Riedel, the polarizing theatrical gossip columnist of the New York Post, knows how to dig into provocative stories. Here he undertakes not a simple scandal, but a century's worth of power struggles that have undermined and -- ultimately -- saved Broadway.
With the help of the documentary, Schooled: The Price of College Sports, along with athletes like Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett speaking out on the topic, there is a lot of attention on the expectations of student-athletes and their performance on the field and in school.
Now entering his sixth year in the NFL, Bennett has emerged as one of the most prominent players in the league, notably putting himself on the map in 2013 as a key contributor to the defensive unit that ranked first in the NFL and went on to win Super Bowl XLVIII.
Yesterday, Senate Democrats, including Colorado's Michael Bennet, introduced a bill that Sen. Cory Gardner should have co-sponsored as well -- at least if you believe what Gardner said during last year's campaign.
If America is serious about effectively educating the millions of disadvantaged children in its lowest-achieving schools, it must transform these schools so that they engage their students' interests and effectively teach them a challenging curriculum.
I saw it first. Well, not quite. The rapturous critical reception that has greeted the revival of Side Show on Broadway takes me back, way back, to a demonstration of Side Show's unique power that I witnessed firsthand quite some time ago.
You'd think -- what with getting the revival of "Jekyll & Hyde ready for its 13 week-long, limited engagement at the Marquis Theater -- that director Jeff Calhoun wouldn't have any time left for his other Broadway show, Disney's Newsies. But that's where you'd be wrong.
In setting Maria Stuarda to music, Gaetano Donizetti did some of his most beautiful writing, not just for the title character and her prevailing adversary Elizabeth I. Throughout, Donizetti also imagined any number of ensembles
In a theater-going era when anything with assumed marquee value is trussed up for consumer consumption, it's a treat to recall something that -- for the abundance of high-quality theater craft it contains -- truly deserves enthusiastic applause.
The Democrats lost the House, and Nancy Pelosi the Speaker's gavel, because of the Senate's dysfunction. Many, if not most, I would wager, of the 400+ bills passed by the House had simple majorities in the Senate.
A three or four point swing or pollster miscalculation in either direction moves projected results from continued Democratic control of the House to an 80-seat Republican victory that it could take decades for Democrats to overcome.