revival? Christine Pedi Knows

Victor Legrá | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Victor Legrá

With news of a fresh revival of Hello Dolly! starring the one and only Bette Midler coming to Broadway spring 2017, video footage surfaced featuring o...

Aisle View: Hello, Bette!

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.19.2016 | 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.

Aisle View: Two Musical Solo Shows

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.04.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Director Gordon Edelstein keeps things moving handily, although he is forced by one-man-show strictures to resort to such activities as having the star change his clothes in several installments.

You're Still Goin' Strong

Cara Joy David | Posted 10.20.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I love regional theaters and I love road trips. So every summer I try to hit the road one or more times to see regional theater in the Northeast. On a recent Sunday, I traveled to Goodspeed Musicals, the Tony Award winning regional theater celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The Academy Wishes Gene Kelly A Happy 100th Birthday

Debra Levine | Posted 05.21.2012 | Arts
Debra Levine

A parade of Technicolor-tinged dance sequences enchanted a full house at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater Thursday night. "A Centennial Tribute to Gene Kell...

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.

Astoria Characters: The Grave New Widow

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.20.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It was Marion's second date with Michael M. Smith, and he asked her whether she wanted to see his cemetery. She found herself at the Lent-Riker-Smith Homestead, the city's oldest house that's still used as a private home.

Survivor 22: Rerun Island: Russell Blows It, Mansweater Sucks It, and Big Mouth Stamps It.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

We opened this week with a terrifying nightmare vision: Russell had cloned thousands of exact replicas of himself, and they were waking up, and flying off to attack!

Cabaret is Cool Again Thanks to Jim Caruso's Cast Party

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lesleyann Coker

On Monday nights in NYC when Broadway shows are dark, the place to see and be seen is Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Birdland. In the eight years since C...

Revisiting West Side Story (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Although I did not see the original production of West Side Story, I've been lucky to see several others.

Wall-E -- How a Robot and Music Make Us Human

Matt Budd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matt Budd

It's the music along with the amazing Pixar animation that makes you want to connect to this little trash compacter. Maybe this tells us a little something about the power of music and nostalgia.