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Leslie Uggams

Leslie's Lesson in Laughing

Steve Schonberg | Posted 07.13.2014 | Arts
Steve Schonberg

(Photo Credit: Joseph Moran) Just type "Leslie Uggams" into YouTube and it auto-fills with an infamous moment in her career, singing, "June Is Busti...

Ground-Breaking Actress Leslie Uggams On Six Decades Of Performing

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 10.02.2012 | Fifty
Dustin Fitzharris

"This career has been so wonderful to me. I've gotten to meet people. I've gotten to travel all over the world. I'm doing what I love to do, and I've been managing to do it since I was 9 years old."

First Nighter: Encores! Series' Pipe Dream Almost a Dream Come True

David Finkle | Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Of course, when songs so ebullient and/or passionate are this good, who's going to complain? Although a number of the Encores! dust-offs have moved to Broadway, this one certainly won't. Never mind, since it has enough going for it right where it is.

Cactus Flower Abloom off Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

Abe Burrows' 1965 comedy Cactus Flower would not be a likely candidate for revival with its retrograde-if quaintly hilarious-take on matters of the heart.

Protecting the House Where Lena Lived!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Never again in our history will citizens be forced to live segregated lives, not according to race at any rate. Yet once, not so long ago, this reality was a difficult to oppose matter of course.