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On the Culture Front: Airline Highway, 'Tis Pity She's A Whore, Holiday Cocktail Lounge, and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.05.2016 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Broadway to many means big dance numbers and actors hurtling outsized emotions into the rafters. While there are certainly plenty of tiresome revivals and knockoffs alike that make an all too vivid case for this, there are also bold producers remaking the landscape of commercial theater with subversive, challenging and deeply moving musicals and plays.

First Nighter: Robert Askins's Hand to God Deserves a Big Hand

David Finkle | Posted 06.07.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Tyrone is a puppet with sharp teeth that lives at the end of the right arm belonging to timid Jason (Steven Boyer). The fabric creature struts his considerable stuff in Hand to God, Robert Askins's career-making play.

Exclusive Video: Martin Short, Matthew Broderick and Other Stars Celebrate Stockard Channing

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.25.2015 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

At last week's big soiree to celebrate Stockard Channing's prolific career, it seemed very fitting to call the event, "Six Degrees of Stockard Channing." In fact, after much calculating, it was discovered that Channing can be linked to every show on Broadway within six degrees.

'Misia': A New Musical At Last

Barry Singer | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

I never knew Vernon Duke but I have been working with him for fifteen years now and I'm delighted to report that we are finally, finally, getting someplace.

Eric Idle's Not The Messiah

Steve Schonberg | Posted 02.09.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

No, no, no. Of course he's not the Messiah. That contraction would be grammatically incorrect, anyway. Rather, we're speaking of his - meaning "Idle's" in the possessive form - Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) that has played to sold-out audiences around the world since 2007.

Jeremy Jordan Can't 'Let It Go' and Zosia Mamet Joins the Newsies at Miscast

Suzy Evans | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Suzy Evans

At the annual Miscast Gala in 2013, which is presented by MCC Theater, Jordan sang the Smash hit "Let Me Be Your Star," when Jonathan Groff came onstage and stole his thunder.

Onstage: Paul Giamatti in Hamlet

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's that rare evening of theater where something that was already familiar becomes new, yielding unexpected meaning and feelings.

First Nighter: Paul Giamatti's Superlative Prince in James Bundy's New Haven Hamlet

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Since it's the extremely rare Yale Repertory Theatre production that travels to Manhattan, Shakespeare lovers hungry for a transcendent Hamlet and Hamlet had better get themselves to New Haven by April 13 or prepare to heap on themselves many a stinging "Fie!"

Tony's Ratings Up and Bret Michaels' Goes Boom

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Before the awards went on, I hit the red carpet and the pre-show Lipton Gift Lounge and got some insight.