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Linda Lavin

Thoughts on 54 Below, 'Blood Brothers' and Cabaret

Cara Joy David | Posted 07.05.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

My friend tells this story about her debut at 54 Below (now Feinstein's/54 Below). I was in the audience. I had purchased tickets like a normal person...

After Taking Manhattan, Yvonne Strahovski Plots Her Next Move: Chuck, the Musical, Anyone?

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.23.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Yvonne Strahovski sure does know how to keep a juicy secret. Maybe the stunning actress picked up a few tricks of the trade while playing a CIA opera...

Linda Lavin in Our Mother's Brief Affair

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.12.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Our Mother's Brief Affair, a Manhattan Theater Club production at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater, and under Lynne Meadow's fine direction, becomes a memory play for Anna, and a mystery for her children: What exactly is the truth?

On the Culture Front: NYC Winter Jazzfest, Lazarus and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 02.02.2016 | New York
Chris Kompanek

When Richard Greenberg is at his best, his plays not only vividly illuminate a specific and intimate world but they compel the viewer to look inward a...

Our Mother's Brief Affair: Secret Liaisons

Danny Groner | Posted 01.21.2016 | New York
Danny Groner

On its face, Our Mother's Brief Affair is a recognizable, even familiar, story. Two adult children visiting their mother discover some long-ago secret...

Aisle View: The New Linda Lavin Play

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.20.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

A character steps out of character, just before the first act curtain of Our Mother's Brief Affair--the new Richard Greenberg comedy from the Manhattan Theatre Club--and says "for those of you who are thinking, oy vey, again with the Rosenbergs!, our apologies."

Who Wouldn't Want This Intern? The Intern Premieres

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.24.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

You have to love Nancy Meyers for her happy endings, and her optimism about women's lives.

Why You Should Start Over With Linda Lavin at 54 Below

Cara Joy David | Posted 09.11.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

This isn't Lavin's first visit to 54 Below, though it's the first time I've had the opportunity to enjoy it. Lavin's Starting Over is so named because she says "that's what I've been doing my whole life."

Jazzing Things Up with 'Broadway at Birdland'

Steve Schonberg | Posted 03.08.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

Look closely and you'll find proponents who keep tradition alive for the faithful, and with the foresight of knowing that what's old will someday be new once again. Gianni Valenti and Jim Caruso are living this daily at cabaret club, Birdland.

Linda Lavin On Playing A Woman With Alzheimer's

Marci Rich | Posted 07.22.2014 | Fifty
Marci Rich

I've kept an eye on this beautiful film throughout its development, and when I finally saw Linda Lavin's performance -- especially in the scene I've just described -- I was devastated by its honesty.

Aisle View: Too Much Sun, Not Enough Laughs

Steven Suskin | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Playwright Nicky Silver, director Mark Brokaw, and living legend Linda Lavin have returned to the Vineyard Theatre, launching-ground of their 2011 comedy The Lyons, for another go at it.

Week in Film: Million Dollar Arm, A Short History of Decay and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.13.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While not perfect, it is more than just a feel-good sports movie about overcoming obstacles (though it is, in fact, that). Million Dollar Arm is less a movie about sports (in this case, baseball) than a film about one man's transformation from sports agent to human being.

Linda Lavin Talks Love, Aging And The New TV Role She Just Had To Play

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Dustin Fitzharris

For the first time in many years, Linda Lavin is returning to a leading TV role in NBC's new comedy, 'Sean Saves the World,' starring 'Will & Grace's' Sean Hayes. Upon reading the script, Lavin knew she wanted the role of Lorna, the mother of Hayes' character.

Nathan Lane Gets a Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Award; Cinderella on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The award season is all about superlatives and thank you speeches but for East Hampton's Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Awards, it is about community and family.

Meet NBC's New 'Ironside'

Posted 02.05.2013 | TV

The "Ironside" remake is a-go at NBC. Blair Underwood will star in the NBC pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The remake of the 1960s dram...

Len Cariou, Broadway's Original Sweeney Todd, Reveals His Canadian Roots

Myra Chanin | Posted 02.20.2013 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

Len Cariou may well be the most persistently employed performer on the planet. He leaps fleetly from role to role, format to format and venue to venue -- theater, film, television, recordings, narration, voiceovers, documentaries and audio books.

Talkin' 'Bout a Miracle and Rita Lyons

Cara Joy David | Posted 07.22.2012 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

She laughed at a few remarks, but others that led to an uproarious response in most people, caused my mother to roll her eyes in disgust. You see, at the root of it, she was shocked by the somewhat nasty Rita Lyons and she didn't want her to be Jewish. She felt it was somehow an affront.

Rrazz Room Rendezvous: Anniversary Gala Lures in Top Acts for Stellar Cause

Greg Archer | Posted 05.20.2012 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

Having stormed onto the scene four years ago, owners of the Rrazz Room Robert Kotonly and Rory Paull had a vision to take San Francisco's nightclub scene to the next level.

Movie Review: Don't Wander Into Wanderlust!

Carole Mallory | Posted 04.24.2012 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Jennifer Aniston deserves better material. Paul Rudd does as well. So what are they doing in this turkey?

Stage Door: Other Desert Cities

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Put Stockard Channing and Linda Lavin on stage and watch the magic. They play sisters on opposite sides, both political and familial, in the smartly staged Other Desert Cities.

First Nighter: Jon Robin Baitz's "Other Desert Cities" is Red-Hot

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

In the living-room of the luxurious Palm Springs home where Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities takes place, a long, curved stone wall looms upstage...

Stage Door: Sondheim on Sondheim, Collected Stories

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

In a 1994 New York magazine article, the cover line asks: "Is Stephen Sondheim God?" If you see Sondheim on Sondheim at Studio 54, the answer is yes.