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Aisle View: The 2016 Ten Best List

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.18.2016 | Home
Steven Suskin

Once again, the New York theatre world has had a banner year, with exciting plays, musicals and revivals on Broadway and off.

Nathan Lane Leads a Star Studded "The Front Page" at the Broadhurst Theater

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.30.2016 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Wisdom has it, according to my dentist, the more star power a play has, the less it shines. Not so in the case of The Front Page revival at the Broadh...

Aisle View: Stop The Presses!

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.20.2016 | Home
Steven Suskin

John Slattery and Nathan Lane in The Front Page Photo: Julieta Cervantes That's not the sound of a fleet of flivvers backfiring that you hear at...

So many shows -- so many stars! Your Guide to NYC Theater 2016/2017

ZEALnyc | Posted 09.06.2016 | Home
ZEALnyc

By ZEALnyc's Theater Editor Jil Picariello, and Contributing Writers, Christopher Caggiano, Megan Wrappe, Justin Sharon, Bob Rizzo, and Dan Bacalzo, S...

10 Reasons to Stream 'Difficult People' Now

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 09.05.2016 | Home
Courtney M. Soliday

"Difficult People" is the best show on television. If you haven't started watching yet, may these superstars motivate you. Happy Labor Day!

The Evolution Of The Hit Show 'Celebrity Autobiography'

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.18.2016 | Home
Jeryl Brunner

Brilliant ideas can be found in unexpected places. You just have to be open to them. Who would think that this one all started with Vanna Speaks, a me...

The Trickle Down Effect of 'Hamilton'

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.23.2016 | Home
Cara Joy David

Is Hamilton fever helping Broadway? And will it die down as many of the original cast leave? These questions--or ones just like them--dominate all my ...

Alan Cumming and George Takei Take A Leap of Faith with 'White Rabbit Red Rabbit'

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.10.2016 | Home
Jeryl Brunner

Ever had a dream where you show up to a test and you haven't studied? Or you're about to give a speech but have no idea what you're going to say? Divi...

Now is Not the Time for Neutrality: Stop Trump Before It's Too Late

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 03.14.2016 | Home
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

It's hard to navigate the "how can I be a political pluralist in the midst of Donald Trump's ascent" conundrum. Not just because I'm a rabbi. Not just because I'm a Jew. Not just because I'm a Democrat. Not just because I'm a worried father.

Mike Nichols: Beloved American Master

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.28.2017 | Home
Regina Weinreich

When PBS announced their American Masters documentary on Mike Nichols, I was relieved. Like so many admirers of his work, I grieved when he died in November of 2014.

Tales of Emasculated Gay Men

George Heymont | Posted 12.12.2016 | Home
George Heymont

But what about the psychic damage people inflict on themselves? Condemned by their religion, and ostracized by their families, some gay men develop high levels of internalized homophobia, which prevents them from enjoying life. In another part of the world, a desperate need for money may make a young gay man take extreme measures that could affect his future.

Micah Stock on Playing Gus, Googling Dirty Jokes & Lessons Learned

Erika Finn | Posted 06.22.2015 | Home
Erika Finn

In a play where he has been surrounded by immeasurable talent -- from Nathan Lane to Martin Short to F. Murray Abraham to Stockard Channing to (need I go on?) -- Micah Stock stands out as the little-known but bright rising star.

The Iceman Cometh: Theatre Review

Isa Freeling | Posted 04.19.2015 | Home
Isa Freeling

The house was packed, and after the performance concluded everyone stood on their feet to applaud passionately; the cast deserved no less than claps of thunder, the electricity permeated the room.

First Nighter: Nathan Lane, Brian Dennehy in O'Neill's 'Iceman Cometh'

David Finkle | Posted 04.14.2015 | Home
David Finkle

Can a great play also be not entirely good? I ask this because the question kept wandering around my head as I watched and listened to--and watched and listened to and watched and listened to--Robert Falls's 2012 production of Eugene O'Neill's (classic?) The Iceman Cometh for Chicago's Goodman Theatre. It's finally reached the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

A Glimpse Inside the Life of Elaine Stritch

Cara Joy David | Posted 01.14.2015 | New York
Cara Joy David

There have been very few people during my career -- some, maybe, but not many -- that have meant as much to the Broadway community as Elaine Stritch d...

The Nathan Lane Show

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.09.2014 | Home
Steven Suskin

You will not likely find anything funnier onstage, just now, than Nathan Lane in the opening scene of Terrence McNally's It's Only a Play. Lane, as a humble off-Broadway actor turned top-tier sitcom star, is given a barrage of robustly funny jokes to launch at us, mostly of the lacerating variety.

Jon Stewart Begs Sean Hannity To Stay In New York

Posted 01.28.2014 | Home

Like all New Yorkers, Jon Stewart was stunned to learn that Sean Hannity might leave the state following Governor Cuomo's comment about far-right Repu...

10 Actors Who Are Just On The Big Screen To Pay Their Rent

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home

Television and film may seem to rule the entertainment world today, but live theater will not be silenced (the show, after all, must go on). It's well...

This 'Modern Family' Story Is Awfully Familiar ...

Posted 10.24.2013 | Home

One of the storylines from the Wednesday, Oct. 23 episode of "Modern Family" titled "The Help" was awfully familiar to some TV viewers. On Twitter, se...

Experts Predict Tony Awards Winners: Matilda, Vanya, Tom Hanks, Cicely Tyson and...

Tom O'Neil | Posted 08.07.2013 | Home
Tom O'Neil

Top Broadway pundits predict easy victories at this Sunday's Tony Awards, but there is a lot of drama in other leading contests.

Tom Hanks Tears Up at the Theatre World Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.04.2013 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Courtney P. Vance couldn't get over it. He was presenting a Theatre World Award to Tom Hanks, not only a two-time Oscar winner and beloved star of man...

Mel Brooks: Make a Noise: American Master at the 92 Street Y

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.19.2013 | Home
Regina Weinreich

If this were Dutch Masters instead of American Masters, I'd have a box of cigars, gripes Mel Brooks about the enterprise of including a documentary ab...

Movie Review: The English Teacher

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.17.2013 | Home
Marshall Fine

I often note how difficult it is to create a comedy that's not only smart and funny but also charming and surprising. But first-time director Craig Zisk, a TV veteran, has done that with The English Teacher.

Theater: Nathan Lane Kills, Alan Cumming Bores, Deborah Cox Delights And More....

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.23.2013 | Home
Michael Giltz

An excitingly ambitious new play by Douglas Carter Beane, The Nance is held back only by some poor casting and a modest lack of context. But it's essential theater for anyone who wants to see Nathan Lane -- one of the greats -- at the top of his game.

Stage Door: The Assembled Parties, The Nance

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.22.2013 | Home
Fern Siegel

The Assembled Parties is one of the few original plays to debut on Broadway this season -- and it's a winner. Opening in a grand Upper West Side apartment populated by assimilated Jews, it addresses searing issues of family, class and culture.