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Isaac Mizrahi at the Café Carlyle: A Gift That Keeps on Giving

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.03.2017 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Calling his Cafe Carlyle show, "Does This Song Make Me Look Fat?" Isaac Mizrahi signals surreal leaps of fancy from music, to looks, to insecurities. ...

Laura Benanti Off-Broadway at the Café Carlyle

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.29.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

With more than a wink, the poised Laura Benanti portrays herself as a child show tune nerd recounting highlights from her stellar career with comedic ...

The Weird and Wonderful Ricky Ritzel, Off-Broadway's Whirling Dervish on Broadway

Myra Chanin | Posted 12.06.2016 | New York
Myra Chanin

Ricky Ritzel is the Manhattan club world's kinetic musical fixture, the creative whirlwind who chaperones the weekly reunifications of Judy Garland and not-so-ever-lovin' daughter Liza -- or reasonable facsimiles thereof -- at Don't Tell Mama.

The Visit's Chita Rivera Has My Vote for Tony for Best Actress in a Musical

Carole Mallory | Posted 05.22.2016 | Arts
Carole Mallory

Swiss dramatist Friedrich Durrenmatt's tragicomic play Der Besuch der Alten Dame (The Visit) is a tale of sweet revenge. It's always been one of my favorites. And this production is masterful.

Keepers of the Flame

George Heymont | Posted 04.03.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

A muse and a mentor can go a long way toward helping an artist transform music into magic. While labanotation is a wonderful tool for documenting choreography, it can't capture the more intangible aspects of dance.

Oscar's Divine Decadence: Cabaret at Forty

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.07.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Innovative in its time, Cabaret, the quintessential movie musical, marked its anniversary with a special screening last week at The Ziegfeld Theater, where it premiered 40 years ago.

Beowulf Borrit on The Scottsboro Boys, Theatre, and Process

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.13.2011 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

On December 12th, The Scottsboro Boys closed its Broadway run. Months later, Beowulf Boritt received a Tony nomination for "Best Scenic Design of a Musical" for work that used minimal elements to convey symbolism and depth.

On the Culture Front: Antony and the Johnsons at Lincoln Center, The Scottsboro Boys, and Terra Andina Wine Dinner at Pure Thai Shophouse

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Photo: Richard Termine When Antony and the Johnsons took the stage Saturday night at Alice Tully Hall shortly after 7:30pm - which is like 5am in in...

Stage Door: Chicago, Confessions of a Prairie Bitch

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Chicago, at the Ambassador Theater, hits a winning combination: marrying social commentary to slick showmanship.