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Anticipating the Tony Awards, With Alan Cumming at the Café Carlyle, the Astaire Awards, and Stars in the Alley

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.05.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Facing a crowd that included his mother and brother as well as Tony Danza, next up for a run at the Café Carlyle, Alan Cumming reminded everyone that he would be hosting the Tony Awards with Kristen Chenoweth on Sunday night, admitting that he was "freaking out."

A Former ABBA Member Is Opening A 'Mamma Mia'-Themed Restaurant

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 04.20.2015 | Taste

STOCKHOLM (AP) — "Mamma Mia!" may be in its final year on Broadway, but the ABBA musical is getting a rebirth of sorts — this time in a restaurant...

A Weird and Wonderful Cabaret Chronicle: Karen Mason Revisits Her Roots at 'Don't Tell Mama!'

Myra Chanin | Posted 05.27.2015 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

To Karen, size doesn't matter. She gives her all, regardless of whether she's performing in a vast symphony hall, in a Broadway theater or in this packed, 85-seat intimate club.

6 Secrets for Smooth Sailing Aboard Royal Caribbean's Newest Ship

Shermans Travel | Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Every cruise ship has its quirks. Royal Caribbean's newest -- and third-largest -- vessel, the Quantum of the Seas, is no different.

'Romantic Romeo' From Captivate Theatre at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts
Helen I. Hwang

Romantic Romeo is the first of the "They Do Not Deserve to Die" series from director Sally Lyall and musical director Tommie Travers. The duo have concocted a hilarious formula to introduce Shakespeare's plots to young 'uns.

Middle (ST)age, Middle Age, Midlife. Whatever you Want to Call it, it's Here!!

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

We are being asked not to sit on our possibly slightly more padded bums and contemplate retirement, NO! We are being asked to remain fit, youthful and learn new things at an exponential rate in order to keep up with this ever-changing world.

Matthew Jacobs

Things All Movie Musicals Need To Succeed

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment

We're in the thick of a movie-musical renaissance. Ignited by the success of "Moulin Rouge!" and "Chicago" in the early 2000s, we've seen a steady wav...

ABBA Celebrates 40 Years

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment

LONDON (AP) — Four decades on from the flares, fame and fabulousness, the members of ABBA say they have no regrets — not even about the clothes. ...

Think of Me: Phantom and the Importance of Casting

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.29.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

When it was announced last week that Sierra Boggess and Norm Lewis would step into The Phantom of the Opera this May, most of the press was about the fact that Lewis was to become the first black Phantom on Broadway. I didn't care about that.

How a High Note Kicked Me into Midlife

Maria Rodgers O’Rourke | Posted 05.27.2014 | Fifty
Maria Rodgers O’Rourke

. Sophia embodied my disco days, but it was Donna's dancing queen who told me I could still give life a good kick in the pants.

Meryl Streep Deserves to Win Her Fourth Oscar

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Joan E. Dowlin

In a perfect world Meryl Streep would win her fourth Academy Award for ‎"August: Osage County." If the Oscars were awarded for pure performance, I don't see how she could not win.

Mamma Mia! My Little Girl's All Grown Up

Lisa McElroy | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Lisa McElroy

knowing that Friday is my last official day of being a mom to a little kid, I discovered a secret that has been kept from the American public lo these many years.

Musicals in Popular Songs? A History

Alex Schattner | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts
Alex Schattner

Stefani's take on Fiddler on the Roof's "If I Was a Rich Man" was the jumping off point for her solo career. I don't think the writers of Fiddler could have foreseen their tale of a humble, Jewish man's mid-life crisis inspiring a bleach-blonde Japanophile.

Weeklings!: What's the Gayest Musical? (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

2013-12-10-headshot.pngThe hills are alive... with the shrieks of homosexuals who either loved or hated NBC's live version of The Sound of Music. Personally, I thought it could've been a smidgen gayer. In fact, we have so many great gay musicals that I decided to rank them all.

4 Scams to Watch out for in Paris

Budget Travel | Posted 11.08.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Paris, like any other city, is no stranger to petty theft. On our first night in Paris, our knowledgeable Tour Manager took us aside and told all of us to watch out for these three popular scams practiced throughout the City of Light.

How Women Can Save the World by Telling Epic Stories in the Movies

Govindini Murty | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

As female filmmakers, we've been told to accept small stories, low budgets, and modest expectations. But what if we have much larger visions? What if we want to make blockbuster movies with heroines who are full of valor, keen intelligence, and a desire to change the world?

European Set-Jetting: Lights, Camera, Travel

Kensington Tours | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Both globetrotters and entertainment critics alike will agree that Europe sets the stage for some of the world's greatest adventures, from Greece in Mamma Mia to France in Les Misérables. What film will inspire your next holiday?

25 Movies Perfect For Mother's Day

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.10.2013 | Entertainment

Ring in Mother's Day on Sunday by curling up with a movie that you and mommy dearest will both enjoy (perhaps even the movie "Mommie Dearest"). To...

The Magic of Mamma Mia!

Brooke Lewis | Posted 06.21.2012 | Arts
Brooke Lewis

I took in the experience and something occurred to me. I looked around at the packed theater and wondered how Mamma Mia! could still draw such a huge crowd after "100" years?

PHOTOS: Band Breakups That Shook The World

Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty

The Sept. 21 breakup of R.E.M. shook '80s music fans to the core, with many calling the announcement "the end of the world as we know it" in reference...

10 Unbelievable Coma Stories

www.oddee.com | David Moye | Posted 10.17.2011 | Weird News

Most of the time nothing happens during a coma, but some people have the strangest things happen after one, such as the woman who woke up being able t...

Chinese Version Of 'Mamma Mia!' To Debut

Posted 09.09.2011 | Arts

Later this month, hit musical Mamma Mia! will open in Shanghai. Featuring the songs of ABBA, Mamma Mia! is the first western musical that has been tra...

HuffPost Interview: Director Kelly Asbury of Gnomeo and Juliet

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Why gnomes? Why not gnomes?, says Kelly Asbury? The result is a computer-animated comedy aimed at children and adults, using Shakespeare's romantic tragedy as the jumping-off point for a more family-friendly fairy tale.

Interview: Stellan Skarsgard as a Gentle Man

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Yes, Stellan Skarsgard says, he's in the midst of filming David Fincher's version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the biggest export Sweden has pr...

Ladies and Gentlemen... Green Day!

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

We should all hail Green Day, the first punk rock band to come to Broadway. Except, before we all cheer, I want to note that Green Day is not actually coming to Broadway.