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Happy Birthday, Danny DeVito! Celebrate the Actor's Birthday With His Greatest Quotes

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Danny DeVito has been called a "national treasure." At 5-foot-nada, the kid from the Jersey shore has thrived as an actor, prolific producer (Pulp Fic...

Thoughts on On Your Feet!'s Lead, Blackbird's Tony Chances, Waitress and More

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.04.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I think we've all gotten too used to actors doing less than eight performances a week. And we're also all too accepting of my least favorite trend -- the whole "s/he'll only do 6 performances a week but we won't tell you which" phenomenon.

Star Of 'Matilda' Has Some Amazing 'Matilda' And Harry Potter Ideas

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.30.2015 | Entertainment

Mara Wilson, star of the beloved film "Matilda," recently tweeted out the ultimate fan-fiction cross over: a "Matilda" and "Harry Potter" mashup. ...

5th Avenue's Matilda, The Musical is an Upbeat, Sophisticated, Vibrant Show With Amazing Child Performers

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts
L. Steven Sieden

Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre presentation of the Broadway hit musical Matilda is a family-oriented show highlighted by outstanding performances and a staging that keeps the audience engaged throughout.

Spring Broadway Entry Shuffle Along -- a Revival?

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.26.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

The new release does indeed make the show sound more like a revival with some bonus extras. There are three possible explanations I can think of for this change in slant.

The Little Girl From 'Matilda' Kind Of Grew Up To Become Matilda

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.29.2015 | Entertainment

Whatever happened to the little girl from "Matilda"? Did she go on to have a wonderful life with Miss Honey? Did she spend the rest of her days ...

Matilda at the Ahmanson

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

Photo by Joan Marcus Matilda, the musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1988 children's classic, has some delightful moments, including a devilish tur...

First Nighter: The Marcy Heisler-Zina Goldrich Musical 'Ever After' an Unlikely Ever After

David Finkle | Posted 06.05.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Compounding the trouble for Heisler is that she hasn't constructed a taut version of the old story. Her treatment, perhaps due to unwisely hewing to the film, is overrun with plot diversions and digressions.

Advertising Theater on Television -- What Works

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

What brings people to the theater? I talk a lot about that each day with various producers and press agents. Of course, if anyone really knew an exact answer, many more shows would be successful. Instead we all try our best to guess.

A Look Back at Broadway 2014

Cara Joy David | Posted 03.17.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

It's a little hard for me because I tend to think more in terms of Tony Awards seasons and less in terms of calendar years. That said, "favorite show" is not "favorite new show;" it is really "favorite show open in 2014," which is easier.

Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol Makes the Jump From Beloved Holiday Special to Broadway

Jim Hill | Posted 02.09.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Here's a challenge for all of you Christmas trivia buffs out there: Name the first-ever animated holiday special produced especially for television.

The Fabulous Broadway Season So Far

Cara Joy David | Posted 12.20.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Is this the best fall theater season in years? I think so. While I don't do reviews really, I felt the need to discuss this amazing season we're having. It would kick last season's butt in almost any competition.

A Gentleman's Guide of Success

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.23.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I am happy Gentleman's Guide won the Tony Award. I didn't care ahead of the big night (unlike the previous year, when I desperately wanted Matilda), but, sitting there with a full house, I was happy for it and the audiences who will leave laughing.

Tony Night: Awards and After-Parties

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.10.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

It's the culmination of every New York theater industry professional's year. It's the time to put on nice clothes, watch an award show and then go celebrate the theater community.

For the Love of Theater

Cara Joy David | Posted 07.21.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

A few weeks ago, I wasn't feeling so great. My allergies were bothering me and I was tired, as I often am this time of year. Then I went to the theater. Miraculously I felt better during Act One.

Lice in the spotlight

Kate Solomon | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Kate Solomon

As camp season arrives, we can't tell our children not to play next to each other or bunk together. That is what camp is about. But we can certainly acknowledge that lice strikes anyone, and we can be on the lookout for the signs of lice

WATCH: 'Matilda' Star On Why She Really Quit Acting

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.02.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Former child actress Mara Wilson joins HuffPost Live to discuss the pressure of growing up on film shoots for Hollywood hits like "Matilda."...

Mara Wilson: 'Matilda' Reunion Was 'Just Heartwarming'

Posted 12.02.2013 | Entertainment

Former child actress Mara Wilson stopped by HuffPost Live on Monday to discuss her relationship with Hollywood, and her recent reunion with the cast o...

First Nighter: Sutton Foster, Jeanine Tesori, Brian Crawley Make Violet Red-Hot

David Finkle | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

So extraordinarily good was the one-night Encores! Off-Center staged concert reading of the Jeanine Tesori-Brian Crawley Violet, directed by Leigh Silverman, that it calls for some serious transfer-it-somewhere-else-fast thinking.

It's A 'Matilda' Reunion!

Posted 07.02.2013 | Entertainment

The "Matilda" gang is back together again! Mara Wilson, who played the talented title youngster in "Matilda," posted a photo to her Facebook page l...

First NIghter: Sam Mendes's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Needs Sweetening

David Finkle | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
David Finkle

London--If you're a chocoholic like me, you're hoping Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be as delectable as biting into a piece of fudge or a bro...

Tony Night: The After-Parties

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.16.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Tony night. The biggest night of the year for the theater industry (not gross-wise) and for me personally. This year it was a little more of a mess th...

Who Will Win At The Tonys?

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.07.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- The great comedian W.C. Fields is credited with the line, "Never work with children or animals." He would have had trouble on Broadway thi...

It's Tony Week! Who Should Win?

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I feel pretty confident that my favorite play of the year, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, will win Best Play and my favorite musical, Matilda, will win Best Musical. (There is a groundswell of support for Kinky Boots.)

Broadway Season 2012/2013

Ken Fallin | Posted 07.31.2013 | Arts
Ken Fallin

2013-05-31-Screenshot20130531at2 Here is my drawing of the 2012/2013 Broadway Season.