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Steve Tyrell's Nod to "Beautiful" at the Café Carlyle

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Now in his tenth year performing at the Café Carlyle, Steve Tyrell started his set this week wondering why audiences rarely ask for songs by the song...

Review: Show Boat Is Sensational at Washington National Opera

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 07.23.2013 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Washington National Opera's Show Boat will depart the Kennedy Center Opera House soon, but if you can scare up a ticket you shouldn't miss this quintessential American musical, lovingly and movingly staged by Francesca Zambello, WNO's artistic director.

Sondheim's Lyrics: Rhymes, Reasons and Religion

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Sigman

Though I grew up in an agnostic household, I was rarely in doubt that a spiritual force was afoot. Music, specifically what's come to be called "The Great American Songbook," was our religion.

Stage Door: Sondheim on Sondheim, Collected Stories

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

In a 1994 New York magazine article, the cover line asks: "Is Stephen Sondheim God?" If you see Sondheim on Sondheim at Studio 54, the answer is yes.

Music Videos Can Save Broadway

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

As traditional marketing methods prove incapable of creating enough buzz to sell out a new Broadway musical, now is the time for producers and marketing executives to get creative. Whether it's big budget reality shows or viral music videos, there are options for any budget.

Hilary Kole Deserves to Be Your Valentine

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

Everyone should want to listen to and look at Hilary Kole in an understated black cocktail dress and high-heeled gold-strap shoes and tresses flowing past her shoulders.

Broadway Looks at Racism in the Obama Era

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

Of the 35 productions running or opening shortly -- including Hamlet and Patrick Marber's After Miss Julie -- at least 10 offerings have a rainbow-coalition hue.

I Won't Chat! Don't Ask Me!

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lita Smith-Mines

Here's my appeal to certain unemployed friends: step away from your cell phones and computers!